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Sunday, April 30, 2017

false-hellebore

False hellebore popping up

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:05AM it’s currently 42 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Wind are calm. Relative humidity is 58%, dewpoint 28, barometric pressure 30.29” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 71, and the overnight low was 30.

Forecast:

A persistent, cool northerly air flow along with increasing clouds will keep our temperatures in the mid 40s to upper 50s across the region today. A large and strengthening low pressure system currently over the Ohio River Valley will lift a warm front through New England bringing another chance for rain later today into tonight. The low will continue to bring unsettled weather through mid week.

We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then cloudy skies with a 40% chance of rain showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 50s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be cloudy with a chance of showers until midnight, then showers likely after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 40s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Monday should be mostly cloudy with 50% chance of showers in the morning then a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. It’ll be much warmer with highs in the upper 60s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Monday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the lower 50s with south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%.

Tuesday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the lower 60s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 61 and a low of 28.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 62 and lows of 40.
The record high was 84°F in 2004 (we had a high of 82).
The record low was 27°F in 1967.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:43 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:55 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 14m
Length of Day: 14h 11m
Tomorrow will be 2m39s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4.4 days old with 20% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:28 AM EDT
No Moon Set

About Today’s Photo:

False hellebore is one of the early plants to poke its way out of the ground this time of year. It favors wet soils in wetlands or along streams like this small stream up above the Camel’s Hump Nordic trails. The plant is highly toxic containing high concentrations of various alkaloids. According to Wikipedia, certain Native Americans tribes would use the plant to select a new leader: “All the candidates would eat the root, and the last to start vomiting would become the new leader.” Nice.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro, ISO 800, f/10, 1/400″ exposure.

 


Saturday, April 29, 2017

trout-lily-bee

A trout lily is visited by several pollinators

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently a balmy 63 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 57%, dewpoint 47, barometric pressure 29.90” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 80, and the overnight low was 54.

Forecast:

We’ll enjoy another day of above normal temperatures today before a cold front
moves in bringing noticeably cooler temperatures Sunday. A large strengthening low pressure system over the central US with a warm front extending eastward into the northeast will bring another chance for rain starting Sunday. This system will bring unsettled weather to the region for the first half of the work week.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies this morning with a 20% chance of showers, becoming partly sunny this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s to low 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 30 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 30s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.

Sunday should be partly sunny with a slight chance of rain showers in the morning, then cloudy with a 40% chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 50s with light and variable winds. Sunday night should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 40s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph.

Monday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. It’ll be breezy with highs in the mid 60s and southeast winds 20 to 25 mph gusting up to 45 mph. Monday night will bring occasional showers with lows in the lower 50s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 58 and a low of 23.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 61 and lows of 40.
The record high was 85°F in 1986.
The record low was 24°F in 1934.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:45 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:53 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 11m
Length of Day: 14h 08m
Tomorrow will be 2m41s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3 days old with 11% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:31 AM EDT
Moonset: 11:41 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Trout lilies are starting to bloom in the woods round about. I came across this one up above the Camel’s Hump Nordic trails the other day. While I was laying on the ground to take the shot, a solitary bee flew into the frame to participate in the event. I also noticed a false blister beetle munching on the pollen. At another trout lily blossom a little farther along, there were about eight blister beetles feeding and fornicating on the flower. Quite the scene. You can check it out on my Photography blog.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro, ISO 800, f/8, 1/800″ exposure.


Friday, April 28, 2017

sharp-lobed-hepatica-group

Sharp-lobed hepatica blooming up at Camel’s Hump Nordic

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:10AM it’s currently 62 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 60, barometric pressure 29.87” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.03” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 75, and the overnight low was 60.

Forecast:

High pressure building into the region this morning will deliver drier air a decrease in cloud cover this afternoon. Temperatures will remain mild into Saturday before a cold front swings through bringing another chance for showers and cooler temperatures Saturday afternoon into Sunday. A closed low pressure system will bring more rain for the beginning of next week.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a 50% chance of showers this morning, then partly sunny skies this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows around 50 and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning, then become partly sunny with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s with southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming westerly 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 40%. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.

Sunday’s looking mostly cloudy with highs in the lower 50s and light and variable winds. Sunday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the mid 40s. Chance of rain is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 47 and a low of 22.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 61 and lows of 40.
The record high was 90°F in 1990.
The record low was 24°F in 1947.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:46 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:52 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 09m
Length of Day: 14h 05m
Tomorrow will be 2m42s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2 days old with 5% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:40 AM EDT
Moonset: 10:35 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

While out on a wildflower walk up at the Camel’s Hump Nordic Ski Area yesterday, I came across a motherlode of sharp-lobed hepatica. Dozens of blossoms were blooming along the trail, and keeping good company as well with trout lilies, blue cohosh, and spring beauties. I’ve dubbed the place “Wildflower Junction”!

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro, ISO 1250, f/13, 1/500″ exposure.


Thursday, April 27, 2017

blackberry-leafing

Blackberry canes leafing down by Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 63 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint 58, barometric pressure 29.84”. We picked up 0.04” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 68, and the overnight low was 47.

Forecast:

A ridge of high pressure aloft will deliver delightful weather today with highs in the 70s to around 80 from western Vermont to northern New York. Highs will be mainly in the 60s to lower 70s over eastern and northeast Vermont today. A weak cold front will move into the region after midnight tonight bringing a a chance of rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Showers will linger into Friday morning, but skies will become mostly sunny by Friday afternoon. There’s a slight chance of showers Friday night into Saturday morning.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the mid 70s and south winds around 10 Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s with south winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday should start out cloudy with a 40% chance of showers in the morning, then become partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 50s and southwest winds around 10 mph.

Saturday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of morning showers. Highs will be in the upper 60s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph.
Saturday night should be partly cloudy and seasonably cool with lows in the upper 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 50 and a low of 23.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 60 and lows of 39.
The record high was 90°F in 1990.
The record low was 22°F in 1972.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:48 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:51 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 06m
Length of Day: 14h 03m

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1 day old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:56 AM EDT
Moonset: 9:23 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Blackberry canes are leafing out down along Fargo Brook.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/7.1, 1/125″ exposure.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

larch-bud

A tamarack bud bursting in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:35AM it’s currently 51 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 50, barometric pressure 29.90” and falling slowly. We picked up 0.15” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 59, and the overnight low was 48.

Forecast:

Low pressure along the mid-Atlantic coast will drift slowly northeastward today and be near Cape Cod tonight. Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure will build northward from the mid Atlantic states into northern New York this afternoon. Morning rain showers should begin to taper off by this afternoon, with mostly cloudy skies expected. A ridge of high pressure will be over the region on Thursday bumping our highs into the upper 70s and maybe even some low 80s in valley locations. More rain should arrive Friday.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with showers likely mainly this morning. Highs will be in the mid 60s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then become mostly cloudy. Lows will be in the lower 50s with southeast winds around 10 mph.

Thursday should be partly sunny and warmer with highs in the mid to upper 70s and southeast winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 50s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Highs will be in the lower 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 39 and a low of 28. We picked up 2.25″ of snow! (We were travelling at the time, but that’s what our housesitter recorded!)

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 60 and lows of 39.
The record high was 84°F in 1913.
The record low was 20°F in 1919.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:49 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:50 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 03m
Length of Day: 14h 00m
Tomorrow will be 2m45s longer.

The Moon is new, 29 days old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:16 AM EDT
Moonset: 8:08 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The two tamaracks that we planted in our front field a few years back are budding out. I love the soft bristley nature of these deciduous conifers as they leaf out.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/4.5, 1/250″ exposure.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

bloodroot-bunch

The bloodroot down by Fargo Brook have finally opened fullly

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 54 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 3-5 mph. Relative humidity is 58%, dewpoint 38, barometric pressure 30.21” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 58, and the overnight low was 31.

Forecast:

Low pressure along the mid Atlantic coast this morning will move north into the region today bringing clouds and rain this afternoon and tonight and continuing into Wednesday. Rain should taper off Wednesday night and Thursday will brin warmer temperatures with highs in the 70s under partly sunny skies.

We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then cloudy skies with a 40% chance of showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 50s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Tonight should bring occasional showers. Lows will be in the mid 40s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Wednesday should be cloudy with showers likely mainly in the morning. Highs will be in the mid 60s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 50s and southeast winds around 10 mph.

Thursday’s looking partly sunny and warmer with highs in the mid 70s and southeast winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 24.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 60 and lows of 38.
The record high was 86°F in 2009 (we had a high of 86).
The record low was 20°F in 1919.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:51 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:49 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 00m
Length of Day: 13h 57m
Tomorrow will be 2m46s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 28 days old with 2% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:41 AM EDT
Moonset: 6:53 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The prolific (and spreading!) patch of bloodroot we have down by Fargo Brook has finally decided to open up fully. I learned from Mary Holland’s excellent book, “Naturally Curious Day By Day”, that bloodroot will close its petals on cloudy and chilly  days, only opening fully when it’s sunny and above 47 degrees. It does this in order to save pollen and prevent self-pollination. When the temperature is above 47, some insect pollinators will become active and do the job. I noticed one such pollinator—a fly—doing just that as I was taking this shot. The fly was wary of me, however, and wouldn’t let me get a shot of it on the job.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro, ISO 800, f/11, 1/640″ exposure.


Monday, April 24, 2017

osprey

An osprey enjoys a morning meal near the mouth of Lewis Creek yesterday

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently 40 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 39, barometric pressure 30.17” and rising rapidly. Yesterday’s high was 66, and the overnight low was 34.

Forecast:

A dry cold front will pass southward across the region early this morning bringing a northerly wind shift and slightly cooler temperatures than yesterday. Morning clouds should give way to mostly sunny skies by late morning or early afternoon. After a quiet night tonight, low pressure moving northward from the Carolinas will bring numerous showers across our region on Tuesday, and across eastern and south-central Vermont on Wednesday.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies this morning, then clearing. Highs will be in the mid 50s with north winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be clear with lows in the upper 30s and light and variable winds, becoming easterly around 10 mph after midnight.

Tuesday should be partly sunny with a chance of showers in the morning, then cloudy with showers likely in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 50s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tuesday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the lower 40s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Wednesday’s looking cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid 60s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy and mild with lows in the lower 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 23. We picked up 0.01″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 59 and lows of 38.
The record high was 80°F in 2001.
The record low was 23°F in 1930.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:53 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:47 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 57m
Length of Day: 13h 54m
Tomorrow will be 2m48s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 27 days old with 7% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:07 AM EDT
Moonset: 5:38 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Robin & I paddled around the mouth of Lewis Creek yesterday morning. We had the pleasure of getting in close to this osprey and its mate who were camped out in a tree on  one of the small (now inundated) islands out on Lake Champlain. This fellow had recently caught a fish and was enjoying a morning meal.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 800, f/11, 1/500″ exposure.