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Monday, February 6, 2017

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Fisher tracks on a log across Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 13 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 75%, dewpoint 7, barometric pressure 30.06” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.80” of new snow overnight and have 5.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 32, and the overnight low was 12.

Forecast:

A weak trough of low pressure will pass to our north today bringing light snow later in the day. Amounts will generally be an inch or less. A more potent system moving out of the Great Lakes and into the region late Tuesday into Wednesday will bring widespread precipitation to the area beginning as snow
followed by a transition to sleet, freezing rain, and rain Tuesday night into Wednesday. Snow and sleet accumulations will be most prevalent from the northern Adirondacks eastward across Vermont. The event should end as all rain Wednesday, but at least rainfall amounts look to be light.

We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then cloudy skies with a 20% chance of light snow this afternoon. Highs will be around 19 with west winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with a 50% chance of light snow. Lows will be around 17 with light and variable winds.

Tuesday should be cloudy with snow arriving mainly in the afternoon. We could see snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″. Highs will be in the upper 20s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 90%. Tuesday night snow, sleet, freezing rain, or rain are likely with additional light snow accumulations. Lows will be in the upper 20s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%.

Wednesday rain is likely. Highs will be in the lower 40s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with lows 10 to 15.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 36 and a low of 15. Bare ground at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 29 and lows of 11.
The record high was 50°F in 2005 (we had a high of 55).
The record low was -24°F in 1993.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:03 AM EST
Sunset: 5:08 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 06m
Length of Day: 10h 05m
Tomorrow will be 2m41s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9.7 days old with 74% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:57 PM EST
Moonset: 2:59 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Out shooting pictures the other day, I noticed that it had been a very active morning track-wise around our place. I came across 6 deer beds, and tracks of deer, coyote, fox, cottontails, and this fisher loping along a log across Fargo Brook. Fishers will often use logs to cross streams and, I think, are pretty much the only species of larger mammal that will do this (squirrels will of course…) This particular fisher crossed the “bridge” then poked around a bit upstream before doubling back and heading up into the woods across the brook.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 800, f/13, 1/800″ exposure.

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