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Thursday, December 31, 2015

winterberry

Winterberry holly in yesterday morning’s snow

Morning Observation:

On this last morning of 2015 at 7:15AM it’s currently 33 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 33, barometric pressure 30.01”. We picked up 0.22” of rain overnight. Snowpack is down to a soggy 1.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 38, and the overnight low was 33.

Watch out for frozen road surface this morning, especially if you’re heading east of the region towards the Montpelier area.

Have a safe and happy New Years everyone—thanks for reading my blog!

Forecast:

A broad upper level trough will set up over the East Coast today and deliver several rounds of scattered snow showers over the weekend, especially over the higher terrain in the ‘Dacks and Greens. We will see our first brief period of Arctic air Sunday night into Monday with temperatures below normal expected. However temperatures will moderate back to near normal to slightly above
by middle week.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a 20% chance of rain or snow showers today. Highs will be in the mid 30s with west winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the mid 20s with west winds around 10 mph.

Friday should be cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers. Highs will be in the mid 30s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday night should be cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the lower 20s with west winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday’s looking cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Highs in the lower 30s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the lower 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 20 and a low of 8. We had 3″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 29 and lows of 13.
The record high was 56°F in 1965.
The record low was -19°F in 1963.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:27 AM EST
Sunset: 4:22 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 00m
Length of Day: 8h 54m
Tomorrow will be 0m46s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 20d 2h old with 66% illumination. Moonrise: 11:03 PM EST
Moonset: 10:55 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

We have a large winterberry holly bush over by the pond that has a good crop of berries on it this season. Critters have already found it though, as this is a popular food source for a variety of animals.

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 400, f/4.9, 1/80″ exposure.

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4 responses

  1. I only became familiar with this cheerful resident this past year; surprising, since it stands out so brightly in the stripped-down autumn and winter. But it gives me a smile when I pass it now, so I have no regrets! You’ve captured it well John.

    December 31, 2015 at 7:58 am

    • Thanks Rich. I hope you have a Happy New Year’s celebration. All the best in the New Year!

      December 31, 2015 at 6:03 pm

  2. Gillian

    Lovely shot.afine one to end the year on.

    Thanks for your fun writing and great pics from 2015. I, for ne, would Mus this if you stopped in 2016.

    December 31, 2015 at 8:15 am

    • Thanks Gill! No plans to stop in 2016. Though Robin’s retirement in April might create some travel-related gaps in coverage!

      December 31, 2015 at 6:03 pm

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