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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A tiny, unidentified fly perches momentarily in the front field…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:20AM it’s currently a balmy 69 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are out of the south at 2-4 mph. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint 65, barometric pressure 29.99″ and steady. 24hr high was 85, low 62.

 Forecast:

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the lower 80s and light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 60s ands south winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Wednesday will start out partly sunny in the morning, then become mostly cloudy with a chance of showers as a weak trough approaches from the west. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%. Wednesday night showers and thunderstorms are likely. Lows will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Thursday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the mid 80s and light and variable winds. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 83 and a low of 51.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 81°F and lows of 60 °F.
Record high was 96°F in 1999.
Record low was 42°F in 1964.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:38 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:17 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 45m
Length of Day: 14h 38m
Tomorrow will be 2m 21s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 12d 6h old with 96% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:03 PM EDT
Moonset: 3:55 AM EDT

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Yesterday afternoon’s rumbling thunderstorms over the spine of the Green Mountains provided a lovely rainbow near sunset.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:25AM it’s currently 64 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 30.04″ and rising. 24hr high was 83, low 60.

Forecast:

High pressure will bring us a mostly sunny day today with highs in the lower 80s and light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 60s and light and variable winds.

Tuesday should be partly sunny with highs in the lower 80s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 60s and south winds around 10 mph.

Wednesday showers and thunderstorms are likely as an upper level trough moves in. Highs will be in the lower 80s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 60s. Chance of rain is 50%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 79 and a low of 55. We picked up 0.16″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F.
Record high was 96°F in 1959.
Record low was 45°F in 1952.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:37 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:18 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 47m
Length of Day: 14h 40m
Tomorrow will be 2m 19s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11d 6h old with 91% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:18 PM EDT
Moonset: 2:47 AM EDT


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 61 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 60, barometric pressure 30.00″ and rising. 24hr high was 80, low 57.

Forecast:

We’ll see partly sunny skies with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon as a trough of low pressure moves through. Rain is most likely in the Greens and south of our immediate region. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50 percent. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight, then becoming mostly clear after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 40%.

Monday should be partly sunny and warmer with highs in the lower 80s and light and variable winds. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 60 and light and variable winds.

Tuesday’s looking mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs will be around 80 with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 60s. Chance of rain is 40%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 80 and a low of 61.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 81°F and lows of 60°F.
Record high was 98°F in 1949.
Record low was 45°F in 1987.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:36 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:19 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 50m
Length of Day: 14h 43m
Tomorrow will be 2m 16s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10d 7h old with 83% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:25 PM EDT
Moonset: 1:45 AM EDT


Saturday, July 28, 2012

A diminutive male garden spider dwarfed by his larger female companion…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:00AM it’s currently 57 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 57, barometric pressure 29.95″ and rising. 24hr high was 77, low 57.

Forecast:

A weakening surface low now off the coast will keep unsettled weather in the region for another day. We’ll see partly sunny skies with a slight chance of showers this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be around 80 with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms until midnight, then partly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%.

High pressure will build into the region Sunday bringing partly sunny skies with highs around 80 and light and variable winds. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 50s and light and variable winds.

Monday’s looking mostly sunny and warmer with highs in the mid 80s and light and variable winds. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 60.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 83 and a low of 52.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F.
Record high was 96°F in 1964.
Record low was 45°F in 2001 (we had a low of 42).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:35 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:20 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 52m
Length of Day: 14h 45m
Tomorrow will be 2m 14s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9d 5h old with 73% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:24 PM EDT
Moonset: 12:51 AM EDT


Friday, July 27, 2012

A grasshopper out in the front field.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:15AM it’s currently a foggy 63 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 63, barometric pressure 29.70″ and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.20″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 68, low 63.

Forecast:

Departing low pressure will bring us cloudy this morning then partly sunny skies with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. It’ll be warmer with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds becoming northerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight then mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. Lows will be around 60 with light and variable winds.

Saturday should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers as a weak surface low off the coast keeps things unsettled. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 50s with east winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.

Sunday’s looking partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 30%. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 83 and a low of 52.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 82°F and lows 60°F.
Record high was 98°F in 1949.
Record low was 46°F in 2001 (we had a low of 41).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:34 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:22 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 55m
Length of Day: 14h 47m
Tomorrow will be 2m 12s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8d 6h old with 62% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:16 PM EDT
Moonset: 12:05 AM EDT


Thursday, July 26, 2012

An invasive Japanese beetle chews on a leaf by the pond.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently 60 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. A couple of sparse sprinkles are passing through. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 59, barometric pressure 29.67″ and falling. We picked up just a 0.01″ trace of rain overnight. 24hr high was 76, low 58.

Current radar imagery shows a juicy slug of rain currently over the Adirondacks.

Forecast:

Low pressure and an associated warm front will move into the region today bringing showers this morning, then occasional showers with a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 70s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 80%. Tonight should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds.

Unstable conditions will persist into Friday with cloudy skies and a chance of showers. There’s a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 40%. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 40%.

Saturday’s looking partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 40%. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 50s. Chance of rain is 40%.

Almanac:

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 82°F and lows of 60°F.
Record high was 94°F in 1939.
Record low was 45°F in 1976.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:33 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:23 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 57m
Length of Day: 14h 49m
Tomorrow will be 2m 10s shorter.

The Moon is in its first quarter, 7d 6h old with 51% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:05 PM EDT
No Moon Set


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Some variety of ladybug on milkweed in our front field.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:10AM it’s currently a cool 52 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 52, barometric pressure 29.83″ and rising. We picked up 0.19″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 79, low 52.

Forecast:

High pressure will bring us a lovely day today. We’ll see sunny skies with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds. Dewpoints should be low today keeping the humidity down. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then cloudy with a chance of showers after midnight as low pressure and an associated wavy warm front move into the region from the southwest. Lows will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 40%.

Thursday should bring chance of showers in the morning, then likely showers with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 70s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%. Thursday night showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be around 60 with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%.

Friday’s looking mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms as the low lingers in the area. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 73 and a low of 51.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F.
Record high was 97°F in 1963.
Record low was 45°F in 1912.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:32 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:24 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 59m
Length of Day: 14h 51m
Tomorrow will be 2m 7s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 6d 6h old with 40% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:53 PM EDT
Moonset: 11:27 PM EDT

There was some unsettling news on the global climate change front coming out of Greenland yesterday. Over a 4 day period in July of this year—July 8 to July 12—the overall surface melting of the Greenland ice shelf increased from a high-but-somewhat-typical 40%, to an eye-opening 97%. You can read about it here. Unsettling indeed…