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Archive for February, 2012

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lake Champlain and the High Peaks of the Adirondacks from the top of General Stark Mtn. at Mad River.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 16 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity s 93%, dewpoint 14, barometric pressure 30.35″ and falling. We have 4″ of snow on the ground. 24hr high was 33, low 11.

There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 7:00PM this evening to 1:00AM EST Friday.

 Forecast:

A warm front will move into the region today from the eastern Great Lakes/Ohio Valley. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies this morning, then overcast skies with a chance of snow. Highs will be around of 37F with winds from the NE at 5-10 mph. Chance of snow is 60%. Tonight will be overcast with snow. Lows will drop to around 23F with winds from the NE at 10-15 mph and gusting to 30 mph. Chance of snow 100% with accumulations up to 2″ possible overnight.

Thursday will be overcast with snow. Highs will be on the cusp – around 36F – with winds from the East at 5-15 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Chance of snow is 90%. Thursday night will be overcast with snow showers, then a chance of snow after midnight. Low will be around  25F with winds from the East at 5-10 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. It looks like we might end up with a total of 4-7″ of snow after the storm is done with higher totals to the south.

Friday’s looking mostly cloudy and warmer. Highs will be around  41F with light winds. Friday night should be overcast with a chance of snow, then a chance of snow and rain showers after midnight. Lows will drop only to around 32F with winds from the East at 5-15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30% .

At this point it’s looking like rain on Saturday…

Almanac:

Last year on this date, well, hmmm, since this is a leap year, we didn’t have a February 29th last year…

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 34°F and lows of 16°F.
Record high was 50°F in 1896.
Record low was -12°F in 2008 (we had a low of -15).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:30 AM EST
Sunset: 5:39 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 12h 07m
Length of Day: 11h 09m
Tomorrow will be 3m 2s longer.

Moon is in its first quarter, 7d 13h old with 45% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:01 AM EST
Moonset: 12:41 AM EST

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Camel's Hump from along the Long Trail somewhere near Mad River Glen

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 25 degrees and snowing just a bit under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 1-4 mph. Relative humidity is 88%, dewpoint 22, barometric pressure 30.26″ and rising rapidly. We picked up 1.25″ of new snow overnight and have 4.5″ on the ground. 24hr high was 42, low 25.

There is a Winter Storm Watch currently in effect from Wednesday evening through Thursday evening.

Forecast:

High pressure will move into the region today. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a chance of snow this morning, then clearing skies. Highs will be around 28F with winds from the West at 5-15 mph and gusting to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 30%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with lows of 14F and light winds.

Wednesday should be mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast with snow as a low pressure system and associated warm front move in from the Great Lakes. Highs will be around of 36F with winds from the East at 5-10 mph. Chance of snow is is 60%. Wednesday night will be overcast with snow. Lows will be around  28F with winds from the ENE at 10-15 mph. Chance of snow is 90% with the possibility of several inches of snow.

Thursday should be overcast with snow, then a chance of snow in the afternoon. Highs will be around 30F with winds from the ESE at 5-15 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. At this point total accumulations for the storm are a bit up in the air, but we might see as much as 6-8″ from the storm with higher totals in southern Vermont. Thursday night should be overcast with a chance of snow. Lows will be around  25F with winds from the ENE at 5-10 mph. Chance of snow is 20%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 35 and a low of 27. We had 23″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 33°F and lows of 15°F.
Record high was 55°F in 1903.
Record low was -17°F in 1920.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:31 AM EST
Sunset: 5:38 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 12h 04m
Length of Day: 11h 06m
Tomorrow will be 3m 2s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 6d 13h old with 35% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:21 AM EST
No Moon Set


Monday, February 27, 2012

Rime covered spruce trees up along the Long Trail somewhere near Mad River Glen (but I'm not saying where...)

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 10 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 89%, dewpoint 7, barometric pressure 30.37″ and falling rapidly. Yesterday’s 8″ of snow at the stake has settled to 4.5″. 24hr high was 29, low 6.

Forecast:

An upper level low will effect the region today. This morning’s clear skies will give way to overcast skies with a chance of snow in the afternoon. Some mixed precipitation or just plain rain my fall in the Champlain Valley. Highs will be around 39F with light winds. Chance of snow is 50%. Tonight should be overcast with a chance of snow. Lows will be around 27F with light winds. Chance of snow is 50% with accumulations of 1-2″ possible.

Tuesday should be mostly cloudy in the morning, then partly cloudy as brief high pressure builds in. Highs will be around 34F with winds from the NW at 5-10 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Lows will be around of 12F with light winds.

Wednesday’s looking overcast with a chance of snow as low pressure approaches from the Great Lakes. Highs will be around 28F with light winds. Chance of snow is 50%. Wednesday night should be overcast with a chance of snow. Low of 23F with winds from the ESE at 5-10 mph. Chance of snow is 60% with accumulations up to 3″ possible.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 33 and a low of 16. We picked up 1.25″ of snow and had 24″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 33°F and lows of 15°F.
Record high was 57°F in 2000 (we had a high of 48).
Record low was -21°F in 1963.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:33 AM EST
Sunset: 5:36 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 12h 01m
Length of Day: 11h 03m
Tomorrow will be 3m 0s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5d 13h old with 27% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:46 AM EST
Moonset: 11:44 PM EST

I hope you had a chance to look out to the west last night at around 8:00PM. The crescent Moon, Jupiter and Venus made for a lovely trio in the western sky!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

Morning snow on the back deck. Yeah!

Welcome back winter!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently a brisk 3 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 88%, dewpoint 1, barometric pressure 30.26″ and rising rapidly. We picked up 6.5″ of fluffy powder during the day and evening yesterday and have 8″ on the ground. 24hr high was 35, low 3.

Forecast:

High pressure will dominate our weather for the next 18 hours or so. We’ll see clear skies today with highs of 25F and winds from the NW at 5-10 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy in the evening, then become overcast as a low pressure system out over the Great Lakes moves in. Lows will be around 14F with light winds.

Monday should be mostly cloudy in the morning with a chance of snow or rain in the afternoon. Highs will be around  39F with winds from the North at 5-10 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon. Chance of snow precipitation is 30%. Monday night should be overcast with a chance of snow in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Lows will be around 23F with light winds. Chance of snow is 30%.

Tuesday’s looking partly cloudy with highs of 34F winds from the West at 5-10 mph shifting to the North in the afternoon. Tuesday night should be overcast with lows of 14F and light winds.

At this point, Wednesday into Thursday might yield us some more snow. We’ll have to keep on eye on it…

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 23 and a low of 10. We picked up 6″ of new snow and had 24″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 32°F and lows of 14°F.
Record high was 60°F in 1957.
Record low was -19°F in 1970.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:35 AM EST
Sunset: 5:35 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 11h 58m
Length of Day: 11h 00m
Tomorrow will be 3m 0s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4d 13h old with 19% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:15 AM EST
Moonset: 10:44 PM EST


Saturday, February 25, 2012

A fat rhododendron bud with a touch of snow...

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently a blustery 31 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 5-10 mph. Relative humidity is 73%, dewpoint 24, barometric pressure 29.21″ and rising rapidly. We picked up a firm 1.75″ of now and sleet with a crust on top, and 0.02″ of melted precip. 24hr high was 36, low 31.

The Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for our region until 7 PM EST this evening.

Forecast:

Low pressure currently departing over the Gulf of Maine will continue to provide the chance of upslope snow in the northern ‘Dacks and western slopes of the Greens. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a chance of snow in the morning, then overcast with a chance of snow this afternoon. Highs will be around 36F with winds from the NW at 15-25 mph and gusting to 35 mph. Chance of snow is 60%. Tonight should be overcast with a chance of snow in the evening, then partly cloudy. Lows will be around 7F with winds from the NW at 15-25 mph and gusting to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 50%. We might eek out another inch or two of snow before high pressure moves in.

Sunday should be clear and seasonably cool with highs of 23F and light winds. Sunday night should be partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Lows will be a chilly -6F with light winds.

Monday’s looking overcast with a chance of snow in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs will edge back up to what’s seems to have become the norm – around 37F – with light winds. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Monday night should be overcast with a chance of snow. Lows will be around 25F with winds from the NNW at 5-10 mph shifting to the West after midnight.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 31 and a low of 21. We picked up 1.25″ of new snow and had 17″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 32°F and lows of 14°F.
Record high was 55°F in 1985.
Record low was -17°F in 1962.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:36 AM EST
Sunset: 5:34 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 11h 55m
Length of Day: 10h 57m
Tomorrow will be 3m 0s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3d 14h old with 12% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:48 AM EST
Moonset: 9:44 PM EST

So, color me disappointed this morning. I was really really hoping to see at least 6″ on the ground here in Huntington. It would be great to get Sleepy Hollow and Camel’s Hump Nordic back up and running. Mad River Glen is reporting 6-8″ of new snow overnight so it looks like higher elevations did indeed pick up the goods (though nowhere near the 12-18″ that some had predicted…) And longer-term forecasts are calling for a return next week to the mild stuff we’ve been seeing all season. Man, just can’t catch a break here…


Friday, February 24, 2012

A downy woodpecker visits our suet feeder.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 26 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 25, barometric pressure 29.72″ and falling. We have just a crusty bit o’ snow on the ground near our snow stake. 24hr high was 39, low 24.

There is currently a Winter Storm Warning in effect for our region until 7:00AM Saturday morning. (!!!!!!)

Current radar imagery shows snow entering southern Vermont at this time. Note the big slug o’ snow over Michigan and the blob off Cape Cod–those will be our weather makers for the next 48 hours…

Forecast:

Two low pressure systems will deliver some much anticipated snow to the region this afternoon and tonight. The first low heading our way from the Ohio River Valley should bring snow (with some potential mixing at lower elevations) our way starting later this afternoon. We’ll see overcast skies today with snow developing in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid- to upper-30s with winds from the East at 5-10 mph. Chance of snow is 90% with accumulations of 2-4″ possible by evening. The second low front currently developing along the southern New England coast will deliver more snow overnight. We’ll see lows of 28F with winds from the North at 5-10 mph. Chance of snow is 90% with accumulations up to 6″ possible with higher amounts to the east of us, though the potential for wrap-around upslope snow is good for our region.

Snow will continue into Saturday with overcast skies and snow showers in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs will be around 34F with winds from the NW at 10-15 mph. Chance of snow is 70% with accumulations up to 1″ possible. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow in the evening, then partly cloudy as high pressure moves in from the Great Lakes. Lows will be around 5F with winds from the NW at 5-15 mph. Chance of snow is 20%.

Sunday’s looking clear. Highs will be around 21F with winds from the WNW at 5-10 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Lows will be chilly – around -2F – with winds less than 5 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 18 and a low of 0. We had 16.5″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 31°F and lows of 13°F.
Record high was 55°F in 1930.
Record low was -18°F in 1914.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:38 AM EST
Sunset: 5:32 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 11h 52m
Length of Da:y10h 54m
Tomorrow will be 2m 59s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2d 13h old with 6% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:23 AM EST
Moonset: 8:43 PM EST


Thursday, February 23, 2012

A dusty lady bug on a sunny window sash...

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently a damp 33 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 29.37″ and rising. We picked up 0.23″ of rain and about 1/8″ of sleet overnight. Snowpack is pretty much down to 0″ at the stake. 24hr high was 48, low 33.

Forecast:

Low pressure will be in charge today bringing us overcast skies with snow and rain in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs will be around 39F with light winds. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Tonight should be partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast with snow. Lows will be around 25F with winds from the NW at 5-10 mph. Chance of snow is 80% with accumulations up to 1″ possible.

Friday will see another low currently in the Ohio River Valley move in. We’ll see overcast skies with snow. Highs will continue on the mild side – 36F – with winds from the ENE at 5-10 mph. Chance of snow is 90% with accumulations up to 3″ possible in valley locations and higher totals at higher elevations. Snow should continue into Friday night with overcast skies. Lows will be around 25F with winds from the NNW at 10-15 mph. Chance of snow is 50% with the potential for some significant upslope accumulations in the ‘Dacks and western slopes of the Greens into Saturday morning.

Saturday’s looking overcast with snow showers in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Highs will be around 34F with winds from the NW at 5-15 mph. Chance of snow is 60%. Saturday night should be overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Lows will be around 9F as high pressure moves in with winds from the WNW at 5-15 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 31 and a low of -6. We had 16.5″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 31°F and lows of 13°F.
Record high was 56°F in 1984.
Record low was -22°F in 1972.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:40 AM EST
Sunset: 5:31 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 11h 50m
Length of Day: 10h 51m
Tomorrow will be 2m 59s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1d 13h old with 2% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:59 AM EST
Moonset: 7:41 PM EST