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Saturday, July 22, 2017

franconia-raven

A gregarious raven keeps an eye out for food atop Little Haystack Mtn along the Franconia Ridge

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 59 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 59, barometric pressure 29.85” and steady. We picked up 0.05” of rain in a quick shower that moved through at about 8:00PM last evening. Yesterday’s high was 85, and the overnight low was 56.

Forecast:

We’ll see mainly dry conditions today across the region. A weak cold front currently draped across southern Ontario and Quebec will drop through the region today, and may kick up a few isolated showers or thunderstorms across central and southern areas this afternoon. An upper level trough approaching from the Great Lakes will bring our next chance for widespread precipitation with periods of showers expected Sunday night through Monday night.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs around 80 and light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then clearing. Lows will be in the mid 50s with north winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Sunday should be mostly sunny and cooler with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds, becoming northerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Sunday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday showers are likely. It’ll be cool with highs only in the mid 60s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Monday night showers arer likely. Lows will be in the mid 50s. Chance of rain is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 90 and a low fo 62.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 61.
The record high was 97°F in 1955.
The record low was 44°F in 1914.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:28 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:27 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 07m
Length of Day: 14h 58m
Tomorrow will be 1m59s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 28 days old with 2% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:35 AM EDT
Moonset: 7:48 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I hike the Franconia Ridge in the White Mountains the other day. Two ravens were mingling with the other hikers atop Little Haystack Mountain looking for dropped food or handouts—no doubt a pretty reliable source of food for the birds. Ravens are very intelligent birds (like all corvids including crows and jays). I got the impression that these two birds hung out on the summits a lot as they were quite used to people (not necessarily a good thing…) They let me get within about 3′ of them! Mt. Lincoln is in the background looking north along the Franconia Ridge.

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