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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Korean mountain ash berries ripening

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently a balmy 67 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 66, barometric pressure 29.65”. We’ve picked up 0.13” of rain so far today. Yesterday’s high was 71, and the overnight low was 62.

This morning in North Hero it’s currently 65 degrees and raining under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 10-12 mph. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 63, barometric pressure 29.59”. We’ve picked up 0.23” of rain so far today. Yesterday’s high was 67, and the overnight low was 64.


Forecast:

We’ve got a change in the weather coming. Low pressure approaching from the Great Lakes lifted a warm front through the region overnight bringing a continuation of mild temperatures and some early morning showers. The low will swing a strong cold front through the region this afternoon. A narrow band of showers and isolated thunderstorms is expected to develop out ahead of the front across the northern ‘Dacks by early afternoon and move east across Vermont later this afternoon. We can expect strong, gusty winds and heavy downpours with these showers and storms. Much colder air will move in behind the front for Sunday and Monday as the low drops into northern New England bringing scattered showers both days and maybe even a few snow showers over the higher terrain on Monday. Highs Monday and Tuesday will struggle to make it into the low 50s. 

We’ll see cloudy skies today with an 80% chance of showers with thunderstorm possible after 5pm. Highs will be near 73 with south winds 6-16 mph in Huntington and 20-25 mph in North Hero. Rainfall amounts between 0.25″-0.50″ are possible. Tonight should be cloudy with showers. Lows will be around 50 with west winds around 9-12 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80% with rainfall amounts between 0.25″-0.50″ possible.

Sunday should be partly sunny with a 30% chance of afternoon showers. Highs will be near 59 with west winds 7-10 mph. Rainfall amounts of less than 0.10″ are possible. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be around 43 with northwest winds 5-8 mph in Huntington and 9-13 mph in North Hero.

Monday should be mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Highs will be near 50 with northwest winds 6-9 mph in Huntington and 11-15 in North Hero. Chance of precipitation is 40% with rainfall amounts of less than 0.10″ expected. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows will be around 40 with west winds 7-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40% with rainfall amounts of less than 0.10″ expected.


Almanac:

Last year on this date in Huntington we had a high of 59 and a low of 43. We picked up 0.85″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 42 and a high of 59.
The record low was 24 in 1978.
The record high was 84 in 1947.

The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 94.23′.
The water temperature is 64˚.


Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:08AM
Sunset: 6:05PM
Length of day: 10:57:06
Today will be 2:57 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10.6 days old with 81% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:55PM
Moonset: 2:32AM


About Today’s Photo:

We’ve moved back to Huntington for the season so you’ll start to see some more photos from this lovely part of the world! The Korean mountain ash in our front yard has set its berries and they’re ripening nicely. These will provide valuable nutrition for birds later this fall and into the winter. 

Sony A7II, Sony 90mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/6.3, 1/25″ exposure. 

Friday, October 15, 2021

A young yellow-rumped warbler in the cedars

Morning Observation:

This morning in North Hero at 7:25AM it’s currently 62 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 5-7 mph. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 60, barometric pressure 29.83”. Yesterday’s high was 68, and the overnight low was 62.

This morning in Huntington it’s currently 55 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 54, barometric pressure 29.87”. Yesterday’s high was 69, and the overnight low was 54.


Forecast:

We’ve got another warm albeit cloudy day on tap for today. We’ll see a few showers across the region this afternoon, and temperatures will continue to remain above normal with highs in the upper 60s. Low pressure tracking out of the Great Lakes on Saturday will bring a noticeable change to the weather Saturday as it drags a strong cold front across the area during the afternoon hours on Saturday. Temperatures will continue to be above normal on Saturday, but expect showers and a few thunderstorms as the cold front moves through. Some of showers and storms may produce brief periods of gusty winds and heavy downpours. On Sunday, temperatures will be closer to seasonal norms—in the upper 50s to low 60s—with isolated to scattered showers. Temperatures will trend a bit below seasonal norms to start the week with a slight warming trend heading into the end of the week.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a 20% chance of showers this afternoon. Highs will be near 69 with south winds 3-7 mph in Huntington and 8-12 mph in North Hero. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be around 62 with south winds 6-8 mph.

Saturday should be cloudy with an 80% chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Highs will be near 72 with south winds 11-18 mph in Huntington and 25-31 mph in North Hero. Rainfall amounts between 0.25″-0.50″ are possible. Saturday night should be cloudy with showers. Lows will be around 50 with south winds 9-13 mph in Huntington and 14-22 in North Hero. Chance of precipitation is 100% with rainfall amounts between 0.25″-0.50″ possible.

Sunday should be partly sunny with a 30% chance of scattered afternoon showers. Highs will be near 58 with west wind 8-10 mph. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be around 42 with west winds 7-10 mph.


Almanac:

Last year on this date in Huntington we had a high of 80 and a low of 37 (quite the spread!)

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 42 and a high of 59.
The record low was 24 in 1980.
The record high was 80 in 2014 (we had a high of 81).

The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 94.20′.
The water temperature is 63˚.

It’s worth noting that we’re on the cusp of breaking some records for latest first freezes of the season as longterm forecasts don’t really see a strong cool-down for the rest of the month. Here’s some data:

Latest first freeze on record:
Burlington – 11/1/1920
Massena – 10/23/2013
Plattsburgh – 10/31/1975
Montpelier – 10/31/1975
Mount Mansfield – 10/6/2011 (still no freeze atop Mt. Mansfield this year)


Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:07AM
Sunset: 6:07PM
Length of day: 11:00:03
Today will be 2:57 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9.6 days old with 73% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:32PM
Moonset: 1:20AM


About Today’s Photo:

This (and several other) little yellow-rumped warbler has been busily hunting in the cedars along the shore here for the past several  days, going after insects and eating the cedar cone seeds. It was a little difficult IDing this guy as adult plumage is much more distinctive featuring greys and blacks along with the yellow patches. Turns out this is a juvenile warbler.

Sony A7II, Sony 24-240mm lens @ 240mm, ISO 1250, f/6.3, 1/600″ exposure.   

Thursday, October 14, 2021

A group of small mushrooms on a cedar stump

Morning Observation:

This morning in North Hero at 7:30AM it’s currently 62 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 60, barometric pressure 29.90”. We picked up 0.12” of rain yesterday. Yesterday’s high was 69, and the overnight low was 62.

This morning in Huntington it’s currently 59 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 59, barometric pressure 29.93”. We’ve picked up just of 0.01” trace of rain today. Yesterday’s high was 74, low 59.


Forecast:

We’ve got another unseasonably warm albeit cloudy day on tap today. Highs will climb into the upper 60s to low 70s, but a surface inversion should keep clouds hanging around for most of the day. After another mild night tonight, a warm front will lift through the region Friday morning bringing scattered rain showers with continued mild temperatures. A strong cold front will move through the region Saturday into Sunday morning bringing widespread moderate rainfall and gusty south winds. Behind the front, temperatures will moderate back to seasonal or slightly below seasonal levels for the beginning of next week.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a 20% chance of morning showers. Highs will be near 68 with west winds 3-6 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a low around 60 and light and variable winds.

Friday should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. Highs will be near 70 with south winds 5-9 mph in Huntington and 8-16 mph in North Hero. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be around 61 with south winds 7-10 mph in Huntington and 13-20 mph in North Hero.

Saturday should be mostly cloudy with a 70% chance of showers. Highs will be near 70 with south winds 13-16 mph in Huntington and 24-28 mph in North Hero. Rainfall amounts between 0.25″-0.50″ are possible. Saturday night should be cloudy with showers. Lows will be around 50 with south winds 8-13 mph in Huntington and 13-20 mph in North Hero. Chance of precipitation is 80% with rainfall amounts between 0.50”-0.75” possible.


Almanac:

Last year on this date in Huntington we had a high of 66 and a low of 36. We picked up 0.01″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 42 and a high of 60.
The record low was 24 in 1993.
The record high was 79 in 2014 (we had a high of 77).

The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 94.22′.
The water temperature is 63˚.


Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:06AM
Sunset: 6:09PM
Length of day: 11:03:01
Today will be 2:58 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8.6 days old with 62% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:01PM
Moonset: 12:07AM


About Today’s Photo:

A cedar stump along one of our paths sports a nice crop of little bonnet mushrooms. Staghorn and British Soldier lichens enhances the scene.

Sony A7II, Sony 90mm macro lens, ISO 80, f/16, 1/200″ exposure.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Still-life with fish skin & cedar sprig

Morning Observation:

This morning in North Hero at 8:00AM it’s currently 62 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 8-10 mph. Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint 57, barometric pressure 29.94”. Yesterday’s high was 69, and the overnight low was 61.

This morning in Huntington it’s currently 52 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 52, barometric pressure 29.99”. Yesterday’s high was 77, and the overnight low was 49.


Forecast:

After a mostly sunny start to the day, clouds will be on the increase later this morning as a decaying upper level trough passes north of the International border. We’ll see some scattered rain showers later this morning through the afternoon with rainfall totals of less than a .10″ expected. Thursday is looking dry and mild. Deep low pressure over the western plains will lift northward into central Canada on Friday lifting a warm front through our region Friday bringing additional showers Friday night. The low will then drag a cold front through our region Saturday bringing widespread moderate rainfall late Saturday into Sunday. Temperatures through Saturday will remain a good 10 degrees above normal but will trend back towards normal temperatures behind the cold front on Sunday.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies this morning, giving way to clouds this afternoon and a 30% chance of showers this afternoon. Highs will be near 70 with south winds 3-7 mph in Huntington and 8-16 mph in North Hero. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be around 58 with south winds 7-9 mph.

Thursday should be mostly cloudy with a high near 70 and northwest winds 3-7 mph. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 60 and light and variable winds.

Friday should be mostly cloudy with a high near 70 and south winds 5-9 mph. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers late. Lows will be around 58 with south winds around 8-10 mph.


Almanac:

Last year on this date in Huntington we had a high of 52 and a low of 46. We picked up 0.19″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 43 and a high of 60.
The record low was 26 in 2012 (we had a low of 24).
The record high was 81 in 1995.

The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 94.23′.
The water temperature is 63˚.


Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:04AM
Sunset: 6:10PM
Length of day: 11:05:59
Today will be 2:58 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 7.6 days old with 52% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:21PM
No Moonset


About Today’s Photo:

I came across this little still-life scene while walking the beach the other day. The prehistoric texture of the carp skin contrasts well with the grey stone while the sprig of cedar adds a dash of color.

Sony A7II, Sony 90mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/10, 1/150″ exposure. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Shelf fungi in the woods

Morning Observation:

This morning in North Hero at 7:25AM it’s currently 60 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 7-9 mph. Relative humidity is 89%, dewpoint 57, barometric pressure 30.07”. Yesterday’s high was 67, and the overnight low was 60.

This morning in Huntington it’s currently 49 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 49, barometric pressure 30.11”. Yesterday’s high was 74, and the overnight low was 49.


Forecast:

High pressure is still in charge over New England and will continue our stretch of unseasonably warm temperatures right through the rest of the week with high temperatures each day in the 70s. A weakening surface trough will slide through on Wednesday bringing a slight chance of scattered showers on Wednesday, and another low will cross north of the region Thursday night into Friday bringing a slight chance of showers. The best chance for rainfall will arrive Saturday night through Sunday morning as a more organized low drags a series of fronts through the region. A return to more seasonable temperatures is expected for early next week.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with a high near 75 and south winds around 5 mph in Huntington and 10-16 mph in North Hero. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 56 and south winds 3-7 mph in Huntington and 16-21 mph in North Hero.

Wednesday should be mostly sunny with a high near 73 and south winds 5-9 mph in Huntington and 10-16 mph in North Hero. There’s a slight chance of afternoon showers north. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 58 and light south winds.

Thursday should be mostly cloudy with a high near 70 with northwest winds around 5 mph. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers late. Lows will be around 58 with light south winds.


Almanac:

Last year on this date in Huntington we had a high of 58 and a low of 29.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 43 and a high of 61.
The record low was 22 in 1964.
The record high was 81 in 1949.

The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 94.23′.
The water temperature is 63˚.


Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:03AM
Sunset: 6:12PM
Length of day: 11:08:58
Today will be 2:59 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is in its first quarter, 6.5 days old with 41% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:30PM
Moonset: 10:57PM


About Today’s Photo:

It’s definitely mushroom season in the woods these days. We’ve seen a wide variety of ‘shrooms including these lovely shelf fungi (A.K.A. bracket fungi or polypore fungi). Polypores grow in a many shapes, sizes, and colors, and you’ll find them clinging to the sides of rotting logs and trees.

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Monday, October 11, 2021

Cedar on shale

Morning Observation:

This morning in North Hero at 7:30AM it’s currently 60 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are out of the south at 11-13 mph. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint 56, barometric pressure 30.08”. Yesterday’s high was 65, and the overnight low was 60.

This morning in Huntington it’s currently 47 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 46, barometric pressure 30.14”. Yesterday’s high was 67, and the overnight low was 46.


Forecast:

We’ve got a couple of very nice fall days ahead of us courtesy of high pressure which will be over the region through Tuesday. We’ll see sunny skies and daytime highs pushing the upper 70s in valley locations both days. A weak front will bring just a chance of rain on Wednesday with mild and dry conditions expected for the end of the week. The next best chance for widespread precipitation will likely hold off till next weekend.

We’ll see party sunny skies today with a high near 70 and south winds 3-5 mph in Huntington and 7-10 mph in North Hero. Tonight should be mostly clear with a low around 55 and south winds around 6 mph in Huntington and 14-16 mph in North Hero.

Tuesday should be mostly sunny with a high near 74 and south winds around 5 mph in Huntington and 9-14 mph in North Hero. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 54 and south winds 6-10 mph.

Wednesday should be mostly sunny with a 30% chance of afternoon showers. Highs will be near 71 with south winds 7-10 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be around 58 with light west winds.


Almanac:

Last year on this date in Huntington we had a high of 52 and a low of 30.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 43 and a high of 61.
The record low was 24 in 1993.
The record high was 85 in 1949.

The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 94.22′.
The water temperature is 62˚.


Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:02AM
Sunset: 6:14PM
Length of day: 11:11:57
Today will be 2:59 shorter than yesterday.


About Today’s Photo:

The red squirrels have been at work snipping the ends of white cedar branches to more easily get to the seed-packed cones on the ground. This little sprig landed on the slate of the beach. I can’t help but contemplate the contrast of something so “today” as the green cedar with the millions of “yesterdays” represented in the grey layers of sediments in the shale.

Sony A7II, Sony 90mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/8, 1/500″ exposure. 

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Still life with beaver scat and zebra mussels

Morning Observation:

This morning in North Hero at 7:35AM it’s currently 57 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 11-13 mph. Relative humidity is 80%, dewpoint 51, barometric pressure 30.19”. Yesterday’s high was 65, and the overnight low was 57.

This morning in Huntington it’s currently 48 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 47, barometric pressure 30.24”. Yesterday’s high was 65, and the overnight low was 47.


Forecast:

High pressure remains anchored over the Canadian maritimes this morning helping to generate a steady south to southeast winds and dry conditions across the region. A few showers are possible across northern New York this morning out ahead of a weak system that will cross Québec today, but Vermont should remain dry with skies clearing out this afternoon and highs in the mid 60s. Dry conditions will continue into the new week with temperatures bumping into the upper 70s on Tuesday and Wednesday. The next chance for showers arrives on Wednesday as a weak shortwave trough moves through bringing some light rain.

We’ll see cloudy skies this morning, becoming mostly sunny this afternoon. Highs will be near 65 with south winds 7-10 mph in Huntington and 15-20 mph in North Hero. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 55 and south winds 7-9 mph in Huntington and 16-18 mph in North Hero.

Monday should be mostly sunny with a high near 72 and south winds 3-6 mph in Huntington and 9-13 mph in North Hero. Monday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 55 and south winds around 6 mph in Huntington and 9-14 mph in North Hero.

Tuesday’s looking sunny with a high near 75 and south winds 7-13 in North Hero. Tuesday night should be mostly clear with a low around 57 and south winds 3–6 mph in Huntington and 8-11 mph in North Hero.


Almanac:

Last year on this date in Huntington we had a high of 74 and a low of 48. We picked up 0.64″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 44 and a high of 61.
The record low was 25 in 1943.
The record high was 82 in 2018 (we had a high of 81).

The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 94.25′.
The water temperature is 63˚.


Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:01AM
Sunset: 6:15πµ
Length of day: 11:14:57
Today will be 2:59 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4 days old with 20% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:13PM
Moonset: 9:02PM


About Today’s Photo:

In yesterday’s post I featured a shot of the beaver that I saw cruising past our cove. I found a spot along the shore where it seems that that (or some other) beaver likes to stop and relieve itself on a regular basis as there were several piles of scat, ah, scattered along the shore. A good look at the composition of the scat leaves little doubt who deposited it, as it looks like compacted sawdust. A clutch of zebra mussel shells fills out the photo’s composition.

Sony A7II, Sony 90mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/8, 1/1600″ exposure.  

Saturday, October 9, 2021

A beaver glides through our cove

Morning Observation:

This morning in North Hero at 7:30AM it’s currently 59 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 15-20 mph. Relative humidity is 76%, dewpoint 51, barometric pressure 30.22”. Yesterday’s high was 70, and the overnight low was 59.

This morning in Huntington it’s currently 54 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 3-5 mph. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint 50, barometric pressure 30.27”. Yesterday’s high was 75, and the overnight low was 51.

Forecast:

Building high pressure over northern Maine will draw some slightly cooler maritime air into the North Country over the weekend with highs today and Sunday topping out in the low to mid 60s. A weakening upper level trough will swing through overnight tonight bringing additional clouds with maybe a few stray sprinkles late Saturday night into Sunday across the St. Lawrence valley, otherwise mainly dry
conditions are expected with temperatures warming back into the 70s as we head into next week.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with a high near 65 and south winds around 11-16. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a low around 53 and south winds 7-9 mph in Huntington and 10-16 in North Hero.

Sunday should start out cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny with a high near 64 and south winds 10-15 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 54 and south winds 6-9 mph in Huntington and 10-15 mph in North Hero.

Monday should be mostly sunny with a high near 73 and south winds 5-10 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 56 and south winds around 8-10 mph.


Almanac:

Last year on this date in Huntington we had a high of 60 and a low of 25.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 44 and a high of 62.
The record low was 24 in 1963.
The record high was 80 in 2018 (we had a high of 80).

The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 94.31′.
The water temperature is 64˚.


Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:59AM
Sunset: 6:17PM
Length of day: 11:17:57
Today will be 3:00 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3 days old with 11% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:54AM
Moonset: 8:19PM


About Today’s Photo:

The other day, a beaver made its way around our neighbor’s point, across the mouth of our cove, and down around the point to our southwest—a swim of a good quarter mile or so. Not sure where it was headed, but I’ve seen signs of beaver frequently including some ambitious chewing of large cottonwoods along the shore and some sawdust filled scats. I’m guessing that the critter’s lodge is somewhere in the swamp west of the City Bay causeway. Quite the range for this aquatic rodent!

Sony A7II, Sigma 100-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/250″ exposure. 

 

Friday, October 8, 2021

Looking south along Knight Island’s eastern shore

Morning Observation:

This morning in North Hero at 7:40AM it’s currently 57 degrees under clear skies. Winds are out of the south at 1-2 mph. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 56, barometric pressure 30.15”. Yesterday’s high was 66, and the overnight low was 56.

This morning in Huntington it’s currently 46 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 45, barometric pressure 30.18”. Yesterday’s high was 72, and the overnight low was 45.


Forecast:

We’ve got another lovely fall day on tap courtesy of high pressure well ensconced over New England. Any valley fog this morning will burn off in the next couple hours to clear skies and above normal temperatures. A backdoor cold front will push some cooler and moister maritime air westward into eastern portions of region later this evening with a slight chance of showers or drizzle possible in these areas. Near normal temperatures and somewhat cloudier conditions are expected over the weekend with unseasonable warmth on Monday and Tuesday. Slightly cooler temperatures and a few showers may be seen midweek, but temperatures will remain above normal for mid October.

We’ll see sunny skies today with a high near 70 and light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 50 and southeast winds 7-13 mph in Huntington and 13-18 mph in North Hero.

Saturday should be partly sunny with a high near 64 and south winds 9-13 mph in Huntington and 18 mph in North Hero. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 48 in Huntington and 54 in North Hero with south winds 8-10 mph in Huntington and 16-18 mph in North Hero.

Sunday’s looking mostly cloudy with a high near 64 and south winds around 8 mph in Huntington and 13-16 mph in North Hero. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 51 and south winds around 8 mph in Huntington and 15 mph in North Hero.


Almanac:

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

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 44 and a high of 62.
The record low was 22 in 1964.
The record high was 80 in 2017 (we had a high of 77).

The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 94.35′.
The water temperature is 64˚.


Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:58AM
Sunset: 6:19PM
Length of day: 11:20:57
Today will be 3:00 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2 days old with 5% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:32AM
Moonset: 7:45PM


About Today’s Photo:

Robin & I paddled across the glass-still waters to Knight Island State Park the other day and walked the trails. We’d paddle around the island several times this summer and even skied over to it last winter, but we’d never taken the time to explore all the trails and campsites on the ground. It’s a lovely place with some tall cliffs along the eastern shore. This view shows some of those cliffs and a bit of fall color.

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Thursday, October 7, 2021

The sun makes a brief appearance beneath this morning’s fog layer

Morning Observation:

This morning in North Hero at 7:10AM it’s currently 54 degrees and foggy. Winds are out of the south at 5-7 mph. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 53, barometric pressure 30.28”. Yesterday’s high was 69, and the overnight low was 54.

This morning in Huntington it’s currently 42 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 42, barometric pressure 30.31”. Yesterday’s high was 70, and the overnight low was 42.


Forecast:

We’ve got another lovely fall day on tap for today courtesy of high pressure which will control our weather through Friday. A backdoor cold front could pull a few stray showers into eastern portions of the  region on Saturday, but these showers will be few and far between. Highs today and Friday should push into the upper 60s and low 70s with slightly cooler temperatures expected for the upcoming weekend. Temperatures should warm into the mid to possibly upper 70s by Tuesday.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with a high near 68 with south winds 5-8 mph this morning becoming calm in the afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 53 and southwest winds 5-10 mph becoming light northwest after midnight.

Friday should be mostly sunny with a high near 70 and northeast winds around 5 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 53 and south winds 6-13 mph.

Saturday should be partly sunny with a high near 64 and south winds around 10 mph in Huntington and 14-16 mph in North Hero. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 47 in Huntington and 55 in North Hero with south winds around 8 mph in Huntington and 10-13 mph in North Hero .


Almanac:

Last year on this date in Huntington we had a high of 62 and a low of 47. We picked up 0.68″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 45 and a high of 63.
The record low was 25 in 1964.
The record high was 83 in 1963.

The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 94.35′.
The water temperature is 64˚.


Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:57AM
Sunset: 6:21PM
Length of day: 11:23:57
Today will be 3:00 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1 day old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:12AM
Moonset: 7:16PM


About Today’s Photo:

The sun made a brief and dazzling appearance this morning as it peeked from between the horizon and the thick layer of fog we have over the water right now. 

Sony A7II, Sony 24-240mm lens @ 24mm, ISO 1250, f/22, 1/100″ exposure