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Monday, February 13, 2017

birchbark-snow

A curl of birch bark in fresh snow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 21 degrees dan snowing steadily under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 2-4 mph. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 19, barometric pressure 29.67” and rising rapidly. We picked up 7” of new, fairly creamy snow overnight and have 12” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 28, and the overnight low was 21.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for our region until 7 PM EST this evening.

Forecast:

The nor’easter that delivered our overnight dump is currently moving into the Gulf of Maine. We will continue to see wrap-around snowfall during the day today with another 1″-4″ of snow expected across the region before is finally shuts down tonight. A clipper system will swing through Tuesday night into Wednesday briaging another shot of snow, then quieter weather is expected later into the weekend.

We’ll see cloudy skies toeday with snow mainly this morning. Expect another 1″ to 4″ before things shut down. Highs will be in the mid 20s with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 80%. Tonight should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow until midnight, then a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be around 14 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph until midnight, then becoming light and variable.

Tuesday should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 20s with light and variable winds. Tuesday night snow is likely with light snow accumulation possible. Lows will be in the lower 20s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 70%.

Wednesday snow is likely with additional light snow accumulations possible. Highs will be in the lower 30s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Wednesday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow. Lows will be around 20.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 18 and a low of -15. We picked up 1″ of new snow and had 4.75″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 30 and lows of 12.
The record high was 53°F in 1937.
The record low was -25°F in 1967.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:54 AM EST
Sunset: 5:18 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 24m
Length of Day: 10h 24m
Tomorrow will be 2m50s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 17 days old with 94% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:23 PM EST
Moonset: 8:17 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

While skiing with a friend during the onset of the storm yesterday midday up at Camel’s Hump Nordic, this curl of birch bark caught my eye in the fresh snow.

Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @ 28mm, ISO 400, f/13, 1/250″ exposure.

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