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Sunday, April 2, 2017

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Ruffed grouse wing prints in fresh snow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:10AM it’s currently 34 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 33, barometric pressure 30.08” and steady. We picked up a 0.01” trace of rain in the past 24hrs and have 7.5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 39, and the overnight low was 32.

Forecast:

High pressure will build over the region today and remain with us through Monday bringing dry and partly cloudy conditions. Low pressure moving out of the Ohio River valley Tuesday will deliver another widespread mainly rain event. The combination of rain and snow melt will produce rises on local streams and rivers by midweek.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with isolated snow showers this morning. Highs will be in the mid 40s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s and northwest winds around 10 mph, becoming westerly after midnight.

Monday should be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 40s and light and variable winds. Monday night rain is likely. Lows will be in the mid 30s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Tuesday rain is likely. It’ll be breezy with highs in the mid 40s and southeast winds 20 to 25 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Tuesday night rain or snow are likely with little or no snow accumulation. Lows will be in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 52 and a low of 29. We picked up 0.52″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 48 and lows of 29.
The record high was 79°F in 2010 (we had a high of 80).
The record low was 10°F in 1911.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:30 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:20 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 48m
Length of Day: 12h 49m
Tomorrow will be 3m3s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5.8 days old with 33% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:41 AM EDT
Moonset: 12:49 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Up skiing on Crow Hill yesterday, I came across these wing prints of a recently flushed ruffed grouse. The bird had been sheltering under the spruce on the left and had burst out from cover. You can see foot prints, a tail drag, and four distinct wing flaps in the snow before it went airborne.

Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @ 13mm, ISO 800, f/9, 1/500″ exposure.

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