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Thursday, March 31, 2016

laplatte-ice

A field of broken ice along the LaPlatter River in Shelburne

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:55AM it’s currently 51 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 1-6 mph. Relative humidity is 51%, dewpoint 33, barometric pressure 29.81” and falling slowly. Yesterday’s high was 55, and the overnight low was 50.

Forecast:

As we approach the weekend, be prepared for a pretty good roller coaster ride as temperatures climb into the 60s today and tomorrow then plunge on Sunday to top out only in the 20s. Low pressure currently over the western Great Lakes will slowly move towards northern Québec over the next 24hrs dragging a cold front along with showers through the region. A stronger Arctic cold front will follow Saturday night bringing the chance of snow showers and much colder air for Sunday.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 30% chance of showers mainly this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 60s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 40 mph.
Tonight will be cloudy with showers likely mainly after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 40 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Friday will bring widespread rain and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 60s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%. Friday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain showers. Lows will be in the upper 30s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.

Saturday should be partly sunny with a 50% chance of rain showers. Highs will be in the upper 40s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Saturday night rain or snow showers likely as the aforementioned Arctic cold front moves in. Light snow accumulations are possible. Lows will be in the lower 20s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 39 and a low of 20. We picked up 2.5″ of new snow and had 16″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 47 and lows of 29.
The record high was 84°F in 1998.
The record low was 2°F in 1954.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:34 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:18 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 43m
Length of Day: 12h 44m
Tomorrow will be 3m3s longer.

The Moon is in its last quarter, 22d 9h old with 52% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:58 AM EDT
Moonset: 11:47 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

We were surprised the other day to come across a wide field of large broken ice chunks along the shores of the LaPlatte River in Shelburne. Apparently one of the last big rains had broken out the surface ice upstream and deposited most of it in this eddy. It was about the size of a football field!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 640, f/14, 1/125″ exposure.


Wednesday, March 30, 2016

laplatte-cascade

A small tributary cascades over layers of slate into the LaPlatter river

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:55AM it’s currently 20 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 19, barometric pressure 30.27” and rising slowly. We picked up an additional 0.75” of snow yesterday and have a spotty 1” on the front lawn (I already removed the snow stake…) Yesterday’s high was  40, and the overnight low was 19.

Forecast:

High pressure will deliver mostly sunny skies and milder temperatures today. Low pressure moving into the western Great Lake tonight will lift a warm front across the region overnight bringing a chance of showers. More widespread showers are expected Thursday afternoon into Friday as the low moves slowly into northern Québec pulling a cold front across the area. Both days will feature very mild temperatures with highs well into the 60s. A trend toward much colder weather is expected over the weekend as an Arctic front moves through accompanied by snow showers.

We’ll see sunny skies this morning, then partly sunny skies this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 50s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 40s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.

Thursday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. It’ll be warm and breezy with highs in the mid 60s and south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Thursday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 50s with south winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 35 mph.

Friday showers are likely. Highs will be in the mid 60s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Friday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain showers. Lows will be in the mid 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 38 and a low of 32. We had 13.50″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 46 and lows of 24.
The record high was 80°F in 1977.
The record low was 6°F in 1884.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:35 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:17 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 40m
Length of Day: 12h 41m
Tomorrow will be 3m2s longer.

The Moon is 21d 9h old with 61% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:06 AM EDT
Moonset: 10:56 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

This fine little cascade caught my eye across the LaPlatte river the other day. Its waters fall over step-like layers of slate, reminding me of the waterfalls of my youth in northern Ohio.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 32mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 400, f/14, 1/8″ exposure.


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

laplatte-sycamores

A stand of stark white sycamores on the LaPlatte River in Shelburne

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:55AM it’s currently 31 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the SE at 1-7 mph. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 30, barometric pressure 29.70” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.86” of rain in the past 24hrs and 1” of dense snow overnight. Yesterday’s high was 48, and the overnight low was 31.

Forecast:

Low pressure moving into the Canadian Maritimes will continue to strengthen as it pulls cooler air into our region this morning. High pressure will build in from the east later today and into Wednesday bringing clearing skies. Low pressure and an associated warm front will move in Thursday bringing mild temperatures and rain.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with snow or rain showers this morning, then a chance of snow or rain showers this afternoon. Additional snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″ are possible particularly over 1000′ with higher amounts at higher elevations. It’ll be breezy with highs in the mid 30s and northwest winds 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Tonight should be clear with lows in the lower 20s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph, then diminishing to around 10 mph after midnight.

Wednesday should be partly sunny and mild with highs around 50 and southwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers as the aforementioned low approaches. Lows will be around 40 with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph.

Thursday widespread showers are likely. It’ll be breezy and and warm with highs in the lower 60s and south winds 20 to 25 mph gusting up to 40 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Thursday night showers are likely. It’ll be breezy and quite mild with lows only in the lower 50s. Chance of rain is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 40 and a low of 8. We had 13.50″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 46 and lows of 28.
The record high was 84°F in 1946.
The record low was -8°F in 1923.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:37 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:16 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 36m
Length of Day: 12h 38m
Tomorrow will be 3m4s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 20d 9h old with 71% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:13 AM EDT
Moonset: 10:10 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

We took a little stroll along the LaPlatte River in Shelburne Falls the other day. There are a few lovely sycamores growing in spots along the water. These stately trees really stand out against the other trees in the area as the unique, peeling bark is pale grey to white. Here’s a close up of the bark of one:

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A close up of sycamore bark


Monday, March 28, 2016

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The Moultrop’s sugarhouse along the Main Road at full bore!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 46 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 5-9 mph. Relative humidity is 81%, dewpoint 41, barometric pressure 29.72” and falling rapidly. Yesterday’s high was  61, and the overnight low was 35.

Forecast:

Rain will spread across the region today as low pressure approaches from the Great Lakes. Rain will change to snowfall tonight into Tuesday morning as cooler air moves in on the backside of the departing low with a few inches of snow expected mainly above 1500′. Gusty winds will also affect the region tonight into Tuesday. High pressure returns with dry weather for Tuesday night and Wednesday.

We’ll see rain today with near steady temperatures in the lower 40s and southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Tonight rain is likely until midnight, then rain or snow showers likely after midnight. Snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″ could occur mainly above 1500′. It’ll be breezy with lows around 30 and southwest winds around 10 mph, increasing to the northwest 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday snow showers are likely in the morning, then snow showers or a chance of rain showers in the afternoon. We could see snow accumulations of a dusting to 2″ in valley locations and 2″ to 3″ at higher elevations. It’ll be breezy with highs in the upper 30s and northwest winds 20 to 25 mph gusting up to 45 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. High pressure will build in Tuesday night bringing mostly clear skies with lows in the lower 20s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph.

Wednesday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 40s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 28 and a low of 14. We picked up 0.05″ of new snow, 0.01″ of rain and had 13.75″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 45 and lows of 27.
The record high was 79°F in 1945.
The record low was -5°F in 1923.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:39 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:14 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 33m
Length of Day: 12h 35m
Tomorrow will be 3m4s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 19d 10h old with 79% illumination.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 9:30 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Maple sugar makers around the region are having an interesting season of it this year (who would have guessed that!?) Lots of sap flowing, even at night.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 21mm, f/22, 1/13″ exposure.


Sunday, March 27, 2016

merlin

A merlin prowls below our bird feeders

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:30AM it’s currently 39 degrees under clear skies. Wind are calm. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 37, barometric pressure 30.33”. Yesterday’s high was  47, and the overnight low was 25.

Forecast:

High pressure will deliver sunny skies and warm temperatures today. Low pressure arriving from the Ohio River valley overnight will bring widespread rain to the region Monday with some possible snow showers Monday night. High pressure builds in again Tuesday into the middle of the week.

We’ll see sunny skies today with highs in the mid 50s and south winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers after midnight as the low approaches. Lows will be in the mid 30s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

Monday should be rainy. Highs will be in the mid 40s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Monday night rain or snow showers are likely as colder air moves in behind the departing low. Light snow accumulations are possible mostly above 1500′. Lows will be in the upper 20s with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

High pressure will build in Tuesday bringing partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 30s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Tuesday night should be clear with lows in the lower 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 36 and a low of 28. We picked up 0.44″ of rain and had 13.75″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 45 and lows of 27.
The record high was 71°F in 1921.
The record low was -1°F in 1923.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:41 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:13 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 30m
Length of Day: 12h 32m
Tomorrow will be 3m4s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 18d 10h old with 86% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:17 PM EDT
Moonset: 8:54 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Yesterday evening as I was preparing dinner, I noticed a larger-than-usual bird out near the feeders. Sure enough, this merlin was on the prowl trying to catch a smaller bird that was hiding in the rose bush. Grabbing my camera, I hastily got this shot through the kitchen window.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/100″ exposure.


Saturday, March 26, 2016

gorge-flow-ice

Frozen water and falling water at the top of Huntington Gorge

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 27 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint 24, barometric pressure 30.30” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.11” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 54, and the overnight low was 27.

Forecast:

High pressure will build into the region today and dominate our weather through the weekend. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies this morning, then partly sunny skies later in the day. Highs will be in the mid 40s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be mostly clear and seasonably mild with lows around 30 and light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly around 10 mph after midnight.

Sunday should be mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s and south winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s and south winds around 10 mph.

The next low pressure system will approach the region from the Great Lakes on Monday bringing widespread rain. Highs will be in the mid 40s with south winds around 10 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 46 and a low of 33. We picked up 0.01″ of rain and had 14″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 44 and lows of 26.
The record high was 71°F in 1945.
The record low was -4°F in 1960.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:43 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:12 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 27m
Length of Day: 12h 29m
Tomorrow will be 3m4s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 17d 9h old with 92% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:21 PM EDT
Moonset: 8:22 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Ice and moving water create an overlapping structure at the head of Huntington Gorge.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 37mm, ISO 100, f/9, 1/13″ exposure


Friday, March 25, 2016

gorge-light

Shadows, light, and water in Huntington Gorge

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently 40 degrees and raining steadily under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 39, barometric pressure 29.66”. We picked up 0.16” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 42, and the overnight low was 38.

Forecast:

Low pressure currently centered just north of Lake Ontario will move northeastward during the day today bringing rain to much of the region during the day. Some freezing rain and mixed precipitation will occur east of the Greens and in the NEK this morning before changing over to all rain as warm air moves in aloft. A cold front will follow through on the backside of the low later today, and high pressure will build in for the weekend.

We’ll see cloudy skies with rain likely mainly this morning. Highs will be in the upper 40s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph, then becoming westerly 10 to 15 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 90%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain or snow showers until midnight, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday should be sunny with highs in the mid 40s and light and variable winds. Saturday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 30s and light and variable winds.

Sunday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 50s and south winds around 10 mph. Low pressure will head in our direction from the Great Lake on Sunday night bringing partly cloudy skies with a 40% chance of rain. Lows will be in the upper 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 50 and a low of 13. We had 14.50″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 44 and lows of 26.
The record high was 68°F in 1987.
The record low was 0°F in 1960.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:45 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:11 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 24m
Length of Day: 12h 26m
Tomorrow will be 3m5s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 16d 9h old with 97% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:23 PM EDT
Moonset: 7:52 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

This little nook in Huntington Gorge offered an interesting study of light and dark. I like the green of the water.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 100, f/16, 1/13″ exposure.