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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Solomon Seal

Solomon Seal

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 45 degrees under overcasts skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 45, barometric pressure 30.21” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.15” of rain yesterday evening. Yesterday’s high was 67, and the overnight low was 38.

Forecast:

Surface high pressure will build in from the northwest throughout the day bringing us partly sunny skies with highs in the mid 60s and north winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear with patchy fog after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 40s with north winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Sunday should be sunny and warmer with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 50s and south winds around 10 mph.

Monday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and southwest winds around 10 mph. A warm front will move into the region Monday night bringing mostly cloudy skies with a 40% chance of showers. Lows around 60.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 89 and a low of 57.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 72 and a low of 50.
The record high was 91°F in 2013 (we had a high of 89).
The record low was 25°F in 1961.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:11 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:28 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 27m
Length of Day: 15h 16m
Tomorrow will be 1m 23s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2d 16h old with 7% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:49 AM EDT
Moonset: 10:40 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Solomon Seal blooming down by Fargo Brook.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 800, f/16, 1/30″ exposure.


Friday, May 30, 2014

Bleeding hearts in the morning sun

Bleeding hearts in the morning sun

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:15AM it’s currently 47 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 46, barometric pressure 30.07”. Yesterday’s high was 70, and the overnight low was 47.

Forecast:

An upper level disturbance progressing southeastward from Quebec will bring widely scattered showers and thunderstorms to the region this afternoon and evening. We’ll see partly sunny skies with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with showers and a chance of thunderstorms until midnight, then mostly clear after midnight as cooler, drier air moves in from Canada. Lows will be in the mid 40s with north winds around 10 mph until midnight becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 60%.

Saturday should be partly sunny with highs around 70 and north winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be clear with lows in the mid 40s and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Sunday’s looking sunny with highs in the upper 70s and south winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 71 and a low of 48.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 72 and a lows of 50.
The record high was 92°F in 1929.
The record low was 28°F in 1961.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:12 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:27 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 26m
Length of Day: 15h 15m
Tomorrow will be 1m 26s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1d 15h old with 3% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:56 AM EDT
Moonset: 9:59 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The bleeding heart is in full bloom in our ornamental garden. The morning sun was just filtering in through the trees…

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 400, f/16, 1/50″ exposure


Thursday, May 29, 2014

 

A field of dandelions

A field of dandelions

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:10AM it’s currently a brisk 37 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 37, barometric pressure 30.23” and rising. We picked up just a 0.01” trace of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 58, and the overnight low was 37.

Forecast:

Surface high pressure over central New England will bring pleasant weather conditions today. We’ll see mostly sunny skies with highs in the upper 60s and light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 40s and light and variable winds.

Friday should start out partly sunny in the morning, then become cloudy with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon as an upper level disturbance approaching from Quebec and southeastern Ontario moves across the region. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Showers will continue into Friday night with a continued chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 40s with north winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

The trough will move to our east by Saturday, and we should see partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 60s and north winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 75 and a low of 48.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 71 and lows of 50.
The record high was 89°F in 1978.
The record low was 34°F in 1970.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:12 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:26 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 24m
Length of Day: 15h 13m
Tomorrow will be 1m 30s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent (just barely..), 15 hours old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:06 AM EDT
Moonset: 9:12 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

It’s prime season for dandelions. This field of yellow down near Jubilee Farm stretched off into the distance…

Nikon D600, Nikon 50mm lens, ISO 100, f/1.8, 1/4000″ exposure.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Raindrops cling to Lady's Mantle leaves

Raindrops cling to Lady’s Mantle leaves

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 50 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 48, barometric pressure 29.92″ and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.19″ of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 77, and the overnight low was 49.

Forecast:

A seasonably cool air mass of maritime origin has settled in across the region in the wake of the passage of yesterday’s backdoor cold font. We’ll see cloudy skies with patchy fog this morning and a chance of showers and drizzle this morning, then a slight chance of showers this afternoon. Highs will only be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds becoming northeasterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight then clearing as a ridge of high pressure builds in. Lows will be in the lower 40s with light and variable winds.

Thursday should start off sunny in the morning then become partly sunny with highs in the upper 60s and light and variable winds. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 40s with light and variable winds.

An upper level disturbance will move through the region Friday bringing the likelihood of showers with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%. Friday night showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 40s. Chance of rain is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 77 and a low of 43.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 71 and lows of 41
The record high was 92°F in 1978.
The record low was 30°F in 1961.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:13 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:25 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 22m
Length of Day: 15h 12m
Tomorrow will be 1m 34s longer.

The Moon is new today, 29d 5h old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:20 AM EDT
Moonset: 8:19 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I love the way the softly furred leaves of Lady’s Mantle hold raindrops…


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Korean Mountain Ash blossoms in our front yard

Korean Mountain Ash blossoms in our front yard

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 5:40AM it’s currently 50 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 50, barometric pressure 29.80”. We picked up 0.11” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 74, and the overnight low was 50.

Forecast:

A backdoor cold front will push in from the northeast this morning bringing clouds and showery conditions. We’ll see showers with thunderstorms likely this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and small hail this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely until midnight, then a chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 40s with light and variable winds becoming southeasterly around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain is 60%.

Wednesday should bring partly sunny skies with a slight chance of showers in the morning. Highs will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 20%. Wednesday night should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 40s and light and variable winds.

Thursday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 60s and south winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and lows around 50.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 77 and a low of 54. We picked up 0.05″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 71 and a low of 49.
The record high was 91°F in 1944.
The record low was 28°F in 1969.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:14 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:24 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 20m
Length of Day: 15h 10m
Tomorrow will be 1m 36s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 28d 3h old with 2% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:38 AM EDT
Moonset: 7:21 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

So many flowers, so many choices! The Korean mountain ash in our front yard is in bloom!


Monday, May 26, 2014

The buckeye tree in our back yard in full flower

The buckeye tree in our back yard in full flower

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:25AM it’s currently 55 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 55, barometric pressure 29.89”. We picked up 0.17” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 78, and the overnight low was 51.

Forecast:

A weak surface trough crossing the area this morning has brought scattered showers to the region overnight. This afternoon there will be a renewed chance for showers and thunderstorms as a backdoor cold front approaches from the northeast. This front will slowly drop north to south across the region from this afternoon through Tuesday. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers this morning, then a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Tonight will bring a slight chance of thunderstorms until midnight along with mostly cloudy skies and a chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 50s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.

Tuesday should be cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms are likely in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tuesday night showers and thunderstorms are likely. Lows will be in the mid 40s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Wednesday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the lower 60s with ;ight and variable winds. Wednesday night and should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 47 and a low of 35. We picked up 1.48″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 70 and a low of 49.
The record high was 92°F in 2010 (we had a high of 88).
The record low was 32°F in 1969.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:14 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:23 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 18m
Length of Day: 15h 08m
Tomorrow will be 1m 39s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 27d 4h old with 6% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:01 AM EDT
Moonset: 6:18 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The buckeye tree in the backyard is now in full flower. Two weeks ago the leaves were just popping out. Now this fast growing tree has put on a good 10-12 inches of new growth!

It’s nice to be back in Vermont! Boy have things gone to green in a big way over the two weeks we were in France! Our lawn is a jungle, and all of the trees are leafed out—even the ash and oak. I hear all kinds of birds in the woods—wood thrushes, veerys, redstarts, and the tadpoles have taken over the pond! Looking at my weather station records, it seems as though we had some below-normal temperatures while I was away with lows in the 30s on the 18th through the 21st, and a neighbor told us it hailed the other day. Always interesting here in Vermont!


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Purple trillium in bloom next to Fargo Brook

Purple trillium in bloom next to Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently a balmy 62 degrees and raining under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 60, barometric pressure 29.79”. We picked up 0.43” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 63, and the overnight low was 61.

Forecast:

The warm front that moved through overnight will bring cloudy skies with occasional showers this morning. We’ll see partly sunny skies this afternoon as a cold front move through. It’ll be warmer with highs in the mid 70s and southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be in the upper 40s with west winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday should be sunny with highs in the upper 60s and west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Sunday night should be clear with lows in the upper 40s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.

Monday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the upper 60s and light and variable winds. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 71 and a low of 50.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 65°F and lows of 43°F
The record high was 89°F in 2007 (we had a high of 87).
The record low was 25°F in 1947.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:30 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:06 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 41m
Length of Day: 14h 35m
Tomorrow will be 2m 23s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11d 5h old with 80% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:50 PM EDT
Moonset: 3:12 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The purple trillium is in bloom! I can’t get enough of the wine-rich color of this flower’s petals!

A la prochaine en deux semaines!

Cheers, John