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Archive for January, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Last night's first quarter moon. Jupiter was just below it, but I didn't get it in this exposure. Venus was to the west as well. It was a busy sky!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 23 degrees and snowing just a bit under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 20, barometric pressure 30.11″ and falling. We picked up 0.75″ of new snow overnight and have 4.5″ on the ground. 24hr high was 30, low 14.

Forecast:

A warm front lifting through the region from the south will bring us overcast skies with scattered snow today. Highs will be around 39°F with light winds. Chance of snow is 70%. Tonight will be overcast with a chance of rain as temperatures continue to warm. Lows will be an unseasonably warm 43°F with light winds. Chance of rain is 50%.

Wednesday should be overcast with a chance of rain. High continue on the “uw” side – 46°F – with winds from the NW at 5-15 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Wednesday night should be overcast with a chance of snow in the evening as cooler air moves in and temperatures begin to drop. Lows will be around 25°F with winds from the NW at 5-10 mph. Chance of snow is 40%.

Thursday’s looking partly cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs will be around 37°F with winds from the NNW at 5-10 mph. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Lows will be around 18°F with winds from the NW at 5-10 mph. Chance of snow is 20%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 13 and a low of -11. We picked up 0.75″ of new snow and had 18″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 8°F.
Record high was 56°F in 1988.
Record low was -27°F in 1920.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:11 AM EST
Sunset: 4:59 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 49m
Length of Day: 9h 47m
Tomorrow will be 2m 29s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8d 4h old with 53% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:46 AM EST
Moonset: 12:58 AM EST


Monday, January 30, 2012

Icicle draped ledges at Mad River Glen yesterday...

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 25 degree and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 2-4 mph. Relative humidity is 83%, dewpoint 20, barometric pressure 30.06″ and rising rapidly. We picked up 2″ of fluffy snow overnight and have 4.75″ on the ground. 24hr high was 34, low 25.

Forecast:

High pressure will push into the region during the day today bringing us partly cloudy skies with a chance of snow this morning. Highs will be around 27°F with winds from the WSW at 5-10 mph. Chance of snow is 20%. Tonight should be partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast with snow showers overnight as a clipper system moves through. Lows will be around 16°F with light winds Chance of snow is 60% with light accumulations.

Tuesday should start out overcast with snow showers in the morning increasing into the afternoon. Highs will be around 37°F with light winds. Chance of snow is 70% with accumulations of 1-2″ possible. Tuesday night should be overcast with ice pellets in the evening and a chance of rain after midnight. Lows will be only around 37°F (UW!) with light winds. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday’s looking overcast with rain. Highs will top out in the mid- to upper-40s with light winds. Chance of rain is 70%. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with rain in the evening, then overcast. Lows will be around 27°F with winds from the NW at 5-10 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

While this short term forecast looks rather dire for us skiers, the prospects down the road are looking good going forward as the jet stream is looking like it’s starting to finally align itself in our snow-loving favor. For a good discussion, check out Josh Fox’s Single Chair Weather Blog. Can’t wait!

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 22 and a low of 9. We picked up 4″ of snow and had 18″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 26°F and lows of 8°F.
Record high was 45°F in 1950.
Record low was -20°F in 1948.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:12 AM EST
Sunset: 4:58 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 47m
Length of Day: 9h 45m
Tomorrow will be 2m 28s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 7d 4h old with 44% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:14 AM EST
No Moon Set


Sunday, January 29, 2012

A frosty stack of stones by our wellhead...

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:04AM it’s currently 28 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 2-4 mph. Relative humidity is 79%, dewpoint 22, barometric pressure 29.96″ and rising. We picked up a 0.5″ dusting of snow overnight and have about 2.5″ of snow on the ground at the stake. 24hr high was 41, low 26.

Forecast:

An upper level low and associated cold front will steer the weather today. We’ll see partly cloudy skies with a chance of snow this morning, then mostly cloudy skies later in the day. Highs will top out on the unseasonable side – around  34°F – with winds from the West at 10-20 mph. Chance of snow is 30%. Tonight will be overcast with snow showers. Lows will be around 18°F with winds from the West at 5-15 mph. Chance of snow is 80% with accumulations up to 4″  possible.

Monday should bring partly cloudy skies with a chance of snow in the morning, then clear skies. Highs will be around 25°F with winds from the South at 5-10 mph shifting to the NW in the afternoon. Chance of snow is 30%. Monday night should bring overcast with a chance of snow after midnight as a low front moves in from the Great Lakes. Lows should be around 12°F with light winds. Chance of snow is 40%.

Tuesday’s looking overcast with a chance of snow. Temperatures will begin to climb through the day with highs around 36°F and light winds. Chance of snow is 50% with light accumulations. Tuesday night should be overcast with a chance of snow in the evening and a chance of rain after midnight. Lows will be an unseasonably warm (can I just say “UW” to save typing?) – around 39°F – with light winds. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 30 and a low of 17. We picked up 0.5″ of snow and had 15″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 26°F and lows of 8°F.
Record high was 49°F in 1950.
Record low was -18°F in 1954.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:13 AM EST
Sunset: 4:56 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 45m
Length of Day: 9h 42m
Tomorrow will be 2m 25s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 6d 5h old with 35% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:46 AM EST
Moonset: 11:58 PM EST

 


Saturday, January 28, 2012

A frosty stem pokes up through the snow...

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:40AM it’s currently 31 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 29, barometric pressure 29.93″ and rising. We had an interesting day yesterday precipitation-wise: we picked up 0.59″ of rain (that’s 0.96″ total rain for the storm…) and a dusting of crusty snow/sleet after it transitioned over last night. We have maybe 2″ on at the stake, but most of the area is pretty bare. 24hr high was 44, low 31.

Forecast:

We’ll start off the day under the influence of brief high pressure. We’ll see mostly clear skies in the morning, then overcast skies later in the day as a broad upper low move into the region. Temps will remain on the mild side topping out in the mid- to high 30s with light winds. Tonight will be overcast with a chance of snow in the evening, then partly cloudy. Lows will be around 21°F with winds from the WSW at 5-15 mph. Chance of snow is 30% with a slight chance of some accumulation in our area – maybe an inch.

Sunday should start out partly cloudy in the morning, then become mostly cloudy with a chance of snow as another shortwave of low pressure moves through. Highs will again be mild – around 36°F – with winds from the West at 5-15 mph. Chance of snow is 30%. Sunday night should be  overcast with a chance of snow. Lows will be around 16°F with winds from the WSW at 5-10 mph. Chance of snow 30% with maybe an inch or two of accumulation.

Monday’s looking partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. Highs will be a more seasonable 25°F with light winds. Monday night should be partly cloudy with a chance of snow in the evening, then overcast with a chance of snow. Lows will be around 5°F with winds from the SE at 5-10 mph. Chance of snow is 20%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 34 and a low of 9. We had 15″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 26°F and lows of 8°F.
Record high was 56°F in 1916.
Record low was -26°F in 1925.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:14 AM EST
Sunset: 4:55 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 42m
Length of Day: 9h 40m
Tomorrow will be 2m 23s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5d 6h old with 26% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:20 AM EST
Moonset: 10:57 PM EST

A bit of cross-pollination here: if you’re looking for something fun to do this afternoon, why not pop up “over the hill” to General Stark’s Pub at Mad River Glen and enjoy my band, Manbando? We’ll be playing our hand-crafted blend of rock, blues, rockabilly and fun from 4:00-6:30. Hope you can make it!


Friday, January 27, 2012

Here's another shot of that sundog from several days ago. I just like the feel of this photo...

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 38 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the east at 6-12 mph. Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint 34, barometric pressure 29.55″ and falling rapidly. We picked up about 0.5″ of snow last night before the transition to rain. That snow is gone now, and we’ve picked up 0.37″ of rain. There’s just the barest hints of some icing here on exposed surfaces. We have 2.75″ of snow at the stake. 24hr high was (is) 37, low 35.

There’s a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for our region until 10AM this morning calling for rain and potential pockets of freezing rain in the Champlain Valley and western slopes of the Greens.

Current radar imagery shows a big slug o’ mixed precipitation and rain conveyor belting its way towards us from as far south as Maryland. It’s gunna be a damp day…

Forecast:

Low pressure is currently swinging through the region transporting in lots of moisture and warm air. We’ll see overcast skies with rain today. Highs will top out in the mid-50s (do I have to even say “unseasonably warm”?) with winds from the South at 5-10 mph and gusting to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the evening as a bit of cold air mixes in, then partly cloudy later. Lows will be around 30°F with winds from the NW at 10-15 mph. Chance of snow is 40% with amounts of a dusting to maybe an inch.

Saturday’s looking partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs will be around 37°F with winds from the WNW at 5-15 mph. Chance of snow is 20%. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Lows will be around 28°F with winds from the WSW at 5-15 mph and gusting to 30 mph. Chance of snow 20% with light accumulations–maybe an inch or two over the higher terrain.

Sunday should be mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with a chance of snow. Highs will be around 36°F with winds from the West at 5-15 mph. Chance of snow is 20%. Sunday night should be overcast with a chance of snow in the evening and a chance of snow after midnight. Lows will be around 19°F with winds from the West at 5-10 mph. Chance of snow 20% with again light accumulations.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 29 and a low of 15. We had 15.5″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 26°F and lows of 8°F
Record high was 53°F in 1996.
Record low was -29°F in 1994.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:15 AM EST
Sunset: 4:53 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 40m
Length of Day: 9h 38m
Tomorrow will be 2m 21s longer.

The Moon is waxing crescent, 4d 4h old with 18% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:56 AM EST
Moonset: 9:56 PM EST


Thursday, January 26, 2012

From the "Here's hoping..." department: rimed hardwoods up at Mad River Glen last week.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently 18 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 18, barometric pressure 30.23″ and steady. We’ve got a crusty 2.75″ of snow at the stake. 24hr high was 33, low 19.

There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for our area from 7PM tonight to 10AM Friday morning.

Forecast:

High pressure is sliding out of the area this morning. We’ll see clear skies this morning and partly cloudy skies later in the day. Highs will be around 36°F with light winds. Tonight should become overcast with a chance of snow in the evening and ice pellets after midnight as a potent low pressure system moves in from the south bringing with it a good slug of moisture and, ummm, unseasonably warm temperatures. Overnight lows will be around 32°F with winds from the South at 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. The type and amount of precipitation is questionable at this time, but higher elevations may see snow accumulations of 2″ with the potential of some icing as well. Tomorrow morning might look messy…

Friday’s looking overcast with rain in the morning, then mostly cloudy with rain showers. Highs will top out at around 48°F with winds from the SSW at 5-10 mph. Chance of rain is 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.3″ possible. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows of 19°F and winds from the WNW at 10-15 mph as the low moves out.

Saturday should be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs will be around of 37°F with winds from the West at 5-10 mph. Chance of snow is 20%. Saturday night should be partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Lows will be around 16°F with winds from the WSW at 10-15 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 33 and a low of 21. We had 15.75″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 26°F and lows of 8°F.
Record high was 55°F in 1950.
Record low was -25°F in 1994.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:16 AM EST
Sunset: 4:52 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 38m
Length of Day: 9h 35m
Tomorrow will be 2m 18s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3d 3h old with 11% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:33 AM EST
Moonset: 8:54 PM EST


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

One more from the frost shots I took the other day. This time it's a willow stem that's bedecked.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently 31 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 1-3 mph. Relative humidity is 75%, dewpoint 24, barometric pressure 30.16″ and rising. 24hr high was 48, low 31. We have a crusty 2.75″ of snow at the snow stake.

Forecast:

High pressure will dominate the weather for the next couple of days. We’ll see overcast skies this morning, then partly cloudy skies later in the day. Highs will be around 32°F with winds from the West at 5-15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows of 12°F and winds from the West at 5-10 mph shifting to the ENE after midnight.

Thursday should start out clear in the morning, then become partly cloudy. Highs will be around 32°F with light winds. Thursday night should be overcast with a chance of snow/sleet in the evening and snow after midnight as a low currently in the Ohio Valley move through. Lows will be around 27°F with winds from the SE at 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Friday’s looking overcast with some upslope snow in the morning and a chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs will be on the mild side – around 39°F – with light winds. Chance of snow is 60%. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the evening, then clear. Lows will be around 19°F with winds from the West at 10-15 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 24 and a low of -4. We picked up 0.5″ of snow and had 16″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 26°F and lows of 8°F.
Record high was 55°F in 1938.
Record low was -19°F in 1912.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:17 AM EST
Sunset: 4:51 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 36m
Length of Day: 9h 33m
Tomorrow will be 2m 16s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2d 4h old with 5% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:08 AM EST
Moonset: 7:50 PM EST