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What’s with the warmth?

Hi folks,

So, I can see that the weather back home is still crazy warm (meanwhile, here in B.C. it’s 20 and snowing!) I thought I’d pass along this interesting article by meteorologist Jeff Masters explaining the causes to this “summer in March” weather:

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=2057

It looks like things will change come Friday…

Cheers, John


Monday, March 19, 2012

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently 46 degrees under mostly clear skies. There’s a lovely fingernail crescent moon peeking out between the clouds to the southeast. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 44, barometric pressure 30.13″ and rising. 24hr high was an amazing (and record breaking) 77, low was 46.

Forecast:

There’s more record breaking warmth on tap for today as the blocking high along the east coast remains in place. We’ll see mostly cloudy with a chance of rain this morning, then partly cloudy skies with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain later in the afternoon. Highs will be a bit cooler than yesterday – around 70F – with light winds. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows of 46F and winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday should be partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. Highs will stay warm -around 73F – with light winds. Tuesday  night should be clear with lows of 52F and light winds.

Wednesday’s looking partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. Highs will probably be their warmest of this warm spell, reaching the upper-70s to low-80s!. Winds will be light. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with fog overnight. Lows will be around 55F with light winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 35 and a low of 19. We picked up 0.3″ of snow and had 13.5″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 41°F and lows of 23°F.
Record high was 66°F in 2010 (we had a high of 66). That record will surely fall today as it did yesterday.
Record low was -10°F in 1993.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:56 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:03 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 13h 05m
Length of Day: 12h 07m
Tomorrow will be 3m 4s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 26d 12h old with 10% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:12 AM EDT
Moonset: 4:24 PM EDT

The vernal equinox occurs tomorrow morning at 1:14AM. This is the time in earth’s orbit around the sun when its axis is straight up and down relative to the sun, and equal amounts of daylight fall on the northern and souther hemispheres. The vernal equinox marks the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere. No mistaking that this time around!

I and the blog will be taking a bit of an hiatus for the next couple weeks while Robin holds down the fort. Enjoy the rest of this week and its crazy spring weather!


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Coltsfoot blooming along East Street!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:50AM it’s currently 50 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 86%, dewpoint 46, barometric pressure 30.23″ and steady. 24hr high was 61, low 39.

Forecast:

Get ready for an extended period of record high temperatures folks! A stubborn blocking pattern of high pressure along the east coast act as a conduit to bring warm air that’s 20-30 degrees above normal into the region through Thursday.

Today we’ll see partly cloudy skies with highs of 73F and light winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Lows will be around 50F with light winds.

Monday should be mostly cloudy in the morning, then partly cloudy. Highs will be around 72F with light winds. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows of 45F and light winds.

Tuesday’s looking partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. Highs will be around 77F with light winds. Tuesday night should be clear with lows of 54F and light winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 59 and a low of 36. We picked up 0.01″ of rain and had 15.5″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 40°F and lows of  23°F.
Record high was 62°F in 1945.
Record low was -7°F in 1961.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:57 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:02 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 13h 02m
Length of Day: 12h 04m
Tomorrow will be 3m 5s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent (and lovely at that!), 25d 14h old with 16% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:43 AM EDT
Moonset: 3:19 PM EDT


Saturday, March 17, 2012

A crown of lichen on an apple tree in our front field.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 9:10AM it’s currently 38 degrees and foggy under what’s looking to be a clear sky. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 38, barometric pressure 30.33″ and rising. We picked up 0.12″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 47, low 34.

Forecast:

Strong high pressure will build into the region today bringing with it record breaking warmth for most of the upcoming week. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies and fog this morning, then partly cloudy skies later in the day. Highs will be around 63F with light winds. Tonight should be clear in the evening, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be around 41F with winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday should start out partly cloudy in the morning, then become clear and warm with highs in the lower-70s and light winds. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows of 50F and light winds.

Monday’s looking partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and rumble of thunder. Highs will be in the low-70s with light winds. Chance of rain is 20%. Monday night should be overcast with fog overnight. Lows will be around 52F with winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 57 and a low of 29. We picked up 0.03″ of rain and had 17.5″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 40°F and lows of 22°F.
Record high was 69°F in 1990.
Record low was -6°F in 1885.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:59 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:01 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 12h 59m
Length of Day: 12h 01m
Tomorrow will be 3m 5s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 24d 14h old with 24% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:09 AM EDT
Moonset: 2:12 PM EDT


Friday, March 16, 2012

A tiny vine twisted around a buckthorn thorn...

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:40AM it’s currently 42 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 41, barometric pressure 30.11″ and steady. We picked up 0.18″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 59, low 42.

Forecast:

A potent weather system and associated low front currently over the St. Lawrence Valley will move our way today bringing overcast skies with rain showers and potentially some thunder later today. Highs will be around 59F with light winds. Chance of rain is 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.2″ possible. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows of 45F and winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the North after midnight. Chance of rain is 20%.

High pressure will move in by Saturday morning bringing us clear skies and even warmer temperatures. Highs will top out in the upper-60s to low-70s with light winds. Saturday night should be partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Lows will be around of 48F with winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday’s looking partly cloudy and warmer still with highs around 77F and light winds. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the evening, then overcast. Lows will be around 48F with light winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 42 and a low of 34. We had 18″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 40°F and lows of 22°F.
Record high was 78°F in 1990.
Record low was -9°F in 1963.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:01 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:00 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 12h 56m
Length of Day: 11h 58m
Tomorrow will be 3m 6s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 23d 13h old with 35% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:29 AM EDT
Moonset: 1:05 PM EDT

Signs of Spring

The woodcock is back in our front field! A good 10 days early by my records at that!


Thursday, March 15, 2012

A cluster of little black berries on a small tree along Taft Road. Anyone care to identify these for me?

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently a misty 35 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 35, barometric pressure 30.30″ and rising. We picked up 0.04″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 47, low 35.

Forecast:

We’ve got generally unsettled weather heading our way for the next couple of days. A surface warm front will lift through the region today giving us mostly cloudy skies with a chance of rain and maybe even some thunder later this evening. Highs will bump into the mid-60s with winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Lows will be around 43F with winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 40%.

Anther wave of low pressure will move through the region on Friday bringing overcast skies, warm temperatures, and a chance of rain. Highs will be in the low-60s with winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Friday night should be overcast with a chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Lows will be around 34F with winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 40%.

High pressure will build in Saturday bringing clear skies. Highs will again be in the lower-60s with light winds. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows of 48F and winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ESE after midnight.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 48 and a low of 15. We had 18″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 39°F and lows of 21°F.
Record high was 72°F in 1990.
Record low was -12°F in 1993.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:03 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:58 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 12h 53m
Length of Day: 11h 55m
Tomorrow will be 3m 5s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 22d 12h old with 46% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:41 AM EDT
Moonset: 12:00 PM EDT


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM (sorry, internet connectivity issues this morning…) it’s currently 34 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 33, barometric pressure 30.00″ and rising. We picked up 0.07″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 65, low 33.

 Forecast:

Upper level low pressure will bring cloudy and cooler weather to the region today along with scattered showers across the north. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a chance of rain. Highs will be around 52F with light winds. Chance of rain is 40%. Tonight should be overcast with a chance of rain and maybe some snow in the mountains. Lows will be around around 34F with light winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Thursday should be partly cloudy and warmer with highs of 64F and winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night will bring overcast skies with a chance of rain as low pressure swings through. Lows will be around 37F with winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

Friday’s looking overcast with a chance of rain. Highs will be around 61F with winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. Friday night should bring overcast skies with a chance of rain. Lows will be around 48F with winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NW after midnight. Chance of rain is 40%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 37 and a low of 19. We picked up 0.07″ of rain and had 18″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 39°F and lows of 21°F.
Record high was 68°F in 1946.
Record low was -9°F in 1926.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:05 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:57 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 12h 49m
Length of Day: 11h 52m
Tomorrow will be 3m 5s longer.

The Moon is in its last quarter, 21d 12h old with 57% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:44 AM EDT
Moonset: 10:58 AM EDT

Last night’s sky was a delight with Venus and Jupiter glowing like headlights to the west and Mars sparkling orange to the east. Orion took up his position smack-dab between them. Lovely!