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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

beech-leaves-snow

Fine power snow on bleaching beech leaves

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 5 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 88%, dewpoint 2, barometric pressure 30.83” and rising slowly. We have 6” of hard snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 45 (at midnight), and the daytime high was 33. The overnight low was 4.

Forecast:

High pressure cresting over the Northeast this afternoon will deliver plentiful sunshine and seasonal to above normal temperatures through Wednesday. Temperatures Thursday will bump into the 40s along with the chance of some spotty rain showers. A cold front will bring more widespread precipitation Thursday night into Friday with rain showers likely south and a mix or snow north. We may eke out a couple of inches of snow locally if we’re lucky. The upcoming weekend is looking dry and seasonable.

We’ll see skies this morning with a few afternoon clouds. Highs will be around 25F with light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows around 20F and SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday should be partly cloudy and mild with highs around 42F and SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 36F and SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday’s looking cloudy with occasional showers for the afternoon. Highs will be around 44F with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. Thursday night should be cloudy early followed by a mixture of light rain and snow overnight. Lows will be around 34F with SSW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70% with snow accumulations of less than one inch.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 27 and a low of 18. We picked up 10.75″ of new snow and had 12″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 30 and lows of 12.
The record high was 53°F in 1937.
The record low was -25°F in 1967.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:56AM
Sunset: 5:19PM
Length of Visible Light: 11h 22m
Length of Day: 10h 22m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 50 seconds longer

The Moon is a waning crescent, 27 days old with 6% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:36AM
Moonset: 3:18PM

About Today’s Photo:

Young beech trees will often hold their leaves clear through the winter into spring when new growth finally forces last year’s leaves to drop. I like watching the progression of color of the old leaves through the winter as they bleach out and fade to a ghostly white. These leaves are almost there.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 102mm, ISO 400, f/5.4, 1/1000″ exposure.

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