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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

ermine-track

An ermine slide track at Sleepy Hollow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 15 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 90%, dewpoint 13, barometric pressure 30.44” and falling rapidly. We picked up 0.25” of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 6” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 27, and the overnight low was 4.

There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect for our region from 8:00AM this morning to 1:00AM Thursday.

Forecast:

Widespread accumulating snow will spread across the region today through tonight as a low pressure system moves from the Ohio River Valley to the New England Coast. The snow will be light in the morning, then become heavy at times during the afternoon into early evening hours. The snow will quickly end this evening into the early overnight hours. Weak high pressure will build in Thursday, followed by some light snow Friday into Friday night. After a brief break
Saturday, expect another round of precipitation—hopefully snow for us—Saturday night into early Sunday morning.

Snow should begin to move into the region by mid morning. Highs will be around 24F with SE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow is 100% with 5″ to 8″ of snow expected. Snow showers will become more widely scattered overnight. Lows will be around 12F with NW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 80% with additional snowfall around 1″. Snowfall totals for the event should be in the range of 6″-8″ locally with up to 12″ over the south central and central Greens.

Thursday should be mostly cloudy with a few flurries possible. Highs will be around around 20F with WNW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 8F and SW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Friday’s looking overcast with a few flurries or snow showers possible. Highs will be around 22F with SSW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Friday night should bring snow showers early, with a steadier snow developing late at night. Lows will be around 18F with SSE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow is 70% with snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 36 and a low of 18. We picked up 1.5″ of new snow and had 6.25″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 29 and lows of 11.
The record high was 49°F in 2005 (we had a high of 45).
The record low was -27°F in 1993.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:04AM
Sunset: 5:10PM
Length of Visible Light: 11h 7m
Length of Day: 10h 6m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 42 seconds longer

The Moon is in its last quarter, 21.8 days old with 53% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:16AM
Moonset: 11:03AM

About Today’s Photo:

Molly at Sleepy Hollow alerted me to this ermine track along the trail. In deeper snow (about 3″-4″ in this case) ermine will bound through the snow leaving a trench in their wake. If you look closely at the top of the track here, you just might make out the deeper impressions of the feet. As the ermine got to the steeper drop, it slid down the snow leaving a smooth trench (we were wondering if it had a smile on its face…) This particular ermine was quite active sometime Monday as its tracks showed it wondering extensively around the area.

Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @ 12mm, ISO 800, f/16, 1/500″ exposure.

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