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Sunday, August 14, 2022

western-sunset

The sun touches the horizon over Jericho, NY

 Morning Observation:

This morning in North Hero at 6:50AM it’s currently 61 degrees under clear skies. Winds are out of the south at 3-4 mph. Relative humidity is 83%, dewpoint 56, barometric pressure 29.92”. Yesterday’s high was 77, and the overnight low was 60.

This morning in Huntington it’s currently 47 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 46, barometric pressure 30.09”. Yesterday’s high was 75, and the overnight low was 46.


Forecast:

Dry and comfortable weather will continue through the first part of the upcoming week as high pressure remains over the region. Increasing chances of showers will follow Tuesday through Thursday as a weak upper level flow allows for some terrain driven precipitation, but any showers will be spotty at best Tuesday and Wednesday with increasing chances on Thursday. Temperatures should be near or a bit below normal through the period then trend above normal from Friday heading into the weekend.

We’ll see sunny skies today with a high near 76 and south winds around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear with a low around 55 and south winds 3-5 mph.

Monday should be mostly sunny with a high near 78 and calm winds becoming northerly around 5 mph in the afternoon. Monday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 60 and north winds 3-5 mph.

Tuesday should be partly sunny with a 30% chance of afternoon showers south. Highs will be near 77 with north winds 3-7 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers before 8:00PM. Lows will be around 58 with north winds 3-5 mph.


Almanac:

Last year on this date in Huntington we had a high of 80 and a low of 54. We picked up 0.11″ of rain.
Last year in North Hero we had a high of 81 and a low of 66. We picked up 0.25″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 61 and a high of 81.
The record low was 47 in 1941.
The record high was 96 in 2002 (we had a high of 91).

The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 94.58′.
The water temperature is 72˚.


Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:54AM
Sunset: 7:58PM
Length of day: 14:04:18
Today will be 2:40 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 17 days old with 93% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:45PM
Moonset: 8:48AM


About Today’s Photo:

Some dear friends of ours are renting a little cottage on the west side of Grand Isle, and we were over there last evening with some other Huntington friends for an evening of camaraderie and sunset watching. As the sky was mostly clear, there wasn’t much in the way of sunset pyrotechnics (as there have been the past couple of days), but it was easy to catch the moment the ball of our local star touched the horizon limning the wind turbines over Jerchico, NY against the orange.

Sony A7II, Sony 24-240mm lens @ 240mm, ISO 200, f/22, 1/500″ exposure.

Saturday, August 13, 2022

sunset-cumulus

Towering cumulus clouds at sunset

Morning Observation:

This morning in North Hero at 7:10AM it’s currently 62 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the west a 2-3 mph. Relative humidity is 77%, dewpoint 55, barometric pressure 29.97”. Yesterday’s high was 71, and the overnight low was 59.

This morning in Huntington it’s currently 52 degrees under cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 52, barometric pressure 30.13”. Yesterday’s high was 69, and the overnight low was 48.


Forecast:

We’ve got another fine late summer day on tap courtesy of high pressure cresting over the region. Aside from some patchy morning valley fog and lingering cloud cover, we’ll see sunny skies and comfortable temperatures today. After a clear and seasonably chilly night tonight, mainly clear skies are expected through Sunday morning with increasing clouds in the afternoon. Conditions will turn more unsettled as we head into next week with isolated to scattered showers developing each afternoon in parts of the North Country. More widespread showers and possibly thunderstorms are expected Wednesday and Thursday as a more organized upper level low moves through.

We’ll see sunny skies today with a high near 72 and north winds 5-8 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear with a low around 52 and light & variable winds.

Sunday should be mostly sunny with a high near 76 calm winds becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 57 and light northeast winds.

Monday should be partly sunny with a high near 77 and calm winds becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 57 and light northeast winds.


Almanac:

Last year on this date in Huntington we had a high of 90 and a low of 63.
Last year in North Hero we had a high of 84 and a low of 73.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 61 and a high of 81.
The record low was 45 in 1992.
The record high was 97 in 1947.

The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 94.60′.
The water temperature is 72˚.


Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:52AM
Sunset: 7:59PM
Length of day: 14:06:59
Today will be 2:39 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 16 days old with 97% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:23PM
Moonset: 7:30AM


About Today’s Photo:

The clouds over the Green Mountains were spectacular the other night as evening showers and thunderstorms rolled across the region. This towering cumulonimbus cloud perfectly caught the evening sunset alpenglow as it built above St. Albans.

Sony A7II, Sony 24-240mm lens @ 39mm, ISO 800, f/14, 1/60″ exposure.

Friday, August 12, 2022

sturgeon-moon

The full Sturgeon Moon over calm waters

Morning Observation:

This morning in North Hero at 7:50AM it’s currently 63 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the west at 2-4 mph. Relative humidity is 73%, dewpoint 54, barometric pressure 29.88”. We picked up 0.15” of rain yesterday. Yesterday’s high was 75, and the overnight low was 58.

This morning in Huntington it’s currently 55 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 54, barometric pressure 30.03”. We picked up 0.63” of rain yesterday. Yesterday’s high was 81, and the overnight low was 48.


Forecast:

We’ve got a lovely weekend ahead courtesy of high pressure building into the region. We’ll see dry and seasonably cool conditions through much of the weekend with highs in the low to mid 70s on Saturday and in the upper 70s on Sunday with light north winds. Unsettled weather returns on Monday with the potential for showers and afternoon thunderstorms through much of next week.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with a high near 69 and northwest winds 5-10 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 53 and light north winds.

Saturday should be mostly sunny with a high near 72 and north winds 3-7 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 55 and light south winds.

Sunday should be mostly sunny with a high near 76 and calm winds. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 56 and calm winds.


Almanac:

Last year on this date in Huntington we had a high of 90 and a low of 68. We picked up 0.01″ of rain.
Last year in North Hero we had a high of 85 and a low of 75.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 62 and a high of 81.
The record low was 47 in 2006 (we had a low of 42 in Huntington).
The record high was 93 in 2002 (we had a high of 89 in Huntington).

The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 94.62′.
The water temperature is 75˚.


Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:51AM
Sunset: 8:01PM
Length of day: 14:09:39
Today will be 2:38 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 15 days old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:58PM
Moonset: 6:08AM


About Today’s Photo:

Evening clouds finally broke up last night allowing the full Sturgeon moon to shine across the water.

iPhone 12 Pro

Thursday, August 11, 2022

dusk-butts

Duck butts off the point

Morning Observation:

This morning in North Hero at 6:35AM it’s currently 67 degrees under mostly sunny skies. Winds are out of the south at 4-6 mph. Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint 63, barometric pressure 29.73”. Yesterday’s high was 74, and the overnight low was 62.

This morning in Huntington it’s currently 56 degrees under mostly sunny skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 56, barometric pressure 29.90”. Yesterday’s high was 76, and the overnight low was 56.


Forecast:

After a sunny and dry start to the day, a cold front will swing through the region bringing some scattered afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms to portions of Vermont. With mostly dry conditions aloft, there’s not much moisture to work with, so any showers should be limited. Drier and cooler air will move in behind the front bringing beautiful late summer conditions heading into the weekend as high pressure builds in. Chances for showers will return Sunday night and continue into early next week.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies this morning giving way to increasing clouds with isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be near 78 with south winds 5-7 mph this mooring becoming northerly in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50% with rainfall amounts of less than 0.10″ expected. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms before 8:00PM. Lows will be around 54 with north winds around 7-10 mph.

Friday should be sunny and seasonably cool with a high near 70 and northwest winds 6 to 9 mph in Huntington and 11-15 mph in North Hero. Friday night should be mostly clear with a low around 54 and north winds around 6 mph becoming light in the evening.

Saturday should be mostly sunny with a high near 73 and north winds 5-7 mph. Saturday night should eb partly cloudy with a low around 54 and light and variable winds.


Almanac:

Last year on this date in Huntington we had a high of 90 and a low of 71.
Last year in North Hero we had a high of 81 and a low of 73. We picked up 0.08″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 62 and a high of 81.
The record low was 46 in 1972.
The record high was 101 in 1944.

The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 94.66′.
The water temperature 74˚.


Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:50AM
Sunset: 8:02PM
Length of day: 14:12:17
Today will be 2:36 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is the full “Sturgeon” Moon (Northeast Native American), 14 days old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:28PM
Moonset: 4:44AM


About Today’s Photo:

The various mallard families that we’ve watched grow from tiny ducklings have now become pretty much full grown. Families have started to combine and now move about the lake in larger packs. I find it kind of comical when they park themselves along the shore and begin dabbling in the shallow water, there butts lifted into the air like a rag-tag group of synchronized swimmers.

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

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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Aphid encrusted swamp milkweed

Morning Observation:

This morning in North Hero at 7:45AM it’s currently 61 degrees under low overcast skies. Winds are out of the north at 2-3 mph. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 60, barometric pressure 29.68. We picked up 0.17” of rain yesterday and 0.16” so far today. Yesterday’s high was 75, and the overnight low was 60.

Meanwhile on the other side of the cold front…

This morning in Huntington it’s currently 70 degrees under low overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 69, barometric pressure 29.7870”. We picked up 0.28” of rain yesterday and 0.22” so far today. Yesterday’s high was 90, and the overnight low was 70.


Forecast:

Morning radar imagery shows the slow moving cold front that’s brought our overnight rains draped diagonally across Vermont from about Burlington northeastward up to Newport. Temperatures north of this boundary are in the 60s this morning with 70s south. The front will continue to make its leisurely way southeastward across the region today with isolated showers and thunderstorms in its wake. Like yesterday areas north of the boundary will be on the cool side with areas to the south warmer. The front will finally clear the region later today with some lingering drizzle and fog expected tonight before more seasonal temperatures return for Wednesday. A quick moving cold front will swing through the region Wednesday night into Thursday bringing showers and isolated thunderstorms, but this will finally scour out the remaining moisture in the region and bring a pleasant weekend as high pressure builds in.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a 40% chance of showers this morning. Highs will be near 68 with north winds 10-12 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a low around 60 and north winds around 5 mph.

Wednesday should be partly sunny with highs near 75 and light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 63 and south winds 3-8 mph.

Thursday should be partly sunny with a 30% chance of afternoon showers. Highs will be near 80 with south winds 8-11 mph becoming northwesterly in the afternoon. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers before 8:00PM. Lows will be around 56 with northwest winds 3-6 mph in Huntington and 14 mph in North Hero.


Almanac:

Last year on this date in Huntington we had a high of 84 and a low of 62.
Last year in North Hero we had a high of 81 and a low of 72.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 62 and a high of 82.
The record low was 46 in 1960.
The record high was 99 2001 (we had a high of 91 in Huntington).

The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 94.72′.
The water temperature is 75˚.


Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:48AM
Sunset: 8:05PM
Length of day: 14:17:29
Today will be 2:34 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11.6 days old with 89% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:59PM
Moonset: 2:11AM


About Today’s Photo:

This swamp milkweed flower head was well encrusted with aphids. This is the same plant that I featured the other day that ants were busy “aphid farming”. Nature has some interesting symbiosis going on!

Sony A7II, Sony 24-240mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 800, f/6.3, 1/1250″ exposure.

Monday, August 8, 2022

beach-branches

Still life with cedar branches

Morning Observation:

This morning in North Hero at 7:05AM it’s currently a cool and cloudy 64 degrees under overcast skies. We’ve got the occasional raindrop falling. Relative humidity is 90%, dewpoint 61, barometric pressure 29.79”. Yesterday’s high was 88, and the overnight low was 64.

In an interesting twist to the usual, this morning in Huntington it’s currently 71 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 71, barometric pressure 29.90”. Yesterday’s high was 91, and the overnight low was 70.


Forecast:

What a difference a day makes… Morning radar imagery show a stationary quasi-stationary/cold front draped across the North Country just south of the International border with rain falling along and north of the border. Temperature south of the front are still in the 70s (in Huntington for example) with 60s to the north (in North Hero). The front will slowly drop southward through the region today but won’t fully pass through until Tuesday evening. Forecast models are showing the the front won’t be south of Burlington until Tuesday morning. Consequently, it’ll be two very different days depending on which side of the front you are. Areas south (Addison, Rutland, and Windsor counties) will see some sunshine and temperatures bumping into the upper 80s and low 90s with dewpoints in the 70s again today (sorry…), whiles those of us north the line will see highs in the mid 70s to around 80. Widespread rainfall is expected over the next two days with southerly locations seeing about 0.25″-0.50″ of rain with amounts closer to 1″-1.5″ near the border where rain and afternoon thunderstorms will be more likely today. Rain should clear the region by later on Tuesday with cooler and drier weather expected for the second half of the week and into next weekend with highs in the 70s and 80s and dewpoints in the 50s and 60s.

We’ll see cloudy skies north and partly sunny skies south today with showers and thunderstorms likely north. Highs will be near 85 in Huntington and 75 in North Hero with south winds 6-10 mph in Huntington and north winds 6-9 mph in North Hero. Chance of precipitation is 90% with rainfall amounts between 0.10″-0.25″ in Huntington and 0.25″-0.50″ in North Hero. Tonight should be cloudy with showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain especially north. Lows will be around 62 with south winds 6-9 mph in Huntington and north 7-10 mph in North Hero. Chance of precipitation is 100% with rainfall amounts between 0.50”-0.75” possible.

Tuesday should be mostly cloudy with Showers likely, mainly before noon. Highs will be near 72 with northwest winds 7-13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts between 0.10″-0.25″ possible. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 60 and north winds around 5 mph.

Wednesday should be partly cloudy with a high near 76 and light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 63 and light and variable winds becoming southerly 5-9 mph in North Hero.


Almanac:

Last year on this date in Huntington we had a high of 87 and a low of 58.
Last year in North Hero we had a high of 82 and a low of 67.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 62 and a high of 82.
The record low was 48 in 2009 (we had a low of 43 in Huntington).
The record high was 97 in 1949.

The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 94.71′.
The water temperature is 78˚.


Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:47AM
Sunset: 8:07PM
Length of day: 14:20:03
Today will be 2:32 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10.4 days old with 80% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:55PM
Moonset: 1:13AM


About Today’s Photo:

This arrangement of cedar branches caught my eye the other day as I walked the beach…

Sony A7II, Sony 24-240mm lens @ 37mm, ISO 800, f/10, 1/125″ exposure.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

morning-glory

A morning glory on the beach

Morning Observation:

This morning in North Hero at 7:30AM it’s currently 78 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 5-7 mph. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint 72, barometric pressure 29.88”. Yesterday’s high was 88, and the overnight low was 76.

This morning in Huntington it’s currently 73 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 72, barometric pressure 30.03”. Yesterday’s high was 92, and the overnight low was 68.


Forecast:

We’ve got one more day of hot & humid conditions on tap for today with highs expected to top out in the upper 80s and low 90s with dewpoints in the mid 70s. Heat Advisories are in effect for the Champlain and southern Connecticut river valleys. A slow-moving cold front will begin to approach the International Border this afternoon bringing showers and thunderstorms north this afternoon and continuing region-wide through Monday and into Tuesday morning as the front slowly sags to the south. Northern border locations might see quite a bit of rain out of this system. The front will slowly clear the region on Tuesday with seasonal temperatures and lower humidity expected for the remainder of the week.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with a 30% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be near 87 with south winds 7-9 mph in Huntington and 10-16 mph in North Hero. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be around 68 with south winds 5-7 mph. Rainfall amounts of less than 0.10″ are possible with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday should be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs will be near 81 in Huntington and 72 in North Hero with northwest winds 4-8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70% with rainfall amounts between 0.25″-0.50″ possible. Monday night should be cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows will be around 63 and south winds 5-8 mph. Rainfall amounts between 0.25″-0.50″ are possible.

Tuesday should be mostly cloudy with showers likely. Highs will be near 74 with southwest winds 8-12 mph becoming northwesterly in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70% with rainfall amounts between 0.10″-0.25″ possible. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be around 61 with north winds around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.


Almanac:

Last year on this date in Huntington we had a high of 86 and a low of 58. We picked up 0.96″ of rain.
Last year in North Hero we had a high of 80 and a low of 69. We picked up 0.05″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 62 and a high of 82.
The record low was 40 in 1964.
The record high was 95 in 2001 (we had a high of 89 in Huntington).

The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 94.73′.
The water temperature is 77˚.


Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:46AM
Sunset: 8:08PM
Length of day: 14:22:36
Today will be 2:30 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9.3 days old with 70% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:42PM
Moonset: 12:29AM


About Today’s Photo:

A morning glory blossom lights up the grey stones of the beach down near the waterline.

Sony A7II, Sony 24-240mm lens @ 205mm, ISO 800, f/11, 1/1250″ exposure.

Saturday, August 6, 2022

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Two-tone algae at the edge of the water

Morning Observation:

This morning in North Hero at 7:10AM it’s currently 72 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint 67, barometric pressure 30.00”. Yesterday’s high was 79, and the overnight low was 67.

This morning in Huntington it’s currently 65 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 65, barometric pressure 30.26”. Yesterday’s high was 82, and the overnight low was 63.


Forecast:

We’ve got a hot’n’humid weekend ahead of us with highs both today and Sunday topping out in the upper 80s and low 90s with dewpoints approaching 70 degrees. Heat Advisories have been posted for the Champlain and Connecticut valleys. A few pop-up showers and thunderstorms may form this afternoon and again on Sunday afternoon over higher terrain. A strong cold front is expected arrive on Monday bringing periods of heavy rain to northern New York and northern Vermont. Showers will continue into Tuesday with temperatures and humidity backing down to more seasonable levels.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with a slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be near 88 with south winds 5-10 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 70 and south winds 7-10 mph in Huntington and 11-17 mph in North Hero.

Sunday should be mostly sunny with a 30% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be near 85 with south winds around 8 mph inhuman dn 11-14 mph in North Hero. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be around 65 with west winds 3-5 mph in Huntington and 9-11 mph in North Hero. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Monday should be mostly cloudy with showers likely, mainly after 1:00PM. Highs will be near 77 with north winds 6-8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts between 0.25″-0.50″ possible. Monday night should be mostly cloud with showers likely. Lows will be around 60 with north winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts between 0.50”-0.75” possible.


Almanac:

Last year on this date in Huntington we had a high of 86 and a low of 53.
Last year in North Hero we had a high of 78 and a low of 67.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 62 and a high of 82.
The record low was 44 in 1964.
The record high was 95 in 2018 (we had a high of 91 in Huntington).

The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 94.74′.
The water temperature is 74˚.


Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:44AM
Sunset: 8:10PM
Length of day: 14:25:07
Today will be 2:29 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8.2 days old with 59% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:23PM
No Moonset


About Today’s Photo:

With the receding lake water level, the algae that coats the rocks right along the water’s edge is exposed to the drying air. This particular stone was on the cusp and sported a two-toned look that reminds me of of a 1980s haircut.

Sony A7II, Sony 24-240mm lens @ 73mm, ISO 800, f/7.1, 1/1000″ exposure.

Friday, August 5, 2022

monarch-caterpillar

A monarch butterfly caterpillar on a swamp milkweed leaf

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:35AM it’s currently 69 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 69. We picked up 0.45” of rain so far today. Yesterday’s high was 83, and the overnight low was 67. We had a real rip-snorter of a thunderstorm move through here between 5:20 and 6:00AM this morning. Lot’s of close lightning strikes and big booms of thunder!

This morning in North Hero it’s currently 73 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 72, barometric pressure 29.91”. We picked up 0.18” of rain so far today. Yesterday’s high was 76, and the overnight low was 73.


Forecast:

Morning radar imagery shows a stationary front drooped diagonally across Vermont from about Burlington northeastward into the NEK. This front will slowly sag southeastward across the region today and be the focus for numerous showers and thunderstorms across North Country throughout the day today. Some storms will produce brief heavy rainfall, and there are already reports of 1″-1.5″ of rain falling in parts of Chittenden County this morning. Showers and thunderstorms will wind down this evening with valley fog likely to develop during the overnight hours tonight. Ridging high pressure will bring hot and humid conditions through the upcoming weekend with highs in the mid 80s to mid 90s and dewpoints around 70 both days with some diurnally driven showers and thunderstorms possible Saturday and Sunday afternoons. A cold front will swing through the region later Sunday night bringing more showers and thunderstorms to begin next week.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Highs will be near 81 with south winds becoming northwesterly 5-7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100% with rainfall amounts between 0.10″-0.25″ possible with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7:00PM. Lows will be around 68 with light north winds.

Saturday should be mostly sunny and hot & humid with a 20% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be near 88 with south winds 5-10 mph in Huntington and 7-14 mph in North Hero. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 73 and south winds around 8-13 mph.

Sunday should be mostly sunny and hot & humid with a high near 90 and southwest winds 8-12 mph. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be around 68 with northwest winds 5-10 mph. Rainfall amounts of between 0.10″-0.25″ are possible with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.


Almanac:

Last year on this date in Huntington we had a high of 84 and a low of 56.
Last year in North Hero we had a high of 78 and low of 65.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 62 and high of 82.
The record low was 43 in 1972.
The record high was 95 in 1955.

The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 94.74′.
The water temperature is 75˚.


Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:43AM
Sunset: 8:11PM
Length of day: 14:27:36
Today will be 2:27 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is in its first quarter, 7.2 days old with 48% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:05PM
Moonset: 11:55PM


About Today’s Photo:

There are a couple of things going on in this photo. The monarch caterpillar first drew my eye to this swamp milkweed leaf as we walked along our rocky beach. But on closer inspection, you can also see some aphids and ants on the stems above the leaf. The ants are “aphid farming”—a behavior whereby they actively cultivate and care for the aphids in exchange for the sugar nectar that they produce.

Sony A7II, Sony 24-240mm lens @ 212mm, ISO 800, f/6.3, 1/400” exposure.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

sunset-silohette

A paper-cut treeline

Morning Observation:

This morning in North Hero at 6:50AM it’s currently 74 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 5-6 mph. Relative humidity is 71%, dewpoint 65, barometric pressure 29.77”. Yesterday’s high was 79, and the overnight low was 74.

This morning in Huntington it’s currently 64 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 29.95”. Yesterday’s high was 83, and the overnight low was 61.


Forecast:

We’ve got a hot and humid day ahead of us thanks to a warm front that will lift into the region this morning. With highs today in the upper 80s to low low 90s and dewpoints around 70, it’ll be a pretty rugged day for those of us who don’t really appreciate hot and humid. Lucky a breezy south wind will help to take some of the edge off. Low pressure tracking north of the Great Lakes today will swing a slow-moving cold front across the region later this afternoon and into Friday bringing showers and thunderstorms across the North Country this afternoon and continuing on and off through Friday. Somewhat drier weather is expected this weekend though temperatures will again be in the mid 80s to lower 90s with dewpoints in the 60s. Terrain driven showers and thunderstorms will be possible both Saturday and Sunday mostly over southern areas.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain and frequent lightning. Highs will be near 90 with south winds 9-13 mph in Huntington and 18-23 mph in North Hero. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts between 0.10″-0.25″ possible with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7:00PM. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain and frequent lightning. Lows will be around 70 with south winds 3-6 mph in Huntington and 8-13 mph in North Hero. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts between 0.10″-0.25″ possible with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be near 82 with northwest winds 6-8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts of less than 0.10″ possible with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. Lows will be around 68 with north winds 5-10 mph becoming light after midnight.

Saturday should be mostly sunny with a 20% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be near 86 with south winds 3-7 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10:00PM. Lows will be around 70 with south winds 7-11 mph.


Almanac:

Last year on this date in Huntington we had a high of 83 and a low of 50.
Last year in North Hero we had a high of 78 a low of 65.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 62 and a high of 82.
The record low was 46 in 1972.
The record high was 95 in 1944.

The Lake Champlain lake level in Burlington is 94.76′.
The water temperature is 75˚.


Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:42AM
Sunset: 8:12PM
Length of day: 14:30:03
Today will be 2:25 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 6.2 days old with 37% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:51PM
Moonset: 11:28PM


About Today’s Photo:

After the sun set the other evening, the treeline along the Carrying Place in North Hero was silhouetted beautifully—like a paper cutout meticulously crafted by a patient person with tiny scissors…

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  55mm, ISO 1600, f/10, 1/640″ exposure.