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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

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Sensitive fern seed pods above the snow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 19 degrees and snowing lightly under overcasts skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 90%, dewpoint 16, barometric pressure 30.06” and falling slowly. We picked up 1.5” of new snow overnight and have 6.25” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 26, and the overnight low was 18.

Forecast:

Low pressure moving out of the Great Lakes this morning will bring widespread precipitation to the region late in the day today and continue into tonight. Expect snow at the onset then a transition to sleet, freezing rain, and eventually rain Wednesday morning. Snow and sleet accumulations are expected along with light ice accumulations in the northern ‘Dacks and eastern Vermont. Warmer and windier conditions develop on Wednesday across the entire area as the storm ends with rain. Rain amounts don’t look to be heavy so our snowpack (as it is…) may not take too much of a hit.

We’lll see cloudy skies today with a chance of light snow this morning≤ then snow this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 20s with east winds around 10 mph, becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 30 mph this afternoon. Chance of snow is 80%. Tonight snow and sleet are likely until midnight, changing over to rain and freezing rain after midnight. Expect total snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″ with a trace of ice accumulations east of the Greens. It’ll be breezy with lows in the upper 20s and temperatures rising into the upper 30s after midnight. Winds will be out of the south at 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%.

Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain in the morning, then partly sunny with a slight chance of rain or snow showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 40s with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with lows around 14 and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Thursday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers. Highs will be 15 to 21 with northwest winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows 5 to 10 above.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 35 and a low of 19. Bare ground at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 29 and lows of 11.
The record high was 49°F in 2005 (we had a high of 45.)
The record low was -27°F in 1993.

Sky Notes:

Sunrie: 7:02 AM EST
Sunset: 5:10 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 08m
Length of Day: 10h 07m
Tomorrow will be 2m43s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10.8 days old with 83% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:52 PM EST
Moonset: 4:03 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

I’ve posted a couple of shots of sensitive fern seedpods poking up above the snow, but they always seem to catch my eye—especially when they act like little sundials casting their shadows across the snow.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 102mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/3200″ exposure.

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