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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Anchor ice in Fargo Brook

Anchor ice in Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:25AM it’s currently 40 degrees and raining under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 4-8 mph. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 38, barometric pressure 29.48” and falling rapidly. We picked up a dusting of snow overnight and 0.64” of rain. We have 1″ of snow on the ground. Yesterday’s high was 34, and the overnight low was 33.

Morning radar imagery shows a long swath of rain hugging the Atlantic Coast from Florida up into the Canadian Maritimes.

There is a Winter Weather Advisory still in effect for our region until 7:00AM this morning.

Forecast:

The low pressure system and associated warm front moving up the eastern Seaboard today will bring widespread precipitation to the region today and tonight. We’ll see rain this morning, then rain or snow this afternoon as a cold front, now out over the Ohio River Valley moves across the region. Expect little or no snow accumulation during the day here. Highs will be in the upper 30s with south winds around 10 mph, becoming northwest this afternoon on the backside of the departing low. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. Rain will change to all snow tonight with total snow accumulations of 2″ to 4″ especially in upslope areas north. Lows will be around 15 with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is near 100%.

Thanksgiving Day will be bring cloudy skies with scattered snow showers in the morning, then partly sunny skies with isolated snow showers in the afternoon. Highs will be around 19 with west winds 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 50%. Thursday night should be partly cloudy and cold with lows around 8 above and west winds 15 to 20 mph.

Friday’s looking partly sunny and chilly with highs only around 19 and light and variable winds. Friday night should be mostly clear and cold with lows around 5 above.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 35 and a low of 22. We picked up 0.25″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 41°F and lows of 27°F.
Record high was 66°F in 1896.
Record low was -1°F in 1957.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:03 AM EST
Sunset: 4:15 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 17m
Length of Day: 9h 12m
Tomorrow will be 1m 41s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 23d 22h old with 34% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:50 AM EST
Moonset: 1:03 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Anchor ice—building up on rocks in mid stream—seems to float in the flowing water of Fargo Brook.

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 82mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 100, f/11, 1/13″ exposure.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Fringe ice on Fargo Brook

Fringe ice on Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:25AM it’s currently 30 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 66%, dewpoint 20, barometric pressure 30.18”. Snowpack is 1.75”. Yesterday’s high was 31 (at midnight), and the overnight low was 30.

There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for our region from 5:00PM tonight to 7:00AM Wednesday.

Forecast:

The powerful low that has been moving across the central US is poised to makes its way up the coast in the next 48 hours bringing a mixed bag of wintery precipitation to our region through Thursday. We’ll see a quiet day today with cloudy skies and a slight chance of snow later this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 30s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 20%. Tonight the low will track up into New Hampshire bringing rain until midnight, then rain, sleet, or snow after midnight. We can expect snow and sleet accumulations of a dusting to 2″ overnight. Lows will be in the lower 30s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%.

Overnight snows should transition to rain Wednesday during the day mixing snow or sleet in the afternoon. Expect additional snow and sleet accumulations of a dusting to 1″. Highs will be in the upper 30s with east winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph in the morning, then becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. Precipitation should change back to snow Wednesday night as colder air moves in behind the departing low. There’s the possibility of light to moderate accumulations of 1-6″ depending on location and timing, with upslope areas in the Champlain Valley and east seeing higher totals. Overnight lows will be around 15 with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is near 100%.

Lingering snow showers will continue into Thanksgiving Day before giving way to partly sunny skies and scattered snow showers. Highs will be around 19 with west winds around 15 mph and gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 50%. Thursday night should be partly cloudy and chilly with lows 5 to 10 above. This particular storm looks like it will dump the most snow out in the ‘Dacks with as much as 6-12″ possible in the mountains.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 32 and low of 19.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 41°F and lows of 28°F.
Record high was 64°F in 1979.
Record low was -3°F in 1938.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:02 AM EST
Sunset: 4:16 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 18m
Length of Day: 9h 14m
Tomorrow will be 1m 43s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 22d 22h old with 44% illumination.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 12:35 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Yesterday’s frigid morning temperatures made for some lovely fringe ice on Fargo Brook.

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 65mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 100, f/6, 1/13″ exposure.


Monday, November 25, 2013

Gusting wind kick up new fallen snow across an upper hay meadow off Taft Road.

Gusting wind kick up new fallen snow across an upper hay meadow off Taft Road.

Brrrrrrrr!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:40AM it’s a frigid 0 (zero) degrees under clear skies. One for the record books no doubt! Relative humidity is 88%, dewpoint -3, barometric pressure 30.39” and rising rapidly. Yesterday’s high was 20, and the overnight low was 0. Snowpack has settled to 2”.

There is a Winter Storm Watch in effect for our region from Tuesday night to Wednesday night.

Forecast:

A ridge of high pressure currently over the region is responsible for this morning’s clear and frigid conditions. We’ll see partly sunny skies during the early part of the day with highs recovering into the lower 20s on southwest winds at around 10 mph and gusting up to 25 mph this afternoon. A clipper system will move in later this afternoon brining clouds. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers mainly after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 20s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 30%.

Tuesday should be cloudy with a chance of snow mainly in the morning. Highs will be in the mid 30s with south winds around 10 mph and gusting up to 25 mph in the morning. Chance of snow is 30%. A nor’easter will wind up the coast Tuesday night bringing rain transitioning to sleet or snow overnight with light snow accumulation possible. Lows will be in the lower 30s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%.

Precipitation will continue into Wednesday bringing rain or freezing rain during the day. Highs will be in the mid 30s with north winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. Precipitation should transition back to snow Wednesday night with moderate snow accumulations of 1-3″ possible. Lows will be 15 to 20. Chance of snow is near 100%. The storm should push off the coast early Thanksgiving day with some additional accumulation possible in the morning. If traveling for the holiday, please plan accordingly and be safe!

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 29 and low of 19. We picked up 0.10″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 42°F and lows of 28°F.
Record high was 67°F in 2001 (we had a high of 62).
Record low was -1°F in 1938. (just beat us…)

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:00 AM EST
Sunset: 4:16 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 20m
Length of Day: 9h 16m
Tomorrow will be 1m 47s shorter.

The Moon is in its last quarter, 21d 23h old with 53% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:48 PM EST
Moonset: 12:07 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

With the new snow yesterday, I just had to get out on skis despite the cold and wind! A favorite hay meadow off of Taft Road offered enough pitch and just enough snow cover to make a few turns!

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 24mm, ISO 200, f/22, 1/25″ exposure.


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Low clouds on a late fall hillside

Low clouds on a late fall hillside

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently a brisk 15 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the southwest at 2-7 mph. Relative humidity is 78%, dewpoint 9, barometric pressure 29.98” and rising rapidly. We picked up 3.75” of snow overnight and have 3.75” on the ground. Yesterday’s high was 41, and the overnight low was 13.

The is a Wind Advisory in effect from 7:00AM this morning to 10:00AM tonight Essex and Clinton counties of New York and the eastern half of Vermont.

Forecast:

Our region will remain under a cold northwesterly flow for today and tonight as low pressure remains to our east and high pressure off to our west. We’ll see mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers today. It’ll be blustery and cold with highs only around 18 and northwest winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 45 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy until midnight, then clearing as the high moves our way. It will be frigid with lows around 3 above and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 40 mph, and diminishing to around 10 mph with gusts up to 30 mph after midnight.

Monday should be mostly sunny in the morning, then become mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the afternoon as another low approaches. Highs will be in the mid 20s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 40%. Monday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers and nearly steady temperature in the mid 20s with south winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday’s looking cloudy with highs in the mid 30s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night snow is likely with light snow accumulation possible as a potential nor’easter winds up the coast. Forecasts at this point are not in agreement with the track of this storm or what form the precipitation will fall in, but if you’re traveling Wednesday, you be prepared for some sloppy weather. Overnight lows will be around 30. Chance of snow is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 44 and low of 27. We picked up 0.20″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 42°F and lows of 28°F.
Record high was 65°F in 1931.
Record low was 2°F in 1956.

Sky Notes:

Sunrises: 6:59 AM EST
Sunset: 4:17 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 22m
Length of Day: 9h 17m
Tomorrow will be 1m 51s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 21 days old with 62% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:48 PM EST
Moonset: 11:39 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

This shot of the hillside above the Towers Farm is from Friday when low clouds and fog stayed close to the ground throughout the day. A moody November day if ever there was! The scene will look a little whiter today!

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 78mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/80″ exposure.


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Last apples in the trees of our front field

Last apples in the trees of our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:15AM it’s currently 29 degrees under mostly cloudy skies with some blue breaks to the west. Winds are out of the southwest at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 78%, dewpoint 23, barometric pressure 29.96″ and rising. We picked up 0.10″ of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 41, and the overnight low was 29.

Forecast:

A strong clipper cold front moving into the area today will produce snow squalls across northern New York in the afternoon hours and across central and southern Vermont this evening. Behind this front, unseasonably cold air will move down from Canada bringing frigid conditions on Sunday. We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with scattered snow showers this afternoon as the front move in. Highs will be around 30 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is 50% with accumulations of a dusting to 1″ in valley locations with higher totals over the mountains and south. Tonight should be cloudy with scattered snow showers. Lows will be around 12 with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of snow is 50% with another 1″ possible with higher amounts in higher northwest facing slopes of the Greens.

Sunday should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. It’ll be blustery and cold with highs only around 15 and northwest winds 20 to 25 mph gusting up to 40 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy and cold with lows around 6 above and northwest winds 20 to 25 mph gusting up to 35 mph.

The front should move out by Monday bringing partly sunny skies and a southerly airflow that will help temperatures rebound a bit. Highs should be in the mid 20s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 61 and a low of 34.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 42°F and lows of 29°F.
Record high was 68°F in 1953.
Record low was 2°F in 1972.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:58 AM EST
Sunset: 4:18 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 23m
Length of Day: 9h 19m
Tomorrow will be 1m 53s shorter.

Moon is waning gibbous, 20 days old with 71% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:49 PM EST
Moonset: 11:09 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

There are still a few shriveling apples hanging in the trees of our front field. I suspect the deer will get to them before too long!

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/1250″ exposure.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Willow twigs and an oak leaf frozen into the early ice of our pond

Willow twigs and an oak leaf frozen into the early ice of our pond

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 38 degrees and raining under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 36, barometric pressure 30.20” and falling. We’ve picked up 0.03” of rain. Yesterday’s high was 44 and the overnight low was 35.

Forecast:

An area of low pressure and an associated warm front will lift through the region today followed by a cold front tonight. We’ll see cloudy skies with rain or snow showers likely, mainly this morning. Snow accumulation a dusting to 1″ are likely in higher elevations especially in the ‘Dacks and east of our immediate area. Highs will be in the lower 40s with light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tonight snow or rain showers are likely until midnight, then snow showers are likely after midnight as the cold front moves through. Overnight snow accumulation of a dusting to 1″ are possible with higher totals in higher elevations. Lows will be in the mid 20s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 30 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

A brief ridge of high pressure will pass through the region Saturday morning bringing partly sunny skies with a slight chance of snow showers in the morning. A clipper systems will move through later in the day bringing mostly cloudy skies, much colder temperatures, and snow showers in the afternoon. Valley locations could see snow accumulation of 1-3″ while higher elevations could see 3-5″. Highs will be around 30 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 60%. Saturday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. It’ll be cold with lows around 11 and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph.

Sunday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. It’ll be blustery and cold with highs only around 20 and northwest winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 40 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy and brisk with lows around 10 above.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 55 and a low of 25.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 43°F and lows of 29°F.
Record high was 69°F in 1953.
Record low was 3°F in 1969.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:57 AM EST
Sunset: 4:18 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 25m
Length of Day: 9h 21m
Tomorrow will be 1m 57s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 18d 23h old with 80% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:51 PM EST
Moonset: 10:36 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Our pond has been frozen over for several days now. These twigs and  solitary oak leaf look like they might be set for the season…

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 120mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/160″ exposure.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fine cirrus clouds and a solitary apple

Fine cirrus clouds and a solitary apple

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently a brisk and frosty 15 degrees under clear skies. Wind are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 13, barometric pressure 30.58” and falling. Yesterday’s high was 35 and the overnight low was 15.

Forecast:

Some changeable weather in the forecast for the next few days. We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the upper 30s and light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. A cold front will move into the region tonight brining cloudy skies and a slight chance of snow showers after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 20s with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 20%.

Friday should bring a chance of snow showers in the morning, then cloudy skies with a chance of rain showers during daylight hours. Highs will be in the lower 40s with light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Friday night should be cloudy with a chance of snow or rain showers. Lows will be in the lower 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

A brief period of high pressure will move through Saturday bringing partly sunny skies with a 30% chance of lingering snow showers. Highs will be in the lower 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. A clipper system should swing by to our north Saturday night bringing mostly cloudy skies with a 40% chance of snow showers. Lows will be 15 to 20.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 26.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 43°F and lows of 30°F.
Record high was 66°F in 1931.
Record low was 1°F in 1933.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:55 AM EST
Sunset: 4:19 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 27m
Length of Day: 9h 23m
Tomorrow will be 1m 59s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 17d 23h old with 86% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:55 PM EST
Moonset: 9:59 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

A solitary apple is limbed against fine cirrus clouds in yesterday’s blue sky.

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 80, f/1.8, 1/4000″ exposure.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Heifers resting at the top of Taft Hill

Heifers resting at the top of Taft Hill

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently 24 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 82%, dewpoint 19, barometric pressure 30.54” and rising rapidly. Yesterday’s high was 40 and the overnight low was 24.

Forecast:

High pressure currently cresting over the region will dominate the weather for the next couple of days. Any morning clouds should give way to sunny skies later this morning. Highs will be in the lower 30s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be around 13 with light and variable winds.

Thursday should be partly sunny with highs in the upper 30s and south winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be cloudy as a weak low front approaches. Lows will be in the mid 20s with light and variable winds.

A cold front and associated weak low pressure will move into the region Friday bringing cloudy skies with a chance of rain or snow showers. Highs will be in the lower 40s with light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Friday night snow or rain showers are likely with little or no snow accumulation expected. Lows will be around 30. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 44 and a low of 23.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 44°F and lows of 30°F.
Record high was 71°F in 1991.
Record low was 5°F in 1933.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:54 AM EST
Sunset: 4:20 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 29m
Length of Day: 9h 25m
Tomorrow will be 2m 3s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 16d 23h old with 92% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:00 PM EST
Moonset: 9:18 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

The heifers on Taft Hill were enjoying a little lay down yesterday midday.

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 40mm, ISO 640, f/8, 1/200″ exposure.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Fallen leaves and pine needles in the Huntington River

Fallen leaves and pine needles in the Huntington River

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:25AM it’s currently 30 degrees and blustery under overcast skies. Winds are out of the southwest at 5-8 mph and gusting to 18 mph. Relative humidity is 65%, dewpoint 19, barometric pressure 29.86” and rising rapidly. We picked up a trace of rain and a dusting of snow overnight. Yesterday’s high was 60, and the overnight low was 30.

Forecast:

Any snow showers will come to an end this morning as a cold front moves away from the region. High pressure will then build east from the Great Lakes to dominate the weather through Thursday. We’ll see cloudy skies with scattered snow showers this morning, then partly sunny skies this afternoon. It’ll be breezy and cool with highs in the mid 30s and northwest winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 40 mph. Chance of snow is 40%. Tonight should be clear and cold with lows around 17 and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.

Wednesday should be sunny with highs in the mid 30s and light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 16 and light and variable winds.

Thursday’s looking partly sunny and milder with highs around 40 and south winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 49 and a low of 21.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 44°F and lows of 30°F
Record high was 70°F in 1921.
Record low was 7°F in 1924.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:53 AM EST
Sunset: 4:21 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 31m
Length of Day: 9h 27m
Tomorrow will be 2m 5s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 15d 22h old with 97% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:09 PM EST
Moonset: 8:31 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Sunlight brightens fallen leaves and pine needles along the banks of the Huntington River.

Nikon D600,  Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 48mm, ISO 1250, f/14, 1/100″ exposure.


Monday, November 18, 2013

Goldenrod no longer golden...

Goldenrod no longer golden…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently 53 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. The full moon is just setting to the west. Winds are out of the southwest at 4-8 mph. Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint 49, barometric pressure 29.40” and rising. We picked up 0.48” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 56, and the overnight low was 53 (the overnight high got up to 60).

Forecast:

The cold front that brought the overnight rains and winds is moving to our east this morning. This front is associated with a very strong low pressure system, currently centered over James Bay, that brought tornados to the upper midwest yesterday resulting in lots of damage and, unfortunately, a few deaths. Any morning showers should be ending followed by partly sunny around midday. Highs will be in the mid 50s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers until midnight, then cloudy with a chance of rain or snow showers after midnight as a secondary cold front sweeps through. Lows will be in the upper 20s with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″ are possible with higher amounts over the mountainous terrain.

Tuesday should be partly sunny with scattered flurries in the morning. With cool high pressure moving in it will be cooler with highs in the lower 30s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly clear with lows around 16 and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Wednesday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the lower 30s and light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 45 and a low of 18.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 45°F and lows of 31°F.
Record high was 70°F in 1892.
Record low was 9°F in 1924.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:52 AM EST
Sunset: 4:22 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 33m
Length of Day: 9h 29m
Tomorrow will be 2m 8s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 14d 23h old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:21 PM EST
Moonset: 7:38 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Goldenrod and asters take on a tawny color this time of year…

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/1600″ exposure.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Morning frost on grass heads in the front field.

Morning frost on grass heads in the front field.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at at 8:40AM it’s currently 46 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 81%, dewpoint 41, barometric pressure 30.14″. Yesterday’s high was 56, and the overnight low was 33.

Forecast:

A strong low pressure system will approach the region from the
Great Lakes today. We’ll see mild temperatures and increasingly windy conditions as a warm front lifts through the region this morning out ahead of the low. Skies will be cloudy with a chance of showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 50s with south winds around 10 mph, becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. Tonight rain is likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms as a cold front sweeps through with the arrival of the low. It’ll be breezy with lows around 50 ands southeast winds 15 to 25 mph and gusting up to 40 mph after midnight. Chance of rain near is 100%.

Monday should be mostly cloudy with showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then becoming partly sunny with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. It’ll be breezy with highs in the upper 50s and southwest winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Lows will be in the lower 30s with west winds 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.

Tuesday’s looking partly sunny and chilly as cool air moves in behind the departing low. Highs will only be in the mid 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 40 and a low of 19.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 45°F and lows of 31°F.
Record high was 70°F in 2006 (we had a high of 58).
Record low was 7°F in 1924.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:50 AM EST
Sunset: 4:22 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 35m
Length of Day: 9h 32m
Tomorrow will be 2m 10s shorter.

The Moon is the full “Beaver” moon (Northeast Native American and Colonial American) 14d 11h old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:38 PM EST
Moonset: 6:41 AM EST
Other names for this full moon include “Hunter’s” (English), “Dark” (Celtic), “Snow” (Medieval Wiccan), and “Tree” (Neo Pagan Wiccan).

About Today’s Photo:

Morning frost sparkles on the grasses of the front field. I love how the bokeh has picked up the different colors of diffracted light behind the subject.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 800, f/14, 1/800″ exposure


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Birch bark sloughs from a tree in the back woods

Birch bark sloughs from a tree in the back woods

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:20AM it’s currently 32 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 31, barometric pressure 30.25″ and rising. Yesterday’s high was 53, and the overnight low was 32.

Forecast:

We have another lovely, mild day on tap courtesy of continued high pressure. We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning followed by clearing. Highs will be in the lower 50s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be in the upper 30s with south winds around 10 mph.

A strong cold front will approach the region Sunday bringing cloudy skies and blustery conditions and rain. Highs will be in the mid 50s with south winds 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 30 mph. There’s a 40% chance of showers in the afternoon. Sunday night will bring periods of rain. Lows will be in the upper 40s with south winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 40 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Rainy and windy conditions will persist into Monday with showers likely. Highs will be in the upper 50s with southwest winds 15 to 25 mph and gusting up to 40 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Cooler air will move in behind the departing front Monday night with mostly cloudy skies and a chance of rain or snow showers. Lows will be around 30. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 40 and a low of 19.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 45°F and lows of 31°F.
Record high was 73°F in 1989.
Record low was 6°F in 1933.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:49 AM EST
Sunset: 4:23 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 37m
Length of Day: 9h 34m
Tomorrow will be 2m 13s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 13d old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:58 PM EST
Moonset: 5:40 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Birch bark. Yup…

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 400, f/1.8, 1/640″ exposure.


Friday, November 15, 2013

The moon rises above Camel's Hump yesterday evening.

The moon rises above Camel’s Hump yesterday evening.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently 27 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 25, barometric pressure 30.10”. Yesterday’s high was 41, and the overnight low was 27.

Forecast:

High pressure continues to dominate our weather. We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the mid 40s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become cloudy. Lows will be in the lower 30s with southwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Saturday should be partly sunny in the morning with clearing skies in the afternoon. It will be milder with highs will be in the lower 50s and light and variable winds. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s and southeast winds around 10 mph.

Sunday should be mostly cloudy with highs in the lower 50s and southeast winds 15 to 20 mph. A strong low pressure system will approach the region from the Great Lakes on Sunday night bringing cloudy skies and a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 36 and a low of 20.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 46°F and lows of 31°F.
Record high was 67°F in 1956.
Record low was 9°F in 1933.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:48 AM EST
Sunset: 4:24 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 39m
Length of Day: 9h 36m
Tomorrow will be 2m 16s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11d 23h old with 95% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:23 PM EST
Moonset: 4:37 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

The moon rises above Camel’s Hump yesterday evening as the last of the day’s light tints the peak pink.

Nikon D600, Nikon 24-120mm lens @ 100mm. ISO 1250, f/8, 1/160″ exposure.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Brown and curling beech leaves

Brown and curling beech leaves

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at at 7:05AM it’s currently 28 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint 24, barometric pressure 30.03″ and falling slowly. Yesterday’s high was 31, and the overnight low was 28.

Forecast:

The ridge of high pressure that’s bringing us the chilly Arctic air remains over the region this morning. We’ll see a moderation in temperature, however, as a southerly airflow sets up and begins to bring warmer air into the region. We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the lower 40s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be in the upper 20s with south winds around 10 mph.

Friday should be partly sunny with highs in the mid 40s and south winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be cloudy with lows in the lower 30s and south winds around 10 mph.

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

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 41 and a low of 21. We picked up 0.36″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 46°F and lows of 32°F.
Record high was 67°F in 1959.
Record low was 10°F in 1996.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:46 AM EST
Sunset: 4:25 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 41m
Length of Day: 9h 38m
Tomorrow will be 2m 18s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10d 23h old with 90% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:50 PM EST
Moonset: 3:32 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Beech leaves, like oak, seem to want to stick around longer than most other leaves, sometimes stubbornly clinging to their branches all through the winter as they slowly bleach out.

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 400, f/1.8, 1/640″ exposure.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A swarthy hiker takes in the view from the holly bush.

A swarthy hiker takes in the view from the holly bush.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:20AM it’s currently a brisk 19 degrees under overcast skies. A few lazy snowflakes are drifting down. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint 15, barometric pressure 30.30” and rising. Yesterday’s high was 31 and the overnight low was 18. We have 1” of snow on the ground.

Forecast:

A ridge of high pressure will build into the region today and will remain over the region through this weekend. We’ll see a continuation of the cold Arctic air today with partly sunny skies. Highs will only be in the mid 20s with west winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with near steady temperature in the mid 20s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday should be partly sunny and a bit milder with highs around 40 and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 20s and southwest winds around 10 mph.

Friday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the mid 40s and south winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 65 and a low of 26. We picked up 0.63″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 47°F and lows of 32°F.
Record high was 65°F in 1885.
Record low was 15°F in 1986.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:45 AM EST
Sunset: 4:26 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 43m
Length of Day: 9h 41m
Tomorrow will be 2m 21s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9d 23h old with 83% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:20 PM EST
Moonset: 2:26 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Something a little different today. I’ve started playing around with little HO scale figures. I take my inspiration here from the work of Audrey Heller and her very enjoyable and whimsical work.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 1250, f/3.5, 1/2500″ exposure.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Morning snow on rhododendron leaves next to the house

Morning snow on rhododendron leaves next to the house

Happy 11/12/13 (and my birthday!)

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 23 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the southwest at 2-4 mph. Relative humidity is 82%, dewpoint 18, barometric pressure 30.09” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.01” of rain and 1” of snow overnight. Yesterday’s high was 41, and the overnight low was 23.

Forecast:

The arctic cold front that moved through the region last night bringing snow has headed to our southeast this morning. High pressure is now building into the region along with much chillier air—some of the coldest of the season—that will be sticking around for the next several days. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a chance of flurries. Highs will only be in the upper 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear and cold with lows around 14 and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday should be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 20s and west winds around 10 mph, becoming southwesterly in the afternoon. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with near steady temperature in the mid 20s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday should be mostly sunny and a tad warmer with highs around 40 and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 70 and a low of 51.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 47°F and lows of 32°F.
Record was 70°F in 2012 (see above!)
Record low was 15°F in 1933.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:44 AM EST
Sunset: 4:27 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 45m
Length of Day: 9h 43m
Tomorrow will be 2m 22s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8d 23h old with 74% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:50 PM EST
Moonset: 1:19 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

I don’t know about you, but I’m happy as a clam to see the snow arriving! Skiing soon?

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/1000″ exposure.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Dried Queen Anne's Lace

Dried Queen Anne’s Lace

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at at 7:00AM it’s currently 32 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 89%, dewpoint 29, barometric pressure 30.06” and rising. We picked up 0.10” of rain and 1” of snow overnight. Yesterday’s high was 45, and the overnight low was 32.

Forecast:

A strong cold front moving through the Great Lakes this morning will swing through our region this afternoon and evening. We’ll see Mostly cloudy skies with a chance of rain showers this afternoon. Highs will be around 40 with west winds around 10 mph, becoming southwesterly and gusting up to 25 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 40%. Tonight should be cloudy with snow showers likely until midnight, then partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers after midnight. We should see total snow accumulations of a dusting to 2 inches with higher amounts in the mountains above 1500″. Lows will be around 20 with west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph until midnight. Chance of snow is 60%.

Sharply colder air will move in Tuesday morning behind the departing cold front. We’ll see partly sunny skies with a 20% chance of snow showers, mainly in the morning. Morning commuters should be aware of the posssibilitly of black ice on the roads Tuesday morning. Daytime high was struggle to make it to 30 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 25 mph. It’ll be chilly and raw kind of day. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 15 and northwest winds around 10 mph.

High pressure will build in Wednesday bringing partly sunny skies and below normal temperatures with highs only in the lower 30s and west winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 65 and a low of 34. We picked up 0.01″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 48°F and lows of 33°F.
Record high was 71°F in 2002 (we had a high of 70).
Record low was 16°F in 1936.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:42 AM EST
Sunset: 4:28 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 48m
Length of Day: 9h 46m
Tomorrow will be 2m 24s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 7d 23h old with 64% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:20 PM EST
Moonset: 12:11 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Colors are a subtle thing this time of year. This dried Queen Anne’s lace in the Hanson Field in the Lower Village picks up the dun theme.

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/3200″ exposure.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Burrs drying in a neighbor's field.

Burrs drying in a neighbor’s field.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at at 8:30AM it’s currently 41 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint 36, barometric pressure 29.75″. We picked up 0.18″ of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 41, and the overnight low was 35.

Forecast:

We’ll see cloudy skies today with a chance of rain or snow showers this morning, then rain showers likely this afternoon as a cold front pushes through. We can expect snow accumulations a dusting to 1″ with higher totals in higher elevations. Highs will be in the mid 40s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tonight will be cloudy with rain or scattered snow showers likely until midnight, then isolated snow showers after midnight. Total snow accumulation a dusting to 2″ valley locations with as much as 6″ in the mountains above 3000′. Lows will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday should be partly sunny with a slight chance of snow showers in the morning, then cloudy with a chance of rain or snow showers in the afternoon as another cold front moves in. Highs will be around 40 with west winds around 10 mph, becoming southwesterly and gusting up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the lower 20s with west winds 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 30 mph.

Tuesday’s looking partly sunny and chilly with highs around 30 and west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows 15 to 20.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 45 and a low of 28.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 48°F and lows of 33°F.
Record high was 74°F in 1948.
Record low was 15°F in 1991.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:41 AM EST
Sunset: 4:29 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 50m
Length of Day: 9h 48m
Tomorrow will be 2m 28s shorter.

The Moon is in its first quarter, 7d 1h old with 54% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:48 PM EST
No Moon Set

About Today’s Photo:

The inspiration for velcro, burrs are prolific in this field down East Street.

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/2500″ exposure.


Saturday, November 9, 2013

A forest of club moss in the woods

A forest of club moss in the woods

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at at 7:35AM it’s currently 28 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 88%, dewpoint 25, barometric pressure 30.18″ and rising. Yesterday’s high was 37, and the overnight low was 28.

Forecast:

We’ll start the day out with mostly cloudy skies as a brief ridge of high pressure moves over the region. Highs will be in the upper 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph this morning, becoming light and variable. Tonight should be cloudy with snow showers likely mainly after midnight as a clipper system and associated low moves into the region. We can expect snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″ with higher amounts above 3000′. Overnight lows will be in the lower 30s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of snow is 70%.

Sunday snow showers likely in the morning transitioning to rain showers in the valleys later. Additional snow accumulations of a dusting to 1″ are possible. Highs will be in the mid 40s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Sunday night rain or snow showers are likely. Lows will be around 30 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of rain showers as another cold front moves through. Highs will be around 40 with west winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with a chance of snow or rain showers. Lows will be in the mid 20s. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 45 and a low of 27.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 48°F and lows of 33°F.
Record high was 68°F in 2011 (we had a high of 70).
Record low was 12°F in 1971.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:40 AM EST
Sunset: 4:31 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 52m
Length of Day: 9h 50m
Tomorrow will be 2m 28s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5d 23h old with 42% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:12 PM EST
Moonset: 11:01 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

I’ve always loved lying down in a bed of moss with my nose close to the ground imagining myself in some deep forest…

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 400, f/1.8, 1/640″ exposure


Friday, November 8, 2013

Milk weed frosted in morning sunlight

Frosted milk weed sparkles in morning sunlight

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at at 7:20AM it’s currently 29 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 28, barometric pressure 29.86″ and rising. We picked up 0.45″ of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 57 and the overnight low was 29.

Forecast:

The broad upper level trough that brought us yesterday’s rain is slowly moving east of the region this morning. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of rain or snow showers this afternoon mainly over mountain region to our east. Highs will be in the upper 30s—a good 5-10 degrees below seasonal norms—with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers until midnight, then clearing after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 20s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 20%.

Saturday should start out mostly sunny in the morning, then become mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon as a warm front associated with a clipper system moves into the region from the northwest. Highs will be in the upper 30s with light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 20%. Saturday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the lower 30s with south winds around 10 mph.

Sunday’s looking cloudy with a chance of rain or snow showers. Highs will be in the mid 40s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Sunday night rain showers are likely with a chance of snow showers. Expect little or no snow accumulation. Lows will be in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 35 and low of 28.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 49°F and lows of 33°F.
Record high was 74°F in 1996.
Record low was 15°F in 1921.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:38 AM EST
Sunset: 4:32 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 55m
Length of Day: 9h 53m
Tomorrow will be 2m 30s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4d 23h old with 31% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:32 AM EST
Moonset: 9:50 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

This milkweed pod had tiny frost crystals on its gossamer fibers, all sparkling in the morning sunlight.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 640, f/16, 1/320″ exposure.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

A frosted chicken feather in the front yard

A frosted chicken feather in the front yard

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at at 6:30AM it’s currently 52 degrees and raining under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 51, barometric pressure 29.69” and falling rapidly. We picked up 0.17” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 58, and the overnight low was 52.

Morning radar imagery shows a broad swath of rain extending from the Gulf Coast all the way up to New Brunswick.

Forecast:

A cold front tracking through the region will bring widespread rain showers this morning that should wrap up by late afternoon or evening. We’ll see showers this morning, then partly sunny skies with a chance of showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 50s with temperatures falling into the lower 40s this afternoon as cooler air moves in behind the front. Winds will be out of the southwest at 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph, becoming northwesterly this afternoon. Chance of rain is near 100%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with 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 northwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday should be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow showers and a slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon as an upper level low moves by. Highs will be in the upper 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Saturday’s looking partly sunny with a 30% chance of rain showers as a clipper systems moves through. Highs will be around 40 with light and variable winds. Saturday night should be cloudy with a chance of snow or rain showers. Lows will be in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 33 and a low of 17.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F.
Record high was 74°F in 1938.
Record low was 14°F in 1962.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:37 AM EST
Sunset: 4:33 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 57m
Length of Day: 9h 56m
Tomorrow will be 2m 32s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3d 22h old with 20% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:45 AM EST
Moonset: 8:40 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

One of our hens is molting (great timing right?) This is one of her feathers, frosted on a chilly morning.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 1250, f/8, 1/80″ exposure.


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Yesterday evening's crescent moon

Yesterday evening’s crescent moon

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently 47 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the southeast at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 71%, dewpoint 38, barometric pressure 30.32” and falling. Yesterday’s high was 50, and the overnight low was 45.

Forecast:

We’ll enjoy one more day of dry and warmer weather today before a cold front pulls in tonight. We’ll see partly sunny skies with highs in the mid 50s and gusty south winds at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight a strong cold front and associated low pressure will sweep into the region bringing showers mainly after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 40s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%.

Rain will continue into Thursday. It’ll be cloudy with showers in the morning, then partly sunny with a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be around 50 with west winds around 15 mph, becoming northwesterly in the afternoon and gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Thursday night should be partly cloudy and sharply colder with lows in the upper 20s and northwest winds around 10 mph as cold Canadian air moves in behind the departing low.

Friday’s looking mostly cloudy with highs around 40 and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 30 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 38 and a low of 20.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 49°F and lows of 34°F.
Record high was 75°F in 1948.
Record low was 13°F in 1951.

I apologize for yesterday’s almanac. For some reason I thought it was October 22 instead of November 5… I blame it on faulty coffee…

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:36 AM EST
Sunset: 4:34 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 10h 59m
Length of Day: 9h 58m
Tomorrow will be 2m 35s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2d 23h old with 12% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:51 AM EST
Moonset: 7:33 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Yesterday evening’s crescent moon was a lovely sight hanging in the southwest at dusk.

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 4000, f/5.6, 1/15″ exposure.


Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Pink clouds above our iced-over pond this morning

Pink clouds above our iced-over pond this morning

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at at 6:10AM it’s currently 25 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 89%, dewpoint 22, barometric pressure 30.62”. Yesterday’s high was 38 and the overnight low was 22. Our pond has a thin layer of ice on it.

Forecast:

High pressure will continue to bring dry weather to the region today and Wednesday, and a gradual warming trend will usher in above normal temperatures by Wednesday. Today should be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 40s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 30s and south winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Wednesday should be partly sunny with highs in the lower 50s and south winds 10 to 15 mph, gusting up to 30 mph in the afternoon. A strong cold front and associated low pressure will move into the region Wednesday night bringing showers. Overnight lows will be in the mid 40s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Rain will continue into Thursday with highs in the lower 50s and west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain or snow showers as cool air pulls back in behind the departing low. Lows will be around 30. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 74 and a low of 50. We picked up 1.18″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 50°F and lows of 34°F.
Record high was 72°F in 1938.
Record low was 18°F in 1965.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:34 AM EST
Sunset: 4:35 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 11h 02m
Length of Day: 10h 01m
Tomorrow will be 2m 36s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1d 22h old with 5% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:50 AM EST
Moonset: 6:31 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Our pond had a skim of ice on it this morning—a good month earlier than I’ve seen before. The morning clouds pinked up nicely for a brief bit as the sun rose.

Nikon D600, Nikon 18-35mm lens @ 18mm, ISO 1600, f/8, 1/15″ exposure.


Monday, November 4, 2013

Frost crystals on goldenrod in the front field.

Frost crystals on goldenrod in the front field.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at at 6:15AM it’s currently a brisk 15 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 14, barometric pressure 30.65” and rising rapidly. Yesterday’s high was 38, and the overnight low was 15.

Forecast:

With cool high pressure in place over our region, we’ll continue to see clear and dry weather through Wednesday. Today will be sunny with highs again only in the upper 30s and light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows around 18 and light and variable winds.

Tuesday should be sunny and a tad warmer with highs in the lower 40s and south winds around 10 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 30s and south winds around 10 mph.

Wednesday’s looking partly sunny and warmer with highs around 50 and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy out ahead of an approaching low pressure system. Lows will be in the mid 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 37 and a low of 34. We picked up 0.11″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 50°F and lows of 34°F.
Record high was 73°F in 1982.
Record low was 21°F in 1964.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:33 AM EST
Sunset: 4:37 PM EST
Length Of Visible Light: 11h 04m
Length of Day: 10h 03m
Tomorrow will be 2m 36s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 22 hours old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:43 AM EST
Moonset: 5:36 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

The grey of dried goldenrod is decorated with frost crystals in our front field.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 800, f/16, 1/400″ exposure.