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Sunday, September 30, 2012

The upper flume of the Seven Falls on the Huntington River up in Hanksville.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 9:00AM it’s currently 51 degrees under a low overcast sky. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 50, barometric pressure 29.86″. We picked up 0.11″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 54, low 50.

Forecast:

The broad upper level low that’s brought us the rain, drizzle and general damp conditions will persist through today. We’ll see patchy drizzle this morning then cloudy skies with a chance of showers. Highs will be  in the upper 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%. Tonight should be cloudy with showers likely mainly until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 40s with light and variable winds becoming southwesterly around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday will bring patchy fog in the morning with cloudy and a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 50s with west winds 10 to 15 mph as a weak ridge of high pressure blows in Monday night should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 40s and southwest winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the mid 60s and south winds around 10 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers as another low front slides in from the west. Lows will be in the mid 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 70 and a low of 51. We picked up 0.96″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 64°F and lows of 45°F.
Record high was 82°F in 1921.
Record low was 28°F in 1941.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:49 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:33 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 12h 42m
Length of Day: 11h 44m
Tomorrow will be 3m 2s shorter.

The Moon is still pretty much full, 14d 10h old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:32 PM EDT
Moonset: 7:20 AM EDT

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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Fall colors reflected in a calm pool along the Seven Falls of the Huntington River.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:20AM it’s currently a damp 50 degrees and drizzling under overcasts skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 50, barometric pressure 29.97″ and steady. We picked up 0.12″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 55, low 50.

Forecast:

We’ve got a damp weekend ahead of us courtesy of broad low pressure parked over the region. We’ll see overcast with rain showers today. High will we around 57F with winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. Tonight should be overcast with a chance of  40% rain. Lows will be around 45F with light winds.

Sunday should be overcast with a chance of rain. It will be warmer with highs around 63F with light winds. Chance of rain is 40%. Sunday night should be overcast with rain showers. Low will be around 45F with light winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Monday’s looking overcast with a 40% chance of rain. High of 61F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Monday night should be mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Lows will be around 45F with light winds. High pressure arriving late Monday night should bring some break in the clouds into Tuesday.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 67 and a low of 67. We picked up 0.04″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 64°F and lows of 45°F.
Record high was 82°F in 1948.
Record low was 25°F in 1914.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:47 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:35 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 12h 45m
Length of Day: 11h 47m
Tomorrow will be 3m 2s shorter.

The Moon is the full “Corn” moon (Northeast Native American, Colonial American)
13d 10h old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:04 PM EDT
Moonset: 6:17 AM EDT
Other names for this month’s full moon include: “Fruit” (English), “Singing” (Celtic), “Barley” (Medieval Wiccan), and “Harvest” (Neo Pagan Wiccan).

 


Friday, September 28, 2012

Yesterday’s foggy morning atop Taft Hill

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 39 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 38, barometric pressure 30.18″ and falling. 24hr high was 60, low 35.

Morning radar imagery shows a large slug of moisture over downstate New York and Massachusetts. This is heading our way…

Forecast:

Low pressure will deliver a damp start to the weekend. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a 50% chance of rain today. Highs will be in the mid 50s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with a chance of rain until midnight, then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 40s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%.

Saturday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds. Saturday night should be cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 40s with light and variable winds.

Sunday’s looking cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Highs will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds. Sunday night  should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 75 and a low of 62.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 65°F and lows of  46°F.
Record high was 82°F in 1946.
Record low was 26°F in 1947.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:46 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:37 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 12h 48m
Length of Day: 11h 50m
Tomorrow will be 3m 1s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12d 9h old with 97% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:38 PM EDT
Moonset: 5:12 AM EDT


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Dew on a broccoli leaf out in the garden.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:15AM it’s currently 40 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 40, barometric pressure 30.14″ and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.62″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 62, low 40.

Forecast:

Building high pressure will clear out the clouds and bring us partly sunny skies this morning, then clearing. Highs will be on the cool side — in the upper 50s — with north winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be clear and chilly with lows in the mid 30s with northeast winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. We might see pockets of frost in colder locations.

Friday should be partly sunny with a chance of rain in the morning, then mostly cloudy with rain likely in the afternoon as broad low pressure moves down from Québec. Highs will be in the mid 50s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Friday night rain is likely. Lows will be in the mid 40s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Saturday’s looking cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds. Saturday night  should be cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 81 and a low of 46.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 65°F and lows of 46°F.
Record high was 83°F in 1920.
Record low was 27°F in 1947.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:45 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:39 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 12h 51m
Length of Day: 11h 53m
Tomorrow will be 3m 4s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11d 8h old with 92% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:12 PM EDT
Moonset: 4:07 AM EDT


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Holey bindweed and a yellowing milkweed leaf in the front field.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:25AM it’s currently 54 degrees and raining moderately under overcast skies. Winds are out of the north at 2-4 mph. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 53, barometric pressure 29.97″ and steady. We’ve picked up 0.22″ of rain overnight. 24hr high was 68, low 53.

Forecast:

This morning’s showers are courtesy of a slug of warm, moist air that’s moving across the region. We’ll see cloudy skies with showers likely this morning, then a break in the rain before a cold front approaches from the Great Lakes this afternoon delivering more showers. Highs will be in the upper 60s with south winds 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers until midnight, then become partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 40s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.

Thursday should be partly sunny in the morning, then clearing as cool, high pressure builds in. Highs will be in the upper 50s with north winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night should be clear with patchy frost. Lows will be in the mid 30s with east winds around 10 mph.

Friday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 60s and south winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be cloudy with lows in the upper 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 79 and a low of 50.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F.
Record high was 84°F in 1920.
Record low was 27°F in 1947.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:44 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:41 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 12h 54m
Length of Day: 11h 56m
Tomorrow will be 3m 1s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10d 8h old with 86% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:44 PM EDT
Moonset: 3:00 AM EDT


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A lovely double rainbow graced the sky yesterday evening as a quick shower moved through.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 40 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 39, barometric pressure 30.03″ and steady. 24hr high was 60, low 39.

Forecast:

High pressure will give us another partly sunny day today. Highs will be the upper 60s with south winds 15 to 20 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become cloudy with a chance of showers after midnight as a cold front moves into the region. Lows will be in the lower 50s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.

Wednesday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 60s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 40s with west winds around 10 mph.

Cool, dry high pressure will arrive for Thursday bringing mostly sunny  skies with highs in the mid 50s and north winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Thursday night should be clear and chilly with possible widespread frost. Lows will be in the low to mid 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 76 and a low of 53. We picked up 0.01″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 66°F and lows of 47°F.
Record high was 85°F in 1891.
Record low was 28°F in 1963.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:43 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:43 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 12h 57m
Length of Day: 11h 59m
Tomorrow will be 3m 3s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9d 9h old with 78% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:13 PM EDT
Moonset: 1:52 AM EDT


Monday, September 24, 2012

A marsh fly out in the front field.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:20AM it’s currently a chilly 38 degrees under mostly clear skies. Jupiter is bright overhead and Venus is shining to the east. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 37, barometric pressure 30.10″ and rising. 24hr high was 63, low 38.

Forecast:

Surface high pressure will bring us a partly sunny day today with highs in the lower 60s and light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will bez in the upper 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday should be partly sunny with highs in the upper 60s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 50s and south winds 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday’s looking cloudy with a 50% chance of showers as the next cold front moves through. Highs will be in the upper 60s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 73 and a low of 63. We picked up 0.22″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 67°F and lows of the 47°F.
Record high was  84°F in 1961.
Record low was 25°F in 1963.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:42 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:44 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 13h 00m
Length of Day: 12h 02m
Tomorrow will be 3m 2s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8d 8h old with 68% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:38 PM EDT
Moonset: 12:44 AM EDT