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Archive for November, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

A view south near Monkton Ridge with the Hogback hills fading in the mid-morning haze.

A view south near Monkton Ridge with the Hogback hills fading in the mid-morning haze.

Morning Observation:

Arctic air anyone? This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently a crispy 4 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 89%, dewpoint 2, barometric pressure 30.49″ and rising rapidly. We picked up 3.25″ of snow overnight and have a settled 3″ on the ground. 24hr high was 36, low 5.

Forecast:

Frigid arctic air will remain over the region for the next 24 hours. This morning’s clear skies will give way to clouds approaching from the west this afternoon. Highs today will only make up to around 20 with north winds around 10 mph this morning, becoming light and variable. Tonight should be cloudy and cold with lows around 10 above and light and variable winds.

Saturday should be cloudy with highs in the upper 20s and southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. The southerly airflow will begin to bring in warmer temperatures aloft Saturday night which may produce some patchy freezing drizzle as a temperature inversion sets up briefly. Lows will be in the upper 20s with south winds 15 to 20 mph. Temperatures should rise through Saturday night into Sunday.

Rain showers are likely Sunday out ahead of a cold front moving in from the Great Lakes. Ironically, highs will be in the mid 40s with south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Rain showers will continue into Sunday night with lows in the upper 30s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Almanac:

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 39°F and lows of 26°F.
Record high was 63°F in 2006 (we had a high of 52).
Record low was -2°F in 1958.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:07 AM EST
Sunset: 4:14 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 12m
Length of Day: 9h 07m
Tomorrow will be 1m 28s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 6d 13h old with 97% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:07 PM EST
Moonset: 8:36 AM EST


Thursday, November 29, 2012

From the Department of Lucky Shots: a Red-Tailed Hawk takes wing from a dead tree in Charlotte yesterday.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:20AM it’s currently 25 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 78%, dewpoint 19, barometric pressure 30.20″. We picked up 0.25″ of new snow overnight and have a general light dusting on the ground. 24hr high was 37, low 25.

Forecast:

High pressure will crest over the region this morning to be followed by a sharp cold front this afternoon. We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with a chance of snow showers this afternoon as the front moves in. Highs will be in the mid 30s with west winds around 10 mph, becoming southwesterly and gusting up to 25 mph this afternoon. Chance of snow is 50%. Tonight should be cloudy with snow showers and squalls likely until midnight, then partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers after midnight. Some squalls my make for brief white-out conditions this evening. Expect snow accumulation a dusting to 2″ with higher totals to 4″ in the higher elevations fo the ‘Dacks and Greens. Behind the front it will be cold with lows only around 10 above tonight with west winds 15 to 20 mph, becoming northerly 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of snow is 70%.

Friday should be partly sunny and chilly  with highs only in the lower 20s and north winds around 10 mph in the morning, becoming light and variable. Friday night should be cloudy with lows around 12 and east winds around 10 mph.

Saturday’s looking cloudy with highs around 30 and southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Warm air advection will pull some warmer air into the region Saturday night bringing cloudy skies with a chance of sprinkles and light freezing rain, snow or sleet overnight–not much in the was of accumulation, but something to watch out for. Lows will be around 30. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 67 and a low of 40. We picked up 0.08″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 40°F and lows of 26°F.
Record high was 68°F in 2005 (we had a high of 60).
Record low was 2°F in 1940.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:05 AM EST
Sunset: 4:14 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 13m
Length of Day: 9h 08m
Tomorrow will be 1m 32s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 15d 13h old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:15 PM EST
Moonset: 7:50 AM EST


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fuzzy goldenrod like a clump of caterpillars in our front field.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently 28 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 26, barometric pressure 30.22″. 24hr high was 35, low 28.

Forecast:

We’ll continue to see a series of quick moving fronts move through the region during the next few days. We’ll see cloudy skies this morning. There’s a chance of snow showers late this afternoon as a cold front moves through. Highs will be in the lower 30s with light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of snow is 40%. Expect little or no accumulation. Tonight should be cloudy with a chance of snow showers until midnight, then partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be around 17 with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming northwesterly and gusting up to 25 mph after midnight. Chance of snow is 40%.

Thursday should start out partly sunny in the morning as high pressure moves over the region, then become cloudy as an Arctic cold front approaches. Highs will be in the mid 30s with west winds around 10 mph, becoming southwesterly 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Thursday night snow showers and quick squalls are likely. Light snow accumulation possible–on the order of 1″-2″. It will be brisk with lows around 11 and northwest winds 15 to 25 mph and gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of snow is 60%.

Friday’s looking partly sunny and chilly with highs only around 20 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with lows around 10 above.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 58 and a low of 44.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 40°F and lows of 27°F.
Record high was 68°F in 1990.
Record low was 1°F in 1936.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:04 AM EST
Sunset: 4:15 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 15m
Length of Day: 9h 10m
Tomorrow will be 1m 36s shorter.

The Moon is the full “Beaver” (Northeast Native American, Colonial American), 14d 14h old with 100% illumination. Other names for this full moon include “Hunter’s” (English), “Dark” (Celtic), “Snow” (Medieval Wiccan), and “Tree” (Neo Pagan Wiccan).
Moonrise: 4:27 PM EST
Moonset: 6:59 AM EST

The moon is at apogee today (its furthest distance in its orbit around the earth). There’s also a penumbral eclipse occurring today. This is when the moon enters the earth’s penumbral shadow and is dimmed slightly compared to an umbral eclipse. You can read about it here, here and here. Unfortunately for us the eclipse will be occurring after moonset, and it’s not particularly noticeable anyway with only a slight dimming of the moon’s disc as compared to a full-on umbral eclipse.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dried goldenrod backlit by the sun in our front field.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 25 degrees under overcast skies. A few lazy snowflakes are drifting down. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 23, barometric pressure 30.25″. We picked up 0.25″ of snow in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 32, low 22.

Forecast:

A quiet day today as weak low pressure moves off the coast this morning. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a chance of flurries. Highs will be around 30 with light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows around 18 and lght and variable winds.

Wednesday should be cloudy with highs in the mid 30s and light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 13 and west winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday’s looking partly sunny with highs around 30 and west winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night should be cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers as weak low pressure moves in. Lows will be around 10 above.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 59 and a low of 34. We had 0.50″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 41°F and lows of 27°F.
Record high was 66°F in 1896.
Record low was -1°F in 1957.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:03 AM EST
Sunset: 4:15 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 16m
Length of Day; 9h 12m
Tomorrow will be 1m 40s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 13d 14h old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:45 PM EST
Moonset: 6:05 AM EST


Monday, November 26, 2012

Tiny pixy cup lichens on a boulder in our front field.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 28 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 26, barometric pressure 29.88″. 24hr high was 29, low 21.

Forecast:

A series of of fast moving, upper level disturbances will move through the region early this week bringing occasional snow showers to the area, mostly in higher elevations. Nothing particularly big–just a dusting here and there. We’ll see scattered snow showers this morning followed by partly sunning skies later. Snow accumulation should be a dusting to an inch. Highs will be in the lower 30s with west winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly this afternoon. Chance of snow is 50%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be around 19 with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 20%.

Tuesday should be mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 30s and light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 20s and light and variable winds.

Wednesday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the mid 30s with light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers and lows 15 to 20.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 55 and a low of 32. We had 1″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 41°F and lows of 28°F.
Record high was 64°F in 1979.
Record low was -3°F in 1938.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:02 AM EST
Sunset: 4:16 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 18m
Length of Day: 9h 13m
Tomorrow will be 1m 43s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12d, 14h old with 96% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:08 PM EST
Moonset: 5:07 AM EST


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Milkweed seed tufts arc from a pod like shiny silken fireworks…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:10AM it’s currently 25 degrees under overcast skies. There are a few lazy snowflakes drifting down. Winds are out of the west at 0-5 mph. Relative humidity is 71%, dewpoint 17, barometric pressure 29.76″ and rising. We picked up a dusting of graupelly snow overnight. 24hr high was 41, low 27.

Forecast:

We’ll see partly sunny skies with a slight chance of snow showers this morning as orographic uplift wrings the remaining moisture out of air. Expect mostly cloudy this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 30s with west winds 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is 20% with no real accumulation. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be around 20 with west winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of snow is 20%.

Monday should be partly sunny with highs in the lower 30s and southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly in the afternoon. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 20 and light and variable winds.

Tuesday’s looking cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the mid 30s with light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 29. We had 2″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 42°F and lows of 28°F.
Record high was 67°F in 2001 (we had a high of 62).
Record low was -1°F in 1938.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:01 AM EST
Sunset: 4:16 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 20m
Length of Day: 9h 15m
Tomorrow will be 1m 47s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous11d 15h old with 92% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:36 PM EST
Moonset: 4:08 AM EST


Saturday, November 24, 2012

A dried thistle head out in the front field.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 9:05AM it’s currently 36 degrees under cloudy skies. Winds are out of the west at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 72%, dewpoint 27, barometric pressure 29.56″. We picked up 0.20″ of rain overnight. 24hr high was 61, low 34.

Forecast:

With the passage of the cold front last evening, we’re in to some cooler air today. We’ll see cloudy with a chance of snow showers this morning. Highs will only be in the mid 30s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 40%. Tonight should be cloudy with a chance of snow showers until midnight, then partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be around 20  with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 40%.

Sunday should be partly sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy. Highs will be in the lower 30s with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 20s and southwest winds around 10 mph.

Monday’ looking partly sunny with highs in the mid 30s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 34 and a low of 27. We picked up 1″ of snow and had 2.5″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 42°F and lows of 28°F.
Record high was 65°F in 1931.
Record low was 2°F in 1956.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:59 AM EST
Sunset: 4:17 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 21m
Length of Day: 9h 17m
Tomorrow will be 1m 49s shorter.

The Moon is 10d 16h old with 86% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:06 PM EST
Moonset: 3:07 AM EST