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Monday, February 20, 2017

frosted-beech-leaf

Light snow clings to a faded beech leaf

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 29 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the west at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 71%, dewpoint 21, barometric pressure 30.17” and rising rapidly. Snowpack is down to 9” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 51, and the overnight low was 29.

Forecast:

High pressure building into the region this morning will deliver temperatures
and dry conditions today with increasing amounts of sunshine. Clear skies and calm winds this evening will allow temperatures to quickly fall before warming after midnight. A weak disturbance will spread a wintry mix of precipitation in the mountains and mainly rain in the valleys on Tuesday night into Wednesday with only minor accumulations expected. The trend of much above normal temperatures will continue for most of the week with more rain arriving Friday into Saturday.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the lower 30s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonigtht should be clear with lows around 7 above and north winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Tuesday should start out partly sunny in the morning, then become mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night rain is likely with a chance of freezing rain. Lows will be in the lower 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the mid 40s and light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 47 and a low of 32. We picked up 0.50″ of new snow and had 0.50″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 32 and lows of 14.
The record high was 58°F in 1981.
The record low was -13°F in 1950.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:43 AM EST
Sunset: 5:28 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 43m
Length of Day: 10h 44m
Tomorrow will be 2m57s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 23.5 days old with 36% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:13 AM EST
Moonset: 12:02 PM EST

About Today’s Photo:

A fading beech leaf takes on a mantle of fluffy snow on Crow Hill.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/500″ exposure.


The blog will be on hiatus until March 4. See you then!

Cheers,
John

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

hobblebush-snow

Fluffy snowflakes bedeck hobblebush buds on Crow Hill

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 35 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 34, barometric pressure 29.66” and rising slowly. Our snowpack is down to 12” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 54(!), and the overnight low was 30.

Forecast:

A weak mid level trough passing to our north across Québec today into tonight will bring the possibility of light rain or snow showers. We’ll see increasing clouds, but temperatures will remain in the upper 30s to lower 40s for valley highs. Dry and seasonably mild weather is expected Monday and Tuesday as high pressure moves in. Another weak mid-level disturbance will approach from the west on Tuesday bringing light mixed wintry precipitation. A more significant precipitation system is possible Friday into Saturday.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a slight chance of sprinkles or flurries this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 40s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a chance of flurries or sprinkles until midnight, then a chance of flurries after midnight. Lows in the mid 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Monday should be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of flurries in the morning, then partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Monday night should be mostly clear with lows around 7 above and northeast winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday’s looking partly sunny with a 50% chance of rain or snow showers. Highs will be in the mid 30s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night snow or rain showers are likely with little or no snow accumulation. Lows will be in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 39 and a low of 5. Bare ground at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 32 and lows of 13.
The record high was 62°F in 1981.
The record low was -23°F in 1944.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:45 AM EST
Sunset: 5:26 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 40m
Length of Day: 10h 41m
Tomorrow will be 2m56s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 22.6 days old with 45% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:18 AM EST
Moonset: 11:22 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

The soft, blowing snow of the other day stuck nicely to the windward side of trees and shrubs up at higher elevations. This hobblebush bud up on Crow Hill had a nice coating of delicate flakes.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 73mm, ISO 800, f/16, 1/640″ exposure.


Saturday, February 18, 2017

inverted-tracks

Inverted tracks in our front yard

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 22 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 20, barometric pressure 29.74” and falling rapidly. We have 15.5” of snow at the stake (quite a bit of compression from the 20” there yesterday morning!) Yesterday’s high was 33, and the overnight low was 10.

Forecast:

The high pressure that delivered yesterday’s bluebird day will slide to the east today, putting the us into a south to southwest airflow. Temperatures will moderate considerably, with valley highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s today and Sunday. Also, a weak upper level disturbance will bring increasing clouds, with a slight chance for light rain or snow showers mainly tonight into Sunday. The next chance for widespread precipitation will arrive in the middle of next week.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the lower 40s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of sprinkles or snow showers after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 30s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday should be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain showers and a chance of snow showers mainly in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 30s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow or rain showers. Lows will be in the mid 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.

Monday’s looking partly sunny as high pressure builds in. Highs will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Monday night should be clear with lows 10 to 15.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 24 and a low of 7. We were down to bare ground at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 31 and lows of 13.
The record high was 58°F in 1981.
The record low was -25°F in 1979.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:46 AM EST
Sunset: 5:25 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 38m
Length of Day: 10h 38m
Tomorrow will be 2m56s longer.

The Moon is in its last quarter, 21.7 days old with 54% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:22 AM EST
Moonset: 10:46 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

Robin walked out the compost pile on Thursday to dump some compost. After the super fluffy snow Thursday night, her tracks were pretty much covered—showing slight depressions in the snow. During the day, as the snow settled and the sun went to work, the tracks became semi-inverted, sticking up from the surrounding surface of the snow. The snow had compressed from 20″ down to 15″. Quite the fluff factor!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 400, f/16, 1/500″ exposure.


Friday, February 17, 2017

rhodi-poms

Pom-poms of fluffy powder atop the rhododendrons outside our kitchen window this morning

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 19 degrees and still snowing under partly cloudy skies (according to the radar imagery, the only snow currently falling in New England is here!) Relative humidity is 85%, dewpoint 15, barometric pressure 29.80” and rising. We picked up an additional 7.50” of snow in the past 24hrs (3” by 3:30PM yesterday and 4.5” of fluff this morning). We have 20” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 26, and the overnight low was 18.

Forecast:

We’re still under the cyclonic flow from the low pressure now area over the Canadian Maritimes this morning—it’s what’s delivering the last of the snow. A weak ridge of high pressure will build into the region early this afternoon bringing partly sunny skies. A weak warm front will approach the region tonight
and Saturday bumping temperatures into the 40s. Another cold front will move into the region Sunday night, and then a strong ridge of high pressure will be
over the region Monday and Tuesday.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies this morning with a 40% chance of snow showers, then partly sunny skies this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with lows 9 to 15 above and light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph after midnight.

Saturday should be partly sunny with a slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 40s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 30s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

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

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 32 and a low of 24. We picked up 0.61″ of rain and were back down to bare ground at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 31 and lows of 13.
The record high was 53°F in 1981.
The record low was -21°F in 1963.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:48 AM EST
Sunset: 5:24 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 35m
Length of Day: 10h 35m
Tomorrow will be 2m55s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 20.8 days old with 64% illumination.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 10:13 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

The fluffy blower-powder that’s fallen in the past 24hrs has bedecked the rhododendrons outside our kitchen window with pom-poms of fluff.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 55mm, ISO 800, f/5.1, 1/500″ exposure.


Thursday, February 16, 2017

coyote-path

A classically meandering coyote path across the meadow at Windekind Farm

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 24 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 2-4 mph. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 21, barometric pressure 29.45” and rising rapidly. We picked up 3.75” of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 13” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 39, and the overnight low was 23.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until 7:00PM EST this evening.

Forecast:

The nor’easter off the New England coast will move east into Nova Scotia later today allowing wrap-around snowfall to gradually taper off across the region by this afternoon, with just a chance for some lingering snow showers tonight. A ridge of high pressure will build in on Friday bringing partly sunny skies and mild temperatures from Friday through the Holiday weekend.

We’ll see snow today with additional snow accumulations a dusting to 2″ before it shuts down later this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 80%. Tonight should be cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 15 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday should be partly sunny with a slight chance of snow showers in the morning. Highs will be in the mid 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 10 above and west winds around 10 mph.

Saturday should be partly sunny with highs in the mid 30s and south winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 25. We picked up 1″ of new snow and 0.10″ of icing. We had 5″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 31 and lows of 13.
The record high was 55°F in 2016 (we had a high of 51).
The record low was -26°F in 1943.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:49 AM EST
Sunset: 5:22 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 32m
Length of Day: 10h 33m
Tomorrow will be 2m53s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 20 days old with 73% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:24 PM EST
Moonset: 9:43 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

I came across this coyote path while crossing the meadow at Windekind Farm the other day. It reveals the characteristic meader that a prowling coyote will take as it sniffs and listens for prey hiding under the snow.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 800, f/16, 1/1600″ exposure.


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

hump-from-crow-hill

The summit of Camel’s Hump from the top of Crow Hill yesterday

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 35 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 72%, dewpoint 27, barometric pressure 29.48” and dropping rapidly. Snowpack is 12” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 33, and the overnight low was 29.

There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect until 7:00PM EST Thursday.

Forecast:

We’ve got some active weather at our door this morning. An upper level clipper low over Ontario this morning will track eastward and be over the region by midday. Another low moving up the New England coast will “join forces” with the clipper to deliver another good shot of snow to the region through Thursday evening. We could see another 6″-12″ out of this storm. The weekend is looking quiet and warm with high pressure building in Friday and temperatures bumping up into the 40s by Sunday.

We’ll see occasional snow showers today with accumulations of 1″ to 3″. Highs will be in the mid 30s with south winds around 10 mph this morning, becoming light and variable. Chance of snow is 80%. Tonight snow is likely with additional snow accumulation of 3″ to 5″. Lows will be in the lower 20s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is near 100%.

Snow will continue into Thursday with additional snow accumulations of 2″ to 4″. Highs will be in the mid 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 90%. Thursday night snow showers are likely with additional light snow accumulations possible. Lows will be around 13 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of snow is 70%.

Friday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 20s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 10 above.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 25 and a low of -16. We had 4″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 31 and lows of 12.
The record high was 54°F in 2006 (we had a high of 54).
The record low was -26°F in 1943.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:51 AM EST
Sunset: 5:21 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 29m
Length of Day: 10h 30m
Tomorrow will be 2m53s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 19 days old with 80% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:25 PM EST
Moonset: 9:14 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

I made the climb up Crow Hill above the Camel’s Hump Nordic Center yesterday. The snow was perfect! The view of the Hump from the top was nice and close through the trees. The decent was lovely!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 800, f/13, 1/1000″ exposure.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

tree-well

Wind-sculped snow around a tree

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 7 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 88%, dewpoint 4, barometric pressure 29.92” and falling slowly. We picked up 4.75” of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 14” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 27, and the overnight low was 7.

Forecast:

This morning’s sunshine will give way to clouds later today out ahead of a clipper low which will move down from northern Ontario tonight into Wednesday bringing some more light snow showers. The low will swing up the Canadian Maritime coast Thursday bringing some lingering wrap-around snow showers Thursday. High pressure will build in Friday bringing fair, dry and unseasonably warm weather into the upcoming weekend.

We’ll see sunny skies this morning giving way to mostly cloudy skies and a slight chance of snow this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 20s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be cloudy with snow likely mainly after midnight. We could see snow accumulation a dusting to 2″. Lows will be in the lower 20s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 70%.

Wednesday snow is likely with additional snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″. Highs will be in the mid 30s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of snow is 80%. Snow will continue into Wednesday night with additional light snow accumulations. Lows will be in the lower 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 90%.

Thursday should bring more snow showers with additional light snow accumulations. Highs will be in the upper 20s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of snow is 80%. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers and lows 10 to 15.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 2 and a low of -24(!). We picked up 0.25″ of new snow and had 4″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 30 and lows of 12.
The record high was 55°F in 1946.
The record low was -19°F in 1979 (guess we had ’em beat!)

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:52 AM EST
Sunset: 5:20 PM EST
Length of Visible Light: 11h 27m
Length of Day: 10h 27m
Tomorrow will be 2m52s longer.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 18 days old with 88% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:25 PM EST
Moonset: 8:46 AM EST

About Today’s Photo:

The recent storm has created some lovely windblown sculptures in the woods. I came across this one up skiing at Camel’s Hump Nordic as the storm was just starting.

Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @ 18mm, ISO 400, f/13, 1/160″ exposure.