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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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Delicate moss spore capsules above the snow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 34 degrees and snowing/sleeting lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 1-4 mph. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 29.63” and falling rapidly. We picked up 0.47” of rain and 1” of sleet. We have 1” of sleet at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 37, and the overnight low was 30.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 10 PM EST this evening.

Forecast:

Low pressure developing off the mid Atlantic coast this morning will move northeastward and be near Cape Cod early tonight and continue into the Canadian
Maritimes on Wednesday. The low will bring freezing rain, sleet, and some snow to the region today and tonight with some lingering precipitation Wednesday morning. Another low will move in from the Ohio River valley Thursday bringing another round of mixed precipitation. Temperatures will remain stubbornly above seasonal averages into the weekend.

We’ll see sleet, rain and freezing rain this morning with mostly rain this afternoon. Ice accumulations of up to 1/4″ are possible. Highs will be in the lower 30s with north winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is near 100%. Tonight rain, freezing rain, and sleet are likely until midnight, then a chance of sleet or snow after midnight. Expect little or no snow and sleet accumulation. Temperatures will remain near steady temperature at around 30 with north winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Wednesday should be cloudy with a 30% chance of snow in the morning. Highs will be in the mid 30s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain or snow or sleet. Temperatures will remain near steady temperature at around 30 with south winds around 10 mph.

Thursday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain or snow or sleet. Highs will be in the upper 30s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be in the mid 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 23 and a low of -6. We had 5″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 52°F in 1999 (we had a high of 57).
The record low was -22°F in 1948.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:17 AM EST
Sunset: 4:50 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 35m
Length of Day: 9h 32m
Tomorrow will be 2m15s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 26 days old with 13% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:24 AM EST
Moonset: 2:09 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

These delicate moss spore capsules caught my eye as they poked above the crusty snow along Fargo Brook.


Monday, January 23, 2017

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Tawny mosses beneath the snow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 34 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 3-5 mph. Relative humidity is 78%, dewpoint 28, barometric pressure 30.04” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 37, and the overnight low was 34.

There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 7:00PM this evening to 10:00PM EST Tuesday.

Forecast:

Active and snowy weather on the horizon! Low pressure will develop along the mid Atlantic coast today and move slowly northeastward and be just south of Cape Cod by early Tuesday night bringing snow, sleet, and some freezing rain to the region late tonight and Tuesday. Another low will move through the region Wednesday bringing a chance of more mixed precipitation.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with highs in the mid 30s and southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with snow arriving after midnight for our area. Snow accumulations could be on the order of 2″ to 4″ by daybreak. Lows will be in the upper 20s with east winds around 10 mph, becoming northeasterly after midnight. Chance of snow is 90%.

Tuesday snow is likely with additional snow accumulations of 3″ to 5″ possible. Highs will be in the lower 30s with north winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is near 100%. Tuesday night snow is likely with additional light snow accumulation possible. Lows will be in the mid 20s with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 70%.

Wednesday’s looking mostly cloudy with highs in the mid 30s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow or rain showers. Lows will be in the lower 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 20 and a low of -4. We had 5″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 64°F in 1906.
The record low was -19°F in 1970.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:18 AM EST
Sunset: 4:49 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 33m
Length of Day: 9h 30m
Tomorrow will be 2m13s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 25 days old with 20% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:29 AM EST
Moonset: 1:26 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Tawny sphagnum mosses add a splash of muted color in shallow snow along Fargo Brook.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 28mm, ISO 800, f/13, 1/30″ exposure.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

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The crowd yesterday at the Vermont Statehouse

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:10AM it’s currently 36 degrees under low, foggy overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 35, barometric pressure 29.82” and rising slowly. We picked up a trace of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 43, and the overnight low was 35.

Forecast:

Though a weak ridge of high pressure is currently over the region, though a temperature inversion will continue to deliver cloudy skies today and into tomorrow. Low pressure developing along the mid Atlantic coast on Monday will move slowly northeast to around Cape Cod by early Tuesday night bringing mixed
precipitation to the region Monday night and Tuesday, with rain, sleet, snow, and freezing rain possible. We may see some workable snow accumulation here in Huntington, and there may be a decent dump of dense, wet snow in the mountains. I’ll believe it when I’m skiing it… Another low will move through Wednesday with the possibility of more mixed precip. Temperatures will continue to remain above seasonal averages clear through to next weekend.

We’ll see areas of fog this morning. It’ll be cloudy with a 20% chance of very light drizzle or light rain. Highs will be around 40 with light and variable winds. Tonight should be cloudy with a slight chance of light snow or light rain. Lows will be in the upper 20s with light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday should be cloudy with highs in the mid 30s and southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Monday night will bring snow or sleet with light snow accumulations possible. Lows will be in the upper 20s with e4ast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Tuesday sleet, rain, or snow are likely with additional light snow accumulations possible. Highs will be in the mid 30s with northeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tuesday night sleet or snow showers are likely with additional light snow accumulations possible. Lows will be in the mid 20s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 27 and a low of 1. We had 5.25″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 59°F in 1906.
The record low was -22°F in 1970.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:19 AM EST
Sunset: 4:48 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 31m
Length of Day: 9h 28m
Tomorrow will be 2m10s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 24 days old with 28% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:33 AM EST
Moonset: 12:48 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

I know I usually post photos of  the natural world here on this blog, but, as humans are part of nature, and as yesterday’s marches around the globe were something to celebrate, I thought I share a shot from Vermont’s state capital in Montpelier yesterday. Estimates of 7000 people showing up were a bit on the low side as now they’re saying between 10,000 and 20,000 people rallied at the Statehouse for Women’s (and all Human) rights. Go people! It was a beautiful thing!


Saturday, January 21, 2017

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Camel’s Hump shrouded in clouds the other afternoon

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 35 degrees and drizzling lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 34, barometric pressure 29.80”. We picked up a 0.01” trace of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 39, and the overnight low was 35.

Forecast:

Cloudy yet unseasonably mild weather will continue for the region this weekend. A weak disturbance moving across the eastern Great Lakes this morning will skirt the prevailing ridge of high pressure over the region and provide just a chance of a few light rain showers and patchy drizzle today into tonight. The start of the work week brings a more active period of weather as a moisture laden system move slowly northeastward from the Gulf Coast states to bring a wintry mix to the along with the potential for strong and gusty winds, especially along the western slopes of the Greens.

We’ll see a 20% chance of rain this morning. It’ll be cloudy with highs in the lower 40s and light and variable winds. Tonight should be cloudy with a slight chance of drizzle until midnight. Lows will be in the lower 30s with light and variable winds.

Sunday should be cloudy with a 20% chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be around 40 with light and variable winds. Sunday night should be cloudy with lows in the upper 20s and east winds around 10 mph.

Monday should be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain or freezing rain by mid-day. Highs will be in the mid 30s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Monday night snow or sleet are likely with light snow accumulations possible. Lows will be in the upper 20s. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 20 and a low of 2. We picked up 0.25″ of new snow and had 6″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 54°F in 2006 (we had a high of 58).
The record low was -15°F in 1971.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:20 AM EST
Sunset: 4:46 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 29m
Length of Day: 9h 26m
Tomorrow will be 2m8s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 23.4 days old with 37% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:36 AM EST
Moonset: 12:14 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

The scattered snow flurries of the other day produced a moody setting for Camel’s Hump in this view from our neighbor’s field.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 81mm, ISO 800, f/13, 1/250″ exposure.


Friday, January 20, 2017

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Positive and negative space in Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 32 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 87%, dewpoint 29, barometric pressure 29.98”. We’re pretty much down to bare ground at the snow stake. Yesterday’s high was 38, and the overnight low was 32.

Forecast:

A ridge of high pressure over the region this morning will deliver relatively quiet weather through the upcoming weekend with mainly cloudy skies and very mild temperatures. A more significant weather maker is looking more likely to affect the region Monday night into Tuesday with potential significant accumulations of snow or mixed precipitation. Stay tuned!

We’ll see cloudy this morning giving way to partly sunny skies this afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 30s and south winds around 10 mph.

Saturday should be cloudy with a slight chance of light rain or very light freezing drizzle in the morning, then a chance of very light drizzle or light rain in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s with light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Saturday night should be cloudy with lows in the upper 20s and light and variable winds.

Sunday’s looking cloudy with highs in the upper 30s and north winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 23 and a low of 2. We picked up 5.5″ of new snow and had 7″ at the stake (the deepest snowpack we had of the 2015-2016 season).

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 52°F in 1951.
The record low was -22°F in 1970.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:21 AM EST
Sunset: 4:45 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 28m
Length of Day: 9h 24m
Tomorrow will be 2m4s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 22.5 days old with 46% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:38 AM EST
Moonset: 11:43 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Snow, ice, and water create positive and negative space in Fargo Brook.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 800, f/10, 1/160″ exposure.


Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Mink tracks in fresh snow beside Fargo Brook yesterday

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 33 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 29.98” and rising. We had off-and-on flurries during much of the day yesterday, but only picked up 0.03” of melted precipitation to show for it. We have 1” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 38, and the overnight low was 33.

Forecast:

Surface high pressure and an a ridge aloft will build into the region today. Any areas of morning drizzle should dissipate through the day, but a developing low level inversion will keep skies cloudy right through Friday and into the weekend along with above normal temperatures.

We’ll see cloudy skies with a slight chance of drizzle along with a chance of freezing drizzle mainly this morning. Highs will be in the mid 30s with west winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly this afternoon. Tonight should b cloudy with lows in the upper 20s and light and variable winds.

Friday should be mostly cloudy in the morning, then become partly sunny. Highs will be in the upper 30s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 30 and south winds around 10 mph.

Saturday should be cloudy and mild with highs around 40 and light and variable winds. Saturday night should be cloudy with lows in the lower 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 14 and a low of 5. We had 2.75″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 65°F in 1996.
The record low was -24°F in 1976.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:21 AM EST
Sunset: 4:44 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 26m
Length of Day: 9h 22m
Tomorrow will be 2m2s longer.

The Moon is in its last quarter, 21.6 days old with 55% illumination.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 11:14 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Yesterday’s fresh snowfall (meager as it was…) was an invitation to get outside and do a little tracking. As usual, I headed to Fargo Brook first to see what I could find. I wasn’t disappointed as I came across a set of mink tracks a hundred feet or so downstream from our back yard. I followed the tracks quite a ways downstream “watching” as the mink bounded along the edge of the open water, paused here and there, dove under the ice to hunt, and then pop back up farther downstream to leave more prints. It was fun to see how the critter spent his morning! The photo above shows him bounding quite fast along the ice while the photo below shows the tracks up close with my trusty Swiss Army knife for scale.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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A nice set of red fox tracks in Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:15AM it’s currently 35 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 3-6 mph. Relative humidity is 75%, dewpoint 27, barometric pressure 29.96 and rising slowly. We picked up 0.75” of heavy sleety snow overnight and have 1.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 40, and the overnight low was 34.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 1:00PM EST this afternoon.

Forecast:

The low that delivered last night’s precipitation is moving to the east this morning while another low south of Long Island early this morning will move slowly eastward south of New England today keeping us cloudy with some lingering precipitation possible. High pressure will build in Thursday and dominate the weather for the upcoming weekend. Temperatures will remain well above seasonal averages for the period.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 50% chance of snow or rain. Highs will be in the mid 30s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with a 40% chance of snow or rain mainly until midnight. Temperatures will remain near steady in the lower 30s with south winds around 10 mph.

Thursday should be cloudy with a slight chance of freezing drizzle in the morning. Highs will be in the upper 30s with light and variable winds. Thursday night should be cloudy with lows in the upper 20s and light and variable winds.

Friday should be mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 30s and light and variable winds. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 25 and a low of 9. We picked up 3″ of new snow and had 3.5″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 53°F in 1996.
The record low was -24°F in 1974.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:22 AM EST
Sunset: 4:42 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 10h 24m
Length of Day: 9h 20m
Tomorrow will be 1m59s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 20.7 days old with 65% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:39 PM EST
Moonset: 10:46 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Fresh snow (remember that?) offers a great opportunity to see who’s been doing what outside. Streams like Fargo Brook are natural corridors for animal travel, and I’ll often find quite a few tracks of different species nearby. This set of red fox tracks was just about perfect. The fox seemed to be walking carefully placing its hind paws directly in its front prints (called direct registering) as it traveled along the ice upstream. A pair of squirrel prints are at the lower right of the image.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/13, 1/160″ exposure.