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Archive for January, 2013

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