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Saturday, February 10, 2018

fisher-tracks

Fisher tracks in a stream bed

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:10AM it’s currently a balmy 35 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 3-6 mph. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 30.21’ and steady. We picked up 0.50” of new snow overnight and have 8.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 25, and the overnight low was 25.

There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 7:00AM Sunday.

Forecast:

A quasi-stationary frontal zone extending from central New York into southern Vermont will deliver cloudy skies with periods of snow across the region today. A wave of low pressure moving along the frontal boundary will bring warmer air aloft, with periods of sleet and freezing rain mixing in with the snow tonight into Sunday. The best chance for mixed precipitation will be across central and southern Vermont tonight. Snowfall amounts will range from 1″ to 3″ in the Champlain Valley and the valleys of south-central Vermont, to 3″ to 6″ across central and northeastern Vermont and the ‘Dacks. High pressure will bring drier air to the region Monday and Tuesday.

We’ll see scattered snow showers this morning giving way to a mixture of rain and snow for the afternoon. Highs will be around 36F with SW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with 1″ of snow expected. Tonight should bring snow this evening with some mixed winter precipitation possible south. Lows will be around 24F with light and variable wind. Chance of snow is 90% with snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″.

Sunday should bring a wintry mix in the morning transitioning to mainly rain showers in the afternoon. There’s not a whole lot of moisture in this system to work with, so snowpack impacts should be minimal. Highs will be around 37F with east winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Sunday night any rain showers should taper off to overcast skies late. Lows will be around 25F with SSW winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday’s looking partly cloudy with highs near 30F and NW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Monday night should be mostly clear and chilly with lows around 5F and light and variable winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 12 and a low of -1. We had 6″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 29 and lows of 11.
The record high was 46°F in 1925.
The record low was -26°F in 1948.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:00AM
Sunset: 5:14PM
Length of Visible Light: 11h 14m
Length of Day: 10h 14m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 46 seconds longer

The Moon is a waning crescent, 24.6 days old with 25% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:12AM
Moonset: 12:50PM

About Today’s Photo:

I was out skiing with some friends at Camel’s Hump Nordic yesterday, and we came across this nice set of fisher tracks running along the stream bed under the bridge at the edge of the Windekind Farm meadow. The fisher left perfect 2×2 bounding prints as it moved downstream. Fishers will often use waterways to navigate their wide ranging territory.

Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @ 12mm, ISO 800, f/16, 1/1300″ exposure.

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