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Monday, January 8, 2018

chilly-chickadee

A chilly chickadee keeps one leg tucked in while feeding

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently a balmy 23 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the southwest at 2-4 mph. Relative humidity is 65%, dewpoint 13, barometric pressure 30.06” and falling rapidly. We picked up 0.30” of snow overnight and have 13.75” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 15, and the overnight low was 14.

Forecast:

An upper level trough will drag a warm front across the region today bringing
widespread snow showers through this evening, along with much warmer temperatures and breezy south winds. We should see several periods of accumulating snowfall across the region with snowfall of 1″-3″ in the Champlain Valley, 3″-6″ in our area, and 6″-10″ over northern mountains. Temperatures should be near normal (!!) today and tomorrow with a significant warming trend as we head into the end of the week. By Friday a system will bring a chance of mixed precipitation leading to rain and then back to snow by the weekend.

We’ll see cloudy skies with snow showers today. Highs will be around 27F with SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 60% with snow accumulations of around 1″. Tonight should be cloudy with snow showers developing after midnight as a cold front swings though. Lows will be near 25F with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 50% with snow accumulations of around 1″.

Tuesday should start out cloudy early, then become partly cloudy in the afternoon. A few flurries or snow showers are possible. Highs will be around 27F with WNW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Tuesday night should be clear to partly cloudy. Lows will be around 9F with ENE winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday’s looking partly cloudy during the morning hours, becoming overcast in the afternoon. Highs will be around 31F with SSE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night should be cloudy with intermittent light freezing rain early. Lows will be near 30F with south winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 13 an a low of -3. We had 2.25″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 11.
The record high was 63°F in 2008 (we had a high of 62).
The record low was -21°F in 1968.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:28AM
Sunset: 4:31PM
Length of Visible Light: 10h 8m
Length of Day: 9h 2m
Tomorrow will be 1 minutes 21 seconds longer

The Moon is in its last quarter, 21.6 days old with 56% illumination.
No Moonrise
Moonset: 11:35AM

About Today’s Photo:

During the early morning cold yesterday (-24 here),  I noticed this chickadee feeding at the suet feeder. The little fellow would alternate legs as he fed keeping one foot tucked in to the warmth of his downy feathers. Brrrr!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 73mm, ISO 800, f/11, 1/125″ exposure.

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