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Sunday, March 19, 2017

mink-slide

A perfect mink slide in the woods near Bald Hill

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:05AM it’s currently 14 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint 10, barometric pressure 30.33” and rising slowly. Snowpack has compacted to 14.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 43, and the overnight low was 10.

Forecast:

A ridge of high pressure remains over the region today and will deliver another fine, bluebird day. Temperatures will continue to slowly climb back toward seasonal averages into early next week before a midweek trough brings another round of well below normal temps for the second half of the week.

We’ll see sunny skies today with highs in the upper 30s and light and variable winds, becoming northerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows around 19 and north winds around 10 mph.

Monday should be partly sunny with highs in the upper 30s adn light and variable winds. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s and light and variable winds.

Tuesday’s looking partly sunny with a 40% chance of snow showers as an arctic cold front drops into the region. Highs will be in the mid 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 10 above.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 33 and a low of 14. We picked up 0.04″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 41 and lows of 23.
The record high was 79°F in 2012 (we had a high of 77).
The record low was -10°F in 1993.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:56 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:03 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 04m
Length of Day: 12h 06m
Tomorrow will be 3m6s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 21 days old with 62% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:03 AM EDT
Moonset: 10:57 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

On our way up to ski the powder of Bald Hill yesterday, my posse and I came across several sets of mink tracks in the fresh snow. Here, you can see where the mink was bounding along (in the foreground) and then sliding a good 4′-5′ along the firmer crust where the warm March sun had gone to work the day before. As a skier, that sure looked like fun!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 30mm, ISO 800, f/14, 1/1300″ exposure.

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