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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

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Mouse tracks make for the safety of a hole in the snow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 39 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 37, barometric pressure 29.43” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.16” of melted precipitation and 1.25” of sleet. We have 6” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 36 (though it got up to 44 around 5:50AM this morning), and the overnight low was 34 (at 3:30AM).

Forecast:

The low pressure system that brought a widespread mix of precipitation to the
entire area overnight is exiting to our north and east this morning. Any remaining precipitation should dry up by about mid-morning, and gusty west to southwest winds will develop on the backside of the departing low this morning and then taper off as the afternoon wears on. High pressure will build into most of the region tonight but a nor’easter passing to our south on Thursday will bring snow to the southern portions of Vermont. The remainder of the area north of Rutland should remain dry. Temperatures will be trending below seasonal averages into the weekend.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a 50% chance of rain in the morning, then partly sunny skies in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 40s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph, becoming westerly in the afternoon. Tonight should be cloudy with a 20% slight chance of snow after midnight. It’ll be noticeably colder with lows around 7 to 13 above and northwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Thursday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow. It’ll be chilly with highs only aournd 11 to 17 and north winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night should be cloudy with lows around 3 above and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph.

Friday’s looking partly sunny with highs only around 10 above. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow. Lows will be around zero.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 31 and a low of 17. Bare ground at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 29 and lows of 11.
The record high was 51°F in 1925.
The record low was -25°F in 1934.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 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, 12 days old with 91% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:52 PM EST
Moonset: 4:03 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Deer mice and white-footed mice are active for a good portion of the winter, and you will often see thier tracks (like these) bounding above the snow from tree to tree or the safety of a hole in the snow. The tail drag marks are often visible. This particular critter entered the snow and then reemerged about 4 feet farther along from another hole heading for the roots of a tree.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 32mm, ISO 800, f/7.1, 1/1000″ exposure.

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