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Thursday, April 12, 2018

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Grouse tracks and wing prints in fresh snow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 31 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 29, barometric pressure 30.05” and rising slowly. We’re down to our last inch of snow at the stake, but the yard it pretty much bare. Yesterday’s high was 45, and the overnight low was 30.

Signs of Spring: our woodcock returned last evening. He’s a bit tardy but it’s nice to have him back. Spring can really start now…

Forecast:

We’ve got an active and potenially messy weather scene ahead of us going into the weekend. After a brief break of dry weather this morning, low pressure moving into the Great Lakes this morning will track northeast through the Ottawa and St. Lawrence valleys dragging a warm front into the region this afternoon. Light rain will develop across northern New York this morning and eastward across Vermont during the mid to late afternoon hours. Another brief period of drier conditions will follow for tonight into early Friday before an the next moisture laden low pressure system pulls in Friday night. There will be a bit of a battle between the warm air of this low and cold Canadian high pressure to the north that will set up a sharp temperature gradient right over our region. Temperatures could diverge as much as 15 to 20 degrees either side of this gradient making for a challenging forecast situation. We’re expected to be right on the cusp here in Huntington. We should see periods of rain Friday afternoon and night, followed by rain and mixed wintry precipitation Saturday through Sunday night, and heavy rain and windy conditions on Monday. It could get messy. Stay tuned!

We’ll see partly cloudy skies this morning giving way to cloudy skies and light rain late. Highs will be near 50F with south winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Tonight should bring rain early with clouds and scattered showers overnight. Lows will be around 38F with SW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 100% with rainfall around 0.25″.

Friday should bring cloudy skies with a slight chance of a rain shower. Highs will be around around 50F with west winds at 5 to 10 mph. Friday night should be cloudy with periods of rain. Lows will be around 33F with NNE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90% with rainfall around 0.25″.

Saturday should bring periods of rain and freezing rain. Highs will be around 36F with north winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Saturday night should bring a mix of rain with periods of freezing rain and some icing possible. Lows will be around 27F with NE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 58 and a low of 44. We picked up 0.12″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 53 and lows of 34.
The record high was 82°F in 1945.
The record low was 16°F in 1926.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:14AM
Sunset: 7:32PM
Length of Visible Light: 14h 18m
Length of Day: 13h 18m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 57 seconds longer

The Moon is a waning crescent, 25.7 days old with 15% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:53AM
Moonset: 3:53PM

About Today’s Photo:

I went for what might be one last ski up on Lion’s Ridge at Camel’s Hump Nordic yesterday. With spring coming on, there was all kinds of activity recorded in the snow. I saw tracks from turkeys, weasels, mice, bear—all going about their early spring businesses. I followed this ruffed grouse track to where the bird took flight leaving the impression of its wings in the soft snow.

Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @  26mm, ISO 400, f/9, 1/1000″ exposure.

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4 responses

  1. Awesome pic John! Well worth the backtracking to the takeoff point.

    April 12, 2018 at 8:52 am

    • Thanks Knox. There’s a bevy of activity out there now. Nice to have a bit of snow (well quite a bit up high actually…) to “record” the comings and goings…

      April 12, 2018 at 10:13 am

  2. Dave Brautigam

    What a great pic of the wings on snow! Thanks for sharing your keen observations!!
    Dave

    April 12, 2018 at 11:53 am

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