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Sunday, May 21, 2017

bleeding-hearts

Bleeding hearts blooming in our ornamental garden

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:40AM it’s currently 56 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the west at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 56%, dewpoint 41, barometric pressure 30.37” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 64, and the overnight low was 34.

Forecast:

A ridge of high pressure aloft will crest over the region today providing dry conditions for most of the day. Clouds will increase throughout the day out ahead of a warm front and associated low pressure system approaching from the southwest. The low will bring overcast skies and periods of rain tonight into Monday morning. Rainfall amounts between one-quarter and one-half inch are generally expected across the region. Dry conditions will return on Tuesday with a brief period of surface high pressure, before a deepening longwave trough aloft approaches for the mid-week.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the upper 60s and southeast winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with chance of showers until midnight, then showers likely after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 40s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Monday showers are likely. Highs will be in the upper 50s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 40s with south winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday’s looking partly sunny and warmer with highs in the lower 70s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 76 and a low of 43.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 69 and lows of 47.
The record high was 92°F in 1911.
The record low was 29°F in 1964.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:18 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:19 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 09m
Length of Day: 15h 00m
Tomorrow will be 1m54s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 24.5 days old with 26% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:05 AM EDT
Moonset: 3:14 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

A close look at bleeding hearts blooming in our ornamental garden reveals tiny droplets trapped in the white bits below the main bloom. Lovely!

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro, ISO 1250, f/4, 1/1000″ exposure.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

foam-flower

Foamflower blooming along Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 46 degrees under clear skies. Winds are out of the north at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 74%, dewpoint 38, barometric pressure 30.35” and rising rapidly. Yesterday’s high was 70, and the overnight low was 33.

Forecast:

High pressure will deliver dry and below normal temperatures today and tonight. Low pressure moving out of the Ohio River valley will bring showers late Sunday afternoon and evening. The chance for rain showers will continue Monday and Monday evening. Tuesday will see a brief return of surface high pressure.

We’ll see sunny skies today with highs in the lower 60s and north winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be clear with lows in the upper 30s and north winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Sunday should start out partly sunny with highs around 70 and light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Sunday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the upper 40s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Monday showers are likely. Highs will only be in the upper 50s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 74 and a low of 38.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 69 and lows of 47.
The record high was 91°F in 1975.
The record low was 30°F in 2002 (we had a low of 31.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:19 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:18 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 07m
Length of Day: 14h 58m
Tomorrow will be 1m57s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 23.4 days old with 36% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:34 AM EDT
Moonset: 2:05 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia – a.k.a. Heartleaf Foamflower, False Miterwort, Coalwort, Coolwort, False Bitterroot) are in bloom now, part of the “second wave” of native wildflowers after the first spring ephemerals. Look for it in shady woodland locations–it’s hard to miss!

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro, ISO 1250, f/13, 1/100″ exposure.

Friday, May 19, 2017

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A close-up look at an apple blossom

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 64 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint 60, barometric pressure 29.76” and risings slowly. Yesterday’s high was was a sizzling 92, and the overnight low was 59.

Forecast:

A cold front will push across the region today brining the possibility of a few scattered rain showers this morning. High pressure will then build in bringing much cooler and drier weather by midday with some patchy frost possible overnight in the coldest hollows of the ‘Dacks and Northeast Kingdom. Low pressure moving out of the Ohio River valley and an associated warm front will bring scattered showers on Sunday evening with temperatures returning to near normal.

We’ll see partly sunny skies with a 20% chance of showers this morning. Highs will be in the mid 60s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 30s and north winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday should be sunny with highs around 60 and north winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be clear with lows in the lower 40s and light and variable winds.

Sunday’s looking partly sunny and warmer with highs around 70 and southeast winds around 10 mph. Sunday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the upper 40s. Chance of rain is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 69 and a low of 42.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 68 and lows of 46.
The record high was 91°F in 1989. High temperature records were broken region wide yesterday for a second day with Burlington hitting 93.
The record low was 31°F in 1987.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:20 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:16 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 04m
Length of Day: 14h 56m
Tomorrow will be 2m1s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 22.4 days old with 47% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:02 AM EDT
Moonset: 12:58 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Getting in close to an apple blossom blooming by Fargo Brook, the details of its design are revealed. Pale yellow anthers surround slender light green pistils, while petals blush pink.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 400, f/11, 1/640″ exposure.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

dandelion

Looking closely at a dandelion

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 62 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 61, barometric pressure 29.82” and steady. Yesterday’s high was a simmering 89, and the overnight low was 57.

Forecast:

We’ve got another hot day on tap with near record high temperatures expected today, along with gusty southwest winds, especially the Saint Lawrence valley. The heat will help to fuel strong to locally severe thunderstorms late this afternoon into the overnight hours as a cold front pushes through the region. High pressure will deliver much cooler and drier conditions on Friday into the upcoming weekend with the threat of some frost Friday night in the coldest hollows of northern New York and northern Vermont.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 80s to low 90s in valley locations with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall. Lows will be in the mid 50s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gustting up to 30 mph until midnight.

Friday should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers in the morning then becoming partly sunny. It’ll be less humid and seasonable with highs in the mid 60s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday night should be clear with lows in the upper 30s and north winds 10 to 15 mph. Some frost might occur in the coldest hollows of northern New York and northern Vermont.

Saturday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s and north winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 64 and a low of 37.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 68 and lows of 46.
The record high was 89°F in 1962.
The record low was 29°F in 1983.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:21 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:15 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 02m
Length of Day: 14h 54m
Tomorrow will be 2m3s longer.

The Moon is in its last quarter, 21.4 days old with 57% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:28 AM EDT
Moonset: 11:55 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Dandelions are blooming prodigiously this time of year. Looking in close at the structure of the flower I like the tiny, curling stigma in the florets.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 400, f/11, 1/125″ exposure.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

apple-blossom

Apple blossoms opening in our back yard

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently a balmy 63 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 65%, dewpoint 51, barometric pressure 29.89” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 74, and the overnight low was 49.

Forecast:

Strong high pressure will build over the region today into Thursday bringing gusty southwest winds and warm to hot temperatures for this time of year. A cold front will move in later Thursday into Thursday night bringing scattered showers and thunderstorms. A few of the storms may be locally strong to severe. Behind the front, cooler, drier weather will return by Friday afternoon into the upcoming
weekend.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today. It’ll be warmer with highs in the mid 80s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 60s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph, gusting up to 30 mph until midnight.

Thursday should be partly sunny with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 80s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Thursday night showers and thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall. Lows will be in the mid 50s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Friday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be around 60 with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Friday night should be mostly clear with lows around 40.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 50 and a low of 31.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 68 and lows of 46.
The record high was 90°F in 1977.
The record low was 29°F in 1957.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:22 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:14 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 00m
Length of Day: 14h 52m
Tomorrow will be 2m5s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 20.5 days old with 67% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:51 AM EDT
Moonset: 10:54 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

We have several wild apple trees around out property, most likely cultivated by deer eating the fruit and depositing the seeds around the fields over the years. Two trees in our back yard down by Fargo Brook are in full bloom and look to produce a bumper crop of apples.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 400, f/6.3, 1/1000″ exposure.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

large-flower-bellwort

Large-flowered bellwort

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 37 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 36, barometric pressure 30.05” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.02” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 46, and the overnight low was 36.

Forecast:

The upper level low that’s been stuck over the region for the past week will finally begin to shift offshore today leading to a decrease in clouds and shower activity. A weak ridge of high pressure will build in over the next 24hrs allowing temperatures to moderate back towards normal by the weekend. The next chance for significant rain will arrive Saturday as deepening low pressure tracks into the offshore New England waters.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a slight chance of rain showers east in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 50s with north winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers until midnight, then become partly cloudy after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 30s with north winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Thursday should be partly sunny with highs in the upper 50s and north winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 40s and east winds around 10 mph.

Friday’s looking mostly cloudy with highs in the lower 60s. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 67 and a low of 29. We picked up 0.02″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 65 and lows of 43.
The record high was 89°F in 2007 (we had a high of 87).
The record low was 25°F in 1947.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:30 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:06 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 42m
Length of Day: 14h 36m
Tomorrow will be 2m21s longer.

The Moon is full “Flower” moon (Northeast Native American)
14.2 days old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:52 PM EDT
Moonset: 5:45 AM EDT
Other names for this month’s moon include: “Milk” (Colonial American, English), “Bright” (Celtic), “Hare” (Medieval Wiccan), and “Grass” (Neo Pagan Wiccan).

About Today’s Photo:

We came across several patches of large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora) while walking the Lamoille River Rail Trail in St. Johnsburly last weekend. This relative of sessile bellwort is noticeably larger with twisted flower petals.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 37mm, ISO 800, f/9, 1/125″ exposure.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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Bloodroot and a rusted tin can

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 36 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 35, barometric pressure 29.97” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.06” of rain in the past 24hrs along with a few snow-ish flurries yesterday afternoon. Snow has made it down to the 2600’-3000’ level in the hills around Camel’s Hump. Yesterday’s high was 45, and the overnight low was 33.

Forecast:

The large, slow moving upper-level low pressure system sprawled across the northeastern US and southeastern Canada will continue to deliver mostly cloudy
conditions to the region over the next several days. We’ll see isolated to scattered showers daily and below average temperatures. The deep blocking low pressure system over the north Atlantic that’s been keeping this system stalled over the region may finally give way by midweek, and temperatures will begin to moderate back towards near normal.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies skies today with a few breaks of sunshine possible. There will be scattered snow showers and isolated rain showers this morning. Highs will only be in the upper 40s with light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with isolated rain showers until midnight. Lows will be in the lower 30s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Wednesday should be partly sunny with highs in the lower 50s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s and north winds around 10 mph.

Thursday’s looking mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 50s and north winds around 10. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 32.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 65 and lows of 43.
The record high was 92°F in 1979.
The record low was 28°F in 1950.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:31 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:05 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 40m
Length of Day: 14h 34m
Tomorrow will be 2m25s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 13.3 days old with 97% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:53 PM EDT
Moonset: 5:16 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I couldn’t resist the juxtaposition of these lovely bloodroot blossoms and the rusted tin can that we came across the other day while walking along the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail in St. Johnsbury.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 81mm, ISO 800, f/9, 1/250″ exposure.