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Monday, April 3, 2017

piliated-holes

Pileated woodpecker holes in a dead ash

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 30 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 29, barometric pressure 30.13” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 52, and the overnight low was 24. We have 6” of snow at the stake.

Signs of Spring: the woodcock returned last night!

Forecast:

A ridge of high pressure will crest over the region today and early tonight bringing fair and dry conditions. Low pressure moving northeast across the Great Lakes tonight will bring precipitation after midnight tonight. Any mixed precipitation late tonight and Tuesday morning will change to plain rain during the day on Tuesday. Rain will continue Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning, before slowly tapering off. Another low will likely bring some heavy rain to the region Thursday and Friday.

We’ll see sunny skies today with highs in the lower 50s and light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become cloudy with a 50% chance of rain after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 30s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph after midnight.

Tuesday rain is likely. It’ll be breezy with highs in the upper 30s and southeast winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 40 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%. Tuesday night rain is likely. Lows will be in the lower 30s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Wednesday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain. Highs will be in the mid 40s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain or snow. Lows will be in the mid 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 32 and a low of 17. We picked up 0.01″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 48 and lows of 30.
The record high was 82°F in 2010 (we had a high of 83).
The record low was 7°F in 1911.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:29 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:22 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 51m
Length of Day: 12h 53m
Tomorrow will be 3m1s longer.

The Moon is in its first quarter, 6.9 days old with 45% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:38 AM EDT
Moonset: 1:50 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I came across this well excavated ash tree up at Camel’s Hump Nordic the other day. Some pileated woodpecker has spent a fair amount of time creating its distinctive rectangular holes in search of yummy bugs.

Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @ 18mm, ISO 800, f/9, 1/1000″ exposure.

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3 responses

  1. Gillian

    Missed the word “holes” in the title, and spent a few seconds seeking the woodpecker, which, until I re-read the sentence seemed disguised very well!

    April 3, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    • Hah! Pileateds are pretty danged conspicuous with their flaming red crests!

      April 3, 2017 at 4:38 pm

  2. Gill

    Hence my confusion was very short lived!

    April 4, 2017 at 7:48 pm

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