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Archive for March, 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018

fargo-flow-stick

Melting snow and rain made for fast flowing water in Fargo Brook yesterday

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 23 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 21, barometric pressure 30.19” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.19” of rain in the past 24hrs and have 7” of frozen snow at the stake (though we are down to bare ground on the south-facing slope of our front field.) Yesterday’s high was 43, and the overnight low was 22.

Forecast:

Building high pressure will deliver a quiet day today with clear skies and seasonal temperatures. Low pressure moving out of the Great Lakes this evening will bring a return to unsettled weather later tonight and into Sunday rain and snow showers spread across the region. Gusty winds develop overnight and continue into Sunday afternoon. High pressure returns Sunday
into Monday as temperatures trend below normal. The next widespread rain event will move through Tuesday into Wednesday as temperatures conintue to trend below normal through the upcoming week.

We’ll see sunny to partly sunny skies for most of the day today. High will be around 49F with SW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be cloudy and windy after midnight. Lows will be around 38F with SSW winds at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over to 40 mph.

Sunday should bring a mix of clouds and sun early, then cloudy skies later in the day with a few rain or snow showers possible. Highs will be around 41F with west winds at 15 to 25 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with low around 22F and west winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Monday’s looking partly cloudy with highs around 41F and WNW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Monday night should be partly to mostly cloudy with lows around 27F and light and variable winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 38 and a low of 30. We had 6.25″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 47 and lows of 29.
The record high was 84°F in 1998.
The record low was 2°F in 1954.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:35AM
Sunset: 7:18PM
Length of Visible Light: 13h 40m
Length of Day: 12h 42m
Tomorrow will be 3 minutes 3 seconds longer

The Moon is the full “Worm” moon, it’s also a blue moon as we had another full moon in March 1st. 14.5 days old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:35PM
Moonset: 6:59AM

About Today’s Photo:

Rain, warm temperatures, and rapid snow melt make for fast moving water in Fargo Brook. A branch of a tree fallen cuts the water. Dialing in the right shutter speed freezes the action creating a satisfying sense of flow.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  140mm, ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/30″ exposure.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

nuthatch

A white breasted nuthatch at our suet feeder

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 41 degrees and raining steadily under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 40, barometric pressure 29.64” and rising. We picked up 0.61” of rain overnight and have 8” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 53, and the overnight low was 36.

Forecast:

Rain will wind down this morning as surface low pressure currently centered over Montreal tracks toward the Gulf of St. Lawrence later today. Temperatures should top out this morning and drop this afternoon as a cold front swings through reaching into the 20s tonight under clearing skies. Drier and seasonable weather is expected on Saturday, followed by another frontal passage bringing scattered light rain and snow showers for Saturday night into Sunday. Temperatures will trend cooler to start next week with another storm system heading our way for Tuesday.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with periods of rain this morning. Highs will top out at around 49F this morning and drop during the day. Winds will be NW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Tonight should be cloudy early with some clearing expected late. Lows will be around 27F with NW winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday should be partly cloudy with highs around 49F and WSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be cloudy with occasional rain showers later at night with some snow mixed in over higher elevations. Lows will be around 36F with gusty SSW winds at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 40%.

Sunday’s looking partly cloudy in the morning with increasing clouds during the afternoon. Temperatures will be nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s with gusty west winds at 15 to 25 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 22F and west winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 43 and a low of 29. We had 6.5″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 46 and lows of 28.
The record high was 80°F in 1977.
The record low was 6°F in 1884.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:37AM
Sunset: 7:17PM
Length of Visible Light: 13h 37m
Length of Day: 12h 39m
Tomorrow will be 3 minutes 3 seconds longer

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 13.5 days old with 98% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:25PM
Moonset: 6:29AM

About Today’s Photo:

There are two types of nuthatches in our region—white breasted like this one, and red breasted—both have the typical nuthatch method of exploring for hidden bugs in an upsided down manner. This little fella is keeping a wary eye out while helping him(her?)self to our suet feeder.


Thursday, March 29, 2018

inverted-tracks

A set of fox tracks “inverted” by the sun

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 35 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 33, barometric pressure 30.03” and steady. We have 11” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 49, and the overnight low was 34.

Forecast:

High pressure over the region this morning will deliver generally dry conditions through late afternoon albeit with abundant cloud cover. Daytime highs today should reach the upper 40s to lower 50s as light southeast to south winds develop. A moisture-laden low pressure system approaching from the Ohio Valley will track across the region late tonight into Friday morning bringing widespread light to moderate rainfall tonight into early Friday morning. A cold front will swing through midday on Friday ushing in drier and seasonable weather for Saturday. Another cold front will then bring scattered rain and higher elevation snow showers Saturday night, followed by a return to below normal temperatures to start next week.

We’ll see cloudy skies with periods of light rain this afternoon. Highs will be around 53F with south winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight
should be rainy with lows around 43F and SSE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 100% with rainfall around 0.50″.

Friday should bring a steady rain in the morning with showers continuing into the afternoon along with a noticeable drop in temperatures as the aforementioned cold front swings through. Highs will top out in the low 50s early before dropping into the lower 40s in the afternoon. Winds will be out WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 27F and NW winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday should be partly cloudy with highs around 48F and WSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be cloudy with periods of light rain after midnight. Lows will be around 33F with gusty SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 38 and a low of 33. We picked up 0.09″ of rain and had 7″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 46 and lows of 28.
The record high was 84°F in 1946.
The record low was -8°F in 1923.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:39AM
Sunset: 7:15PM
Length of Visible Light: 13h 34m
Length of Day: 12h 36m
Tomorrow will be 3 minutes 3 seconds longer

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12.4 days old with 93% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:15PM
Moonset: 5:57AM

About Today’s Photo:

The combination of strong March sunshine and warm temperatures creates interesting effects in the snow. Here, a set of fox tracks in our front field become “inverted” as the softer snow around the prints drops below the level of the compacted snow of the print itself.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

sap-drop

A drop of sap from a tap at the Audubon Nature Center

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 37 degrees under overcast skies. There’s a hint of drizzle to the air. Winds are out of the south at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 77%, dewpoint 31, barometric pressure 30.01” and falling slowly. We picked up a bit of sleet, 0.05” of rain, and have 12.5” of soft snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 48, and the overnight low was 34.

Forecast:

Any lingering precipitation should taper off through the morning hours, but low clouds will hang out throughout the day today with high temperatures in the 40s. Thursday will be warmer with temperatures topping out around 50 degrees in many locations as we get some breaks in the clouds to allow a little sunshine to peek through. Low pressure tracking out of the Ohio River valley will move in Thursday evening bringing widespread rain and gusty winds Thursday night into Friday morning. Saturday’s looking dry and seasonable before another fast moving trough moves through Saturday night into Sunday bringing light rain and perhaps some mountain snow showers.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with highs around 42F and light and variable winds. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with areas of dense fog. Lows will be around 34F with light and variable winds.

Thursday should be cloudy with occasional light rain in the afternoon. Highs will be around 48F with SSE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Thursday night should bring periods of rain. Lows will be around 41F with SSE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90% with rainfall around a 0.50″.

Friday should bring morning rain tapering to a few showers late. Highs will be around 45F with west winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90% with rainfall near 0.25″. Friday night should be cloudy giving way to clearing skies late. Lows will be around 23F with NW winds at 10 to 15 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 56 and a low of 34. We picked up 0.16″ of rain and had 10″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 45 and lows of 27.
The record high was 79°F in 1945.
The record low was -5°F in 1923.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:41AM
Sunset: 7:14PM
Length of Visible Light: 13h 31m
Length of Day: 12h 33m
Tomorrow will be 3 minutes 4 seconds longer

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11 days old with 87% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:04PM
Moonset: 5:21AM

About Today’s Photo:

I really appreciate that the Green Mountain Audubon Center here in Huntington still harvests maple sap the “old fashioned” way using buckets. I understand the convenience and time-savings of tubing, but I just gotta say that I find all that tubing running like big blue cobwebs through our hardwood forests kind of unsightly… And there’s nothing quite like the quiet “ping-ping” of sap dripping into a bucket!


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

chickadee

A chickadee by our feeder

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 19 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 91%, dewpoint 17, barometric pressure 30.58” and falling. We have 14” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 47, and the overnight low was 18.

Forecast:

High pressure over the region this morning will weaken as it shifts northeast
today. Low pressure moving out of the Great Lake will drag a warm front through the region tonight, triggering a cold rain that will taper off during the day Wednesday. Areas of the northern ‘Dacks and Greens along with eastern
Vermont could see some wintry mix/snow out of this system tonight that will transition to rain by Wednesday morning. Temperatures will warm to near 50 today and stay well above normal through most of the work week before a cold front pushes through Friday accompanied by more precipitation and a shift to
seasonably cooler temperatures for the weekend.

We’ll see a mix of clouds and sun during the morning giving way to cloudy skies this afternoon. Highs will be near 50F with SE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with a mixture of rain and higher elevation snow showers developing late. Some sleet may mix in. Lows will be around 32F with SSE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Wednesday should bring showers in the morning, tapering to cloudy skies in the afternoon. Highs will be around 45F with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 40%. Wednesday night should be cloudy with lows around 32F and light and variable winds.

Thursday’s looking mostly cloudy early with showers developing later in the day. Highs should be near 50F with SE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Thursday night should be rainy with lows around 39F and SSE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90% with rainfall around a 0.25″.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 43 and a low of 34. We picked up 0.17″ of rain and had 11.5″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 45 and lows of 27.
The record high was 71°F in 1921.
The record low was -1°F in 1923.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:43AM
Sunset: 7:13PM
Length of Visible Light: 13h 28m
Length of Day: 12h 30m
Tomorrow will be 3 minutes 4 seconds longer

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10 days old with 78% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:52PM
Moonset: 4:40AM

About Today’s Photo:

Chickadees are my favorite birds. I love their curiosity, gregariousness, and general good naturedness. It’s been a while since I posted a photo of one, so here ya go!


Monday, March 26, 2018

snow-shadows

Late winter abstract

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:20AM it’s currently 22 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 88%, dewpoint 19, barometric pressure 30.75” and rising. We have 15” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 41, and the overnight low was 13.

Forecast:

High pressure currently centered over southern Québec will build and shift
east through Tuesday morning, keeping conditions over the region clear and dry. Clouds will increase and temperatures will warm to around 50 Tuesday ahead of low pressure approaching from the Great Lakes which will bring some rain starting Tuesday night. Higher elevations could see some light wintry mix out of this system Tuesday night, with little accumulation expected. Precipitation will become all rain by Wednesday and will taper off Wednesday night. Thursday should be drier with continued above normal temperatures. The dry weather will be short lived however, as a low pressure system brings more
precipitation to the area Thursday night into Friday.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs around 44F and light and variable winds. Tonight should be clear with lows around 23F and light and variable winds.

Tuesday should be mostly sunny early then becoming cloudy later in the day. Highs will be around 48F with SE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night should be cloudy with rain developing after midnight. Lows will be near 35F with SSE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Wednesday should be showery in the morning tapering to cloudy skies in the afternoon. Highs will be around 43F with SW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. Wednesday night should be overcast with lows around 36F and light and variable winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 43 and a low of 9. We picked up 0.01″ of rain and had 12″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 44 and lows of 26.
The record high was 71°F in 1945.
The record low was -4°F in 1960.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:45AM
Sunset: 7:12PM
Length of Visible Light: 13h 25m
Length of Day: 12h 26m
Tomorrow will be 3 minutes 4 seconds longer

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9 days old with 68% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:42PM
Moonset: 3:54AM

About Today’s Photo:

Long shadows across the snow. With warm temperatures and rain on the way, scenes like these will be on the way out…


Sunday, March 25, 2018

milkweed-snow

Dried milkweed pods cast their shadow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 15 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 91%,. dewpoint 13, barometric pressure 30.45” and rising rapidly. We picked up a dusting of snow overnight and have 16.5” at that stake. Yesterday’s high was 36, and the overnight low was 14.

Forecast:

A building ridge of high pressure will deliver dry conditions with warming temperatures into the upcoming work week. A cloudy start this morning will give way to plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the 30s. Clear skies and light winds will allow for radiational cooling tonight bringing seasonably cold temperatures overnight. Temperatures will warm into the mid 30s to lower 40s Monday and mid 40s to lower 50s on Tuesday. A low pressure system moving out of the Great Lakes will deliver a cold rain on Tuesday night into Wednesday with a wintry mix possible in the higher terrain.

We’ll see partly cloudy skies today with highs near 40F and NNE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows around 17F and light and variable winds.

Monday should be mostly sunny with highs around 43F and light and variable winds. Monday night should be clear with lows around 23F and light and variable winds.

Tuesday’s looking partly cloudy with highs around 47F and SE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night should be cloudy early with periods of light rain and higher elevation snow later at night. Lows will be near 35F with SSE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 36 and a low of 18. We picked up 0.13″ of rain and 3.5″ of snow and had 13″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 28 and a low of 26.
The record high was 68°F in 1987.
The record low was 0°F in 1960.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:47AM
Sunset: 7:11PM
Length of Visible Light: 13h 22m
Length of Day: 12h 23m
Tomorrow will be 3 minutes 4 seconds longer

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8 days old with 57% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:36PM
Moonset: 3:00AM

About Today’s Photo:

Dried milkweed pods in our front field cast long shadows across the snow at sunset.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  40mm, ISO 800, f/13, 1/250″ exposure.