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Friday, May 27, 2016

apple-blossoms

Apple blossoms on one of the wild trees along Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 61 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 61, barometric pressure 29.97” and falling slowly. We picked up 0.06” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 81, and the overnight low was 60.

Forecast:

Unseasonably warm and humid weather and occasional convection triggered afernoon showers will be the rule through the Memorial Day weekend, with showers likely on Sunday and Monday.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 80s with south winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 60s with southwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Saturday should be partly sunny and dry as an upper level ridge crests over the region. Highs in the mid 80s (pushing 90 in warmer valley locations) and light and variable winds. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 60s and light and variable winds.

An upper level trough will swing through Sunday bringing showers and thunderstorms by the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%. Sunday night showers and thunderstorms are likely. Lows will be in the lower 60s. Chance of rain is 70%.

A cold front will move through the region Monday kicking off more showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will remain well above seasonal averages.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 86 and a low of 63.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 71 and lows of 49.
The record high was 91°F in 1944.
The record low was 28°F in 1969.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:13 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:25 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 21m
Length of Day: 15h 11m
Tomorrow will be 1m36s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 20d 15h old with 72% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:09 AM EDT
Moonset: 10:30 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

It’s looking like another good year for apples this time around. Many of the wild apple trees on our property have had prodigious blooms. There’s more cider in our future!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 150mm, ISO 800, f/5, 1/2000″ exposure.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

white-trillium

Large-flowered trillium blooming near Monkton Ridge

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 51 degrees under party cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 50, barometric pressure 30.11” and rising slowly. We picked up a just a trace of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 83, and the overnight low was 48.

Forecast:

We can expect dry weather for much of the day today with above normal temperatures and plenty of sunshine. An upper level trough will move across the region tonight and bringing increasing moisture and the threat of showers and a few thunderstorms overnight. The Memorial Day weekend will then feature above normal temperatures, more humid conditions, and the threat for afternoon
and evening convection triggered showers and thunderstorms.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be around 60 with light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly around 10 mph after midnight.

Friday should be partly sunny with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 80s with southwest winds around 10 mph in the morning, becoming light and variable. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 60s and light and variable winds.

Saturday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s to near 90 with light and variable winds. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 86 and a low of 61. We picked up 0.15″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 70 and lows of 49.
The record high was 92°F in 2010 (we had a high of 88).
The record low was 32°F in 1969.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:14 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:24 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 19m
Length of Day: 15h 09m
Tomorrow will be 1m37s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 19d 15h old with 81% illuminaiton.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 9:28 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Large-flowered Trillium (a.k.a. White Wake Robin) blooms in rich lime soils in our region especially near Lake Champlain. There’s a stretch along the Monkton Ridge Road that has several batches and they’re in full bloom now. The new flowers are crisp white and slowly take on a pinkish hue as the flowers age. The flowers can remain open for two to three weeks!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 30mm macro lens, ISO 400, f/9, 1/1300″ exposure.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

wild-oats

Wild oats in bloom along the Mailbox Trail

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 57 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 57, barometric pressure 29.96” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 79, and the overnight low was 46.

Forecast:

A cold front will move into the area this afternoon and enhance the potential for thunderstorms, some of which could produce gusty winds. Dry weather is expected on Thursday, but increasing moisture through the Memorial Day weekend
will combine with the above normal temperatures to bring about chances for afternoon and evening showers or thunderstorms.

We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon as the front crossed the region. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds, becoming westerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight, then mostly clear after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds until midnight. Lows will be in the lower 50s with northwest winds around 10 mph.

Thursday should be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 50s with southeast winds around 10 mph.

Friday’s looking partly sunny with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the lower 80s with south winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 71 and a low of 41.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 70 and lows of 48.
The record high was 91°F in 1946.
The record low was 28°F in 1956.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:15 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:23 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 17m
Length of Day: 15h 08m
Tomorrow will be 1m42s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 18d 16h old with 88% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:27 PM EDT
Moonset: 8:30 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Wild oats are a lovely pendant flower that grows low to the ground and blooms this time of year. There are sections of the Mailbox Trail that are carpeted with these fine blooms.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

fiddlehead

A Fiddlehead unfurls in the woods across Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 52 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 50, barometric pressure 29.90”. Yesterday’s high was 78, and the overnight low was 44.

Forecast:

An upper level low just off the mid-Atlantic coast this morning will move northeast today into eastern Maine tonight. This will bring clouds to the area along with the threat of showers across Vermont and parts of the northern Adirondacks. Dry weather is expected Wednesday morning, but another upper level
disturbance will move across the area Wednesday afternoon and bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Above normal temperatures are expected today and Wednesday with highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.

We’ll see partly sunny skies with a slight chance of showers this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with a 40% chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Wednesday should start out partly sunny in the morning then become cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 50s with northwest winds around 10 mph.

Thursday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 78 and a low of 41.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 70 and lows of 48.
The record high was 88°F in 1991.
The record low was 28°F in 1963.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:16 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:22 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 16m
Length of Day: 15h 06m
Tomorrow will be 1m44s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 17d 16h old with 94% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:41 PM EDT
Moonset: 7:37 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Ferns are unfurling with force in the woods now. This fiddlehead is unwinding along the trail across Fargo Brook.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 30mm macro lens, ISO 640, f/4, 1/2500″ exposure.

Monday, May 23, 2016

wild-strawberry

Wild strawberry in bloom

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 52 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 52, barometric pressure 29.98” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.37” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 73, and the overnight low was 42.

Forecast:

High pressure will bring dry conditions with clear to partly cloudy skies and above normal temperatures today. An area of low pressure will lift northwards towards the New England coastline bringing increasing clouds and a chance for showers on Tuesday. High pressure will build into the region later in the week
bringing Summer-like weather with warm temperatures and a chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

We’ll see sunny skies this morning, then partly sunny skies later in the day. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds, becoming northerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight shoul be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be in the lower 50s with north winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Tuesday should be partly sunny with a 40% chance of showers mainly in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s and light and variable winds.

Wednesday’s looking partly sunny with a 30% chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 70s with west winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 61 and a low of 28.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 69 and lows of 48.
The record high was 91°F in 1975.
The record low was 31°F in 1935.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:16 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:21 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 13m
Length of Day: 15h 04m
Tomorrow will be 1m48s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 16d 16h old with 98% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:52 PM EDT
Moonset: 6:50 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Wild strawberry is flowering prodigiously along the paths by Fargo Brook. Looks like a good year for these little jewels!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 30mm macro lens, ISO 640, f/5.6, 1/1600″ exposure.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

foam-flower

Foam flower blooming across Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 53 degrees and drizzling lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 52 barometric pressure 29.86” and rising slowly. We picked up a 0.01” trace of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 76, and the overnight low was 52.

Forecast:

Scattered showers will be possible this afternoon aa low pressure off the coast of the Delmarva Peninsula slowly pushes northeastward towards the New England coastline. We’ll see cloudy skies this morning with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Showers will be likely this afternoon. Highs will be around 70 with light and variable winds, becoming northerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms until midnight, then become partly cloudy after midnight. Lows will be around 50 with northeast winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Monday should be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds becoming northerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Monday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 50s and northeast winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday’s looking partly sunny with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 58 and a low of 40.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 69 and lows of 47.
The record high was 93°F in 1977.
The record low was 31°F in 1936.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:17 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:20 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 11m
Length of Day: 15h 02m
Tomorrow will be 1m52s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 15d 16h old with near 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:58 PM EDT
Moonset: 6:08 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Delicate foam flower are in bloom now in the woods. We’ve got a nice batch of foam flowers across Fargo Brook.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 30mm macro lens, ISO 640, f/5.6, 1/1600″ exposure.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

broadleaf-toothwort

Broadleaf toothwort blooming along Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently 45 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 45, barometric pressure 30.11”. Yesterday’s high was 74, and the overnight low was 43.

Forecast:

High pressure continues today as an upper level trough approaching from the Ohio River Valley will bring increasing cloud cover during the day. The threat for showers will increase this evening with the highest threat on Sunday as the surface low moves through. Temperatures will to continue to be above average through the weekend with highs in the low to mid 70s and overnight lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then mostly cloudy skies this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 50s with light and variable winds.

Sunday should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning, then showers likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be around 50 with light and variable winds.

Monday’s looing mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70s and north winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 67 and a low of 34.

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 1m53s longer.

The Moon is the full “Flower” moon (Northeast Native American)
14d 15h old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:03 PM EDT
Moonset: 5:30 AM EDT
Other names for this month’s full moon include: “Milk” (Colonial American, English), “Bright” (Celtic), “Hare” (Medieval Wiccan), and “Grass” (Neo Pagan Wiccan).

About Today’s Photo:

The spring flower cavalcade continues! Broadleaf toothwort is a regular in certain places along Fargo Brook.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 30mm macro lens, IOS 640, f/5.6, 1/2000″ exposure.

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