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Saturday, April 20, 2019

nuthatch

A white breasted nuthatch prowls a cherry tree

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:55AM it’s currently a damp 41 degrees under a misty overcast sky. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 41, barometric pressure 29.73” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.97” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 71, and the overnight low was 41.

An Areal Flood Watch is in effect for our region until midday Sunday.

Forecast:

A stationary frontal boundary is draped from north to south across New England this morning and will continue to be the focus for low pressure tracking along it and bringing more rain showers during the day today and into this evening. Showers will linger into Sunday, tapering off by evening. Temperature-wise, it looks like we might be stuck on the cool side of this front, so this morning’s cool temperatures might struggle to make into the 60s by midday. Sunday’s looking milder with highs in the mid 60s to low 70s. Unsettled weather is expected for the beginning of the work week.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with showers likely, mainly before 5:00pm. Highs will be near 60 with light and variable winds becoming easterly around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90% with rainfall amounts between 1/4″-1/2″ possible. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be around 53 with south winds 8 to 11 mph. Rainfall amounts of less than 1/10″ are possible.

Sunday should be partly sunny with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be near 70 with south winds 6 to 9 mph. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 49 and southwest winds around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Monday should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be near 65 with north winds 3 to 8 mph. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be around 46 with north winds 3 to 7 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 37 and a low of 30. We picked up 0.02″ of rain and 2.5″ of snow and had 2.5″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 36 and a high of 57.
The record low was 23 in 1961.
The record high was 91 in 1976.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:00AM
Sunset: 7:42PM
Length of day: 13:41:56
Today will be 2:52 longer than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 15.6 days old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:15PM
Moonset: 7:01AM

About Today’s Photo:

The distinctive call of this nuthatch caught my ear the other day long before I managed to see it. It was prowling a black cherry tree looking for insects tucked away in the folds of the bark. True to form, the busy little bird clung mostly head-down to the tree as it hunted.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @  275mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/500″ exposure.

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