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Monday, October 16, 2017

great-egrets

A gang of great egrets near Chatham on Cape Cod

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 42 degrees and drizzling under overcast skies. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint 39, barometric pressure 29.93” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.32” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 75, and the overnight low was 42.

Forecast:

The cold front that passed through overnight has ushering in more seasonable temperatures on gusty northwesterly winds. Highs today will be roughly 20 degrees cooler than Sunday, only reaching the low to mid 50s in most areas, and
remaining in the 40s across the northern Adirondacks. Clearing skies and light winds will bring in chilly temperatures tonight, with lows in the mid 20s to mid 30s. We’ll see areas of frost tonight, along with patchy dense fog in the favored river valleys, especially across central and eastern Vermont. Winds will switch into the south on Tuesday, allowing for a warming trend with dry conditions and temperatures bumping up into the 60s and low 70s throughout the week and into the weekend.

We’ll see overcast skies today with highs only around 46F with NW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy early giving way to mainly clear skies overnight. Lows will be around 31F with NW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday should be sunny with highs around 56F and SSW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows near 45F and SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday should be mostly sunny with highs around 65F and SW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night should be clear with lows around 50F and south winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 68 and a low of 45.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 57 and lows of 39.
The record high was 84°F in 1947.
The record low was 24°F in 1978.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:09AM
Sunset: 6:07PM
Length of Visible Light: 11h 56m
Length of Day: 10h 58m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 57 seconds shorter

The Moon is a waging crescent, 26 days old with 13% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:31AM
Moonset: 4:57PM

About Today’s Photo:

Great egrets are a familiar site along coastal waters. There were several gangs of them hanging out in trees along the water as we kayaked in Little Pleasant Bay near Chatham, MA on Cape Cod. These birds were hunted to near extinction for their plumes in the 19th century (ladies gotta decorate their hats…), but conservation efforts have made for a robust return.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/2000″ exposure.

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