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Archive for April, 2013

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A magnolia blossom popping in our back garden.

A magnolia blossom popping in our back garden.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 53 degrees and drizzling lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 68%, dewpoint 42, barometric pressure 30.25″ and rising. Yesterday’s high was 65, and the overnight low was 48.

Forecast:

We’ll see cloudy skies with isolated showers this morning. The clouds should begin to erode some this afternoon as high pressure backs into the region from the northeast. Highs today will be in the upper 60s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight then clearing. Lows will be in the upper 30s with south winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Wednesday should be sunny and warmer with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be clear with lows in the lower 40s and light and variable winds.

Thursday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 70s and northeast winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 59 and a low of 24.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 62°F and lows of 40°F.
Record high was 84°F in 2004 (we had a high of 82).
Record low was 27°F in 1967.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:44 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:55 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 14m
Length of Day: 14h 11m
Tomorrow will be 2m 40s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 20d 1h old with 72% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:18 AM EDT
Moonset: 10:07 AM EDT

We’ve got more wildflowers blooming in the woods–I saw yellow violets and wild oats blooming yesterday!


Monday, April 29, 2013

Blood root--no longer playing coy--blooms along Fargo Brook.

Blood root–no longer playing coy–blooms along Fargo Brook.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 49 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 78%, dewpoint 43, barometric pressure 30.16″ and rising. Yesterday’s high was a lovely 71, and the overnight low was 42.

Forecast:

A bifurcated storm system has sent clouds into the region overnight and will deliver a few showers to the south and west of us. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with highs in the lower 60s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy until midnight, then becoming partly cloudy as high pressure over the Canadian Maritimes re-exerts itself. Overnight lows will be in the mid 40s with south winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Tuesday should be partly sunny with highs in the mid 60s and south winds around 10 mph. Tuesday night should be clear with lows in the mid 40s and south winds around 10 mph.

Wednesday’s looking sunny with highs in the lower 70s and south winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be clear with lows in the lower 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 48 and a low of 24.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 61°F and lows of 40°F.
Record high was 85°F in 1986.
Record low was 24°F in 1934.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:45 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:53 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 11m
Length of Day: 14h 08m
Tomorrow will be 2m 41s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 19d 2h old with 82% illumination.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 8:59 AM EDT


Sunday, April 28, 2013

A red maple bud up close. I love the intricacy of these flowers...

A red maple bud up close. I love the intricacy of these flowers…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:10AM it’s currently 45 degrees under clear blue skies. Winds are out of the west to 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 70%, dewpoint 36, barometric pressure 30.29″. Yesterday’s high was 61 and the overnight low was 31.

Forecast:

We’ve got a week’s worth of lovely weather lining up for us thanks to a persistent bubble of high pressure sitting over New England. We’ll see sunny skies today and warmer temperatures with highs around 70 and light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 40s and south winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Monday should be partly sunny in the morning then become mostly cloudy as a weak upper level trough skirts to our north. Any precipitation should remain to our west and north however. Highs will be in the mid 60s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 40s and south winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 70s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night should be clear with lows in the lower 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 47 and a low of 28. We picked up 0.05″ of rain and a dusting of snow.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 61°F and lows of 40°F.
Record high was 90°F in 1990.
Record low was 24°F in 1947.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:47 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:52 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 08m
Length of Day: 14h 05m
Tomorrow will be 2m 42s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 18d 2h old with 90% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:24 PM EDT
Moonset: 7:56 AM EDT


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Another lovely spring ephemeral--this time a pair of Spring Beauties--in the woods up behind the house.

Another lovely spring ephemeral–this time a pair of Spring Beauties–in the woods up behind the house.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 35 degrees under clears skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 35, barometric pressure 30.43″. We picked up 0.02″ of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 53, and the overnight low was 28.

Forecast:

With high pressure dominant over the region today, we’ll see mostly sunny skies with highs around 60 and light and variable winds becoming westerly around 10 mph this afternoon. An upper level trough will pass to our north tonight bringing partly cloudy skies with lows in the upper 30s and light and variable winds.

High pressure will remain over the region Sunday bringing partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 60s and light and variable winds becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 40s and south winds around 10 mph.

Monday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 60s ands south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Monday night should be mostly cloudy as another weak trough skirts the region. Lows will be in the lower 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 46 and a low of 30. We picked up 0.51″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 60°F and lows of 39°F.
Record high was 90°F in 1990.
Record low was 22°F in 1972.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:48 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:51 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 05m
Length of Day: 14h 02m
Tomorrow will be 2m 44s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 17d 2h old with 96% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:21 PM EDT
Moonset: 7:01 AM EDT


Friday, April 26, 2013

Hepatica blooming in the woods yesterday--one of my favorite spring ephemerals.

Hepatica blooming in the woods yesterday–one of my favorite spring ephemerals.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently a chilly 36 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 34, barometric pressure 30.35″ and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 62, and the overnight low dropped down to 29.

Forecast:

A weak upper level trough will swing through the region this morning bringing with it a slight chance of snow or rain showers early in the day. High pressure will build in on thereafter bringing partly sunny skies with highs in the lower 50s and light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 30s and light and variable winds.

Saturday should be partly sunny and warmer with highs in the lower 60s and light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s and light and variable winds.

Sunday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the upper 60s and south winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 57 and a low of 32. We picked up 0.23″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 60°F and lows of 39°F.
Record high was 84°F in 1913.
Record low was 20°F in 1919.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:50 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:50 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 02m
Length of Day: 14h 00m
Tomorrow will be 2m 45s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 16d 1h old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:12 PM EDT
Moonset: 6:13 AM EDT


Thursday, April 25, 2013

These lovely blue, star-like flowers pop up in our back yard every spring. Anyone know what they are?

These lovely blue, star-like flowers pop up in our back yard every spring. Anyone know what they are?

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 41 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the southwest at 3-6 mph. Relative humidity is 69%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 30.06″ and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.18″ of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was a lovely 74, and the overnight low was 41.

Forecast:

High pressure is building in this morning scouring out the clouds and bringing us sunny skies this afternoon. It’ll be on the cool side with highs in the lower 50s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers and a chance of snow showers after midnight as a weak upper level trough moves through. Lows will be in the upper 20s with east winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday should start out with chance of rain or snow showers in the morning then become partly sunny. Highs will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 40%. High pressure will build back in Friday night bringing clear skies with lows around 30 and light and variable winds.

Saturday’s looking mostly sunny and warmer with highs in the lower 60s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 49 and a low of 32. We picked up 0.08″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 60°F and lows of 38°F.
Record high was 86°F in 2009 (we had a high of 86).
Record low was 20°F in 1919.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:51 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:49 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 59m
Length of Day: 13h 57m
Tomorrow will be 2m 45s longer.

The Moon is the full “Pink” moon (Northeast Native American)
15d 2h old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:00 PM EDT
Moonset: 5:33 AM EDT
Other names for this month’s full moon include: “Planter” (Colonial American), “Egg” (English), “Growing” (Celtic), “Seed” (Medieval Wiccan), and “Awakening” (Neo Pagan Wiccan).


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Sunset light warms flowing aspen trees above a nearby beaver pond.

Sunset light warms flowing aspen trees above a nearby beaver pond.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 35 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 34, barometric pressure 30.01″ and falling. Yesterday’s high was 54, and the overnight low was 30.

Forecast:

We’ll see partly sunny skies during the morning hours with increasing clouds and a slight chance of showers this afternoon as a cold front approaches from the west. It’ll be much warmer with highs in the lower 70s and south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight showers are likely, mainly until midnight. Lows will be in the upper 30s with south winds 15 to 20 mph, becoming southwesterly after midnight. Chance of rain is 70%.

Thursday should be partly sunny with highs in the lower 50s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 30s and north winds around 10 mph.

Friday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 60s and light and variable winds. Friday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 50 and a low of 38. We picked up 0.34″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 59°F and lows of 38°F.
Record high was 80°F in 2001.
Record low was 23°F in 1930.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:53 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:47 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 56m
Length of Day: 13h 54m
Tomorrow will be 2m 48s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 14d 2h old with 98% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:46 PM EDT
Moonset: 4:57 AM EDT