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Archive for January, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A fallen hemlock twig bedecked with frost

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently a balmy 45 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 6-8 mph. Relative humidity is 89%, dewpoint 42, barometric pressure 29.80″ and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.18″ of rain in the past 24hrs and have 3″ of snow on the ground. 24hr high was 46, low 36.

Forecast:

High pressure is beginning to move into the region today. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with rain showers in the morning. Highs will top out in the mid-40s this morning with gusty winds from the SSW at 10-15 mph. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight will be overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Lows will drop to a more seasonable 21°F with winds from the WSW at 10-15 mph.

Wednesday should be partly cloudy with highs of 30°F and winds from the West at 5-15 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy in the evening, then partly cloudy. Lows will be around 16°F with light winds.

Thursday’s looking partly cloudy and mild with highs of 36°F and winds from the North at 5-10 mph shifting to the West in the afternoon. We might see some snow of mixed precipitation. Chance of precip is 20%. Thursday night should be overcast with snow in the evening and a chance of snow after midnight. Lows will be around 25°F with winds from the SSW at 5-10 mph. Chance of snow is 50% with accumulations up to 1″ possible.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 4 and a low of -26. We had 16″ 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 1906.
Record low was -22°F in 1948.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:18 AM EST
Sunset: 4:49 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 34m
Length of Day: 9h 31m
Tomorrow will be 2m 13s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1d 4h old with 2% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:41 AM EST
Moonset: 6:44 PM EST

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Monday, January 23, 2012

A maple seed "helicopter" frosted on the ice of our pond.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 37 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the SW at 4-6mph. Relative humidity is 78%, dewpoint 31, barometric pressure 30.22″ and falling rapidly. 24hr high was (is) 37, low 31. Snowpack is 6.25″.

Forecast:

We’re in for another warm up today as low pressure currently out over the Great Lakes move our way. This low pressure system and ironic cold front will bring mostly rain to the region later today and tonight. We’ll see overcast skies with ice pellets in the morning and a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs will top out around of 46°F with w from the East at 5-25 mph with higher gust at higher elevations. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Tonight will be overcast with rain. Lows will be unseasonably warm – in the upper 30s to 40 degrees – with light winds. Chance of rain is 80%.

Tuesday should be mostly cloudy with rain showers in the morning. Highs will continue on the mild side – 48°F – with winds from the WSW at 5-10 mph. Chance of rain is 20%. Tuesday night should be overcast. Lows will drop to a more seasonable 21°F with winds from the WSW at 5-15 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

Wednesday’s looking overcast with a chance of snow in the morning, then partly cloudy as high pressure moves in. Highs will still be on the mild side – 34°F – with winds from the NW at 5-10 mph shifting to the West in the afternoon. Chance of snow is 20%. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Lows will be around 14°F with winds from the WNW at 5-10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 4 and a low of -14. We picked up 0.25″ of new snow and had 16.5″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 26°F and lows of 8°F.
Record high was 64°F in 1906.
Record low was -19°F in 1970.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:19 AM EST
Sunset: 4:48 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 32m
Length of Day: 9h 29m
Tomorrow will be 2m 11s longer.
The Moon is new today, 4 hours old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:10 AM EST
Moonset: 5:36 PM EST


Sunday, January 22, 2012

A nice portrait of a chickadee taken out of our kitchen window.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently -3 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint -5, barometric pressure 30.55″ and rising. We picked up 0.5″ of fluffy snow in the past 24hrs and have 6.5″ on the ground. 24hr high was 18, low -4.

Forecast:

High pressure is currently cresting over the area and will bring us clear skies this morning and a chilly start to the day. Clouds will start pulling in later in the day ahead of the next low pressure system giving us partly cloudy skies and rebounding temperatures with highs of and winds from the ENE at 5-20 mph shifting to the SE in the afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows of 25°F and winds from the SE at 5-15 mph.

Monday will be a messy day with mostly cloudy skies in the morning with a chance of ice pellets or freezing rain, then overcast skies with rain in the afternoon. Highs will top out at around 48°F with winds from the SE at 5-10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Monday night will be overcast with rain. Lows will drop only to 36°F with winds from the South at 5-10 mph. Chance of rain is 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.2″ possible.

Tuesday should be mostly cloudy with rain in the morning and a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs will remain on the unseasonable side – around  41°F – with winds from the SW at 5-10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. Tuesday night should be overcast with a chance of snow in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Lows will be around 27°F with winds from the WSW at 5-15 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 18 and a low of -10. We picked up 1.5″ of new snow and had 16.5″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 26°F and lows of 8°F.
Record high was 59°F in 1906.
Record low was -22°F in 1970.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:20 AM EST
Sunset: 4:47 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 30m
Length of Day: 9h 27m
Tomorrow will be 2m 8s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 28d 19h old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:34 AM EST
Moonset: 4:26 PM EST

Anyone see any northern lights last night? I checked a few times – the latest around 11:30PM – but didn’t see any…


Saturday, January 21, 2012

A fine coincidental collage out on the ice of our pond the other morning.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 9:10AM it’s currently 10 degrees and snowing lightly under overcasts skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint 7, barometric pressure  30.25″ and rising. We’ve picked up 0.5″ of fluffy snow overnight and have 6″ on the ground. 24hr high was 28, low 2.

Forecast:

Low pressure will swing through the area today bringing overcast skies with snow in the morning and a chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs will only reach around 18°F with winds from the SSE at 5-20 mph. Chance of snow 80% with accumulations of perhaps and inch or two here and increasing to maybe 4″ further south. High pressure will move in tonight giving us clear skies with lows of -4°F and winds from the East at 5-10 mph shifting to the North after midnight.

Sunday should be partly cloudy and warmer with highs of 30°F and light winds. Sunday night should be partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Lows will drop to 12°F with winds from the ESE at 5-15 mph. Chance of snow is 30%.

Potent low pressure currently out over the west coast will move into the region Monday bringing overcast skies with ice pellets in the morning and rain in the afternoon (whimper…). Highs will be unseasonably warm, topping out in the mid to upper 40s with winds from the South at 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Rain will continue into Monday night with lows only of 37°F and winds from the SE at 5-10 mph. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.2″ possible.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 23 and a low of 10. We picked up 0.75″ of new snow and had 16.5″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 26°F and lows of 9°F.
Record high was 54°F in 2006 (we had a high of 58).
Record low was -15°F in 1971.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:20 AM EST
Sunset: 4:45 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 28m
Length of Day: 9h 24m
Tomorrow will be 2m 6s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 27d 20h old with 4% illumination.
Moonrise:  5:51 AM EST
Moonset: 3:17 PM EST

The sun has been active lately and recently sent a coronal mass ejection (CME) our way. Consequently there might be some northern lights to see tonight, and we might even have clear skies for it! Take a look!


Friday, January 20, 2012

Delicate frost feathers formed yesterday morning under the hemlock tree in our side yard.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 19 degrees under clear skies. Winds are out of the west at 1-5mph. Relative humidity is 59%, dewpoint 7,barometric pressure 30.02″ and rising rapidly. We picked up a 0.25″ dusting of snow (dust on crust, or ice as the case may be…) Snowpack is 5.5″. 24hr high was 28, low 19.

Forecast:

High pressure is building into the area today and will bring us clear skies and dropping temperatures through the day. Highs will top out this morning at around 20 degrees and fall during the day. Winds will be from the WSW at 5-10 mph shifting to the NW in the afternoon. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow after midnight. Lows will be around 1°F with light winds. Chance of snow is 40%.

Saturday should be mostly cloudy with snow. Highs will be around 19°F with light winds. Chance of snow 70% with modest amount on the order of 1-3″. Saturday night should be partly cloudy and chilly with lows of -4°F and light winds.

Sunday’s looking partly cloudy with highs of 28°F and winds from the SSE at 5-10 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with a chance of snow in the evening, then overcast. Lows will be around 23°F with winds from the SE at 5-15 mph.

Longer term forecasts are calling for warmer temps and rain on Monday. Yuck.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 26 and a low of 12. We picked up 1.25″ of new snow and had 16″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 26°F and lows of 9°F.
Record high was 52°F in 1951.
Record low was -22°F in 1970.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:21 AM EST
Sunset: 4:44 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 26m
Length of Day: 9h 22m
Tomorrow will be 2m 2s longer.

The Moon is a lovely waning crescent, 26d 17h old with 10% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:59 AM EST
Moonset: 2:10 PM EST


Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rime-frosted mountain ash berries up in the woods at Mad River Glen

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently −1 degree under clear skies. A lovely crescent moon is hanging in the bare tree branches. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 88%, dewpoint −4, barometric pressure 30.24″ and rising. 24hr high was 28, low −2. We have 5.5″ of snow on the ground.

Forecast:

A fast moving clipper system will move through the area later today. We’ll see clear skies this morning, then partly cloudy skies with a chance of snow later in the afternoon. Highs will be around 21°F with winds from the South at 5-10 mph. Chance of snow is 30%. Tonight should be overcast with a chance of snow in the evening, then mostly cloudy with snow showers. Lows will be around 16°F with winds from the SSW at 5-10 mph and gusting to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 60% with accumulations up to 2″ possible.

Friday should be partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. Highs will be around 23°F with winds from the SSW at 5-10 mph shifting to the West in the afternoon. Friday night should be partly cloudy with a chance of snow after midnight. Lows will be around 1°F with light winds. Chance of snow is 20%.

Saturday’s looking mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning, then overcast with a chance of snow. Highs will be around 21°F with light winds. Chance of snow is 50%. Saturday night should bring overcast skies with a chance of snow in the evening. Lows will be around 5°F with light winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 29 and a low of 14. We picked up 2.5″ of snow and had 16″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 26°F and lows of 9°F.
Record high was 65°F in 1996.
Record low was -24°F was 1976.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:22 AM EST
Sunset: 4:43 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 24m
Length of Day: 9h 20m
Tomorrow will be 1m 59s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 25d 17h old with 17% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:58 AM EST
Moonset: 1:10 PM EST


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A twist of barbed wire emerges from the snow across Fargo Brook.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently a blustery 27 degrees under clear skies. Winds are out of the west at 10-13mph. Relative humidity is 64%, dewpoint 16, barometric pressure 29.65″ and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.14″ of rain in the past 24hrs. No snow or sleet here from the last storm. Snowpack is down to 5.5″. 24hr high was 45, low 27.

There is currently a Wind Advisory in effect for our region until 1PM today.

Forecast:

High pressure and chilly arctic air will move into the region today on gusty winds. We’ll see a high of 27°F this morning and temperatures will drop sharply through the day. Be aware that black ice may form on road surfaces today as things freeze up! Winds will be from the SSW at 5-20 mph gusting to 30 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy and chilly with lows of 5°F and winds from the NNW at 5-10 mph.

Thursday should start out clear in the morning, then become partly cloudy. Highs will be around 25°F with winds from the NNE at 5-10 mph shifting to the West in the afternoon. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow as a quick clipper system moves through. Lows will be around 10°F with winds from the South at 5-10 mph. Chance of snow is 50% with light accumulations on the order of 1-3″ possible.

Friday’s looking partly cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning. Highs will be around 16°F with winds from the ENE at 5-10 mph shifting to the NW in the afternoon. Chance of snow is 20%. Friday night should be overcast with a chance of snow in the evening. Low will be around 0°F with light winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 33 and a low of 1. We had 15″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 26°F and lows of 9°F.
Record high was 53°F in 1996.
Record low was -24°F in 1974.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:23 AM EST
Sunset: 4:41 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 23m
Length of Day: 9h 18m
Tomorrow will be 1m 56s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 24d 17h old with 27% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:50 AM EST
Moonset: 12:17 PM EST

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