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Archive for August, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Good morning. I’m reporting from the road today. I find it pretty ironic that I’ve managed to be out of town during Irene’s visit, but thanks to my online weather station (and that we’ve managed not to lose power yet), I can report that we picked up a whopping 5.41″ of rain yesterday according to its automated rain gauge. I’ll have to wait to hear from our house-sitter to find out what the official total is.

I’d love it if some of my neighbors would post photos and videos of the flooding to the blog here, so please add something to the comments section!

Thanks,
John

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Don't get tooo close! Yellow jackets nesting on the observatory...

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30am it’s currently 60 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-3mph. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 59, barometric pressure 29.97″ and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.73″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 76, low 60.

Forecast:

High pressure will dominate the region today bringing us partly sunny skies. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light and variable winds.
Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy with patchy fog after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s with light and variable winds.

Saturday should be partly sunny with highs around 80 and light and variable winds. Saturday night rain likely is likely as hurricane Irene starts to “express” herself. Lows lows will be around 60 with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%.

Sunday will bring rain–heavy at times–as Irene, most likely a tropical storm at that time, moves into the area. Current storm track shows her running right up the Connecticut River valley. It’ll be windy (duh…) with highs in the upper 60s and northeast winds 25 to 30 mph gusting up to 45 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%. You might consider making preparations for extended power outages…

Irene should pull out Sunday night bringing partly cloudy skies Monday with more wind.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 74 and a low of 62. We picked up 0.29″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 76 and lows of  56.
Record high was 96 in 1948.
Record low as 40 in 1987.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:07 AM
Sunset: 7:39 PM
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 32m
Length of Day: 13h 31m
Tomorrow will be 2m 53s shorter.

The moon is a waning crescent, 26d 16h old with 10% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:04 AM
Moonset: 5:57 PM


Thursday, August 25, 2011

A large female garden spider and her diminutive mate lurk in the grass of our front field.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:50am it’s currently 68 degrees and just starting to rain under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 3-6mph. Relative humidity is 79%, dewpoint 63, barometric pressure 29.76″ and steady. 24hr high was 78, low 66.

Current radar imagery shows a band of showers and thunderstorms stretching from southern Ohio up to Montreal.

Forecast:

Low pressure and an associated cold front will sweep through the region this morning bringing us showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely mainly until midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall until midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s with southwest winds around 10 mph until midnight becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 60%.

High pressure will move back into the region Friday bringing partly sunny skies. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light and variable winds. Friday night’s looking mostly clear with lows in the mid 50s and light and variable winds.

Saturday should be partly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds. We should feel the effects of hurricane Irene Sunday into Monday.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 74 and a low of 58.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of  76 and lows of 57.
Record high was 97 in 1947.
Record low was 39 in 1942.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:06 AM
Sunset: 7:41 PM
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 35m
Length of Day: 13h 34m
Tomorrow will be 2m 52s shorter.

The moon is a waning crescent, 25d 16h old with 17% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:55 AM
Moonset: 5:19 PM


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The other side of the rainbow...

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30am it’s currently 53 degree under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 53, barometric pressure 30.00″ and steady. 24hr high was 73, low 53.

Forecast:

High pressure will be sliding off the east coast today and will bring us partly sunny skies and warmer temps with highs in the upper 70s. Winds will be out of the south at around 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph this afternoon. Tonight will start off partly cloudy until midnight then become mostly cloudy with a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight as a cold front moves into the region. Lows will be in the lower 60s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.

Thursday will bring occasional showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid 70s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Thursday night will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 50s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.

Friday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 70s and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 76 and a low of 48. We picked up 0.06″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of  77 and lows of  57.
Record high was 97 in 1947.
Record low was 40 in 1923.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:05 AM
Sunset: 7:42 PM
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 38m
Length of Day: 13h 37m
Tomorrow will be 2m 52s shorter.

The moon is a waning crescent, 24d 15h old with 26% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:53 AM
Moonset: 4:37 PM

I felt the earthquake here yesterday—a very subtle movement that I might have missed had it not been for the wiggle of a microphone on a boom next to my desk in the studio…


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A lovely double rainbow graced the sky yesterday afternoon. (Must be a pot o' gold in our house somewhere...)

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:50am it’s currently 50 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 100%, dewpoint 50, barometric pressure 29.95″ and rising. We picked up 0.03″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 72, low 49.

Forecast:

High pressure will push into the region today bringing us partly sunny skies. Highs will be in the lower 70s with light and variable winds becoming westerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 50s and light and variable winds.

Wednesday’s looking partly sunny and warmer with highs in the lower 80s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. A cold front will push into the region Wednesday night bringing partly cloudy skies with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be around 60 with south winds around 10 mph.

Thursday showers and thunderstorms are likely. Highs will be in the mid 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 67 and a low of 53. We picked up 0.50″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of  77  and lows of 57.
Record high was 93 in 1947.
Record low was 43 in 1988.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:04 AM
Sunset: 7:44 PM
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 41m
Length of Day: 13h 40m
Tomorrow will be 2m 50s shorter.

The moon is a waning crescent, 32d 16h old with 35% illumination.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 3:48 PM


Monday, August 22, 2011

A line of cormorants guard the mouth of the Mississiquoi River.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:25am it’s currently 56 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 56, barometric pressure 29.67″ and rising. We picked up 0.55″ of rain yesterday mostly during a strong thunderstorm that rolled through at around 5:15pm. 24hr high was 77, low 56.

Forecast:

The forecast for today calls for mostly cloudy skies with a 30% chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 60s with west winds around 10 mph becoming northwest this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers until midnight. Lows will be in the upper 40s with west winds around 10 mph until midnight becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 20%.

Drier air will start to move into the region Tuesday bringing partly sunny skies with highs in the lower 70s and southwest winds around 10 mph becoming westerly in the afternoon. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 50s and light and variable winds.

Wednesday should see mostly sunny skies. Highs will be around 80 with south winds 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 30 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 68 and low of 58. We picked up 0.35″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of  77 and lows of 57.
Record high was 90 in 1916.
Record low was 39 in 1982.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:02 AM
Sunset: 7:46 PM
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 44m
Length of Day: 13h 43m
Tomorrow will be 2m 51s shorter.

The moon is a waning crescent, 22d 16h old with 45% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:59 PM
Moonset: 2:54 PM


Sunday, August 21, 2011

A fine and colorful daylily blooming over by the pond...

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 9:00am, it’s currently a balmy 70 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint 65, barometric pressure 29.88″. 24hr high was 84, low 61.

Current radar imagery shows a long band of showers stretching from central Pennsylvania up into the Montreal region. It looks like we’ll be seeing rain here in a few hours…

Forecast:

An upper level trough combined with a cold front will bring us mostly cloudy skies with showers and thunderstorms mainly this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be around 80 with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Showers and thunderstorms will continue into tonight. Lows will be in the mid 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 90%.

Monday should bring partly sunny skies with a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be around 70 with southwest winds around 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 40%. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 40s and west winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday’s looking partly sunny and cooler with highs in the upper 60s and west winds around 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 73 and a low of 43.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 77 and lows of  57.
Record high was 93 in 1945.
Record low was 43 in 1934.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:01 AM
Sunset: 7:47 PM
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 47m
Length of Day: 13h 45m
Tomorrow will be 2m 48s shorter.

The moon is in its last quarter, 21d 18h old with 54% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:14 PM
Moonset: 1:57 PM