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Sunday, March 26, 2017

chickadee

A fine chickadee in the studio hemlock

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 10 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 8, barometric pressure 30.50” and steady. We picked up a 0.01” trace of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 36, and the overnight low was 9.

There is a Freezing Rain Advisory in effect from 7:00PM this evening to
11:00AM EDT Monday.

Forecast:

We’ve got an active and damp weather pattern ahead of us for the next couple of days. High pressure over the region this morning will give way to unsettled and warmer weather for tonight and Monday as developing low pressure over the central U.S. pushes a warm front northward through the region. Periods of freezing rain over the western slopes of the Greens and eastward tonight into Monday will transition to all rain by Monday afternoon. A second trough will move through Tuesday bringing more rain and ending as snow Tuesday night.

We’ll see sunny this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of rain showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight rain is likely with a slight chance of freezing rain, then rain likely after midnight. We may see ice accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch. Lows will be in the lower 30s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday should bring freezing rain in the morning changing over to all rain. We may see ice accumulations of up to a tenth of an inch. Highs will be in the lower 40s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. Monday night should be cloudy with a 40% chance of rain showers. Lows will be in the upper 30s with south winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday rain showers are likely. Highs will be in the upper 40s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain or snow showers. Lows will be in the lower 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 47 and a low of 27.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 44 and lows of 26.
The record high was 71°F in 1945.
The record low was -4°F in 1960.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:43 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:12 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 26m
Length of Day: 12h 28m
Tomorrow will be 3m4s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 27.6 days old with 4% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:06 AM EDT
Moonset: 5:40 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Chickadees have been singing their distictive three-note spring song since the shortly after the winter solstice. But the lengthening days have really cranked up their singing as they prepare for the breeding season.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/500″ exposure.

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