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Monday, October 31, 2016

lichen

Cumberland rock shield lichen on our patio wall stones

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 36 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 35, barometric pressure 30.13” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.06” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 49, and the overnight low was 36.

Forecast:

High pressure currently across the eastern Great Lakes region early this morning will build eastward across the region this afternoon and tonight. As the high shifts into the Gulf of Maine on Tuesday, a southerly flow will allow for moderating temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday with high temperatures generally in the 50s and glimpses of the sun (remember that?). Our next chance for widespread rainfall arrives late Wednesday night through Thursday as another shot of low pressure moves in.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with highs in the lower 40s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become mostly clear. Lows will be in the upper 20s with east winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Tuesday should be partly sunny with a slight (20%) chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 50s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 40s and south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph.

A warm front will lift through the region Wednesday in advance of the next rain makeer bringing cloudy skies with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s in valley location with southwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 47 and a low of 23.

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: 7:28 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:42 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 14m
Length of Day: 10h 13m
Tomorrow will be 2m43s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 18 hours old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:04 AM EDT
Moonset: 6:38 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Lichens are some of the most ancient critters on the planet having been around doing the job of breaking down rocks into soil for aeons. Cumberland rock shield is a common lichen in our region growing on exposed igneous rocks.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 640, f/8, 1/250″ exposure

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

ash-berries

Rain bedecked berries on the Korean mountain ash in our front yard

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:25AM it’s currently 39 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 38, barometric pressure 29.96” and falling rapidly. We picked up 0.19” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 42, and the overnight low was 37.

Forecast:

A fast moving low pressure system crossing southern Ontario and Quebec will bring another round of fairly widespread precipitation to the region today, with temperatures warm enough to support mainly rain. High pressure will build in late Sunday night into the upcoming week bringing quieter conditions with temperatures warming to well above seasonal normals by mid-week.

We’ll see rain showers today with highs in the upper 40s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 40s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming northwesterly after midnight.

Sunday should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain showers. Highs will be in the mid 40s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 30s and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Monday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 40s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 30.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 66 and a low of 44. We picked up 1.43″ 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: 7:25 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:44 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 19m
Length of Day: 10h 19m
Tomorrow will be 2m45s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 28.3 days old with 2% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:08 AM EDT
Moonset: 5:37 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Now that we’re into “stick season”, finding bright colors becomes more of a challenge. These bright red berries in the Korean mountain ash in our front yard caught my eye yesterday. They will no doubt become welcome forage for birds soon!

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/13, 1/80″ exposure.


Friday, October 28, 2016

hump-little-baldy

The view of Camel’s Hump from the top of Little Baldy

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:45AM it’s currently 38 degrees and raining steadily under overcast skies. Winds are calm (after howling quite a bit last night…) Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 37, barometric pressure 30.10” and risings slowly. We picked up 0.61” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 39, and the overnight low was 38.

Forecast:

A developing coastal low over southern New England will move northeastward over the next 24 hours bringing occasional rain and snow showers across most of Vermont today with scattered precipitation over northern New York. Additional wet snow accumulation of an inch or so is possible below 2000′. Precipitation will taper off this afternoon with mostly cloudy skies and cool temperatures prevailing. Our next weather maker arrives on Saturday with breezy conditions and mainly rain showers as temperatures climb to near normal levels.

We’ll see light rain or light snow this morning, then very light drizzle likely this afternoon. Snow accumulation may be a dusting to 2″ mostly over higher terrain. Highs will be in the lower 40s with north winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of very light drizzle or a slight chance of light rain until midnight, then a chance of rain showers after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph, becoming westerly after midnight.

Saturday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain showers. Highs will be in the upper 40s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be around 40 with west winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday’s looking mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 40s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 54 and a low of 27.

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: 7:24 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:46 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 21m
Length of Day: 10h 22m
Tomorrow will be 2m47s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 27.4 days old with 5% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:09 AM EDT
Moonset: 5:09 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

A week or so ago I bushwacked my way to the top of Little Baldy—one of the 4 “summitettes” in the Bald Hill complex. I’d never been there before and was happy to see such a nice view of the Hump.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 18mm, ISO 800, f/14, 1/160″ exposure.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

leaves-on-water

Colorful leaves in a still pool

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:10AM it’s currently 28 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 27, barometric pressure 30.46”. Yesterday’s high was 36, and the overnight low was 26. We picked up 0.05” of melted precipitation in the past 24hrs from fairly consistent snow flurries though the day yesterday.

Forecast:

Low pressure moving out of the Great Lakes and Ohio River vally will bring more rain and snow to the region over the next 24 hours. Rain mixed with wet snow across the mountains will develop from southwest to northeast over the region today delivering a slushy inch or so of wet snow in the mountains with up to 6″ at the summits. As the low tracks toward our region, gusty southeast winds will develop along the western slopes of the Greens and higher terrain by this evening and continue overnight. Rain will taper off by Friday afternoon before the next low system arrives on Saturday.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with rain likely this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 40s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight will bring more steady rain. It’ll be breezy with lows in the upper 30s and southeast winds 20 to 25 mph gusting up to 45 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%.

Friday should rain in the morning diminishing to rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 40s with north winds around 10 mph gusting up to 25 mph in the morning. Chance of rain is near 100%. Friday night rain showers are likely. Lows will be in the upper 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

The next weak low pressure system will move north of the border Saturday bringing rain showers likely and milder temperatures with highs around 50 and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Saturday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the upper 30s. Chance of rain is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 22.

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: 7:23 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:47 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 24m
Length of Day: 10h 24m
Tomorrow will be 2m47s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 26.5 days old with 10% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:10 AM EDT
Moonset: 4:42 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Leaves, water, reflections… What’s not to like?

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 18mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 1600, f/8, 1/20″ exposure.


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

hump-from-giles

A long view of Camel’s Hump from Gile Mountain in Norwich

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:20AM it’s currently 33 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint 29, barometric pressure 30.35” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 39, and the overnight low was 33.

Forecast:

The low pressure system over the Canadian Maritimes that has produced cool temperatures and mountain snow showers over the past several days will slowly weaken today allowing for a bit of sunshine to peek though by this afternoon as weak high pressure builds in. Temperatures will continue to be below normal with lighter winds. The next weather maker arrives late Thursday night into Friday with mainly a cold rain in the valleys and mixed rain and snow in the mountains. A wet snow accumulation of several inches is possible overnight in the mountains Thursday night.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a chance of snow showers this morning, then partly sunny skies with a slight chance of snow showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 30%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s and light and variable winds.

Thursday should start out partly sunny in the morning, then become mostly cloudy with rain in the afternoon as the aforementioned low moves in. Highs will be in the lower 40s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Thursday night should be rainy and breezy with lows in the mid 30s and southeast winds 20 to 25 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%.

Rain should continue into Friday with highs in the mid 40s and west winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the mid 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 47 and a low of 25.

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: 7:21 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:49 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 27m
Length of Day: 10h 27m
Tomorrow will be 2m49s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 25.5 days old with 17% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:10 AM EDT
Moonset: 4:14 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

We took a little hike up Gile Mountain in Norwich the other day. From the fire tower at the top of the diminutive 1873′ summit, the 360 degree views are quite spectacular. Low clouds hemmed in the view of the White Mountains, but Camel’s Hump was visible to the northwest sporting its fresh covering of snow.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 640, f/13, 1/640″ exposure.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

cork-leaves

Bright yellow Amur cork leaves in our side yard

 

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:30AM it’s currently a breezy 35 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 3-6 mph. Relative humidity is 68%, dewpoint 25, barometric pressure 30.10” and rising. Yesterday’s high was 49, and the overnight low was 35.

Forecast:

Low pressure currenlty over PEI will continue to produce brisk winds and chilly temperatures through midweek with scattered mainly mountains snow showers. Temperatures will be in the 30s in the mountains to lower 40s in the valleys today and Wednesday. Low pressure moving out of the Ohio River valley will bring widespread precipitation on Thursday into Friday with some snow accumulation likely in the mountains and breezy southeast winds along the western slopes of the Greens.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 50% chance of snow or rain showers. Highs will be around 40 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Tonight will be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain or showers until midnight. Lows will be in the lower 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday should be cloudy in the morning, then become partly sunny as a brief interval of high pressure builds in from the north. Highs will be in the upper 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s and light and variable winds.

The aforementioned low pressure system will move in on Thursday bringing rain during the day. Highs will be in the lower 40s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Thursday night should bring rain or snow with little or no snow accumulation in valley locations. Lows will be in the mid 30s. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 57 and a low of 45. We picked up 0.18″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 54 and lows of 36.
The record high was 78°F in 1979.
The record low was 20°F in 1961.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:20 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:50 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 30m
Length of Day: 10h 30m
Tomorrow will be 2m50s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescnet, 24.6 days old with 25% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:08 AM EDT (10/25)
Moonset: 3:45 PM EDT (10/25)

About Today’s Photo:

We have what might be one of the only Amur cork trees in Vermont in our side yard. We got it decades ago from a local nurseryman (thanks Paul!) and it’s grown to over 40′ tall. Most falls, a hard freeze will cause its leaves to drop before they change color, but this year, it’s putting on a great show glowing bright yellow against the incoming stick season.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 20mm prime lens, ISO 800, f/1.7, 1/5000″ exposure.


Monday, October 24, 2016

windekind-waterfall

A leaf-bedecked waterfall near Windekind Farm

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 41 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 77%, dewpoint 34 barometric pressure 29.80” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.02” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 49, and the overnight low was 41.

Forecast:

Strong low pressure currently over the Gulf of St. Lawrence will continue to keep us in a cyclonic flow delivering variable cloudiness and cooler than normal temperatures through most of the week. A secondary trough of low pressure moving into the region from the northwest late tonight will bring a chance of light rain showers, with snow showers possible across the northern Adirondacks and
northern Green Mountains through Tuesday night. A more significant wave of low pressure approaching from the Great Lakes and Ohio River valley will bring the next chance for rain late Thursday into early Friday.

We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of rain showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 40s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight should be cloudy with a 40% chance of rain or snow showers. Lows will be in the lower 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow or rain showers. Highs will be in the upper 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Tuesday night should be cloudy with a 40% chance of rain showers. Lows will be around 30 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.

Wednesday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 30s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 50 and a low of 24.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 54
The record high was 75°F in 1963.
The record low was 21°F in 1969.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:19 AM EDT
Sunset: 5:52 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 11h 32m
Length of Day: 10h 33m
Tomorrow will be 2m50s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 23.6 days old with 34% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:06 AM EDT
Moonset: 3:13 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Bright leaves contrast dark green mosses and flowing water in this little falls near Windekind Farm.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 14mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 100, f/22, 5″ exposure.