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Sunday, November 23, 2014

A skirt of ice around a rock and leaves in Fargo Brook

A skirt of ice around a rock and leaves in Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 36 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 35, barometric pressure 30.06” and rising. We picked up 0.11” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 40, and the overnight low was 36.

Forecast:

A few rain showers will linger into this morning, but warmer and drier air on a southwesterly airflow will settle in for the afternoon. We’ll see cloudy skies with a slight chance of sprinkles this morning. Highs will make it into the mid 40s with southwest winds around 10 mph this morning, becoming light and variable this afternoon. Tonight should be cloudy with a slight chance of showers until midnight, then rain likely after midnight out ahead of a warm front that’s part of an advancing low pressure system moving into the Great Lakes. Temperatures will be near steady in the upper 30s with south winds around 10 mph, becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Chance of rain is 70%.

Monday should be cloudy with rain, mainly in the morning. It’ll breezy and unseasonably mild with highs in the upper 50s to near 60 with south winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. It’ll be breezy with lows in the upper 30s and southwest winds 15 to 25 mph.

A cold front will swing through on Tuesday bringing partly sunny skies and more seasonable temperatures with highs in the lower 40s and southwest winds 20 to 25 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 41 and a low of 19. We picked up 0.10″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 42 and lows f 29.
The record high was 68°F in 1953.
The record low was 2°F in 1972.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:58 AM EST
Sunset: 16:18 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 24m
Length of Day: 9h 20m
Tomorrow will be 1m55s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1 day old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:50 AM EST
Moonset: 17:39 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

The recent unseasonably cold temperatures have allowed ice to form on ponds and streams. This rock in Fargo Brook, which had picked up a pile of frozen leaves, sported a thin skirt of ice yesterday.

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 78mm, ISO 400, f/11, 1/10″ exposure.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A nuthatch works the suet feeder

A nuthatch works the suet feeder

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 23 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 80%, dewpoint 18, barometric pressure 30.28” and falling. Yesterday’s high was 26, and the overnight low got down to 13.

Forecast:

Surface high pressure will slide into the Atlantic today shifting winds over the region to the south/southwest. A disturbance in the flow aloft will bring clouds and a light wintry mix to the region this afternoon into Sunday morning with a few rain showers lingering mainly over the higher terrain on Sunday as temperatures warm into the 40s. Sunday night into Monday will see a more significant storm system bring gusty winds and more rain to the region along with much warmer temperatures. It looks like we’re at the end of this most recent arctic cold outbreak…

We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then cloudy skies with a chance of sleet or a slight chance of rain this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tonight should be cloudy with a chance of rain or sleet. Lows will be in the lower 30s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday should be cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then a slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 40s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. Sunday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain and near steady temperatures in the upper 30s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

A more powerful low pressure system will move in Monday bringing rain and above normal temperatures with highs in the mid 50s and south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Monday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers.

By the way, if you’re interested in reading about the relationship between the recent arctic cold outbreak (along with all that snow in Buffalo!) and climate change, I’d recommend this interesting article.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 41 and a low 35. We picked up 0.03″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 43 and lows of 29.
The record high was 69°F in 1953.
The record low was 3°F in 1969.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:56 AM EST
Sunset: 16:19 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 26m
Length of Day: 9h 22m
Tomorrow will be 1m56s shorter.

The Moon is new today, just 16 minutes old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:48 AM EST
Moonset: 16:48 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Nuthatches are common critters in our woods year round. Suet feeders will attract them quite easily!

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 2000, f/9, 1/640″ exposure.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A well-pecked apple in our front field

A well-pecked apple in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 23 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 77%, dewpoint 17, barometric pressure 30.01″ and rising rapidly. Yesterday’s high was 37, and the overnight low was 22.

Forecast:

High pressure is currently building into the region and will deliver partly sunny skies with a slight chance of snow showers this morning. It will remain unseasonably chilly with highs only in the mid 20s with southwest winds around 10 mph and gusting to 25 mph this morning. Chance of snow is 20%. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be around 20 with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of snow is 20%.

Thursday should be partly sunny in the morning, then become mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the lower 30s with southwest winds around 10 mph gusting to 25 mph in the afternoon. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers as a new cold front lifts through the region. Lows will be around 17 with southwest winds around 10 mph gusting up to 25 mph.

Friday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the mid 20s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows 10 to 15. We’ll see temperatures rise through the weekend with highs getting 10-15 degrees above seasonal norms by next Monday thanks to some pretty strong jet stream oscillations (the same oscillations that are giving us this unseasonably cold weather…)

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 40 and a low of 27. We picked up 0.01″ of rain and a trace of snow.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 44 and lows of 30.
The record high was 70°F in 1921.
The record low was 7°F in 1924.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:53 AM EST
Sunset: 16:21 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 31m
Length of Day: 9h 28m
Tomorrow will be 2m6s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 26d 14h old with 10% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:39 AM EST
Moonset: 14:53 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

The wild apple trees in our front field provide nourishment for birds and deer through the fall and into the winter. We often see bluejays and other birds pecking away at the drying fruit.

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/1250″ exposure.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The oak in our front yard holds its leaves for quite a while...

The oak in our front yard holds its leaves for quite a while…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 5:55AM it’s currently 30 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the southwest at 4-7 mph. Relative humidity is 82%, dewpoint 25, barometric pressure 29.52” and rising. We picked up 0.29” of rain and about 1/4” of crusty snow in the past 24hrs. Snowpack is down to just a dusting now. Yesterday’s high was 38, and the overnight low was 30.

Forecast:

Unseasonably chilly air will push into the region today and persist through Saturday. Scattered flurries and snow showers are expected on and off through the period but for most areas accumulations will be light or negligible. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies this morning, then partly sunny skies later in the day. There’s a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will only be in the mid 20s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 40 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 18 with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 40 mph.

Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the morning, then become partly sunny with a slight chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 20s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 50%. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 20 with south winds around 10 mph.

Thursday’s looking cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the lower 30s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers and lows around 20.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 60 and a low of 40. We picked up 0.48″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 45 and lows of 31.
The record high was 70°F in 1892.
The record low was 9°F in 1924.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:51 AM EST
Sunset: 16:22 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 33m
Length of Day: 9h 30m
Tomorrow will be 2m8s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 25d 13h old with 17% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:38 AM EST
Moonset: 14:23 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

The white oak in our front yard holds on to its leaves well into winter. Their coppery-brown color stands out as the snow flies.

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 80, f/1.8, 1/2000″ exposure.

Monday, November 17, 2014

One of the bluebird boxes in our front field

One of the bluebird boxes in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently 32 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 31, barometric pressure 29.92” and falling rapidly. We picked up 1” of fairly wet snow and have 1.5” on the ground. Yesterday’s high was 36, and the overnight low was 32.

Forecast:

A complex low pressure system with two associated fronts will move across the region today. This morning’s snow should change to a mix, then rain before ending later in the day. We’ll see rain or snow this morning, then all rain this afternoon. Total snow accumulation should be a dusting to 2 inches. Highs will be in the upper 30s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Tonight should be cloudy with rain likely or a slight chance of snow showers until midnight. Expect little or no additional snow accumulation. Lows will be in the lower 20s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday should be partly sunny and chilly with highs in the upper 20s and southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy and blustery with lows around 16 and wzest winds 20 to 25 mph gusting up to 40 mph.

Wednesday’s looking partly sunny and continued unseasonably cold with highs only in the upper 20s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 56 and a low of 33.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 45 and lows of 31.
The record high was 70°F in 2006 (we had a high of 68).
The record low was 7°F in 1924.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:50 AM EST
Sunset: 16:23 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 35m
Length of Day: 9h 32m
Tomorrow will be 2m12s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 24d 13h old with 24% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:38 AM EST
Moonset: 13:55 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

One of the bluebird boxes in our front field waits at the start of another winter…

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/4000″ exposure.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

An oak leaf and twigs caught in pond ice

An oak leaf and twigs caught in pond ice

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:10AM it’s currently 31 degrees under overcasts skies. Winds are out of the south at 2-4 mph. Relative humidity is 73%, dewpoint 23, barometric pressure 30.28″. We still have a scattered inch or so of snow on the ground. Yesterday’s high was 34, and the overnight low was 28.

Forecast:

We’ll see cloudy skies today with highs in the upper 30s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with a chance of snow showers mainly after midnight as a complex an messy low pressure system and associated cold front approach the region from the Great Lakes. Temperatures will remain near steady in the upper 20s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 50%.

Monday morning should dish up a messy mix of snow or rain in the morning, changing to rain or sleet in the afternoon as the front moves through. Snow and sleet accumulations should be a dusting to 2 inches. Highs will be in the upper 30s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Monday night will bring more rain and a chance of snow with additional light snow accumulations overnight. Lows will be in the mid 20s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

More arctic cold will move in Tuesday bringing cloudy skies with highs only in the upper 20s and southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Tuesday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 20.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 56 and a low of 32.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 45 and lows of 31.
The record high was 73°F in 1989.
The record low was 6°F in 1933.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:49 AM EST
Sunset: 16:24 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 37m
Length of Day: 9h 34m
Tomorrow will be 2m14s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 23d 15h old with 32% illumination.
Moonrise: 0:39 AM EST
Moonset: 13:28 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Our pond froze over yesterday—right about the same time as last year.

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120m lens @ 120mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/160″ exposure.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Yesterday morning's snowfall on spruce

Yesterday morning’s snowfall on spruce

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently a brisk 23 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint 20, barometric pressure 30.24” and rising. We picked up a 0.25” dusting of snow in the past 24hrs and have about an inch of snow on the ground. Yesterday’s high was 35, and the overnight low was 21.

Forecast:

High pressure is currently building into the region and will help to deliver cool and dry conditions for the next 36 hours or so. We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning becoming clear later in the day. Highs will only be in the lower 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become mostly cloudy. Lows will be in the lower 20s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph after midnight.

A cold front will be moving into the Great Lakes early Sunday bringing cloudy skies and slight chance of snow showers in the morning, then a slight chance of rain or snow showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the upper 20s with south winds 10 to 15 mph.

The aforementioned low will move across the region Monday along with a coastal low moving up the New England seaboard. We could see snow or rain from this combined system with light snow accumulations possible. At this time the nature of the precipitation is still up in the air. Highs will be in the mid 30s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Monday night snow is likely with additional light snow accumulations possible. Lows will be in the mid 20s. Chance of snow is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 53 and a low of 27.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 46 and lows of 31.
The record high was 67°F in 1956.
The record low was 9°F in 1933.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:47 AM EST
Sunset: 16:24 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 39m
Length of Day: 9h 37m
Tomorrow will be 2m16s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 22d 14h old with 42% illumination.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 13:00 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Yesterday’s 3″ of fluffy snow decorated the spruce trees along our driveway quite nicely.

Sony RX100M3, ISO 1600, f/2.8, 1/2000″ exposure

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