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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

fallen-ines

A peel of fallen white pines on Delfrate Road

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 44 degrees and blustery under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 5-10 mph. Relative humidity is 69%, dewpoint 34, barometric pressure 29.79” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.05” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 65, and the overnight low was 43. Still no power here…

Forecast:

The deep low pressure system that brought damaging winds and rain over the last 36 hours is now centered over James Bay. It will rotate a weak trough through the region tonight kicking off a few scattered showers. High pressure will build in Wednesday before the next round of more organized showers arrive Wednesday night into Thursday. Temperatures will remain on the cool side of seasonable through Wedneday before a warming trend arrives Friday.

We’ll see a mix of clouds and sun this morning followed by mostly cloudy skies and a few showers this afternoon. Highs will be around 48F with SW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with low around 32F and SW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday should be cloudy with highs around 47F and south winds at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night should bring rain showers in the evening, becoming a steady light rain overnight. Lows will be around 41F with SSE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Thursday’s looking cloudy with periods of light rain. Highs will be around 61F with south winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Thursday night should be cloudy with occasional rain showers and some rumbles of thunder possible. Lows will be around 55F with SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 39 and a low of 29. We picked up 0.06″ of rain.

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: 7:29AM
Sunset: 5:44PM
Length of Visible Light: 11h 15m
Length of Day: 10h 15m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 43 seconds shorter

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10.6 days old with 81% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:13PM
Moonset: 2:58AM

About Today’s Photo:

As I’m sure most of you are aware, the strong winds caused extensive tree damage around the region. This “peel” of 80′ white pines at the bottom of Delfrate Road is a case in point. I’m always astounded how such tall trees can be anchored by almost nothing, with root systems that spread out laterally instead of sinking into the earth.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 800, f/11, 1/100″ exposure

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Monday, October 30, 2017

birch-bark

Can you figure out what this is?

Morning Observation:

Well that was a wild and wooly night!

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 54 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 51, barometric pressure 28.95” and rising. We picked up 1.14” of rain in the past 24hrs, and had a max wind gust here of 45 mph (not quite our top gust of 52mph, but pretty strong for our protected hollow…) and our power is currently out. Yesterday’s high was 62, and the overnight low was 54.

Forecast:

The near-record low pressure that delivered last night’s damaging winds is slowing moving north of the region this morning. We’ll continue to see showers today and a renewed chance of gusty winds. Cool air will move in behind the departing low tonight into Tuesday bringing the chance of some snowfall on mountain summits overnight. Wednesday should be seasonably cool with more unsettled weather arriving towards the weekend.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today. It’ll be windy with periods of rain. Highs will be near 55F with SW winds at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain is 80%, and winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with gusty winds during the evening and a shower of rain or wet snow possible at high eleveations. Lows will be around 40F with SW winds at 20 to 30 mph.

Tuesday should be partly sunny with a shower of rain or wet snow possible early. Highs will be around 50F with SW winds at 15 to 25 mph. Tuesday night should be partly clouyd with lows around 35F and SW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday’s looking cloudy with highs around 50F and south winds at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night should be cloudy in the evening with off and on rain showers after midnight. Lows will be around 40F with SSE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 40%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 48 and a low of 37. We picked up 0.40″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 52 and lows of 35.
The record high was 70°F in 1935.
The record low was 20°F in 1925.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:27AM
Sunset: 5:45PM
Length of Visible Light: 11h 18m
Length of Day: 10h 17m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 45 seconds shorter

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9.6 days old with 73% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:43PM
Moonset: 1:53AM

About Today’s Photo:

I came across this interesting object while helping to clear a new trail up at Camel’s Hump Nordic over the weekend. It was easy to figure out what it was standing in the woods, but a bit more of a challenge in a photo. A small birch log had basically “deflated” on the ground, rotting from the inside out and leaving behind only its curled and mottled bark.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 24mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/100″ exposure.


Sunday, October 29, 2017

oak-leaves-rusting

Red oak leaves “rusting” in our front yard

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 9:30AM (late night…) it’s currently 57 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 55, barometric pressure 29.80” and falling slowly. We picked up 0.05” of rain so far. Yesterday’s high was 66, and the overnight low was 54.

There is currently a High Wind Warning in effect for our region from 8:00PM this evening to 11:00AM Monday.

Forecast:

We’re on track for some soaking rain and high winds. A cold front and associated low pressure system have moved into the region overnight and will stall over the region allowing a second area of tropical-moisture-laden low pressure to move northward along the front. Combined, these will bring high winds and periods of rain through Monday. The greatest threat will be strong and potentially damaging wind gusts along the western slopes of the Greens and parts of the Northeast Kingdom on Sunday Night, followed by another round of gusty winds over northern New York and parts of Vermont on Monday afternoon on the backside of the departing low. Some power outages are possible. Rainfall will cause rises on streams and rivers with near 2″ expected in the Champlain Valley and up to 4″ in the ‘Dacks.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with periods of rain and windy conditions for the afternoon. Highs will be around 61F with SE winds at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 100% with rainfall amounts near a half an inch and locally heavier rainfall possible. Tonight will be windy with periods of rain. Lows will be around 58F with ESE winds at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain is 100% with rainfall amounts of 1″ and locally heavier rainfall possible.

Monday should be cloudy and windy with periods of rain. Morning highs will be around 61F with temperatures falling to near 50 during the day. Winds will be out of the SSW at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain is 90% with rainfall amounts near a half an inch. Winds could occasionally gust to over 40 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy skies with gusty winds early and showers of rain or wet snow possible at across the mountains summits. Lows will be around 40F with SW wind at 20 to 30 mph.

Tuesday’s looking partly cloudy in the morning giving way to cloudy skies during the afternoon with a shower of rain or wet snow possible again along mountain summits. High will be near 50F with winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows near 35F and SW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 48 an a low of 37. We picked up 0.19″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 52 and lows around 35.
The record high was 71°F in 1946.
The record low was 20°F in 1969.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:26AM
Sunset: 5:47PM
Length of Visible Light: 11h 20m
Length of Day: 10h 20m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 46 seconds shorter

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8.7 days old with 64% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:11PM
Moonset: 12:51AM

About Today’s Photo:

Many years ago, Robin pulled a red oak sapling out of the woods and planted it at the edge of our front yard. It’s now about 25′ tall and one of the showcase trees on our property (despite being decapitated in 2014…) This time of year it’s leaves look like they’re rusting…

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 61mm, ISO 800, f/5.2, 1/2000″ exposure


Saturday, October 28, 2017

arum-cork-leaves

Bright yellow Amur cork leaves poised to drop

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:35AM it’s currently 42 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 89%, dewpoint 39, barometric pressure 29.97” and falling. Yesterday’s high was 57, and the overnight low was 41.

Forecast:

The calm before the storm… A dry and warm day is expected today with rainy and breezy conditions developing on Sunday into Monday. As discussed yesterday, strong low pressure moving east from the Great Lake this morning will join forces with a tropical moisture laden low moving up the Atlantic coast. This will deliver periods of moderate to heavy rainfall which will cause sharp rises on local streams and rivers with some rivers approaching flood stage by Monday. (Flood watches have been posted for the Adirondacks and areas in eastern Vermont, though the forecasters have dialed back on the “record rainfall” language…) Breezy southeast winds are possible ahead of the system on Sunday with gusty westerly winds on the backside anticipated for Monday. Drier and cooler weather will return by Tuesday of next week.

We’ll see sunny to partly cloudy skies today with highs around 67F and south wind at 10 to 20 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy early followed by cloudy skies overnight. Lows will be around 54F with SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday will bring showers early, becoming a steady rain later in the day. Highs will be around 62F with SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90% with rainfall around a half an inch with some locally heavy rainfall possible. Sunday night should be windy with rain early, then remaining cloudy with thundershowers late. Lows will be near 55F with ESE at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain is 100% with rainfall near 1″ and locally heavier rainfall possible.

Monday should be cloudy and windy with rain in the morning, then becoming partly cloudy later in the day. Highs will be around 58F with SW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 90% with rainfall around a quarter of an inch. Winds could occasionally gust to over 40 mph. Monday night should be cloudy early, followed by partial clearing. Lows will be around 41F with SW winds at 10 to 20 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 42 and a low of 38. We picked up 0.61″ of rain.

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: 7:25AM
Sunset: 5:48PM
Length of Visible Light 11 h 23 m
Length of Day 10 h 23 m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 47 seconds shorter

The moon is waxing gibbous, 7.7 days od with 53% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:37PM
No moonset

About Today’s Photo:

Decades ago, I planted a small Amur cork tree next to our ornamental garden (then our vegetable garden…) Now, the tree stands 30′ tall and is one of the showiest of our trees this time of year. On years when the first hard freeze is late, the leaves turn a brilliant yellow as they have this season. When the freeze comes, however, the leaves “abandon ship” all at once to shower down in a thick carpet on the ground. With no hard freezes in the immediate forecast, we might have these leaves around for a bit more.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 800, f/4.9, 1/4000″ exposure.


Friday, October 27, 2017

fall-hobble-bush

Hobble-bush takes on its fall colors

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 40 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 39, barometric pressure 29.93” and rising rapidly. We picked up 1.29” of rain in the past 24hrs (1.49” for the storm). Yesterday’s high was 51, and the overnight low was 40.

Forecast:

High pressure will build in today into Saturday bringing fair weather and moderating temperatures. Strong low pressure moving north out of the tropics will ride up a stalling cold front Saturday night and combine with another more powerful low moving out the the Great Lakes. This will set the stage for rounds of moderate to potentially torrential rainfall and gusty winds for Sunday into the first half of Monday. We might see some rainfall records set. Behind this system variably cloudy skies along with a few showers will be possible into early next week as temperatures average near late October norms.

We’ll see a mix of clouds and sun today with highs near 55F and SW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight should be mainly clear with lows around 44F and south winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday should be mostly sunny with highs around 67F and south winds at 10 to 20 mph. Saturday night should start out partly cloudy skies early,giving way to cloudy skies and rain during the night. Lows will be near 55F with SE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Sunday will bring widespread rain. Highs will be around 60F with SE winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 100% with 1″ to 2″ of rain expected. Rain will continue into Sunday night with the potential for heavy rainfall. Lows will be near 50F with NE winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 100% with 1″ to 2″ of rain expected—that’s 2″ to 4″ for this storm. A juicy one…

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 39 and a low of 26. We picked up 0.05″ of rain.

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: 7:23AM
Sunset: 5:50PM
Length of Visible Light: 11h 26m
Length of Day: 10h 26m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 48 seconds shorter

Moon is in its first quarter, 6.8 days old with 44% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:59PM
Moonset: 11:52PM

About Today’s Photo:

Hobble-buch (Viburnum lantanoides) up in the woods at Camel’s Hump Nordic is showing its mottled fall burst of color and intersting patterns.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 55mm, ISO 800, f/5.1, 1/2000″ exposure.


Thursday, October 26, 2017

fallstreak-hole 2

A fallstreak hole above our house

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 46 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 44, barometric pressure 29.74” and steady. We picked up 0.20” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 65, and the overnight low was 46.

Forecast:

A slow moving area of low pressure centered over Cape Cod this morning will track northward through eastern New England today and into this evening bringing widespread light to moderate rain from the eastern Adirondacks east into Vermont. High pressure and fair conditions return for Friday into Saturday as
temperatures moderate to seasonably mild levels. Strengthening low pressure over the Great Lakes will bring a renewed threat of rain to the region on Sunday into Monday, which could fall heavily at times.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with periods of rain. Highs will be around 48F with NNW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 100% with rainfall amounts near a half an inch. Tonight should be cloudy with occasional rain mainly this evening. Lows will be near 40F with WNW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Friday should be partly cloudy with highs near 55F and WSW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 43F and light and variable winds.

Saturday’s looking partly cloudy with highs around 67F and SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy early giving way to a few showers after midnight. Lows will be around 54F with SSE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 36 and a low of 33.

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: 7:22AM
Sunset: 5:51PM
Length of Visible Light: 11h 28m
Length of Day: 10h 29m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 49 seconds shorter

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 6 days old with 35% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:18PM
Moonset: 10:56PM

About Today’s Photo:

Last Sunday, a friend called the house and asked if we see the “hole” in the clouds. I was up in the woods so I missed it, but Robin managed to snap this shot of it. After a bit of research (and some direction from Steve Bower and confirmation from Eye-on-the-Sky guy, Steve Maleski) we learned that this is a “fallstreak hole”. To quote Steve Maleski:

“I’m almost certain that what happened is that as a jet either ascended or descended through that altocumulus layer, its exhaust seeded the supercooled water droplets composing the clouds. As rapid conversion to ice crystals occurred in the seeded area, they grew at the expense of surrounding supercooled droplets, so those droplets evaporated and a growing hole appeared in the cloud deck. The moisture then migrated to the growing ice crystals; the ice-crystals grew to snowflake size and started falling as snow. The snow shaft then evaporated in a sub-cloud dry layer, producing the virga, or fall-streak. Pretty cool!”

Pretty cool indeed!

iPhone SE, photo credit: Robin Hadden


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

ash-berries-rain

The Korean mountain ash in our front yard in russet sunset light

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:30AM it’s currently 58 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 58, barometric pressure 29.66”. We picked up 0.46” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 74, and the overnight low was 56.

Forecast:

The front and associated trough that brought yesterday’s showers has moved to our east this morning. We’ll see generally dry and mild conditions today. The flow aloft will allow the trough to back into the region again tomorrow into Friday bringing renewed showers through that period. Temperatures will return to seasonal normals tomorrow and going into the weekend.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a slight chance of shower along the Connecticut River valley. Highs will be around 64F with SSW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight should bring scattered showers early becoming a steady light rain overnight. Lows will be near 45F with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%.

Thursdady rain is likely. Highs will be around 49F with NNW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 100% with rainfall around a half an inch. Thursday night should see a steady rain into the evening with showers continuing late. Lows will be around 42F with WNW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.

Friday should be generally sunny with highs around 54F and west winds at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 41F and light and variable winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 39 and a low of 34.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 54 and lows of 36.
The record high was 80°F in 1963.
The record low was 22°F in 1949.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:21AM
Sunset: 5:53PM
Length of Visible Light: 11h 31m
Length of Day: 10h 31m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 50 seconds shorter

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5 days old with 26% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:32PM
Moonset: 10:05PM

About Today’s Photo:

The Korean mountain ash in our front yard is one of the later trees to turn and drop its leaves. It’s set a bountiful crop of berries this time around—welcome food for a variety of birds through the fall and winter.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 73mm, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/125″ exposure.