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Archive for March, 2013

Sunday, March 31, 2013

The summit of Camel's Hump catches some afternoon sunlight in this view from our front field.

The summit of Camel’s Hump catches some afternoon sunlight in this view from our front field.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently a frosty-but-rising 29 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 27, barometric pressure 30.03″ and falling. 24hr high was 50, low 24.

Forecast:

We’ll start the day with sunny skies but clouds will build in later in the day out ahead of a cold front and associated low pressure approaching from the northern Great Lakes. Highs today will be in the mid-to-upper 50s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting to 25. Tonight will bring rain. Lows will be in the upper 30s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

A secondary low will move south of the area Tuesday night into Monday bringing mostly cloudy skies with a chance of rain Monday morning, then a chance of rain or snow showers in the afternoon as colder air moves in behind the system. It’ll be breezy with highs in the mid 40s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming westerly 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Monday night should be partly cloudy and chilly with lows around 17 and west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.

The low pressure system will move to our east Tuesday and stall, once again setting us up for a cool, moist air circulation off the Canadian Maritimes. Tuesday should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. It’ll be breezy and chilly for this time of year with highs in the mid 30s and west winds 20 to 25 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will be 15 to 20.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 49 and a low of 26.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 47°F and lows of 29°F.
Record high was 84°F in 1998.
Record low was 2°F in 1954.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:34 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:18 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 13h 42m
Length of Day: 12h 43m
Tomorrow will be 3m 3s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 19d 16h old with 79% illumination.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 9:10 AM EDT

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

A pair of tom turkeys struts their stuff for the ladies. Photo courtesy of Jim Wood (thanks Jim--great shot!)

A pair of tom turkeys struts their stuff for the ladies. Photo courtesy of Jim Wood (thanks Jim–great shot!)

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently a brisk 26 degrees under clear skies. The sun is just peaking up over the hillside. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 25, barometric pressure 30.11″. 24hr high was 47, low 26. We are down to bare ground at the snow stake with just some pockets of snow in sheltered north facing spots.

Forecast:

With high pressure building into the region, we should have a lovely sunny on tap today. Highs will be in the upper 40s to low 50s with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be clear with lows in the mid 20s and light and variable winds.

Sunday should start out partly sunny in the morning, then become cloudy as a cold front and associated low pressure approach from the west. Highs will be in the lower 50s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Sunday night should bring rain. Lows will be in the mid 30s with south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Monday rain showers are likely. It’ll be breezy with highs in the mid 40s ands southwest winds 20 to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Monday night should be partly cloudy with a chance of snow or rain showers. Lows will be around 20. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 40 and a low of 25. We picked up 0.05″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 46°F and lows of 28°F.
Record high was 80°F in 1977.
Record low was 6°F in 1884.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:36 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:17 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 13h 39m
Length of Day: 12h 40m
Tomorrow will be 3m 4s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 18d 15h old with 88% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:30 PM EDT
Moonset: 8:20 AM EDT


Friday, March 29, 2013

Daffodil shoots defy a sluggish spring popping out of the ground next to the house!

Daffodil shoots defy a sluggish spring popping out of the ground next to the house!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 34 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 33, barometric pressure 30.07″. We picked up 0.02″ of rain in the past 24hrs and have just about 0.5″ of spotty snow at the stake. 24hr high was 46, low 34.

Forecast:

We’ll see the last today of the sprawling low pressure system that’s been circulating moist cool air into the region. We’ll have a slight chance of snow showers this morning with cloudy skies and a chance of rain showers this afternoon as a weak surface trough move through the region. Highs will be in the upper 40s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Tonight should be cloudy with a chance of rain or snow showers until midnight, then partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 20s with northwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

High pressure will build in Saturday bringing mostly sunny skies and highs in the upper 40s to low 50s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be clear with lows in the upper 20s and light and variable winds.

Sunday should start out partly cloudy with the rising chance of rain showers later in the day as a cold front moves into the region. Highs will be in the mid 50s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Sunday night rain showers are likely. Lows will be in the mid 30s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 38 and a low of 31. We picked up 0.12″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 46°F and lows of 28°F.
Record high was 84°F in 1946.
Record low was -8°F in 1923.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:38 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:15 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 13h 36m
Length of Day: 12h 37m
Tomorrow will be 3m 3s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 17d 15h old with 94% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:20 PM EDT
Moonset: 7:38 AM EDT


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Looking up to white pines and blue sky through common reeds across Fargo Brook.

Looking up to white pines and blue sky through common reeds across Fargo Brook.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:10AM it’s currently 33 degrees and drizzling lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 29.99″ and rising. We picked up 0.01″ of melted precipitation overnight and 0.75″ of snow. We have 2.75″ of snow at the stake. 24hr high was 45, low 32.

Forecast:

We’ll see unsettled weather for the next 48 hours as a series of weak troughs move through the region from the northwest. We’ll have a slight chance of snow or rain showers this morning with some possible breaks in the clouds later in the day. Highs will be in the lower 40s with northwest winds around 10 mph, becoming northerly 15 to 20 mph this afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain or snow showers. Lows will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday should be similar to today with a chance of snow or rain showers in the morning. Highs will be in the mid 40s with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Friday night should be cloudy with a chance of snow or rain showers. Lows will be in the mid 20s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

A brief ridge of high pressure will build into the region on Saturday bringing partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 40s to low 50s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 46 and a low of 29.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 45°F and lows of 27°F.
Record high was 79°F in 1945.
Record low as -5°F in 1923.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:40 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:14 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 13h 32m
Length of Day: 12h 34m
Tomorrow will be 3m 4s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 16d 16h old with 98% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:09 PM EDT
Moonset: 7:02 AM EDT


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A pair of well defined white tailed deer tracks in the crunchy snow of our front yard.

A pair of well defined white tailed deer tracks in the crunchy snow of our front yard.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:05AM it’s currently 29 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 26, barometric pressure 29.83″. We have 2.75″ of snow at the stake though the front field is mostly bare. 24hr high was 42, low 27.

Forecast:

We’ll start the day off with partly sunny this morning then clouds will move in courtesy of the rotating maritime low mentioned yesterday. We’ll see a slight chance of rain or snow showers this afternoon. Highs will be around 40 with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tonight should bring a chance of rain until midnight then snow is likely with accumulations of a dusting to 2″. Lows will be around 30 with northwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday should bring a chance of snow showers in the morning. Highs will be in the lower 40s with light and variable winds, becoming northerly around 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of snow is 40%. Thursday night
should be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Friday’s looking mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs will be in the mid 40s with west winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Lows will be around 30. Chance of rain is 30%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 37 and a low of 18.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 45°F and lows of 27°F.
Record high was 71°F in 1921.
Record low was -1°F in 1923.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:41 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:13 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 13h 29m
Length of Day: 12h 31m
Tomorrow will be 3m 4s longer.

The Moon is the full “Worm” moon (Northeast Native American)
15d 16h old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:57 PM EDT
Moonset: 6:29 AM EDT
Other names for this full moon include: “Fish” (Colonial American), “Lenten” (English), “Winds” (Celtic), “Chaste” (Medieval Wiccan), and “Death” (Neo Pagan Wiccan).


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tamarack buds await spring...

Tamarack buds await spring…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:40AM it’s currently 31 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint 26, barometric pressure 29.69″ and rising. We have 3″ of crusty snow on the ground and bare spots up in the south-facing field. 24hr high was 46, low 31.

Forecast:

The low pressure system that brought snow and rain to the mid-Atlantic region yesterday has pulled out to sea, however it will influence our weather for the next couple of days as it retrogrades a bit up into the Canadian Maritimes and circulates cool moist Atlantic moisture into the region much like we saw last week. This morning’s cloudy skies should give way to partly sunny skies this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 30s with north winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of snow 20 percent.

Wednesday should be cloudy with a chance of snow showers and a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s with west winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Wednesday night snow showers are likely with light accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible over higher terrain in the ‘Dacks and Greens. Lows will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 70%.

Thursday’s looking mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the lower 40s with north winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 40%. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 44 and a low of 25. We picked up 0.15″ of rain and 0.75″ of snow and had 0.75″ of snow on the ground (it was the last snowfall of the anemic 2011-2012 snow season…)

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 44°F and lows of 26°F.
Record high was 71°F in 1945.
Record low as -4°F in 1960.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:43 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:12 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 13h 26m
Length of Day: 12h 28m
Tomorrow will be 3m 5s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 14d 15h old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:46 PM EDT
Moonset: 5:59 AM EDT


Monday, March 25, 2013

A twist of dried morning glory vine on a willow stem. Still now buds popping here as spring seems reluctant to arrive...

A twist of dried morning glory vine on a willow stem. Still no buds popping here as spring seems reluctant to arrive…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 17 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 15, barometric pressure 29.75″ and falling. We have 5″ of snow at the stake. 24hr high was 37, low 16.

Forecast:

High pressure will move to our east today while a storm system passes to our south. Morning scattered clouds should give way to cloudy skies later in the day. Highs will be in the upper 30s with light and variable winds, becoming northeast around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 20s with north winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 20%.

The low passing to our south will retrograde over the Canadian Maritimes setting us up for a similar situation to last week with cool, damp maritime air gyring over the region into the middle of the week. Tuesday should be mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 30s and north winds around 10 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Wednesday’s looking cloudy with a chance of snow or rain showers. Highs will be in the mid 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Wednesday night should be cloudy with a chance of snow or rain showers as a shortwave trough descends from Québec. Lows will be in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 47 and a low of 39. We picked up 0.08″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 44°F and lows of 26°F.
Record high was 68°F in 1987.
Record low was 0°F in 1960.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:45 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:10 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 13h 23m
Length of Day: 12h 25m
Tomorrow will be 3m 4s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 13d 15h old with 96% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:37 PM EDT
Moonset: 5:30 AM EDT