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Friday, March 10, 2017

oak-on-ice

A white oak leave on ice

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 23 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 81%, dewpoint 18, barometric pressure 29.89” and falling. We picked up a just the barest dusting of snow overnight, but are down to bare ground at the snow stake. Yesterday’s high was 41, and the overnight low was 23.

There is a Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 1:00AM to 1:00PM Saturday.

Forecast:

A strong Arctic cold front will sweep south across the region this afternoon and into the early evening bringing with it a period of heavier snow showers and possible squalls. Behind this front much colder air arrives for the upcoming weekend. Cold weather will continue into next week with additional chances of snow by Tuesday and Wednesday of next week as a nor’easter slides up the coast.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a chance of snow showers this morning, then occasional snow showers with possible snow squalls this afternoon. Snow may be heavy at times this afternoon with total snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″. Highs will be around 30 with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 mph this afternoon. Chance of snow is 80%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers mainly until midnight. It’ll be much colder with lows around -3 below and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Wind chill values could drop to as low as -24 below.

Saturday should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers. Highs will only be around 8 above with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph and wind chill values as low as -26 below. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy and cold with lows around -1 below and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.

Sunday’s looking partly sunny with highs around 10 above and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows around zero.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 56 and a low of 27. We picked up 0.02″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 37 and lows of 19.
The record high was 63°F in 2002 (we had a high of 67).
The record low was -9°F in 1971.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:12 AM EST
Sunset: 5:52 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 12h 37m
Length of Day: 11h 39m
Tomorrow will be 3m4s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12.5 days old with 94% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:58 PM EST
Moonset: 5:11 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

The wind blew this white oak leaf onto the pond sometime over the course of the winter. Bright sun and warmer temperatures the other day allowed for it to begin to float on a thin layer of water on the surface of the ice. I like the gathering of tiny bubbles (cue champagne music!)

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/1000″ exposure.

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