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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Late afternoon light warms the bark of this birch in our front field

Late afternoon light warms the bark of this birch in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently 60 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 2-5 mph. Relative humidity is 86%, dewpoint 56, barometric pressure 29.56” and falling. We picked up 0.05” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 80, and the overnight low was 55.

There is a Flood Warning in effect for the Winooski River and a Flood Watch in effect for the rest of our region until through Wednesday evening.

Forecast:

Active weather is on tap for the region over the next 48 hours as a strong cold front moves from west to east across the area. Rain will become widespread and steady over the area and, combined with additional snowmelt, will make for more flooding in river valleys. We’ll also see strong southerly winds gusting to as high as 50 miles per hour across the Champlain Valley ahead of the front. Temperatures will fall sharply as the front passes and precipitation will turn to snow with some minor snow accumulations possible overnight. We’ll see rain, heavy at times in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 60s with temperature falling into the lower 40s by this afternoon. Winds will be out of the south at 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%. Tonight we’ll see snow or rain until midnight, then occasional snow showers after midnight. We could see snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches with up to 4 inches at higher elevations. Lows will be around 20 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%.

High pressure will build in Wednesday bringing mostly sunny skies with some scattered snow showers in the morning. Highs will only make into the mid 30s with northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of snow is 30%. Wednesday night should be clear and chilly with lows around 20 and northeast winds around 10 mph.

Thursday’s looking mostly sunny and seasonable with highs around 50 and southeast winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 20s. Temperatures will continue their upward trend into the weekend.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 62 and a low of 24. We picked up 0.04″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 55 and lows of 35.
Record high was 82°F in 2003.
Record low was 18°F in 1926.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:08 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:36 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 28m
Length of Day: 13h 28m
Tomorrow will be 2m 56s longer.

The Moon is the full “Pink” moon (Northeast Native American), 15d 16h old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:16 PM EDT
Moonset: 6:14 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).

As I expected, last night’s total lunar eclipse was a bust for us here. Totality was at 3:46AM, but as I rolled over and looked out the window, all I saw were clouds. Alas… Fortunately we won’t have to wait too long for the next total eclipse as we’re in what’s being called a “Tetrad” of eclipses with three more lined up over the next year. You can read about the Tetrad here.

About Today’s Photo:

Sometimes just looking a bit more closely reveals something new or interesting. I like the way the late afternoon sunlight warms the texture of this young birch out in the front field.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens,  ISO 250, f/3.3, 1/4000″ exposure.

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