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Saturday, January 28, 2017

flecked-chickadee

This chickadee with a ivory bill and white flecks in its black cap visited our feeder the other day

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 9:00AM it’s currently 29 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 2-5 mph. Relative humidity is 72%, dewpoint 21, barometric pressure 29.50”. We picked up 0.25” of light fluff overnight and have 2.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 34, and the overnight low was 27.

Forecast:

A trough of low pressure draped across the northeast will continue to bring rounds of snow showers through the region especially late tonight into Sunday. Several more inches of snow in the mountains can be expected by Sunday evening before a brief break in the action occurs on Monday. A clipper like system will arrive late Tuesday into Wednesday bringing widespread light snow.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the lower 30s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the mid 20s with southwest winds around 10 mph.

Sunday snow showers are likely with snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″ possible. Highs will be around 30 with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Sunday night snow showers are likely with little or no additional snow accumulation. Lows will be around 14 with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 60%.

Monday’s looking mostly cloudy with highs around 18 and light and variable winds. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows 5 to 10 above.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 36 and a low of 12. We picked up 0.25″ of new snow and had 2.5″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 56°F in 1916.
The record low was -26°F in 1925.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:14 AM EST
Sunset: 4:56 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 44m
Length of Day: 9h 42m
Tomorrow will be 2m25s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent (barely), 0.4 days old with 0.1% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:27 AM EST
Moonset: 5:53 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

I was taking photos of birds at our feeder the other day when I noticed this chickadee amongst the crowd. I first thought that the bird had bits of snow on its head, but, after getting a shot of it, I noticed that the flecks were actually white feathers in its black cap. Its bill is curiously ivory instead of black. I’ve consulted with the Bird Diva but haven’t heard back yet.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/250″ exposure.

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