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Friday, February 10, 2017

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Bent stems above the snow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:45AM it’s currently 6 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the west at 3-6 mph. Relative humidity is 70%, dewpoint -2, barometric pressure 30.13” and rising rapidly. We picked up 1.25” of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 6” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 23, and the overnight low was -2.

Forecast:

We’ve got a chilly end to the work week on tap today as a ridge of high pressure
builds east over the region with temperatures struggling to get out of the single digits. Tonight will be chilly as well, but warmer temperatures return for the weekend along with occasional light snow as a weak clipper system moves through on Saturday. Our next weather maker—a nor’easter— will move in Sunday afternoon into Monday, with the potential for widespread accumulating snow.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of light snow this morning, then partly sunny skies this afternoon. Highs will be 4 to 10 above with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with a 50% chance of light snow. Lows will be -1 below to 5 above zero with light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 mph after midnight.

Saturday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of light snow. Highs will be in the upper 20s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of light snow. Lows will be around 19 with light and variable winds.

Sunday snow is likely with initial light snow accumulation possible. Highs will be in the mid 30s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Snow will continue into Sunday night with additional heavy snow accumulations likely. Lows will be in the mid 20s. Chance of snow is 90%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 36 and a low of 20. We picked up a dusting of new snow and had 0.75″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 29 and lows of 11.
The record high was 46°F in 1925.
The record low was -26°F in 1948.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:58 AM EST
Sunset: 5:14 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 16m
Length of Day: 10h 16m
Tomorrow will be 2m47s longer.

The Moon is the full “Snow” moon (Northeast Native American, Neo Pagan Wiccan)
14 days old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:06 PM EST
Moonset: 6:35 AM EST
Other names for this month’s full moon include: “Trapper” (Colonial American), “Wold” (English), “Ice” (Celtic), and “Storm” (Medieval Wiccan).

A penumbral lunar eclipse will occur this evening starting at 5:34PM as the moon rises. A penumbral lunar eclipse takes place when the Moon moves through the faint, outer part of the Earth’s shadow.You really can’t tell when the event starts or ends, as the moon just looks a bit different, dimming a bit and taking on a slight smokey appearance. With some luck, we may have enough open sky to catch it.

You can read more about the penumbral eclipse here.

About Today’s Photo:

These bent stems above the snow remind me a bit of some kind of fish breaking the surface of a snowy sea.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 61mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/4000″ exposure.

 

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