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Saturday, March 11, 2017

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A well-formed regiment of British soldier lichens atop one of our bluebird houses

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently -2 (minus 2) degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the west at 3-6 mph. Relative humidity is 62%, dewpoint -12, barometric pressure 30.10”. We picked up 0.75” of snow overnight and have 0.75” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 30, and the overnight low was -3.

A Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 1:00PM EST this afternoon.

Forecast:

A strong Arctic high pressure area will be over the region through Monday bringing cold temperatures 20 to 30 degrees below normal for this time of year. A nor’easter developing off the Carolina coast Monday night will move northeastward up the coast and intensify rapidly, reaching the south Coast of New England by early Tuesday night. Snow is expected to develop across the region during the day on Tuesday, and become heavy at times Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, before slowly tapering off Wednesday night. Stay tuned!

We’ll see mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers today. It’ll be brisk with highs only 4 to 10 above with northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Wind chill values could be as low as -25 below so bundle up! Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers until midnight, then partly cloudy after midnight. It’ll be cold with lows -6 below to zero with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 20%.

Sunday’s looking partly sunny in the morning, then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs will be around 13 with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy and cold with lows -5 below to 1 above zero with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.

Monday’s looking partly sunny and chilly with highs around 18 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with lows around 10 above.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 39 and a low of 26. We picked up 0.62″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 38 and lows of 20.
The record high was 56°F in 1977.
The record low was -8°F in 1961.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:11 AM EST
Sunset: 5:53 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 12h 40m
Length of Day: 11h 42m
Tomorrow will be 3m6s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 13.5 days old with 98% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:03 PM EST (3/11)
Moonset: 5:45 AM EST (3/11)

About Today’s Photo:

While cleaning out our bluebird houses in the front field, I couldn’t help but notice this bright clump of British soldier lichen camped atop one of the houses. The vibrant scarlet certainly catches the eye!

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/16, 1/100″ exposure.

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