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Thursday, January 31, 2013

All that remains this morning of Emma & Taylor's snow dragon...

All that remains this morning of Emma & Taylor’s snow dragon…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 52 degrees and raining under overcast skies. Winds are out of the southwest at 7-10 mph and gusting up to 17 mph. We picked up 0.63″ of rain overnight. Snow at the stake is gone with only a few piles here and there where things were shoveled. 24hr high was 59, low 46.

Forecast:

Low pressure and an associated cold front are passing through the region this morning bringing rain showers, and a diminishing chance of snow or rain showers this afternoon. It will be windy with highs in the in the lower 50s, and falling into the upper 20s this afternoon. Winds will be out of the southwest 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. Tonight should be cloudy with chance of snow showers, mainly until midnight. It’ll be breezy with lows dropping to around 7 above with west winds 15 to 25 mph and gusting up to 45 mph, becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of snow is 40% with little or no accumulation.

Friday should be cloudy with highs 10 to 16 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be mostly cloudy and cold with lows -1 below to 5 above zero and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Saturday snow showers are likely as a shortwave trough drops through the region. Expect only light accumulation on the order of 1-3 inches. Highs will be around 20 with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 60%. Saturday night should be cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers and lows 10 to 15.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 35 and a low of 17. We picked up 0.75″ of snow and had 4.5″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 28°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 56°F in 1988.
Record low was -27°F in 1920.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:10 AM EST
Sunset: 5:00 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 51m
Length of Day: 9h 49m
Tomorrow will be 2m 31s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 19d 16h old with 81% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:13 PM EST
Moonset: 8:56 AM EST

In the 15 minutes it’s taken me to compose this post, the temperature has already dropped by nearly 10 degrees… Should be an interesting day…


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Twigs pop up from under short-lived fresh snow in our front field...

Twigs pop up from under short-lived fresh snow in our front field…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently a balmy 49 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-6 mph. Relative humidity is 89%, dewpoint 46, barometric pressure 29.69″ and falling rapidly. We picked up 0.16″ of rain overnight. Snowpack at the stake is down to 4″. 24hr high was (is) 49, low 38.

The is an Areal Flood Watch and a Wind Advisory in effect for our region.

Forecast:

Clickety-click, the weather roller-coaster climbs to the top of the temperature hill again today and tonight. Two low pressure systems will swing through the region in the next 12 hours. This morning’s is dragging unseasonably warm temps into the region along with cloudy skies and a chance of showers this morning. A second low and associated cold front will push through later this afternoon bringing more rain with a slight chance of thunderstorms later in the day and into the evening. It’ll be breezy and much warmer with highs in the lower 50s and south winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 35 mph, increasing to 45 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%.
Rain will continue tonight–heavy at times–with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Rain totals of as much as 1.25″ in southern Vermont. It will be continued windy with lows in the lower 40s and south winds 20 to 30 mph gusting up to 45 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%.

Thursday should be cloudy with rain in the morning, then a chance of rain or snow showers in the afternoon as temperatures begin to drop. Expect little or no snow accumulation. It will be breezy with highs in the lower 40s and falling into the lower 30s in the afternoon. Winds will be out of the southwest at 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Thursday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will drop to 6 to 12 above (weeee–down the hill!) with west winds 20 to 25 mph and gusting up to 45 mph.

Friday’s looking cloudy with highs around 12 to 18 and northwest winds around 10 mph and gusting up to 25 mph. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with lows around zero.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 30 and a low of 14. We picked up 2″ of snow and had 4.75″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 28°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 45°F in 1950.
Record low was -20°F in 1948.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:12 AM EST
Sunset: 4:59 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 49m
Length of Day: 9h 47m
Tomorrow will be 2m 29s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 18d 17h old with 89% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:06 PM EST
Moonset: 8:28 AM EST


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A chickadee contemplates a suet snack...

A chickadee contemplates a suet snack…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:25AM it’s currently 22 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 20, barometric pressure 30.09″. We picked up 3.5″ of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 8.75″ on the ground. 24hr high was 23, low 21.

Forecast:

We’ll have a calm day today before the next weather maker pulls in tonight. Expect cloudy skies with highs in the lower 30s today with light and variable winds. A low pressure system and associated warm front will move into the region tonight brining rain showers with a chance of freezing rain until midnight, then rain showers after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph, gusting up to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Wednesday will bring a chance of drizzle in the morning, then showers in the afternoon. It will be much warmer with highs in the lower 50s and south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Showers will continue into Wednesday night with lows in the lower 30s and southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 40 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Thursday’s looking mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs will be in the mid 30s with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 40 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. More seasonable air will return Thursday night with cloudy skies and a 40% chance of lingering snow showers. Lows will be around 10 above.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 34 and a low of 26. We picked up 0.5″ of snow and had 2.5″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 49°F in 1950.
Record low was -18°F in 1954.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:13 AM EST
Sunset: 4:57 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 46m
Length of Day: 9h 44m
Tomorrow will be 2m 27s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 17d 16h old with 95% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:00 PM EST
Moonset: 8:00 AM EST


Monday, January 28, 2013

Paper birch pops out bright white against green of hemlock and blue of sky along Gillette Pond yesterday morning.

Paper birch pops out bright white against the green of hemlock and the blue sky along Gillette Pond yesterday morning.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently a relatively balmy 9 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint 5, barometric pressure 30.40″ and falling. 24hr high was 19, low 2. We have 4.5″ of snow on the ground.

Morning radar imagery shows a large arc of precipitation pushing eastward from the Great Lakes down to Washington, D.C.

Forecast:

A warm front and associated low pressure will left northeastward during the day today bringing mostly cloudy skies and snow, mainly this afternoon. Snow accumulations in our area should be in the range of of 1 to 3 inches during the day. Highs will be in the mid 20s with light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of snow is 90%. Snow will continue into tonight then begin to change over to a chance of snow and freezing drizzle after midnight before tapering off. Total snow accumulations before the transition should be on the order of 2 to 4 inches with higher totals south and west. Temperature should remain steady–in the lower 20s–with southeast winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday should start out mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 30s and light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Another low pressure system and associated warm front will pull in from the west Tuesday night bringing likely rain showers and near steady temperature in the mid 30s. Winds will be from the south at 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Rain will continue into Wednesday with highs in the upper 40s to 50 along with south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Rain showers will continue into Wednesday night with lows in the lower 30s. Chance of rain is 80%. Rain will transition over to some lingering snow as colder air pushes in behind the low Thursday.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 41 and a low of 31. We picked up 0.59″ of rain and had 2″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 56°F in 1916.
Record low was -26°F in 1925.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:14 AM EST
Sunset: 4:56 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 44m
Length of Day: 9h 42m
Tomorrow will be 2m 24s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 16d 16h old with 98% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:54 PM EST
Moonset: 7:33 AM EST


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Ice formations seem to float above the flow in Fargo Brook.

Ice formations seem to float above the flow in Fargo Brook.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:05AM it’s currently 1 degree under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 86%, dewpoint -3, barometric pressure 30.48″ and rising. We have 4.5″ of snow on the ground. 24hr high was 14, low 1.

Forecast:

With high pressure building in this morning we’ll see sunny skies today with highs around 14 and light and variable winds. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be around zero with light and variable winds.

The roller coaster will be back Monday as a warm front will approach the region from the southwest Monday morning bringing cloudy skies and some snow, mainly in the afternoon. Snow accumulations should be in the range of a dusting to 2 inches. Highs will be in the mid 20s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow is 70%. Snow will continue into Monday night with additional light accumulation. Lows will be in the lower 20s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 70%.

Warm air will deepen on a southern air flow Tuesday bringing cloudy skies bringing a wintery mix of snow transitioning to sleet and then rain. Highs will be around 40 with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Rain will continue into Tuesday night with lows in the upper 30s. Chance of rain is 60%.

At this point, Wednesday is looking rainy as well with temps in the high 40s to 50. There’s a fair amount of moisture in this system as well with predicted rain totals near 1″. (Sorry Rick, et. al….)

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 44 and a low of 32. We picked up 0.37″ of rain and had 2.75″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 53°F in 1996.
Record low was -29°F in 1994.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:15 AM EST
Sunset: 4:55 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 42m
Length of Day: 9h 39m
Tomorrow will be 2m 23s longer.

The Moon is (still) the full Wolf Moon, 15d 17h old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:50 PM EST
Moonset: 7:03 AM EST


Saturday, January 26, 2013

More delicate ice crystals formed on the inside of our barn windows. The variety of shapes is astounding!

More delicate ice crystals formed on the inside of our barn windows. The variety of shapes is astounding!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently -3 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 86%, dewpoint -6, barometric pressure 30.18″ and rising. We picked up a dusting of snow overnight and have 4.5″ on the ground. 24hr high was 13, low -3.

Forecast:

We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning giving was to mostly cloudy skies with a chance of snow showers this afternoon as quick cold front moves through generating upslope snow showers along the western slopes of the Greens. Highs today will be around 13 with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of snow is 30%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers until midnight, then mostly clear after midnight. Lows will be around -3 below with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 40% with total accumulations of a dusting to 2″.

High pressure will build in Sunday bringing sunny skies with highs around 12 and light and variable winds. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows around zero and light and variable winds.

Monday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow as an upper level disturbance associated with a surface warm front moves into the region. It will be warmer with highs in the upper 20s and south winds around 10 mph. Monday night snow is likely with light snow accumulation possible. Lows will be in the lower 20s. Chance of snow is 60%.

At this point the forecast is putting us on the warm side of an upcoming storm system moving out of the southwest that should arrive Tuesday. “Wintery mix” is the best I can do at this point, but, unfortunately, it’s looking like the “R” word will be involved Wednesday for a period…

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 35 and a low of 17. We had 2.75″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 55°F in 1950.
Record low was -25°F in 1994.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:16 AM EST
Sunset: 4:53 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 40m
Length of Day: 9h 37m
Tomorrow will be 2m 21s longer.

The Moon is the full “Wolf” moon (Northeast Native American, Medieval Wiccan)
14d 17h old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:47 PM EST
Moonset: 6:31 AM EST

Other names for this full moon include: “Winter” (Colonial American); “Old” (English); “Quiet” (Celtic); and “Ice” (Neo Pagan Wiccan).


Friday, January 25, 2013

A large flock of turkeys up on Taft Hill.

A large flock of turkeys up on Taft Hill.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently -8 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint -12, barometric pressure 30.40″. 24hr high was 12, low -8. We have 4.5″ of snow on the ground.

A Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect for our region until 10:00AM this morning.

Forecast:

Surface high pressure will produce another chilly, dry day today. We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, becoming mostly cloudy later in the day as a weak upper level disturbance passes to our south. Highs will be around 9 above with northwest winds around 5 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with a 40% chance of light snow. Lows will be around 2 above with light and variable winds.

Saturday should be mostly cloudy with a chance of mountain snow showers in the afternoon. Highs will be around 13 with north winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly and gusting up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow is 50%. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around -2 below with northwest winds around 10 mph.

High pressure will build in again for Sunday bringing sunny skies and highs around 10 above with north winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows -5 below to zero.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 33 and a low of 25. We had 2.75″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 55°F in 1938.
Record low was -19°F in 1912.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:17 AM EST
Sunset: 4:52 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 38m
Length of Day: 9h 35m
Tomorrow will be 2m 17s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 13d 16h old with 97% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:46 PM EST
Moonset: 5:55 AM EST


Thursday, January 24, 2013

A cardinal munches on a sunflower seed at our feeder.

A cardinal munches on a sunflower seed at our feeder.

Morning Observation:

Brisk one out there this morning! Here in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently -15 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 83%, dewpoint -18, barometric pressure 30.23″ and rising. 24hr “high” was 1, low -17. We have 4.5″ of snow on the ground.

A Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect for our region until 1:00PM today.

Forecast:

With Arctic high pressure in place over much of the northeast, we’ll have us another frigid day today. We’ll see mostly sunny skies with highs only around -1 below to 1 above zero with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph and wind chill values as low as 29 below. Bundle up if you need to be outside! Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then clearing. Lows will be -12 below to -20 below zero with northwest winds around 10 mph, becoming northerly after midnight.

Friday should be partly sunny in the morning, then become cloudy as a weak trough moves into the region. Highs will be around 7 above with light and variable winds. Friday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of light snow. It’ll be a tad warmer with lows around -4 below with light and variable winds.

Saturday’s looking cloudy with highs around 10 above and north winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows around -10 below.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 48 and a low of 33. We picked up 0.18″ of rain and had 3″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 55°F in 1906.
Record low was -22°F in 1948.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:17 AM EST
Sunset: 4:50 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 36m
Length of Day: 9h 32m
Tomorrow will be 2m 16s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12d 17h old with 94% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:49 PM EST
Moonset: 5:14 AM EST

 


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Two deer up on Taft Hill.

Two deer up on Taft Hill.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:25AM it’s currently -8 degrees and snizzling lightly under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 79%, dewpoint -12, barometric pressure 30.18″ and rising. We picked up 0.75″ of new snow overnight and have 5″ on the ground. 24hr high was 15, low -8.

Forecast:

Arctic high pressure will deliver the coldest day of the season today, moderating only a bit by the end of the week. We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a chance of flurries. Highs will be  around -4 below with northwest winds around 10 mph this morning, becoming light and variable. Wind chill values could be as low as 29 below so cover up if you’re going out! Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight then clearing. Lows will drop to  -16 below to -22 below zero with light and variable winds.

Thursday should be mostly sunny  and cold with highs around zero and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill values could be as low as 26 below. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows around -15 below and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Friday’s looking partly sunny with highs around 9 above and light and variable winds. Friday night should be cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers as low pressure skirts to our south. It won’d be as cold with lows -5 below to zero. Temperatures should become more seasonable going into next week.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 44 and a low of 32. We had 6.5″ of snow on the ground.Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.

Record high was 64°F in 1906.
Record low was -19°F in 1970.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:18 AM EST
Sunset: 4:49 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 33m
Length of Day: 9h 30m
Tomorrow will be 2m 12s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11d 17h old with 88% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:55 PM EST
Moonset: 4:29 AM EST


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Another shot of frost crystals formed on the inside of our barn windows.

Another shot of frost crystals formed on the inside of our barn windows.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently 2 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 86%, dewpoint -1, barometric pressure 29.87″ and rising. We picked up 1″ of new snow overnight and have 4.5″ on the ground. 24hr high was 19, low 2

There is a Wind Chill Advisory in effect for our region from 9:00PM tonight to 7:00PM Wednesday.

Forecast:

With Arctic high pressure building into the region, we’re in for some of the coldest air so far this season over the next several days. We’ll see partly cloudy skies this morning with a chance of light snow, then a chance of snow showers or flurries this afternoon. Highs will top out only around 7 above with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 50%. Tonight should be cloudy with a chance of snow showers, mainly until midnight. It will be frigid with lows -8 below to -14 below zero with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 50%. Wind chill values could drop as low as -29 below.

Wednesday should be mostly cloudy in the morning, then become partly sunny. Temperatures will remain in the single digits around zero with highs only around -3 below and northwest winds around 10 mph. Wind chill values will be as low as -29 below. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around -16 below and northwest winds around 10 mph. Wind chill values will as low as -27 below.

Thursday’s looking mostly sunny with highs between -1 below to 5 above zero and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Wind chill values will be as low as -33 below. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows around -10 below.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 32 and a low of -4. We picked up 0.5″ of new snow and had 6.5″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 59°F in 1906.
Record low was -22°F in 1970.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:19 AM EST
Sunset: 4:48 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 31m
Length of Day: 9h 28m
Tomorrow will be 2m 11s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10d 16h old with 81% illumination.
Moonrise:  1:07 PM EST
Moonset: 3:40 AM EST


Monday, January 21, 2013

Snow squall clouds pass to the north and east of the Breeding Barn at Shelburne Farms yesterday at midday.

Snow squall clouds pass to the north and east of the Breeding Barn at Shelburne Farms yesterday at midday.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 2 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint -1, barometric pressure 30.03″ and rising. We picked up a trace of snow, sleet and graupel yesterday and have 3.5″ of crusty snow at the stake. 24hr high was 45, low 1 (nice roller-coaster…)

Forecast:

We’ll start the day with sunny this morning giving way to cloudy skies with a slight chance of snow this afternoon as a low pressure trough tracks eastward out of the Great Lakes. Highs today will be 8 to 14 above with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 20%. Tonight should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow. Lows will be around 2 above with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph after midnight.

Tuesday should be cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning. Highs will be 5 to 11 above with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 30%. Arctic high pressure will settle into the region Tuesday night bringing the coldest air of this current roller-coaster plunge. Lows will be around -15 below and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday’s looking partly sunny and cold with highs ranging from -5 below to 3 above zero with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Morning wind chill values could be as low as -38 below so be careful out there! Wednesday night should be mostly clear with lows around -10 below.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 18 and a low of -4. We picked up 0.5″ of new snow and had 6″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 54°F in 2006 (we had a high of 58 on the 20th)
Record low was -15°F in 1971.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:20 AM EST
Sunset:4:46 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 30m
Length of Day; 9h 26m
Tomorrow will be 2m 7s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9d 17h old with 73% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:24 PM EST
Moonset: 2:46 AM EST


Sunday, January 20, 2013

Another shot of window frost on the inside of our barn windows...

Another shot of window frost on the inside of our barn windows…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently a balmy and blustery 44 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 5-9 mph. Relative humidity is 51%, dewpoint 27, barometric pressure 29.40″ and falling rapidly. 24hr high was 45, low 41.

Forecast:

It’s a busy weather day today. It looks like we’re reaching the top of the temperature roller-coaster hill this morning. A clipper system with associated deep low pressure is currently over central Ontario. It is the source of our blustery winds, and will pass to our north during the day dragging two cold fronts along with it. We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning mostly cloudy skies later in the day. There’s a chance of rain showers this morning out in front of the first cold front, then a chance of snow showers later as the second cold front swings through bringing sharply colder temperatures. It will be windy with highs starting the day in the mid 40s and falling into the lower 20s this afternoon. Winds will be out of the southwest at 20 to 25 mph, becoming westerly 20 to 30 mph this afternoon with gusts up to 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers until midnight. It will be much colder with lows around -5 below and west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph, diminishing to around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of snow is 20%.

Arctic high pressure will move in for Martin Luther King Jr Day bringing partly sunny skies in the morning, then becoming cloudy. Highs will top out only in the 4 to 10 above range with light and variable winds. Monday night should be cloudy with a 40% chance of snow as another quick clipper zips through. It’ll be cold with lows -6 below to -12 below zero with northwest winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday’s looking mostly cloudy with highs only zero to 6 above and northwest winds around 10 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy and cold with lows -10 below to -15 below zero.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 28 and a low of 2. We picked up 0.25″ of snow and had 5.5″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 52°F in 1951.
Record low was -22°F in 1970.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:21 AM EST
Sunset: 4:45 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 28m
Length of Day: 9h 24m
Tomorrow will be 2m 4s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8d 17h old with 65% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:45 AM EST
Moonset: 1:49 AM EST


Saturday, January 19, 2013

Frost crystals formed on the inside of our barn windows at -7 degrees.

Frost crystals formed on the inside of our barn windows at -7 degrees.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 9:15AM it’s currently a balmy 30 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 58%, dewpoint 16, barometric pressure 30.04″ and falling slowly. We picked up 1″ of new snow overnight and have 4.5″ on the ground.

Forecast:

A warm front will lift through the region this morning brining cloudy skies and snow this morning, then a chance of snow showers this afternoon. Total snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches with higher amounts north. Highs will be in the mid 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 70%. Tonight should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. It’ll be breezy with lows in the upper 20s and south winds 10 to 15 mph, increasing to 15 to 25 mph after midnight.

Sunday should start out partly sunny in the morning, then become mostly cloudy with 50% chance of snow showers as another clipper system zips through. It’ll be breezy with highs in the lower 30s and falling to around 20 in the afternoon. Winds will be out of the southwest at 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Another Arctic cold front will move in Sunday night bringing cloudy skies and much colder temperatures with lows -5 below to 3 above zero and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.

Martin Luther King Jr Day should be mostly cloudy and chilly with highs around 8 above and north winds around 10 mph. Monday  night should be cloudy and cold with lows around -10 below.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 28 and a low of 2. We had 5.5″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of  10°F.
Record high was 65°F in 1996.
Record low was -24 F in 1976.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:21 AM EST
Sunset: 4:44 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 26m
Length of Day: 9h 22m
Tomorrow will be 2m 2s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 7d 18h old with 56% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:11 AM EST
Moonset: 12:50 AM EST


Friday, January 18, 2013

Delicate frost feathers form on a hemlock sprig...

Delicate frost feathers form on a hemlock sprig…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently -7 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint -10, barometric pressure 30.31″ and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.75″ of new snow during yesterday’s squalls and have 4″ on the ground. 24hr high was 32, low -7.

Forecast:

Arctic high pressure is ridging over the region this morning. We’ll see mostly sunny skies and highs only around 12 with northwest winds around 10 mph, becoming west this afternoon. Tonight will turn cloudy with with a chance of light snow after midnight as a low pressure system and associated warm front currently out over the Great Lakes moves along the Canadian border. Overnight lows will be around 11 with south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 50%.

Saturday should be cloudy with a chance of light snow in the morning. It will be noticeably warmer with highs will be in the mid to upper 30s with blustery south winds 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 50%. Saturday night should be cloudy with a chance of flurries. It’ll remain breezy with near steady temperature in the lower 30s and south winds 20 to 25 mph.

Another, deeper low pressure system will pass to our north Saturday night into Sunday bringing  cloudy skies Sunday with a chance of flurries. It’ll be windy with near steady temperature in the lower 30s and southwest winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 40 mph. Sunday night should be cloudy and much colder as a cold front sweeps in behind the low. Overnight lows will be around zero.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 45 and a low of 1 (!). We picked up 0.14″ of rain and had 5.5″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 53°F in 1996.
Record low was -24°F in 1974.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:22 AM EST
Sunset: 4:42 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 24m
Length of Day: 9h 20m
Tomorrow will be 1m 58s longer.

The Moon in its first quarter, 6d 16h old with 46% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:40 AM EST
No Moon Set


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Mourning doves and blue jays beneath our feeder...

Mourning doves and blue jays in the falling snow beneath our feeder…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 32 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are our of the southwest at 3-6 mph. Relative humidity is 86%, dewpoint 28, barometric pressure 29.82″ and rising. We picked up 2″ of new snow yesterday and have 4″ on the ground at the stake. 24hr high was 33, low 26.

Forecast:

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a chance of snow showers and possible snow squalls this morning out ahead of an Arctic front that will move in later today bringing partly sunny skies and much colder temperatures this afternoon. Snow may be heavy at times this morning. Highs will top out in the lower 30s this morning and fall to around 10 above this afternoon. Winds will be from the west from 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is 50%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy until midnight, then becoming partly cloudy. It’ll be much colder with lows around -10 with northwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

High pressure will be in place Friday bringing partly sunny skies with highs only around 14 with light and variable winds, becoming westerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow as a clipper system approaches from the northwest. Lows will be around 11 with south winds 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 35 mph.

The clipper will slide just north of us Saturday bringing cloudy skies with a 40% chance of snow showers. It’ll be breezy and warmer with highs in the mid 30s and south winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Saturday night should be cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. We may see and inch or two from this system. Lows will be in the mid 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 45 and a low of 28. We had 7.5″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 56°F in 1889.
Record low was -22°F in 1974.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:23 AM EST
Sunset: 4:41 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 22m
Length of Day: 9h 18m
Tomorrow will be 1m 56s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5d 16h old with 36% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:12 AM EST
Moonset: 11:48 PM EST


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

From the wishful thinking department: snowshoe hare tracks in the snowy woods of Mad River Glen (not this year obviously...)

From the wishful thinking department: snowshoe hare tracks in the snowy woods of Mad River Glen (not right now obviously…)

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently 28 degrees under overcasts skies. Winds are out of the west at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 81%, dewpoint 23, barometric pressure 30.07″ and falling rapidly. We have 2.5″ of hard, crusty snow at the stake, but our south-facing front field is pretty much bare.

Morning radar imagery shows a band of snow showers falling just to our south. We’ll see a bit of that later in the day, but not much I’m afraid…

Forecast:

Low pressure currently passing just to our south will deliver cloudy skies with a chance of snow this afternoon. Highs will be around 30 with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 50% with accumulations of maybe an inch in our area and higher totals further south. Tonight should be cloudy with a chance of snow until midnight, then a chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 20s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 40%.

Thursday should be partly sunny with a chance of snow showers in the morning out ahead of an Arctic cold front dropping down from Canada, then sunny in the afternoon. Highs will top out early in the lower 20s, falling to around 5 above in the afternoon. Winds will be out of the northwest at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 40%. Thursday night should be partly cloudy and much colder with lows around -11 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Wind chill values could be as low as -22!

Friday’s looking partly sunny and chilly with highs around 12 and west winds around 10 mph. Friday night  should be cloudy with lows around 10 above.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 29 and a low of -12. We had 8.5″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 63°F in 1995.
Record low was -21°F in 2009 (we had a low of -20, brrrr!)

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:23 AM EST
Sunset: 4:40 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light 10h 20m
Length of Day: 9h 16m
Tomorrow will be 1m 51s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4d 16h old with 26% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:44 AM EST
Moonset: 10:44 PM EST


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Yesterday evening's crescent moon peeks out from behind the clouds.

Yesterday evening’s crescent moon peeks out from behind the clouds.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 29 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 73%, dewpoint 22, barometric pressure 30.30″ and rising. 24hr high was 51, low 29. We have 2.5″ of snow at the stake but our front field is bare…

Forecast:

High pressure will build into the region today. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies this morning, then partly sunny skies later today. Highs will be in the lower 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph this morning, becoming light and variable. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become mostly cloudy. Lows will be around 20 with light and variable winds.

Low pressure will skirt to our south Wednesday and bring us cloudy skies with a chance of snow the further south you go. Highs will be in the lower 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night should be cloudy with lows around 17 and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Arctic air and an Alberta Clipper will move into the region on Thursday brining partly sunny skies with a 40% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the lower 20s with temperatures falling to around 13 by the afternoon. Winds will be from the northwest at around 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy and chilly with lows around zero.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 6 and a low of -12. We picked up 0.5″ of snow and had 9″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 66°F in 1995.
Record low was -30°F in 1957 (brrrr!)

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:24 AM EST
Sunset: 4:39 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 19m
Length of Day: 9h 14m
Tomorrow will be 1m 49s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3d 16h old with 17% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:17 AM EST
Moonset: 9:38 PM EST


Monday, January 14, 2013

Another shot of some turkeys down near Hanksville.

Another shot of some turkeys down near Hanksville.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:25AM it’s currently 48 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 90%, dewpoint 45, barometric pressure 29.83″ and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.01″ of rain overnight. Snow at the stake is down to 3″ (down from 6″ yesterday morning…) 24hr high was 51, low 42.

Forecast:

A slow moving frontal boundary will move over the region this morning bringing cloudy skies and a chance of rain showers this morning, then partly sunny skies later in the day. Highs will top out in the mid 40s and fall into the lower 30s this afternoon. Winds will be out fo the southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly this afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers until midnight, then mostly cloudy after midnight. Lows will be around 18 with north winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of snow is 20%.

High pressure will build in for Tuesday bringing partly sunny skies with highs around 30 and light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 16 and light and variable winds.

Wednesday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the mid 30s and south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Wednesday night should be cloudy with lows 10 to 15. An Arctic cold front should dip into the region Wednesday night bringing the chance of some snow…

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 25 and a low of -4. We picked up 0.03″ of rain and 6.5″ of snow and had 9.75″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 60°F in 1995.
Record low was -26°F in 1914.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:24 AM EST
Sunset: 4:37 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 17m
Length of Day :9h 13m
Tomorrow will be 1m 46s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2d 15h old with 10% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:48 AM EST
Moonset: 8:30 PM EST


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Yesterday's wet snow made for perfect snow-dragon making. Emma & Taylor went to work...

Yesterday’s wet snow made for perfect snow-dragon making. Emma & Taylor went to work…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:50AM it’s currently 35 degrees and foggy under a mostly cloudy sky. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 35, barometric pressure 30.02″. 24hr high was 49, low 31. We have 6″ of snow on the ground.

Forecast:

Another warm, thawy day on tap today. We’ll see cloudy skies with patchy fog this morning then a chance of rain this afternoon as a low pressure system and associated cold front currently out over the Ohio River Valley push into the region. Highs will jump up into the mid 50s this afternoon with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. Tonight should bring more rain. Lows will be in the upper 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Monday should be cloudy with rain showers likely in the morning, then partly sunny skies with a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming northwesterly in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 70% Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 16 and north winds around 10 mph.

High pressure will build in Tuesday bringing partly sunny skies and highs in the lower 30s. Temperatures will fall into the lower 20s in the afternoon with light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows 15 to 20.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 41 and a low of 23. We picked up 0.5″ of snow and had 3.5″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 60°F in 1932.
Record low was -23°F in 1914.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:25 AM EST
Sunset: 4:36 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 16m
Length of Day: 9h 11m
Tomorrow will be 1m 42s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1d, 18h old with 4% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:15 AM EST
Moonset: 7:19 PM EST


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Robin made this cool ice globe and kindled a small fire inside. Quite lovely!

Robin made this cool ice globe and kindled a small fire inside. Quite lovely!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 43 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 40, barometric pressure 30.10″. We picked up 0.14″ of rain in the past 24hrs. Snowpack is down to 7.5″. 24hr high was (is) 43 low 39.

Forecast:

We’re in the midst of the thaw… We’ll see cloudy skies with a slight chance of rain this morning. Highs will be in the lower 40s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 30s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

A low pressure system and associated cold front will move into the region Sunday bringing cloudy skies and more rain, mainly in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 40s (pushing 50 in valley locations) with south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Rain will continue into Sunday night with low in the mid 30s and west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Monday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain showers. Highs will be in the upper 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Monday night should be  cloudy and turning more seasonable with lows around 20. Colder temperatures and a couple of clipper systems are in the offing for Wednesday and Friday, but we’ll have to see how much of our snowpack survives Sunday’s rains…

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 37 and a low of 30. We had 3″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 55°F in 1980.
Record low was -23°F in 1968.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:25 AM EST
Sunset: 4:35 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 14m
Length of Day: 9h 09m
Tomorrow will be 1m 38s longer.

Moon is a waxing crescent, 16h old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:39 AM EST
Moonset: 6:05 PM EST


Friday, January 11, 2013

Three turkeys march across a cornfield down near the Alpaca farm.

Three turkeys march across a cornfield down near the Alpaca farm.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently a cool 18 degrees under a pink, mostly clear sky. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 17, barometric pressure 30.44″. Snowpack is 10″. 24hr high was 39, low 18.

Forecast:

We’ll start off the day with partly sunny this morning, then see cloudy skies with a chance of rain this afternoon as a warm front moves in from the west. Highs today will be in the upper 30s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. Tonight rain is likely with near steady temperatures in the upper 30s and south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Saturday should start out cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then become partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 40s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 30%. Saturday night should be partly cloudy and mild with lows in the upper 30s and light and variable winds.

A cold front arrives Sunday bringing more rain and even milder temperatures. Highs will be in the upper 40s to near 50 with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Sunday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain and lows in the lower 30s.

Things should return slowly to more seasonable temperatures Monday into Tuesday…

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 33 and a low of 18. We had 3″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F
Record high was 56°F in 1980.
Record low was -27 °F in 1968.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:26 AM EST
Sunset: 4:34 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 13m
Length of Day: 9h 08m
Tomorrow will be 1m 35s longer.

The Moon is new today, 29d 3h old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:55 AM EST
Moonset: 4:51 PM EST


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Our garden fence casts interesting shadows across the snow...

Our garden fence casts interesting shadows across the snow…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:10AM it’s currently 34 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the southwest at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 74%, dewpoint 27, barometric pressure 30.37″ and rising rapidly. Snowpack is 11″. 24hr high was 43, low 30.

Forecast:

High pressure is building into the region this morning. This morning’s clouds should give way to sunny skies this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 30 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows around 14 and north winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Friday should be partly sunny in the morning, then cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon as a warm front approaches from the southwest. Highs will be in the upper 30s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 30%. Friday night rain is likely. Lows will be in the mid 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. At this point it doesn’t appear that there’s a whole lot of moisture in this system, so hopefully the snowpack won’t take to big a of hit.

Saturday should be partly sunny and mild  with highs in the mid 40s and light and variable winds. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s.

Even warmer air is on tap for Sunday into Monday with more of the “R” word… Stay tuned…

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 36 an a low of 22. We had 3″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 49°F in 1939.
Record low was -22°F in 1968.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:26 AM EST
Sunset: 4:33 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 11m
Length of Day: 9h 06m
Tomorrow will be 1m 31s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 28d 4h old with 2% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:03 AM EST
Moonset: 3:38 PM EST


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A hazy Camel's Hump...

A hazy Camel’s Hump viewed from our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 16 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 15, barometric pressure 30.32″. 24hr high was 38, low 15. We have 12″ of snow on the ground.

Forecast:

High pressure currently giving us clear skies will push off the east coast today. We see mostly sunny skies this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of rain showers this afternoon as a cold front pushes through. Highs will be in the lower 40s with south winds 10 to 15 mph and gusting to 30 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight should be cloudy with a chance of snow showers or a slight chance of rain showers until midnight, then a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 20s with west winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming northwesterly after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

High pressure will build in again Thursday bringing  partly sunny skies in the morning and clearing later in the day. Highs will be in the lower 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night should be clear with lows in the lower 20s and light and variable winds.

Friday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain. There’s not a whole lot of moisture in this system, so we might be spared a washout. Highs will be in the upper 30s with south winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain. Lows in the mid 30s. Even warmer air moves in for the weekend…

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 34 and a low of 8. We had 3″ of snow on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 10°F.
Record high was 57°F in 1937.
Record low was -24°F in 1968.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:26 AM EST
Sunset: 4:32 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 10m
Length of Day: 9h 05m
Tomorrow will be 1m 27s longer.

The Moon is a lovely waning crescent, 27d 3h old with 8% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:03 AM EST
Moonset: 2:30 PM EST


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A buffed-up bluejay in the birch tree by our front feeder.

A buffed-up bluejay in the birch tree by our front feeder.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:15AM it’s currently 17 degrees under mostly clear skies. The crescent moon has a tad of orange to it behind thin clouds. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 90%, dewpoint 15, barometric pressure 30.23″ and rising. We picked up 0.25″ of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 12.5″ on the ground. 24hr high was 26, low 8.

Forecast:

High pressure over the region today will deliver mostly sunny skies and mild temperatures with highs in the mid 30s and south winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows around 20 and light and variable winds.

Wednesday should be mostly sunny in the morning, then become mostly cloudy as a cold front swings through the region. Highs will be in the upper 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 30 mph. Wednesday night should be cloudy with lows in the upper 20s and west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.

Thursday should be mostly sunny with highs in the lower 30s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Thursday night should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 20s.

At this point it’s looking like the thaw will hold off until the weekend, but it’ll come…

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 34 and a low of 8. We picked up just a trace of snow and had 3″ on the ground.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 27°F and lows of 11°F.
Record high was 63°F in 2008 (we had a high of 58).
Record low was -21°F in 1968.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:30 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 09m
Length of Day: 9h 03m
Tomorrow will be 1m 23s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent 26d 2h old with 15% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:56 AM EST
Moonset: 1:31 PM EST