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Saturday, October 31, 2015

A gathering of mushrooms on a fallen log

A gathering of mushrooms on a fallen log

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently a frosty 24 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 23, barometric pressure 30.21” and rising. Yesterday’s high was 47, and the overnight low was 23.

Forecast:

High pressure currently over the region will bring clear skies and dry weather through into evening with temperatures right around seasonal averages. An upper level trough of low pressure will approach the region late tonight into Sunday bringing clouds and showers. We’ll see mostly sunny skies this morning, then cloudy skies into the evening. Highs will be in the upper 40s with light and variable winds becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be cloudy with a 40% chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 30s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph after midnight.

Sunday should be cloudy with showers likely in the morning, then become partly sunny with a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 50s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 40s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

High pressure will build in Monday brining partly sunny skies with highs in the mid 50s and west winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 30. We picked up 0.01″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 52 and lows of 35.
The record high was 69°F in 1946.
The record low was 17°F in 1925.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:27 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:43 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 16m
Length of Day: 10h 15m
Tomorrow will be 2m44s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 18d 12h old with 79% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:36 PM EDT
Moonset: 11:43 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Tiny mushrooms gather in little clusters on a fallen birch log above Delfrate Road. Anyone know the variety?

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 30mm macro, ISO 800, f/11, 1/25″ exposure.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Raindrops cling to Korean Mountain Ash berries in our front yard

Raindrops cling to Korean Mountain Ash berries in our front yard

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 41 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the northwest at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 90%, dewpoint 38, barometric pressure 29.72” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.12” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was a lovely 66, and the overnight low was 41.

Forecast:

High pressure is currently building into the region and will deliver dry weather through most of Saturday. We’ll see cloudy skies with isolated rain showers this morning, then partly sunny skies this afternoon. It’ll be on the cool side with highs only in the lower 40s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight should be clear with lows in the upper 20s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph until midnight, then becoming light and variable.

Saturday should be mostly sunny in the morning, then become mostly cloudy out ahead of an advancing upper level trough. Highs will be in the upper 40s with light and variable winds. Saturday night should be cloudy with scattered rain or snow showers late. Lows will be in the upper 30s with light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Sunday’s looking cloudy with scattered rain showers. Highs will be in the lower 50s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows will be in the lower 40s. Chance of rain is 50%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 50 and a low of 40. We picked up 0.02″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 52 and lows of 35.
The record high was 70°F in 1935.
The record low was 20°F in 1925.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:26 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:44 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 18m
Length of Day: 10h 18m
Tomorrow will be 2m45s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 17d 11h old with 88% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:40 PM EDT
Moonset: 10:45 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

In the calm morning after the storm I walked around the house assessing the damage that the high winds and rains had wrought. Not too much as it turns out as I made pretty sure everything was battened down before the storm. I won’t be needing to rake leaves though, so that’s a plus! These Korean Mountain Ash berries caught my eye as the twinkled in the morning light.

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 30mm macro lens, ISO 400, f/4.5, 1/125″ exposure.


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Oaks and aspens catch the afternoon sun above Delfrate Road

Oaks, beeches, and aspens catch the afternoon sun above Delfrate Road

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 53 degrees under party cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 52, barometric pressure 29.43”. We picked up 1.43” of rain overnight, and our high wind was 37 mph which is quite strong for our protected hollow (our lights flickered several times, but miraculously we didn’t lose power!) Yesterday’s high was 54, and the overnight low was 52.

Forecast:

More showers and gusty winds are expected today across the although not as much rain and wind as yesterday. The showers and gusty winds will be most concentrated this afternoon as an upper level trough of low pressure and attendant cold front moves into the region. Prior to its passage, some sunshine should develop and many areas will see high temperatures climb into the 60s as we’re placed in a southerly airflow out ahead of the low.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers this morning, then partly sunny skies with numerous showers and the chance of a rumble of thunder this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 60s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then mostly cloudy with isolated showers after midnight. Lows around 40 with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

Friday should be mostly cloudy in the morning then become partly sunny as high pressure builds in. It will be noticeably cooler with highs in the lower 40s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Friday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 20s and west winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 40s and light and variable winds. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 62 and a low of 38. We picked up 0.08″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 52 and lows of 35.
The record high was 71°F in 1946.
The record low was 20°F in 1969.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:24 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:46 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 21m
Length of Day: 10h 21m
Tomorrow will be 2m45s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 16d 12h old with 94% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:48 PM EDT
Moonset: 9:40 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The oaks, beeches, and aspens were aglow the other day on the hill above Delfrate Road. Good money says those leaves are mostly gone after yesterday’s high wings.

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 9mm, ISO 800, f/20, 1/100″ exposure.


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Looking up from under brilliant beech leaves to a blue sky

Looking up from under brilliant beech leaves to a blue sky

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 32 degrees under cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 31, barometric pressure 30.41” and falling rapidly. Yesterday’s high was 51, and the overnight low was 27.

There is a Wind Advisory in effect for our region from noon today to midnight tonight.

Forecast:

Windy and rainy conditions will develop this afternoon and tonight as a strong trough of low pressure—the remnants of hurricane Patricia—moves into the region. Winds will be especially strong along the western slopes of the Greens and areas in and around the northern ‘Dacks of. High temperatures today will be a few degrees above normal and even warmer on Thursday with highs in the 60s to around 70. The warming trend will come to an end on Friday when cooler and drier weather returns to the area.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with rain arriving by this afternoon. It’ll be breezy with highs in the mid 50s and southeast winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 45 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 80%. Rain will continue into tonight along with windy conditions. Overnight lows in the lower 50s with south winds 20 to 30 mph gusting up to 55 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%.

Thursday should be mostly cloudy with occasional rain in the morning, then become partly sunny with a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon as a sharp cold front moves through. It well be unseasonably warm out ahead of the cold front with highs in the mid 60s to near 70 in the Champlain Valley. Winds will be out of the southwest at 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 30s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 30 mph.

Friday’s looking partly sunny and noticeably colder with highs only in the mid 40s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday night should be clear with lows in the upper 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 64 and a low of 35. We picked up 0.02″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 53 and lows of 36.
The record high was 75°F in 1947.
The record low was 19°F in 1974.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:23 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:47 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 24m
Length of Day: 10h 24m
Tomorrow will be 2m48s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 15d 11h old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:00 PM EDT
Moonset: 8:29 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Beech trees are some of the late fall holdouts—keeping a tenacious grip on their leaves sometimes all the way through the winter. I love the way their leaves shift from green to yellow to copper and then, sometimes, to ghostly bleached white in the wintertime.

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 20mm lens, ISO 200, f/1.7, 1/6500″ exposure.


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Bright red oak leaves against a blue sky

Bright red oak leaves against a blue sky

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently a frosty 23 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 22, barometric pressure 30.57”. Yesterday’s high was 47, and the overnight low was 22.

Forecast:

High pressure over the region this morning will deliver another sunny and slightly warmer day today before rain arrives tomorrow. We’ll see sunny skies today with highs in the upper 40s and light and variable winds. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be in the mid 30s with light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly around 10 mph after midnight.

A deep surge of Gulf Coast moisture will push into the region Wednesday bringing cloudy skies with rain likely by the afternoon. Highs will bump into the mid 50s on southeast winds 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 40 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Rain will continue into Wednesday night. It’ll be breezy with lows in the lower 50s and south winds 20 to 25 mph gusting up to 45 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%.

Rain will continue into Thursday. It will be seasonably mild with highs in the mid 60s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Thursday night rain showers are likely. Lows will be in the upper 30s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 52 and a low of 35. We picked up 0.14″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 53 and lows of 36.
The record high was 74°F in 1947.
The record low was 22°F in 1974.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:22 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:49 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 26m
Length of Day: 10h 26m
Tomorrow will be 2m48s shorter.

The Moon is the full “Hunter’s” Moon (Northeast Native American, Colonial American)
14d 11h old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:17 PM EDT
Moonset: 7:15 AM EDT

Other names for this month’s full moon include: “Harvest” (English, Celtic), and “Blood” (Medieval Wiccan, Neo-Pagan Wiccan).

About Today’s Photo:

I went on a walk-about yesterday afternoon to grab some shots of the last of the color before tomorrow’s wind and rain arrive. The oaks and beeches were in their glory in the woods above East Street.

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 20mm lens, ISO 800, f/13, 1/200″ exposure.


Monday, October 26, 2015

The view from Taft Hill yesterday morning

The view from Taft Hill yesterday morning

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 37 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 88%, dewpoint 34, barometric pressure 30.41” and rising rapidly. Yesterday’s high was 57, and the overnight low was 37.

Forecast:

A broad dome of high pressure is currently building into the region and will deliver clear and seasonably cool conditions for the beginning of the work week. We’ll se sunny skies today with highs in the lower 40s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be clear and cool with lows in the upper 20s and light and variable winds.

Tuesday should be sunny with highs in the upper 40s and light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 30s and southeast winds around 10 mph as the high moves to our east.

An upper level trough and deep Gulf Coast moisture will move into the region from the southwest on Wednesday bringing widespread rain and mild albeit gusty conditions. Highs will be in the upper 50s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Rain will continue into Wednesday night. Lows will in the lower 50s. Chance of rain is near 100%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 47 and a low of 43. We picked up 0.34″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 53 and lows of 36.
The record high was 75°F in 1963.
The record low was 19°F in 1941.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:20 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:50 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 29m
Length of Day: 10h 29m
Tomorrow will be 2m50s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 13d 11h old with 98% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:37 PM EDT
Moonset: 5:59 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

“Stick Season” is nearly upon us. This morning view from the top of Taft Hill yesterday shows the foliage holdouts—aspens and oaks and a few others—still holding on to their colorful leaves at lower elevations, but the upper elevation hills are now bare.

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 40mm, ISO 400, f/14, 1/200″ exposure..


Sunday, October 25, 2015

A calm pool in a stream reflects the fall colors

A calm pool in a stream reflects the fall colors

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently a breezy 50 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 2-5 mph. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 48, barometric pressure 29.89” and falling. We picked up 0.08” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 50, and the overnight low was 45.

Forecast:

A cold front is currently progressing across the region this morning and will continue deliver numerous showers into the middle morning today. There may be some lingering showers this afternoon especially in the higher terrain. We’ll see cloudy skies with scattered showers mainly this morning. Highs will be in the lower 50s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph, becoming northwesterly 10 to 15 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 40%. High pressure will begin to push in tonight bringing partly cloudy skies with lows in the lower 30s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Monday should be sunny with highs in the lower 40s and light and variable winds. Monday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 20s and light and variable winds.

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

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 59 and a low of 33. We picked up 0.08″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 54 and lows of 36.
The record high was 80°F in 1963.
The record low was 22°F in 1949.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:19 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:52 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 32m
Length of Day: 10h 32m
Tomorrow will be 2m49s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12d 11h old with 94% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:00 PM EDT
Moonset: 4:44 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

A still pool in a stream near Windekind Farm becomes a porthole to the sky and the bright trees above.

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 28mm, ISO 800, f/4.3, 1/30″ exposure.