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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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A tom turkey struts his stuff for some appreciated hens

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 36 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 35, barometric pressure 29.91” and steady. We picked up 0.16” of rain in the past 24hrs and have 10” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 43, and the overnight low was 35.

Forecast:

Low pressure tracking eastward across central Quebec this morning will push a cold front through the region this afternoon brining scattered showers from mid-day through this evening. Behind the front, some scattered snow showers are expected tonight into Wednesday, with drier conditions on Thursday as a ridge of high pressure builds over the region. Unsettled weather returns for the end of the week and into the weekend, as another storm system will bring valley rain
and mountain snow to the area Friday into Saturday.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with showers likely mainly this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 40s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be cloudy with scattered rain showers mixing with some scattered snow showers after midnight at higher eleveations. Lows will be around 30 with light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers transitioning to scattered rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph.

Thursday’s lookking mostly sunny with highs around 40 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 48 and a low of 35.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 45 and lows of 27.
The record high was 79°F in 1945.
The record low was -5°F in 1923.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:39 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:14 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 33m
Length of Day: 12h 34m
Tomorrow will be 3m4s longer.

The Moon is just barely a waxing crescent (it was new at 10:59PM last night) 0.2 days old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:12 AM EDT
Moonset: 8:04 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Driving down Taft Hill yesterday morning, I had to stop as a flock of turkeys crossed the road ahead of me. There were about a dozen birds—mostly hens—with one tom who was in full courting display mode. While he was happy to share his feathered magnificence with his hens, he was less so with me, seeming to take special care to be behind trees or facing away from me as he spread his tail feathers into a fan and puffed up. I managed this shot between the branches from my car window.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/1600″ exposure.

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2 responses

  1. Gillian

    Although his shyness was inconvenient, I wonder how you’d have felt if he came on full at you?!

    March 28, 2017 at 7:56 am

    • Luckily I was safely secured in my wheeled metal shell…

      March 28, 2017 at 8:11 am

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