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Friday, February 8, 2019

barred-owl-gutter

Our barred owl is back

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently a blustery 49 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 3-5 mph. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint 49, barometric pressure 29.57” and falling rapidly. We picked up 0.02” of rain overnight and have 8.5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 43, and the overnight low was 40.

Forecast:

Morning radar imagery shows Huntington to be on the northern edge of a band of rain showers that are moving northeastward across the region this morning. A warm front will push temperatures briefly into the upper 40s today, before a strong cold front with gusty winds produces sharply falling temperatures this afternoon. Behind the cold front, blustery and cold conditions with scattered mountain snow showers will develop this afternoon into the upcoming weekend as high pressure builds into the region. The next weather-maker looks to be a coastal storm brewing Tuesday night into Wednesday. We could see some decent snow out of this one. Stay tuned!

We’ll see cloudy skies today with showers likely, mainly before 10:00am. Temperatures will top out by midday in the upper 40s and begin falling to around 30 by 5:00pm. It’l be breezy, with a south winds 15 to 22 mph becoming westerly in the afternoon and gusting to 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts of less than 1/10″ expected. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a low around 11 and west winds 21 to 23 mph gusting to 41 mph.

Saturday should be mostly sunny with a high near 20 and northwest winds 15 to 22 mph gusting to 39 mph. Saturday night should be mostly clear with a low around 3 and west winds around 7 mph.

Sunday’s looking partly sunny with a high near 21 and west winds 5 to 7 mph.
Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 7 and west winds 5 to 11 mph becoming northerly after midnight.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 22 and a low of 4. We picked up 4.75″ of new snow and had 10″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 11 and a high of 29.
The record low was -20 in 1967.
The record high was 48 in 1965.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:01AM
Sunset: 5:11PM
Length of day: 10:09:16
Today will be 2:42 longer than yesterday.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3.1 days old with 10.4% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:02AM
Moonset: 8:55PM

About Today’s Photo:

Our barred owl friend was back again yesterday morning. This time it was perched on the gutter at the bottom of my studio stairs. A curious place to hang out, but within easy view the bird feeders. The owl was quite patient with me as I stepped out on our front porch to take this shot. I hope it’s doing well…

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @  264mm, ISO 800, f/5.4, 1/250″ exposure.

7 responses

  1. robin worn

    Niiiiiice,

    February 8, 2019 at 8:58 am

  2. robin worn

    Great shot too – we’ve been admiring the composition, cute and menacing face, and the sharp detail of all the feathers!

    February 8, 2019 at 9:07 am

  3. gill

    Have you considered supplementing the bird feeder with some mice?

    February 8, 2019 at 9:08 am

    • Well, yes I have! Interestingly, Taylor left a frozen mouse (in a package labelled “Gourmet Mouse”) in our freezer for his pet snake when he had it here a year ago. We sent it back to him via a friend, but I’ll be the owl would have liked it…

      February 8, 2019 at 2:45 pm

      • Gillian

        Maybe it’s a myth, but I thought they needed live ones. Can’t keep those in the freezer. But perhaps neighbors with mouse problems could help out!

        February 9, 2019 at 10:02 am

  4. We have fresh mice in our walls… Might have to go hunting…

    February 9, 2019 at 10:19 am

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