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Saturday, February 17, 2018

sensitive-fern-ice

A sensitive fern seed frond emerging from the ice

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 9 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 90%, dewpoint 7, barometric pressure 30.37” and rising. We picked up 0.02” of rain, a thin layer of glaze and 1.5” of snow, and have 5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 40, and the overnight low was 7.

Forecast:

High pressure building into the Northeast this morning will provide us with tranquil weather conditions for the first half of the weekend with plentiful sunshine and highs in the low to mid 30s. Tonight, an area of low pressure moving well southeast of New England will bring light snow to mainly eastern and southern portions of Vermont with light accumulations likely. A significant warming trend is expected Monday through Wednesday of next week, along with increasing chances for rain. Near record highs are possible Tuesday into Wednesday, with highs well into the 50s and possibly lower 60s.

We’ll see sunny skies this morning becoming cloudy during the afternoon. Highs will be around 33F with south winds at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight should bring snow showers early south and east of the Greens, with a steadier snow developing late. Lows will be near 25F with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 80% with snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″ mostly in Rutland and Windsor counties.

Sunday should start out mostly cloudy then become partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs will be around 36F with WNW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows around 24F and south winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Monday’s should start out mostly sunny in the morning then becoming cloudy with periods of rain later in the day. Highs will be around 43F with south winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Monday night rain is likely. Lows will be around 40F with south winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90% with rainfall near a half an inch.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 33 and a low of 10. We picked up 4.5″ of new snow and had 20″ 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: 6:50AM
Sunset: 5:24PM
Length of Visible Light: 11h 33m
Length of Day: 10h 34m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 54 seconds longer

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1.4 days old with 2% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:52AM
Moonset: 7:20PM

About Today’s Photo:

Freeze-thaw, freeze-thaw, freeze-thaw… Seems to be our lot this winter. This sensitive fern seed frond emerges from the ice.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/13, 1/200″ exposure.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

birch-cone

A quintet of birch seed “cones” in the snow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:20AM it’s currently 36 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 33, barometric pressure 29.58” and steady. We picked up a 0.01” trace of rain in the past 24hrs and have 4” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 51, and the overnight low was 35.

Forecast:

A cold front is poised to move into the region later this morning allowing for some light snow to develop mainly over the mountains by midday. Any snow accumulations will range from a dusting in the Champlain Valley to 2″ in northern mountains. High pressure will build in tonight bringing clearing skies, dry conditions, and chilly overnight temperatures. Saturday should be mostly sunny and seasonable. A low pressure system will pass to our south Saturday night into Sunday bringing the chance of some light snow to the area especially over southern areas where maybe 2″-3″ of snow may fall with lesser amounts north. A warmer and wetter weather pattern is expected for the first half of next week. Alas…

We’ll see cloudy skies today with snow showers developing this afternoon. Morning high of 39F will fall to near 25 with the arrival of the aforementioned cold front. Winds will be NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 60% with just a disting expected in valley locations and perhaps 2″ in northern mountains. Tonight should be partly cloudy with low near 10F and NW winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday should be mostly sunny with highs around 32F and south winds at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday night should be cloudy with light snow likely after midnight. Lows will be around 26F with south winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 70% with snow accumulations of less than 1″.

Sunday’s looking mostly cloudy early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs will be around 38F with west winds at 10 to 15 mph. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows around 27F and south winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 26 and a low of 21. We picked up 6.75″ of new snow and had 13″ 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: 6:51AM
Sunset: 5:23PM
Length of Visible Light: 11h 31m
Length of Day: 10h 31m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 53 seconds longer

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 0.2 days old with 0.5% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:22AM
Moonset: 6:17PM

About Today’s Photo:

It was a prolific fall for many cone bearing trees including the birch at the edge of our front field. I’ve been seeing the trident shaped seeds on the snow everywhere in the wood this winter. The seeds are an important source of food for many species of birds and rodents.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro, ISO 800, f/8, 1/400″ exposure.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

water-ripples-ice

Light, ice, and water in Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 32 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 29.84” and falling slowly. We have 6” of snow hanging in there at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 41, and the overnight low was 25.

Forecast:

A southerly airflow will continue to deliver above normal temperatures across the region today and into Friday before a cold front swings through late Friday night into Saturday. Today should be relatively dry with just a few rain showers possible especially over northern New York. Better chances for rain showers will exist tonight over the southern half of Vermont. Not much moisture to work with here so snowpack impacts should be light. Colder air moving in across our northern areas on Friday night will bring some snow in the mountains with a couple of inches possible along with chilly temperatures. High pressure is set to move in over the weekend with another warming trend on the way Sunday into the middle of next week.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a slight chance of a rain shower. Highs will be around 47F with SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with some fog developing late. Lows will be near 35F with WSW winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Friday any snow during the morning will transition to scattered snow showers during the afternoon. Morning highs of 37F will fall to near 25 with NW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 70% with snowfall around 1″. Friday night should be partly cloudy and chilly with lows around 6F and NNW winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday should bring some sun in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon. Highs will be around 28F with SSE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday night should be overcast with lows around 23F and south winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 39 and a low of 24. We had 12″ 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: 6:53AM
Sunset: 5:21PM
Length of Visible Light: 11h 28m
Length of Day: 10h 28m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 52 seconds longer

The Moon is new, 29 days old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:50AM
Moonset: 5:15PM

About Today’s Photo:

Sunlight spills through running water to paint evocative ripples on a stone in Fargo Brook. I like playing with shutter speeds and water. This image is kind of on the cusp of ripples and blur with strong bands of ripple to the left and a bit of “cellophane squiggle” on the lower right.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/14, 1/125″ exposure.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

icicles

Icicles along the edge of our chicken coop roof

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 31 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 62%, dewpoint 19, barometric pressure 30.25” and falling slowly. We have 6” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 29, and the overnight low was 28.

Forecast:

High pressure will depart to our east this morning and set us up for a warming
trend heading towards the weekend as a southwesterly air flow sets up ahead of an approaching cold front. By Thursday evening we should start to see some lightly scattered rain showers moving over the region as the aforementioned cold front swings through the region on Friday. There’s not a whole lot of moisture to work with so rainfall impacts should be slight with the bulk of the precipitation falling south. High pressure will build in briefly for Saturday bringing clearing skies and seasonable temperatures before a shortwave trough moves through Saturday night into Sunday bringing the chance of some snow.

We’ll see cloudy skies this morning becoming partly cloudy this afternoon. Highs will be around 40F with SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy and mild with lows around 34F and SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday should be cloudy with a slight chance of a rain shower during the afternoong. Highs will be around 46F with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night should be cloudy with periods of light rain changing over to snow later at night. Lows will be around 37F with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Friday should bring rain and snow showers in the morning transitioning to snow showers for the afternoon. Highs will be around 39F with WNW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Friday night should be partly cloudy and chilly with lows around 8F and NW winds at 10 to 20 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 33 and a low of 7. We picked up 1″ of new snow and had 14″ 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.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:54AM
Sunset: 5:20PM
Length of Visible Light: 11h 25m
Length of Day: 10h 25m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 51 seconds longer

The Moon is a waning crescent, 28 days old with 2% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:15AM
Moonset: 4:15PM

About Today’s Photo:

The sun is begining to get stronger as we move towards March. The roof of our chicken coop is south-facing allowing for some nice icicles to form on sunny days.

Nikon D600, Nikon 52mm prime lens, ISO 160, f/1.8, 1/4000″ exposure.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

beech-leaves-snow

Fine power snow on bleaching beech leaves

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 5 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 88%, dewpoint 2, barometric pressure 30.83” and rising slowly. We have 6” of hard snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 45 (at midnight), and the daytime high was 33. The overnight low was 4.

Forecast:

High pressure cresting over the Northeast this afternoon will deliver plentiful sunshine and seasonal to above normal temperatures through Wednesday. Temperatures Thursday will bump into the 40s along with the chance of some spotty rain showers. A cold front will bring more widespread precipitation Thursday night into Friday with rain showers likely south and a mix or snow north. We may eke out a couple of inches of snow locally if we’re lucky. The upcoming weekend is looking dry and seasonable.

We’ll see skies this morning with a few afternoon clouds. Highs will be around 25F with light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows around 20F and SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday should be partly cloudy and mild with highs around 42F and SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 36F and SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday’s looking cloudy with occasional showers for the afternoon. Highs will be around 44F with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. Thursday night should be cloudy early followed by a mixture of light rain and snow overnight. Lows will be around 34F with SSW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70% with snow accumulations of less than one inch.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 27 and a low of 18. We picked up 10.75″ of new snow and had 12″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 30 and lows of 12.
The record high was 53°F in 1937.
The record low was -25°F in 1967.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:56AM
Sunset: 5:19PM
Length of Visible Light: 11h 22m
Length of Day: 10h 22m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 50 seconds longer

The Moon is a waning crescent, 27 days old with 6% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:36AM
Moonset: 3:18PM

About Today’s Photo:

Young beech trees will often hold their leaves clear through the winter into spring when new growth finally forces last year’s leaves to drop. I like watching the progression of color of the old leaves through the winter as they bleach out and fade to a ghostly white. These leaves are almost there.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 102mm, ISO 400, f/5.4, 1/1000″ exposure.


Monday, February 12, 2018

shlf-fungus-snow

A shelf fungus as a snow shelf

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:10AM it’s currently 26 degrees (and falling) under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 79%, dewpoint 21, barometric pressure 30.28” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.02” of rain in the past 24hrs and have 6” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 48 (at 11:00PM) and the temperature has been falling ever since, so no overnight low really…

Forecast:

We’ve got a quiet few days ahead of us weather-wise. A cold front moved through the region overnight bringing rapidly cooling temperatures to start the day off. High pressure will build in through the day today bringing clearing skies and seasonable conditions through much of the work week with warming temperatures by Wednesday and more mixed precipitation.

We’ll see partly cloudy skies today with highs around 29F and WNW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Tonight should be clear and chilly wth lows near 5F and NNW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday should be mostly sunny with highs around 23F and light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. Lows will be around 18F with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday’s looking partly cloudy in the morning giving way to mostly sunny skies for the afternoon. Highs will be around 41F with SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with inncreasing clouds and periods of showers after midnight. Lows will be around 38F with south winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 28 and a low of 5. We had 7″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 30 and lows of 12.
The record high was 56°F in 1999 (we had a high of 61).
The record low was -30°F in 1979.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:57AM
Sunset: 5:17PM
Length of Visible Light: 11h 20m
Length of Day: 10h 20m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 49 seconds longer

The Moon is a waning crescent, 26 days old with 11% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:52AM
Moonset: 2:24PM

About Today’s Photo:

I came across this good sized shelf fungus on a maple while skiing up at Camel’s Hump Nordic. Looks like it was doing its job well of providing a shelf for the fresh snow.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 37mm, ISO 400, f/7.1, 1/160″ exposure.


Sunday, February 11, 2018

hobblebush-snow

Fine powder snow on hobblebush

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:15AM it’s currently 24 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 22, barometric pressure 30.14” and falling slowly. We picked up 0.6” of rain/melted precipitation and 1” of snow and have 8” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 40, and the overnight low was 23.

Anyone else have fun on our dirt roads last evening around 7:00PM before the snow started falling?

Forecast:

High pressure across southern Quebec has pushed the surface frontal
boundary south of Vermont early this morning putting us on the cold side of thing albeit briefly. Developing low pressure across the Ohio Valley will track northeastward across the St. Lawrence Valley this evening allowing the boundary to lift northward as a warm front later today. This will bring periods of light mixed precipitation this afternoon, followed by a change to intermittent plain rain in most areas. A trailing cold front will bring a chance of rain or snow showers overnight. Drier and more seasonable weather are on tap for Monday and Tuesday. Another warm up is in the cards for Thursday…

We’ll ss cloudy skies with a few showers of rain this afternoon. Areas of freezing rain possible (like we saw last night..) Highs will be near 40F with SE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. Tonight should bring rain showers early tapering to cloudy skies overnight. Lows will be around 26F with SSW winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 40%.

Monday should be partly cloudy with highs around 28F and WNW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 7F and NNW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday’s looking mostly sunny with highs around 25F and light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows near 20F and south wids at 5 to 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 24 and a low of 6. We picked up 1″ of new snow and had 7″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 30 and lows of 12.
The record high was 58°F in 1981.
The record low was -27°F in 1979.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:58AM
Sunset: 5:16PM
Length of Visible Light: 11h 17m
Length of Day: 10h 17m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 48 seconds longer

The Moon is a waning crescent, 25.5 days old with 17% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:04AM
Moonset: 1:35PM

About Today’s Photo:

After the snowfall the other day and before the winds (and later rain) got to work, fine “Champlain” powder graced the branches of tree and understory shrubs like this hobblebush up in the high country above Camel’s Hump Nordic.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 400, f8, 1/800″ exposure.