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Archive for December, 2012

New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31, 2012

Fine dendritic ice crystals formed on holly berries out by the pond.

Fine dendritic ice crystals formed on holly berries out by the pond.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 16 degrees with some lazy snowflakes falling under an overcast sky. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 15, barometric pressure 30.04″ and falling. We picked up a total of 9″ of blower powder during yesterday’s snowfall and picked up a 0.25″ dusting overnight. We have 17.5″ on the ground. 24hr high was 18, low 5.

Forecast:

Low pressure will drag an Arctic cold front through the region tonight. We’ll see cloudy skies with scattered flurries today. Highs will be in the upper 20s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers or possible snow squalls as the front moves through. Lows will be around 15 with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming westerly and gusting up to 25 mph after midnight.

High pressure will build in New Years Day bringing partly sunny skies. Highs will be around 15 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy and cold with lows around zero and west winds around 10 mph.

Wednesday’s looking partly sunny with a 30% chance of snow showers. Highs will be around 8 to 14 above with northwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy and colder still with lows –5 to –10 below zero.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 35 and a low of 26. We picked up 0.25″ of new snow and had 6″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 29°F and lows of 13°F.
Record high was 56°F in 1965.
Record low was -19°F in 1963.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:22 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 01m
Length of Day: 8h 55m
Tomorrow will be 0m 50s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 18d 3h old with 91% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:59 PM EST
Moonset: 9:00 AM EST


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Snow, frost and ice on Fargo Brook

Snow, frost and ice on Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:45AM it’s currently 15 degrees and snowing moderately under overcast skies. Winds are out of the east at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 89%, dewpoint 12, barometric pressure 29.80″ and rising rapidly. We picked up 7″ of blower powder in the past 24hrs and have 18.5″ on the ground. 24hr high was 26, low 13.

Forecast:

The coastal low that brought us yesterday’s snow is moving off the coast of Nova Scotia this morning. We’ll see cloudy with wraparound snow likely this morning, then a chance of snow showers this afternoon. Expect additional snow accumulation of a dusting to 1″. Highs will be around 16 with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows around 6 above and west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph.

Monday should be mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 20s and south winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers with possible snow squalls as an Arctic cold front races in. Snow may be heavy at times. Lows will be around 14 with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.

New Years Day is looking partly sunny with highs around 15 and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy and  much colder with lows around –10 below as that Arctic air settles in for a few days.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 28 and a low of 0. We had 6.5″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 29°F an lows of 13°F
Record high was 51°F in 1990.
Record low was -29°F in 1933.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:22 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 00m
Length of Day: 8h 54m
Tomorrow will be 0m 45s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 17d 5h old with 96% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:56 PM EST
Moonset: 8:29 AM EST


Saturday, December 29, 2012

Snow, ice, water and rocks in Fargo Brook.

Snow, ice, water and rocks in Fargo Brook.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:35AM it’s currently 20 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 19, barometric pressure 29.97″ and falling. We have 14.25″ of snow on the ground.

There is currently a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for our region from 10:00AM this morning until 1:00PM Sunday.

Forecast:

An upper level trough and a coastal low skirting to our south will bring us more snow today–mainly this afternoon. Snow accumulations through the daylight hours should be light–around 1 to 3 inches. Highs will be in the mid 20s with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is near 100%. Snow will continue into tonight with additional snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches along the western slopes of the Greens. Lows will dip to around around 12 with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of snow is near 100%.

Sunday should start out cloudy with snow likely in the morning, then become partly sunny with a chance of snow showers in the afternoon. Total snow accumulations from this storm should be around 4 to 8 inches before the spigot shuts off. Highs will be around 14 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph and gusting to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Sunday night should be partly cloudy and chilly with lows around 5 above and west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.

Monday should be mostly cloudy and warmer. Highs will be in the mid 20s with south winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers as an Arctic cold from approaches. Lows will be 10 to 15 overnight.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 22 and a low of -5. We picked up 9″ of new snow and had 9″ on the ground. Incidentally, this was the single largest snowfall we had the entire 2011-2012 Winter Season.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 29°F and lows of 13°F.
Record high was 58°F in 1984.
Record low was -29°F in 1933.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:21 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 00m
Length of Day: 8h 53m
Tomorrow will be 0m 41s longer.

Moon is waning gibbous, 16d 4h old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:55 PM EST
Moonset: 7:55 AM EST


Friday, December 28, 2012

Tiny fine frost crystals cling to a twig along Fargo Brook on a cold morning.

Tiny fine frost crystals cling to a twig along Fargo Brook on a cold morning.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington 6:20AM it’s currently 22 degrees and snowing just a bit under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 21, barometric pressure 29.94″. We picked up a total of 15.75″ of new snow from the storm (13.50″ yesterday and 2.25″ this morning…) and have 16″ on the ground. 24hr high was 26, low 20.

Forecast:

The powerful low pressure system that dumped on us yesterday is currently moving off the coast of Nova Scotia. We’ll see a little bit of wraparound moisture today with snow showers likely, mainly this morning with additional snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Highs will be in the mid 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy until midnight, then becoming partly cloudy as weak high pressure builds in. Chance of snow showers is 20%. Lows will be around 7 above with light and variable winds.

Saturday should be cloudy with snow likely mainly in the afternoon as another low passes just to our south and clips us just a bit. Highs will be in the mid 20s with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 70%. Snow will continue into Saturday night with lows around 13 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Expect snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches from this system.

Sunday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be around 19 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 25 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 5 above.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 46 and a low of 11. We picked up 0.50″ of rain and had 1″ of snow on the ground (liking this winter better already…)

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 29°F and lows of 13°F.
Record high was 57°F in 1982.
Record low was -16°F in 1933.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:20 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 9h 59m
Length of Day: 8h 53m
Tomorrow will be 0m 36s longer.

The Moon is the full “Cold” moon (Northeast Native American, Celtic), 15d, 2h old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:56 PM EST
Moonset: 7:17 AM EST
Other names for this full moon include: “Christmas” (Colonial American, Medieval Wiccan), “Oak” (English), and “Long Night” (Neo Pagan Wiccan).


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Frosted trees catch the morning sunlight along Fargo Brook yesterday morning.

Frosted trees catch the morning sunlight along Fargo Brook yesterday morning.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently 25 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the southwest at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 24, barometric pressure 29.72″ and falling rapidly. We picked up 4.5″ of creamy powder overnight and have 8.25″ on the ground. 24hr high was (is) 25, low 2.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for our region until 7:00AM Friday morning. Stay safe out there driving today…

Forecast:

The nor’easter is upon us! Deepening low pressure is moving over the region. We’ll see snow– heavy at times– throughout the day with additional snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches. Highs will be in the upper 20s with north winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is near 100%. Snow will continue into tonight with additional accumulations of 1 to 3 inches. Lows will be around 19 with north winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is near 100%.

Wraparound snow will continue into Friday with additional accumulations of 2 to 4 inches possible. Highs will be in the mid 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Friday night should be cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 10 with west winds around 10 mph.

Saturday’s looking cloudy with a 40% chance of snow. Highs will be in the mid 20s with light and variable winds. Saturday night should be cloudy with a 40% chance of snow and lows around 10 above.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 43 and a low of 31. We had 4″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 30°F and lows of 14°F.
Record high was 55°F in 1949.
Record low was -23°F in 1968.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:19 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 9h 59m
Length of Day: 8h 52m
Tomorrow will be 0m 32s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 14d 3h old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:01 PM EST
Moonset: 6:34 AM EST


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Snowy sumac in the front field

Snowy sumac in the front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently a chilly 2 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 89%, dewpoint zero, barometric pressure 30.39″. We picked up 1.25″ of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 4.25″ on the ground. 24hr high was 23, low 2.

There is currently a Winter Storm Warning in effect for our region from 7:00PM tonight until 7:00AM Friday. We got us a nor’easter on the way folks!

Forecast:

High pressure currently over the region will deliver a partly sunny day today with highs in the upper 20s and light and variable winds. The nor’easter will begin to affect the region Tonight as snow will commence after midnight and continue into Friday morning. Snow may be heavy at times after midnight with accumulations of 2 to 4 inches before morning. Lows will be in the lower 20s with light and variable winds, becoming northeast around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of snow is near 100%.

Snow will continue through Thursday coming down heavy at times with additional accumulations of 4 to 8 inches during the day. Highs will be around 30 with northeast winds around 10 mph and gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is near 100%. Snow will beging to taper off Thursday night with additional moderate accumulations. Lows around 19. North winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.

Wraparound snow will continue into Friday with additional light snow accumulation possible. Expect anywhere from 10″-15″ to fall before all is said & done. Highs Friday will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Friday night should be cloudy with lows around 10 above.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 32 and a low of 16. We picked up 2″ of snow and had 4.5″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 30°F and lows of 14°F.
Record high was 58°F in 1982.
Record low was -26°F in 1980.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:26 AM EST
Sunset: 4:18 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light; 9h 58m
Length of Day: 8h 52m
Tomorrow will be 0m 27s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous (did anyone see it tucking in close to Jupiter last night?) 13d, 3h old with 97% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:11 PM EST
Moonset: 5:46 AM EST


Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Fresh snow piles up on magnolia twigs and buds out by our back deck.

Fresh snow piles up on magnolia twigs and buds out by our back deck.

Merry Christmas!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 18 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 17, barometric pressure 30.11″ and rising rapidly. We’ve picked up just a trace of new snow overnight and have 4.5″ on the ground. 24hr high was 29, low 10.

There is currently a Winter Storm Watch in effect for our region from Wednesday evening until Friday morning.

Forecast:

A weak upper level trough moving through the region today will bring us cloudy skies with a chance of light snow mainly this morning. Highs will be in the mid 20s with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 50%. Tonight should be partly cloudy as brief high pressure builds in. Lows will around 9 above and light and variable winds.

Wednesday will start out partly sunny with highs in the upper 20s and light and variable winds. The aforementioned nor’easter will pull in Wednesday night bringing snow which may be heavy at times. Expect moderate snow accumulation overnight (4″-6″)  with lows in the lower 20s and east winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 90%.

Snow will persist into Thursday and may be heavy at times. Expect accumulations on the order of 8″-13″ before it’s all done with higher localized amounts in higher elevations along the spine of the Greens. Highs will be in the lower 30s with northeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is near 100%. Thursday night will bring light snow with lows around 20. Chance of snow is 90%.

One caveat to this rosy snow picture is that there’s slight disagreement between some of the forecast models. If the storm tracks further west, then we might get in to warmer air than desired which would impact our snow totals. Stay tuned!

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 32 and a low of 2. We had 3″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 30°F and lows of 15°F.
Record high was 62°F in 1964.
Record low was -25°F in 1980.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:26 AM EST
Sunset: 4:18 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 9h 58m
Length of Day: 8h 51m
Tomorrow will be 0m 22s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12d 4h old with 93% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:25 PM EST
Moonset: 4:54 AM EST