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Friday, September 23, 2016

ivy

Brilliant red ivy catches the morning sun along Bert White Road

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 54 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 53, barometric pressure 30.01” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.43” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 81, and the overnight low was 54.

Forecast:

The cold front that brought in showers overnight will sag southeastward across the region this morning along with a few scattered showers during the day. Chilly Canadian high pressure will move in behind the front this evening bringing clearing skies and much cooler temperatures. Expect below normal temperatures on Saturday and Sunday with highs only in the mid 50s to lower 60s. The potential will exist for frost in the northern Adirondacks and Northeast Kingdom of Vermont especially early Sunday and Monday mornings.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with occasional showers, mainly this morning. Highs will be in the mid 50s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then clearing. Lows will be around 40 with north winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Saturday should be mostly sunny and unseasonably cool with highs in the mid 50s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be clear with lows in the mid 30s and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Sunday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the mid 50s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 74 and a low of 41.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 67 and lows of 48.
The record high was 87°F in 1895.
The record low was 29°F in 1963.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:40 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:46 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 03m
Length of Day: 12h 05m
Tomorrow will be 3m2s shorter.

The Moon is in its last quarter,
22d 3h old with 49% illuminiation.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 2:18 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

As I was biking up Bert White Road yesterday morning, I just had to stop and take a shot of this ivy climbing a maple tree. The morning sun was in the perfect position to backlight the brilliant red coloring.

Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @ 25mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/200″ exp0sure.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016: The Autumnal Equinox

bee-aster

A honey bee works a New England aster in Stowe yesterday

Happy Equinox and first day of fall!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 54 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 53, barometric pressure 30.19”. Yesterday’s high was 78, and the overnight low was 49.

Forecast:

We’ve got one more day of above normal temperatures across the region today as high pressure gradually moves east of the area. Clouds will increase this afternoon and tonight ahead of a cold front moving down from Canada. The front will bring increased chances for precipitation after midnight tonight through much of Friday. The front will slide south of the area Friday night and behind it colder air will move in for the weekend. Quite appropriate for the beginning of fall!

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become cloudy with a 50% chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s with southwest winds around 10 mph.

Friday showers are likely. Highs will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 40s and north winds around 10 mph.

Cool high pressure will build in Saturday bringing sunny skies and much cooler with highs only in the upper 50s with northwest winds around 10 mph and gusting up to 25 mph. Saturday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 71 and a low of 43.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 68 and lows of 48.
The record high was 88°F in 1965.
The record low was 31°F in 1962.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:39 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:48 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 06m
Length of Day: 12h 08m
Tomorrow will be 3m2s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 21 days old with 62.5% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:14 PM EDT
Moonset: 1:18 PM EDT

The autumnal equinox occurs this morning at 10:21AM. This marks the point in the earth’s orbit around the sun when earth’s axial tilt is perpendicular to the sun and day and night are just about equal in length (but not quite. Click here for more on this….) It marks the first day of astronomical fall for the northern hemisphere (spring for the south). Here’s a handy graphic showing the axial tilt of the earth’s pole and its relationship to the sun.

equinoxes-and-solstice

About Today’s Photo:

New England asters are still bright and attractive to pollenators. This honey bee (and many others) was getting the last of the nector from a large bloom of asters along the Stowe Rec Path yesterday afternoon.

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


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

semipalmated-sandpiper

A semipalmated sandpiper pauses briefly on the red sandstone rocks of PEI

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 52 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 51, barometric pressure 30.18” and rising. Yesterday’s high was 82, and the overnight low was 47.

Forecast:

Weak high pressure over the region this morning will deliver above normal temperatures today and Thursday with highs in the 70s to around 80 (about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year). We’ll have plenty of sunshine today with increasing clouds on Thursday as a cold front moves down from Canada Thursday night and Friday bringing increased chances for rain showers. Behind this front high pressure will build down from Canada over the weekend bringing noticeably cooler temperatures to the region.

We’ll see sunny skies today with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds becoming southwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 50s and southwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Thursday should be partly sunny with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 50s with south winds around 10 mph.

Friday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the lower 60s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 66 and a low of 36.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 68 and lows of 49.
The record high was 89°F in 1914.
The record low was 29°F in 1929.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:38 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:50 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 09m
Length of Day: 12h 11m
Tomorrow will be 3m2s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 20 days old with 73% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:23 PM EDT
Moonset: 12:13 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Another shot from our trip to PEI (don’t worry, I’ll start posting Vermont shots again soon!) These diminutive birds were quite common along the red sandstone beach by the cottage we rented. They were a lot of fun to watch as the zipped between the rocks or across the sand snapping up bugs and other tasty bits.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/800″ exposure.


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

wolf-point-low-tide

Low tide at Wolf Point in Fundy National Park, NB

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 58 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 57, barometric pressure 30.10” and rising. Yesterday’s high was 77, and the overnight low was 54.

Forecast:

We’ve got a relatively warm day on tap today with highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s. A weak cold front moving across the area this afternoon may produce a few light rain showers near the Canadian border, otherwise we should remain dry remain dry. Weak high pressure will pool into the region Wednesday continuing the trend of above normal temperatures with highs in the 70s and plenty of sunshine. Clouds will be on the increase Thursday ahead of a cold front moving down from Canada. This will bring a few showers Thursday night into Friday.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the upper 70s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be clear with lows in the lower 50s and west winds around 10 mph.

Wednesday should be sunny with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds, becoming westerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night should be clear with lows in the mid 50s and southwest winds around 10 mph.

Thursday should start out partly sunny with increasing clouds into the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 70s with light and variable winds. Thursday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 66 and a low of 39. We picked up 0.46″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 69 and lows of 49.
The record high was 89°F in 1946.
The record low was 29°F in 1929.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:37 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:52 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 12m
Length of Day: 12h 14m
Tomorrow will be 3m2s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 19d 3h old with 81% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:37 PM EDT
Moonset: 11:02 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Low tide in the Bay of Fundy is a pretty spectacular thing. The tides in Fundy can be as high as 46′ but average around 35′. This shot was taken at low tide at Wolf Point Beach in Fundy National Park in New Brunswick. We were able to walk quite a ways out along the bottom of the bay.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 9-18mm lens, circular polarizing filter, ISO 800, f/14, 1/200″ exposure.


Monday, September 19, 2016

barred-owl

A barred owl poses patiently by the side of the trail

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:35AM it’s currently 62 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 61, barometric pressure 30.01” and rising. We picked up 0.05” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 75, and the overnight low was 62.

Forecast:

Morning showers should give way to party sunny skies later today as weak high pressure builds in to dominate the weather for the next several days. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a 40% chance of lingering showers this morning, then partly sunny skies this afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then clearing. Lows will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds.

Tuesday should be mostly sunny and unseasonably warm with highs around 80 and southwest winds around 10 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 50s and west winds around 10 mph.

Wednesday’s looking sunny with highs in the mid 70s and west winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 81 and a low of 57.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 69 and lows of 50.
The record high was 85°F in 1946.
The record low was 32°F in 1959.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:36 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:54 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 15m
Length of Day: 12h 17m
Tomorrow will be 3m2s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 18d2h old with 90% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:55 PM EDT
Moonset: 9:50 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Robin & I were walking down a busy trail towards the Hopewell Rocks on the shores of the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick when I spotted this barred owl sitting in a tree not 10′ off the trail. The Rocks are a very popular tourist attraction, and people were passing along the gravel path quite frequently. Once I started taking pictures of the owl, a bit of a crowd formed, but the owl just sat there patiently as if he (or she) were a paid performer for the tourists’ delight. Mission accomplished…

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/160″ exposure.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

pei-beach

A view of the beach on PEI where we spent a week.

We’re back from an extended vacation up to the Canadian Maritimes—a lovely trip to PEI, New Brunswick, and a bit of Nova Scotia.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 66 degrees under cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 29.94”. We picked up 0.27” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 74, and the overnight low was 64.

Forecast:

A slow moving trough of low pressure will continue to deliver unsettled weather into Monday as it drags a weak cold front across the region. We should see a period of drying this afternoon before showers pop up later this evening into Monday.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 50% chance of showers and a chance of thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then becoming cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and a chance of thunderstorms mainly until midnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds.

Monday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light and variable winds. Monday night should be mostly clear with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds.

Tuesday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the mid 70s. Tuesday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 82 and a low of 53.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 70 and lows of 50.
The record high was 87°F in 1946.
The record low was 34°F in 1922.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:35 AM EDT
Sunset: 6:56 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 18m
Length of Day: 12h 20m
Tomorrow will be 3m3s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous 16.5 days old with 96% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:17 PM EDT
Moonset: 8:36 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

We spent a week in a cozy cottage on the northern shore of Prince Edward Island in the Canadian Maritimes. This is the view looking east along our beach near sunset. PEI is made up mostly of red sandstone, so the beaches, dirt roads, and farm fields all sport a distinctive red color.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 800, f/14, 1/200″ exposure.