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Thursday, November 30, 2017

canada-geese

A “V” of Canada geese flying over the house

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 18 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 16, barometric pressure 30.25” and falling. We picked up 0.05” of mixed precipitation yesterday—rain, snow, graupel, etc. Yesterday’s high was 49, and the overnight low was 16.

Forecast:

The bubble of high pressure that delivered last night’s clear skies and chilly temperatures will move off to our east today. Low pressure moving out of the northern Great Lakes this morning will drag a warm front though the region today bumping temperatures back up into the mid 40s on gusty south winds. Rain and snow showers are expected overnight before coming to an end early Friday morning. High pressure returns during the day Friday, leading to a rather quiet and mild weekend.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs around 44F and south winds at 10 to 20 mph gusting to 35 in the Champlain Valley. Tonight will bring mostly rain to valleys with snow mixing in over higher elevations, and mainly snow over mountain summits. Liquid precipitation amounts are in the 0.20″-0.40″ range, so we shouldn’t see too much of anything. Lows will be near 35F with SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Friday should be cloudy with snow showers mainly during the morning. Temperatures wiil be nearly steady in the mid 30s with NW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow is 40%. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 26F and light and variable winds.

Saturday’s looking partly cloudy early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. Highs will be around 37F with light and variable winds. Saturday night should be partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. Lows will be around 28F with light and variable winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 52 and a low of 37. We picked up 0.40″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 39 and lows of 26.
The record high was 63°F in 2006 (we had a high of 52).
The record low was -2°F in 1958.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:08AM
Sunset: 4:16PM
Length of Visible Light: 10h 12m
Length of Day: 9h 7m
Tomorrow will be 1 minutes 30 seconds shorter

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11 days old with 85% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:43PM
Moonset: 3:01AM

About Today’s Photo:

Despite it being nearly December, I continue to see flocks of Canada geese flying over. This “V” honked its way over the house just the other day. I watched as they veered to the west heading towards Lake Champlain.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 84mm, ISO 800, f/5.4, 1/2500″ exposure.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

winterberry-snow

Snow on winterberry

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 41 degrees (down from 48 at 4:00AM) under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 79%, dewpoint 35, barometric pressure 29.91” and steady. We’re down to bare ground at the snow stake. Yesterday’s high was 47, and the overnight low was 40.

Forecast:

A cold front will move across the region today bringing mountain rain and snow showers along with cooler temperatures. Temperatures will start out in the 40s to near 50 degrees in most locations and then fall back into the 30s this afternoon as breezy northwest winds develop. A brief bubble of high pressure will build in tonight bringing chilly conditions before the next low pressure system moving through northern Ontario drags a warm front though the region on Thursday out ahead of scattered showers that should arrive by sunset Thursday.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with snow showers developing this afternoon. Morning highs of 47F will fall to near freezing by this afternoon. Winds will be out of the WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 40%. Tonight should be partly cloudy. Lows will be around 21F with light and variable winds.

Thursday should be partly cloudy with highs around 42F and south winds at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night should be cloudy with periods of light rain early. Lows will be around 34F with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Friday should be cloudy with snow showers during the morning hours. Highs will be around 37F with NW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow is 40%. Friday night should be partly cloudy. Lows will be around 27F with light and variable winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 43 and a low of 23. We picked up 0.04″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 40 and lows of 26.
The record high was 68°F in 2005 (we had a high of 60).
The record low was 2°F in 1940.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:07AM
Sunset: 4:16PM
Length of Visible Light: 10h 14m
Length of Day: 9h 9m
Tomorrow will be 1 minutes 34 seconds shorter

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10 days old with 76% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:11PM
Moonset: 1:52AM

About Today’s Photo:

The winterberry holly by our pond has a bountiful crop of berries this season. The recent snow adds a lovely wintery touch. All that snow is gone now…

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 69mm, ISO 800, f/11, 1/640″ exposure.


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

oak-leaf-snow

A red oak leaf curls in fresh snow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 15 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 13, barometric pressure 30.37” and falling slowly. We picked up 1.25” of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 3” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 31, and the overnight low got down to 7.

Forecast:

Low pressure over James Bay will drag a warm front through the region today bringing windy and warmer conditions with temperatures climbing into the 30s
and 40s and breezy south winds at 15 to 30 mph. Mild temperatures will continue overnight with readings mainly in the 30s before a cold front sweeps through on Wednesday bringing some mountain rain and snow showers along with falling afternoon temperatures. Only minor snow accumulations are expected. High pressure will build in Wednesday night into Thursday before the next round of precipitation arrives Thursday night into Friday.

We’ll see partly cloudy skies today with highs around 44F and south winds at 10 to 20 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy giving way to occasional showers overnight. Lows will be around 40F with SSW winds at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.

Wednesday should bring a shower of rain or wet snow early. It’ll be partly cloudy in the morning, becoming overcast in the afternoon. Morning highs of 42F will drop to near freezing by nightfall. Winds will be out of the WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly clear with lows of 21F and NNE winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday’s looking mostly sunny during the morning giving way to mostly cloudy skies in the afternoon. Highs will be around 41F with SSE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night should bring rain and snow in the evening changing to rain showers late. Lows will be around 34F with south winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90% with snowfall amount of around 1″.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 37 and a low of 23. We had no snow on the ground.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 40 and a low of 27.
The record high was 68°F in 1990.
The record low was 1°F in 1936.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:06AM
Sunset: 4:17PM
Length of Visible Light: 10h 15m
Length of Day: 9h 11m
Tomorrow will be 1 minutes 38 seconds shorter

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9 days old with 66% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:42PM
Moonset: 12:45AM

About Today’s Photo:

A red oak leaf from the tree in our front yard lies on fresh snow.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 800, f/9, 1/2000″ exposure.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

snow-sruce

Snow on the spruce at the edge of our front field yesterday morning

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 37 degrees under overcast skies. A few random raindrops are coming down. Relative humidity 91%, dewpoint 35, barometric pressure 29.89” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 53, and the overnight low was 35.

Forecast:

A cold front will move across the region this morning bringing mostly rain and a few scattered snow showers over higher terrain. Accumulations will be light. A weak ridge of high pressure will build in for Thanksgiving day bringing dry with and seasonably cool temperatures in the 30s. The next chance for showers will be
Saturday into Sunday with another cold front crossing the area.

We’ll see rain and snow showers this morning transitioning to snow showers for the afternoon. Morning highs of 45F will fall to near freezing by evening. Winds will be out of the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90% with about 1″ of snow expected at higher elevations. Tonight should be cloud with a few scattered snow showers. Lows will be around 21F with NW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow is 30%.

Thursday should be partly cloudy with highs around 33F and light and variable winds. Thursday night should be overcast with a few flurries or snow showers possible. Lows will be near 30F with SW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Friday’s looking partly cloudy skies with highs near 40F and SSW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Friday night should be clear early with a few clouds late. Lows will be around 36F with south winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 30 and a low of 25. We picked up 0.25″ of snow and had 10″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 43 and lows of 29.
The record high was 69°F in 1953.
The record low was 3°F in 1969.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:58AM
Sunset: 4:20PM
Length of Visible Light: 10h 25m
Length of Day: 9h 21m
Tomorrow will be 1 minutes 57 seconds shorter

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3.5 days old with 13% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:15AM
Moonset: 7:48PM

About Today’s Photo:

Monday’s surprise snow storm made for a pretty morning Tuesday as the sun rose in a cloudless sky. With a strong southerly airflow, temperatures rose quickly and the 4″ of snow we received melted away by evening.

According to Mary Holland, this is a boom year for conifer cones, and my observations from around our area bares this out. Those critters that feed on conifer cones—red squirrels, voles, waxwings, chickadees, nuthatches, grosbeaks, crossbills, and siskins—should see a bit of a bump in their numbers next breeding season.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 84mm, ISO 800, f/10, 1/640″ exposure.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

snowfall

Snow begins to fall heavily yesterday afternoon

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 36 degrees under clear skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 71%, dewpoint 27, barometric pressure 29.96” and falling slightly. We picked up 4.25” of fluffy snow yesterday and have 3” at the stake this morning. Yesterday’s high was 29, and the overnight low was 23.

Forecast:

Yesterday’s “surprise” lake effect snow was barely mentioned in the NWS forecast for yesterday, hence I didn’t mention it in the forecast I gave. So, surprise!

Low pressure over the northern Great Lakes this morning will lift a warm front though the region today bumping temperatures into the upper 40s to low 50s. As the low moves to our north, a cold front will cross the region tonight and Wednesday bringing scattered rain and snow showers. High pressure will build in for Thanksgiving Day before more unsettled by not very impactful weather moves in for the weekend.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs around 51F and SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Tonight should start out partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. Lows will be around 37F with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday should bring rain and snow in the morning transitioning to snow showers in the afternoon as the aforementioned cold front sweeps through. Morning highs of 39F will drop to near freezing by nightfall. Winds will be out of the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with lows around 21F and NW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday’s looking mostly cloudy with highs around 33F and light and variable winds. Thursday night should be cloudy with a few flurries or snow showers possible. Lows will be around 29F with SSW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 28 and a low of 25. We picked up 12″ of snow (yup!) during the day.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 43 and lows of 30.
The record high was 66°F in 1931.
The record low was 1°F in 1933.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:57AM
Sunset: 4:21PM
Length of Visible Light: 10h 27m
Length of Day: 9h 23m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 0 seconds shorter

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2.6 days old with 7% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:28AM
Moonset: 6:58PM

About Today’s Photo:

Yesterday’s snowfall certainly took most of us by surprise! This was a classic “lake effect” snowfall kicked up by moisture from the relatively warm waters of Lake Ontario. A weak disturbance was all it took to cause the moisture to condense into snow and fall prodigiously across the region. Surprise!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 15mm, ISO 800, f/22, 1/13″ exposure.


Monday, November 20, 2017

winterberry

Winterberry holly berries by the Taft Road beaver pond

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently a brisk and breezy 24 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the west at 0-5 mph. Relative humidity is 70%, dewpoint 15, barometric pressure 29.88” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.11” of rain and 0.25” of snow and some icing in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 52, and the overnight low was 24.

Forecast:

High pressure is currently building into the region. Lingering snow showers will continue across the mountains this morning, especially in Northern New York, but accumulations will be light. Relatively dry weather is expected today, but
temperatures will be about 10 degrees below normal. Southerly flow develops on
Tuesday out ahead of low pressure moving out the Great Lakes. The low will move well to our north and bring above normal temperatures and some showers Tuesday night before changing over to scatted snow showers Wednesday as temperatures drop on the back side of the departing low. Quiet weather is expected for Thanksgiving day.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a few flurries or snow showers possible this morning. Highs will be around 31F with WNW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Tonight should be partly to mostly cloudy. Lows will be around 27F with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday should be mostly sunny with highs around 50F and SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Tuesday night should be cloudy with off and on rain showers after midnight and snow mixing in early Wednesday morning. Lows will be around 37F with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Wednesday’s looking cloudy with rain and snow showers in the morning and lingering snow showers for the afternoon. Morning highs of 39F will fall to near freezing by nightfall. Winds will be out of the WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip is 60% with little or now snow accumulation in the valleys and perhaps an inch or two of snow over the summits. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 22F and NW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 45 and a low of 36. We picked up 0.12″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 44 and lows of 30.
The record high was 71°F in 1991.
The record low was 5°F in 1933.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:56AM
Sunset: 4:22PM
Length of Visible Light: 10h 29m
Length of Day: 9h 26m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 3 seconds shorter

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1.7 days old with 3% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:35AM
Moonset: 6:13PM

About Today’s Photo:

Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) is a species of holly native to North America. It grows in a variety of habitats including wet soils like those around the beaver ponds along Taft Road where I took this shot. The berries last well into the winter and are a prized food for a variety of species including grouse, turkey, and other birds.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/320″ exposure.


Sunday, November 19, 2017

beaver-pond-ice

Collapsing ice on the Taft Road beaver pond

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:25AM it’s currently a balmy and blustery 52 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 3-6 mph. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 51, barometric pressure 29.03” and falling rapidly. We picked up 0.35” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 42, and the overnight low was 36.

Forecast:

Strong low pressure currently over eastern Lake Ontario will move across the region today bringing strong and gusty winds and rain showers. Temperatures will drop through the day as a cold front sweeps though on the backside of low and any rain showers will taper to snow showers later in the day. Relatively quiet weather is on tap from Monday onward through much of next week with early indications suggesting a good travel day for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with rain this morning transitioning to snow showers for the afternoon. Morning highs of 53F will falling to near freezing by nightfall. Winds will be out of the south at 10 to 20 mph with occasional gusts over 40 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be cloudy with a few flurries or snow showers possible. Lows will be around 22F with WNW winds at 10 to 20 mph.

Monday should be partly cloudy with highs around 29F and WNW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 26F and SW winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday’s looking sunny with a few afternoon clouds. Highs will be around 49F with SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with occasional showers later during the night. Lows will be around 35F with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 40%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 68 and a low of 30.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 44 and lows of 30.
The record high was 70°F in 1921.
The record low was 7°F in 1924.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:54AM
Sunset: 4:22PM
Length of Visible Light: 10h 31m
Length of Day: 9h 28m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 6 seconds shorter

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1 day old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:40AM
Moonset: 5:33PM

About Today’s Photo:

The early ice on the old Taft Road beaver shows the drop in the water level as it collapses around deadfall branches. The sky’s reflection adds a special depth to the scene.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 21mm, ISO 800, f/13, 1/250″ exposure.