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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Silty water in Fargo Brook

Silty water in Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:00AM it’s currently 40 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the east at 7-10 mph. Relative humidity is 81%, dewpoint 34, barometric pressure 30.41”. We picked up 0.08” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 58, and the overnight low was 39.

Forecast:

A large area of low pressure over the central Great Lakes region will move slowly northeast through Thursday bringing rain to the region. The heaviest rain will occur tonight before tapering to showers early Thursday morning. We’ll see cloudy skies this morning with showers during the afternoon. Highs will be around 47F with southeast winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight will bring more persistent rain. Lows will be near 40F with winds from the southeast at 10 to 20 mph. Total rainfall should be around a half an inch.

Thursday should bring steady light rain in the morning with showers continuing into the afternoon. High will be around 66F with winds out of the south at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Thursday night should bring light rain early with decreasing clouds late. Lows will be around 42F with west-southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Friday’s looking partly cloudy during the morning hours, giving way to occasional showers in the afternoon as an upper level low approaches. High will be around 57F with winds out of the west-southwest at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Friday night should be partly cloudy with low near 40F and southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 70 and a low of 47.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 62 and a low of 40.
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: 7:54 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 13m
Length of Day: 14h 10m
Tomorrow will be 2m 39s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1d 4h old with 2% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:42 AM EDT
Moonset: 9:32 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Fine silts tend to be in the water of Fargo Brook this time of year.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bleached beech leaves still clinging

Bleached beech leaves still clinging

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently 44 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 82%, dewpoint 38, barometric pressure 30.29” and rising rapidly. Yesterday’s high was 53, and the overnight low was 41.

Forecast:

High pressure will bring dry weather through most of today. A large area of low pressure currently across the central United States will gradually shift eastward bringing increasingly breezy conditions today followed by periods of rain over the next few days. We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the upper 50s and southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with a chance of rain mainly after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 30s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.

Rain will move into the region Wednesday with highs in the upper 40s and southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Rain will continue into Wednesday night with rain heavy at times. Lows will be in the lower 40s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Rain will continue into Thursday. Highs will be in the upper 50s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 65 and a low of 42.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 61 and lows of 40.
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 07m
Tomorrow will be 2m 41s longer.

The Moon is new, 4 hours old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:02 AM EDT
Moonset: 8:31 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The last of last summer’s beech leaves still cling dried and bleached to some of the smaller saplings in the woods.

Sony RX100 II, ISO 160, f/1.8, 1/2000″ exposure


Monday, April 28, 2014

Hepatica just starting to bloom in the woods behind the house

Hepatica just starting to bloom in the woods behind the house

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 5:45AM it’s currently 36 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 36, barometric pressure 30.09” and falling. We picked up 0.09” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 44, and the overnight low was 36.

Forecast:

High pressure has ridge over the area overnight and is departing to our east this morning. This morning’s clear skies should give way to clouds later in the day. It will be warmer with highs will be in the mid 50s and north winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s and northeast winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming southeast after midnight.

Tuesday should be partly sunny and breezy with highs in the upper 50s and southeast winds 15 to 25 mph. Low pressure will approach the region Tuesday night bringing cloudy skies and a 30% chance of rain showers. It’ll be breezy with lows in the mid 30s and southeast winds 20 to 25 mph.

Wednesday’s looking cloudy with a 40% chance of rain showers. Highs will be in the lower 50s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday night will be showery with lows in the upper 30s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 71 and a low of 31.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 61 and a low of 40.
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 04m
Tomorrow will be 2m 43s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 28d 15h old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:26 AM EDT
Moonset: 7:26 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Another lovely spring ephemeral, hepatica, is just starting to bloom in the woods up behind the house. These blossoms were just unfurling on a chilly morning.

Sony RX100 II, ISO 160, f/2, 1/500″ exposure.


Sunday, April 27, 2014

The beaver pond along the Mailbox Trail

The beaver pond along the Mailbox Trail

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 34 degrees and “snizzling” under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 34, barometric pressure 29.95” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.38” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 55, and the overnight low was 34.

Forecast:

Cool and raw conditions will be with us through the day today. We’ll see cloudy skies with rain showers or snow likely this morning, then a chance of rain showers this afternoon. Expect little or no snow accumulation. Highs will be in the upper 40s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 30s with north winds 10 to 15 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 20%.

High pressure currently over Hudson Bay will deliver drier but cool conditions Monday. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with highs in the mid 50s and orth winds 10 to 15 mph. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s and easterly winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday should be mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 50s and southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Low pressure will move into the region Tuesday night brining cloudy skies and a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 61 and a low of 28. We picked up 0.12″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 60 and low of 39.
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 a waning crescent, 27d 17h old with 4% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:52 AM EDT
Moonset: 6:18 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The beaver pond along the Mailbox Trail is once again inhabited and filling up. The large dam on the left side of the photo blew out during Irene’s flooding, sending a wall of water downstream that took out a neighbor’s driveway and inundating a pasture. But the beavers moved back in and have renovated the dam and lodge. It’s a lovely place to hang out!


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Spring beauties blooming in the woods!

Spring beauties blooming in the woods!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:10AM it’s currently 43 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 41, barometric pressure 29.70”. We picked up 0.11” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 57, and the overnight low was 41.

Forecast:

A northerly surface low will produce rain showers this morning and lingering showers through the day. Highs will be around 50 with south winds around 10 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Rain showers will continue into tonight. Lows will be in the upper 30s with west winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 60%.

Sunday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain showers. Highs will be in the upper 40s with north winds 10 to 15 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 30s and north winds 10 to 15 mph.

High pressure will ridge in on Monday bringing partly sunny skies with highs in the lower 50s and north winds 10 to 15 mph. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 53 and a low of 29.

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

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:50 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:49 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 02m
Length of Day: 13h 59m
Tomorrow will be 2m 45s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 26d 17h old with 9% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:19 AM EDT
Moonset: 5:09 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The trail up behind our house that I run just about every morning is a great place to see the emergence of spring ephemeral flowers. Just yesterday I noted hepatica and these spring beauties. Certain places along the trail will soon be carpeted with them!


Friday, April 25, 2014

Pussy willows popping in the front field

Pussy willows popping in the front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently a brisk 27 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 26, barometric pressure 30.04″ and rising. Yesterday’s high was 51, and the overnight low was 25.

Forecast:

High pressure cresting over the region this morning will slide east during the day as clouds build in ahead of low pressure. We’ll see partly sunny skies during the day with highs in the upper 50s and light and variable winds, becoming northerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be cloudy with showers likely mainly after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 30s with light and variable winds becoming southeasterly around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain is 70%.

Saturday showers are likely. Highs will be in the upper 40s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Showers will continue into Saturday night. Lows will be in the mid 30s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%.

Showers will linger into Sunday with cloudy skies and a 50% chance of rain showers. Highs will be in the upper 40s with north winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 62 and a low of 30. We picked up 0.18″ of rain.

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

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:52 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:48 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 59m
Length of Day: 13h 56m
Tomorrow will be 2m 46s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 25d 16h old with 17% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:47 AM EDT
Moonset: 3:59 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The pussy willows that were just peeking out a week ago are popping now!

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/400″ exposure.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Garlic sprouting in our raised beds!

Garlic sprouting in our raised beds!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently a cool 34 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the northwest at 2-5 mph. Relative humidity is 65%, dewpoint 23, barometric pressure 29.84″ and rising. We picked up 0.03″ of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 49, and the overnight low was 33.

Forecast:

High pressure will build into the region today bringing clearing skies and gusty winds. We’ll see partly sunny skies with highs around 50 and northwest winds 20 to 25 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 20s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph and diminishing to around 10 mph after midnight.

Friday should be partly sunny and milder with highs in the upper 50s and light and variable winds. A surface low will move into the region Friday night bringing cloudy skies with a 50% chance of rain showers. Lows will be in the mid 30s with southeast winds around 10 mph.

Saturday rain showers are likely. Highs will be in the mid 50s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Saturday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 74 and a low of 30. We picked up 0.03″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 59 and low of 38.
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 53m
Tomorrow will be 2m 48s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 24d 16h old with 26% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:14 AM EDT
Moonset: 2:49 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The garlic Robin planted last fall is popping up! I see scapes in our future!