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Thursday, May 31, 2018

blueberry-blossoms

Blueberries blossoms in Algonquin

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently a balmy 67 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the north at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 39%, dewpoint 41, barometric pressure 30.00” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 88, and the overnight low was 60.

Forecast:

The high pressure that’s been delivering clear and comfortable conditions is sliding to our east this morning. Humidity levels will build today and
tomorrow out ahead of an approaching low pressure system and associated cold front approaching from the Great Lakes. Clouds will be on the increase through the day today with scattered showers possible west this afternoon. Widespread showers and thunderstorms will be on tap from Friday as the cold front swings through. High pressure will build in on Saturday bringing cooler and drier conditions through the weekend.

We’ll see sunny to partly cloudy skies today with a stray shower or thunderstorm is possible west this afternoon. Highs will be around 84F with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy this evening giving way to cloudy skies and rain overnight. Lows will be around 68F with SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Friday should bring widespread showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be around 81F with SW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Friday night should be overcast with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the evening. Lows will be around 60F with NNW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.

Saturday’s looking partly to mostly cloudy with highs around 75F and north winds at 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be mostly clear with lows arond 51F and ENE winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 74 and a low of 49. We picked up 0.33″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 72 and lows of 50.
The record high was 91°F in 2013 (we had a high of 89).
The record low was 25°F in 1961.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:12AM
Sunset: 8:29PM
Length of Visible Light: 16h 27m
Length of Day: 15h 16m
Tomorrow will be 1 minutes 23 seconds longer

The Moon is waning gibbous, 16.3 days old with 97% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:17PM
Moonset: 6:53AM

About Today’s Photo:

Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario is almost at the same lattitude as Huntington—just a tad farther north at around 45 degrees north lattitude. We felt right at home there in the mixed hardwood forests, conifer forests, and numerous ponds and lakes. These blueberry blossoms caught my eye as we hiked. Future yummy bites for another hiker or critter.

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

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

trout-lily

Trout lily blooming

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 52 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 52, barometric pressure 30.13” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 78, and the overnight low was 44.

Forecast:

We’ve got a delightful day on tap courtesy of high pressure currently cresting over the region. We’ll see dry conditions and above normal temperatures today into Thursday. Humid and muggy conditions will build in on Thursday out ahead of low pressure—and the remnants of tropical storm Alberto—approaching from the Great Lakes. We’ll see widespread rain and some afternoon thunderstorms moving through on Friday and early Saturday. High pressure should build back in Saturday into Sunday bringing more seasonable and dry conditions.

We’ll see partly cloudy skies today with highs near 82F and SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy and warm with lows near 60F and south winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday should start out partly cloudy with a stray shower or thunderstorm possible in the afternoon. Highs will be around 81F with south winds at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy early followed by increasing clouds and showers developing later at night. Lows will be around 66F with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.

Friday showers and thunderstorms are likely. Highs will be around 78F with SW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Friday night should bring scattered thunderstorms in the evening tapering to cloudy skies overnight. Lows will be around 56F with NNW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 66 and a low of 54. We picked up 0.75″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 72 and lows of 50.
The record high was 92°F in 1929.
The record low was 28°F in 1961.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:13AM
Sunset: 8:28PM
Length of Visible Light: 16h 25m
Length of Day: 15h 14m
Tomorrow will be 1 minutes 27 seconds longer

The Moon is waning gibbous, 15.4 days old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:25PM
Moonset: 6:11AM

About Today’s Photo:

While trout lilies have long since bloomed and set fruit here in Vermont, up in Agonquin Provincial Park in Ontario—where we were last week—they were still in bloom. Of all the “spring ephemerals” I think trout lily is my favorite. It’s graceful pendant flowers are a particulary sensitive to temperature, staying tightly bundled in cooler conditions and unfurling and curling back its petals when the air is warm. They also come in a variety of different colors from orange to this yellow bloom.

Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @  32mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/800″ exposure.


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

red-eft

A red eft makes its way through the grass near our pond

We’re back after some extende Spring travel!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 62 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 62, barometric pressure 29.97” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.01” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 75, and the overnight low was 57.

Forecast:

Warmer and dry conditions will move into the region today as high pressure builds in from the west. We can expect above normal temperatures with clear to partly cloudy skies until Thursday. Our next chance for rainfall returns later Thursday as low pressure and the remnants of tropical storm Alberto approaches from the Ohio River valley.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies early with sunshine for the afternoon. Highs will be near 75F with NNW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight should be clear to partly cloudy with lows around 54F and east winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday should be partly cloudy with highs near 80F and south winds at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 59F and south winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday should bring partly cloudy skies in the morning with more clouds for later in the day and a stray shower or thunderstorm is possible late. Highs will be around 79F with south winds at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night
should be partly cloudy in the evening giving way to cloudy skies overnight. Lows will be around 64F with south winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 60 and a low of 53. We picked up 0.27″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 71 and lows of 50.
The record high was 89°F in 1978.
The record low was 34°F in 1970.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:14AM
Sunset: 8:27PM
Length of Visible Light: 16h 23m
Length of Day: 15h 13m
Tomorrow will be 1 minutes 30 seconds longer

The Moon is the full “Flower” moon (Northeast Native American)
14.5 days old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:28PM
Moonset: 5:34AM

About Today’s Photo:

If you walk through the woods after a rain you’re sure to spot one of these bright orange salamanders. The red eft is the the juvenile stage of the common eastern newt. An eft will wonder the woods for two or three years before retuning to a pond, changing its coloration to the familiar olive green, and breeding. The orange color of the eft is an example of  aposematism — or “warning coloration” — that lets predators know that its body contains toxins that are unpalatable.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/250″ exposure.

 


Saturday, May 12, 2018

tree-swallow

Our resident tree swallow on his perch

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently 32 degrees under mostly clear skies. We have some light frost in our front field. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 30, barometric pressure 30.19” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 61, and the overnight low was 30.

Forecast:

A warm front south of New England will allow low pressure to track well south of our region bringing a chance of showers to far southern Vermont today with just high clouds expected elsewhere. Temperatures should bump into the mid 60s locally today with another chance of frost tonight. Extensive high pressure will build in Sunday bringing sunshine and seasonal temperatures going well into next week.

We’ll see partly cloudy skies today with highs around 64F and WSW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 30s and light and variable winds. Some frost may occure in cold pockets.

Sunday should be partly cloudy with highs near 70F and south winds at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 52F and SSW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Monday’s looking partly cloudy with highs around 77F and SW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Monday night should be mostly clear with lows near 55F and light and variable winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 71 and a low of 35.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 66 and a low of 44.
The record high was 84°F in 2004 (we had a high of 83).
The record low was 28°F in 1963.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:29AM
Sunset: 8:09PM
Length of Visible Light: 15h 46m
Length of Day: 14h 39m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 18 seconds longer

The Moon is a waning crescent, 26 days old with 12.8% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:18AM
Moonset: 4:52PM

About Today’s Photo:

As I mentioned yesterday, we have a pair of tree swallows moving in to one of the nesting boxes in our front field. I just love to watch these aerial acrobats swoop and glide as they go after bugs. My weather station is just a couple dozen yards from the box, and the anemometer makes for a convenient perch for perusing the landscape. Mr. Swallow allowed me to take a nice portrait.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @  188mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/320″ exposure.


Friday, May 11, 2018

house-wren

A house wren moving in to one of our boxes in the front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 41 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the west at 2-5 mph. Relative humidity is 61%, dewpoint 28, barometric pressure 30.01” and rising rapidly. We didn’t get a drop of rain here in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 76, and the overnight low was 38.

The National Weather Service has posted an advisory concerning dry ground conditions and the potential for any fires to spread quickly. Please use caution if you’re going to burn today.

Forecast:

Cool and dry weather is expected today as high pressure builds down from Canada. A frontal boundary south of the region may spread some showers into central and southern Vermont and parts of the Northern ‘Dacks on Saturday, otherwise, we’ll remain dry to the north. Areas of frost are a potential Saturday night. Warmer and drier weather returns for Sunday going into next week.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today. It’ll be on the cool side with highs only around 53F and NW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows around 36F and NNW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday should be cloudy early, followed by partial clearing. Highs will be near 55F with south winds at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday night should be lear to partly cloudy with lows around 38F and light and variable. Some frost is possible in the ‘Dacks and NEK.

Sunday’s looking partly cloudy with highs around 68F and NW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 48F and south winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 63 and a low of 38.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 66 and lows of 44.
The record high was 90°F in 1911.
The record low was 27°F in 1962.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:30AM
Sunset: 8:08PM
Length of Visible Light: 15h 43m
Length of Day: 14h 37m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 20 seconds longer

The Moon is a waning crescent, 25 days old with 20% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:50AM
Moonset: 3:45PM

About Today’s Photo:

We have two bird boxes in our front field. While they were originally intended for bluebirds, we’ve often had tree swallows move in to one with bluebirds in the other. The past two summers we’ve hosted tree swallows in one and now it looks like house wrens again in the second. These chattery little birds are quite fun to watch as they forage for nesting materials. When I cleaned this box out in March, I found their well built nest of twigs lined with milk weed fluff, rootlets, and other soft materials.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @  300mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/1000″ exposure.


Thursday, May 10, 2018

magnolia

A magnolia blossom in our back garden

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 67 degrees under clear skies. Winds are out of the east at 2-4 mph. Relative humidity is 43%, dewpoint 43, barometric pressure 29.84” and falling rapidly. Yesterday’s high was a sultry 81, and the overnight low was 49.

Forecast:

A upper shortwave trough and associated cold front approaching from the northern Great Lakes will bring increasing clouds this morning and scattered showers starting by midday. There is a slight chance of thunderstorms as well, mainly during the afternoon hours, with a threat for lightning and wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph with any stronger storm cores. Cooler and drier weather will return on Friday going into the weekend.

We’ll see sunny skies this morning giving way to increasing clouds with periods of showers by midday with thunder possible this afternoon. Highs will be around 72F with south winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. Tonight showers early should taper to cloudy skies overnight. Lows will be around 42F with WNW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Friday should start off partly cloudy, then become mostly sunny. It’ll be on the cool side with highs only around 56F with NW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 38F and light and variable winds.

Saturday should start out cloudy early, followed by partial clearing. There’s a slight chance of a rain shower south. Highs will be around 60F with SSE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of a rain shower. Lows will be around 39F with light and variable winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 53 and a low of 36. We picked up 0.02″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 65 and lows of 43.
The record high was 89°F in 2007 (we had a high of 87).
The record low was 25°F in 1947.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:31AM
Sunset: 8:07PM
Length of Visible Light: 15h 41m
Length of Day: 14h 35m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 22 seconds longer

The Moon is a waning crescent, 24 days old with 29% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:23AM
Moonset: 2:40PM

About Today’s Photo:

The magnolia tree in our back yard is in full bloom right now. It’s always a treat to watch the fat furry buds on this tree crack open and burst like slow motion fireworks. The blossoms are already starting to fall apart…

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @  218mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/5000″ exposure.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

wild-oats-18

Wild oats blooming in the woods

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 58 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 70%, dewpoint 48, barometric pressure 30.16” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 76, and the overnight low was 41.

Forecast:

High pressure continues to rule the roost with clear skies and fair conditions through tonight. Temperatures will be several degrees warmer
today, with afternoon valley highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. A cold front will cross the region later Thursday bringing scattered showers and a slight chance of a thunderstorm Thursday afternoon and night. Cooler weather will return for Friday, with a renewed threat for rain showers on Saturday.

We’ll see sunny skies today with highs around 78F and SSW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight should be clear with lows around 54F and SE winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday should start out mostly sunny for the morning hours, then give way to clouds and occasional showers in the afternoon with a rumble of thunder possible. Highs will be around 71F with south winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Thursday night should be partly cloudy after some evening light rain. Lows will be around 40F with WNW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Friday’s looking mostly sunny with highs around 58F and NW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy in the evening, becoming cloudy overnight with a slight chance of a rain shower. Lows will be around 42F with light and variable winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 48 and a low of 33. We picked up 0.06″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 65 and lows of 43.
The record high was 92°F in 1979.
The record low was 28°F in 1950.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:33AM
Sunset: 8:06PM
Length of Visible Light: 15h 38m
Length of Day: 14h 32m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 24 seconds longer

The Moon is a waning crescent, 23 days old with 38% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:53AM
Moonset: 1:37PM

About Today’s Photo:

Sessile bellwort—a.k.a. wild oats—is blooming now in the shaded hardwood forests. These graceful yellow flowers spread asexually via extensive underground root systems to form large colonies that can carpet the forest floor. There are several such colonies up by a nearby beaver pond.

Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @  32mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/400″ exposure.