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Archive for July, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

house-wren

A house wren keeps an eye on me…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 63 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 63, barometric pressure 30.11” and steady. We picked up 0.03” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 82, and the overnight low was 60.

Forecast:

The strengthening Bermuda high pressure in the western Atlantic will keep warm air funneling into the region well into next week along with increasing humidity levels. The best threat of showers will occur across northern portions of New York and Vermont this morning, then across the entire region on Wednesday and again by Friday. Generally dry weather returns for the weekend along with very warm to hot temperatures.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a 40% chance of showers this morning, then partly sunny skies with a slight chance of showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 60s and light and variable winds.

Wednesday should be partly sunny with a slight chance of showers in the morning, then a 50% chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be around 80 with south winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. It’ll be humid with lows in the upper 60s and south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Thursday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. It’ll be humid with highs in the mid 80s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 87 and a low of 51.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 60° and a high of 81°
The record low was 42° in 1964.
The record high was 96° in 1999 (we had a high of 92).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:38AM
Sunset: 8:17PM
Length of day: 14:39:39
Today will be 2:17 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 18 days old with 89% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:26PM
Moonset: 9:09AM

About Today’s Photo:

Our daughter’s new place in Etna, NH is surrounded by woods. While enjoying my morning coffee the other day on her back deck, I was visited by a chattery house wren ducking in and out of the foliage.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @  300mm, ISO 1600, f/8, 1/80″ exposure.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

cat-bird-chick

A cat bird chick stares me down

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:35AM it’s currently 60 degrees under mostly sunny skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 59, barometric pressure 30.13” and rising. Yesterday’s high was 80, and the overnight low was 52.

Forecast:

Surface high pressure over the region this morning will provide dry and seasonal conditions to the North Country through tonight. Low pressure moving out of the Ohio River Valley Tuesday will deliver warm and more humid conditions with chances for showers and thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon through the remainder of the work week, especially Wednesday and Wednesday night, as the Bermuda high off the Atlantic coast maintains a warm moist southwest flow into our region.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the lower 80s and light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s and light and variable winds.

Tuesday should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 60s with light and variable winds.

Wednesday’s looking mostly cloudy with 50% a chance of showers and thunderstorms. It’ll be humid with highs around 80 and south winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 79 and a low of 42.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 60° and a high of 81°.
The record low was 45° in 1968.
The record high was 96° in 1959.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:37AM
Sunset: 8:19PM
Length of day: 14:41:57
Today will be 2:15 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 17 days old with 94% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:59PM
Moonset: 8:08AM

About Today’s Photo:

We were helping our daugther & fiance move out of their apartment in Norwich yesterday when we heard a cacophy of grey cat bird squawking in the lilacs along the road. Going out to investigate, I watched as two adult cat birds chased a red squirrel out of the shrubs. Then I noticed something moving in the grass and understood why they’d been so agitated: one of their chicks had fallen from the nest (that I couldn’t find…) and was in the grass. Not wanting to add to their stress, I grabbed a quick shot of the little thing with my phone before stepping back to a more respectful distance.


Saturday, July 28, 2018

hostas-rain

Hostas in the rain

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:25AM it’s currently 63 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 62, barometric pressure 29.95” and steady. We picked up 0.04” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 85, and the overnight low was 62.

Forecast:

Upper level low pressure north of the Canadian border and a slow moving surface cold front will continue to dominate our weather for one more day today with another round of widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms this
afternoon and evening. High pressure will build in Sunday bringing dry weather into early next week before chances for showers return from Wednesday onward.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be around 80 with light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 30%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms until midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Sunday should be partly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s and southwest winds around 10 mph.

Monday’s looking mostly sunny with highs around 80 and light and variable winds.
Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 60.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 74 and a low of 49. We picked up 0.67″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 60° and a high of 82°.
The record low was 45° in 2001 (we had a low of 42).
The record high was 96° in 1964.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:34AM
Sunset: 8:21PM
Length of day: 14:46:25
Today will be 2:10 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 15 days old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:59PM
Moonset: 6:10AM

About Today’s Photo:

The welcome rain refreshes some of the hostas (that the deer haven’t eaten) along our front porch.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @  171mm, ISO 800, f/4/.7, 1/250″ exposure.


Thursday, July 26, 2018

yellow-daylily

Bright yellow day lilies by the pond

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 69 degrees and raining steadily under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 68, barometric pressure 29.78” and steady. We picked up 0.69” of rain overnight (hallelujah!) Yesterday’s high was 82, and the overnight low was 68.

Forecast:

A deep upper trough of low pressure across the eastern United States combined with a slow moving cold frontal boundary will continue to provide portions of the North Country with light to moderate rainfall this morning. A brief ridge of surface high pressure will build in this afternoon bringing drier conditions overnight tonight. A cold front will then bring a period of showers and thunderstorms to the region Friday, with some storms potentially on the strong side. Scattered showers are possible on Saturday, with drier conditions expected for Sunday.

We’ll see showers today with a slight chance of thunderstorms this morning, then scattered showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is near 100%. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be in the mid 60s with light and variable winds.

Friday should bring a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs will be around 80 with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Friday night showers and thunderstorms are likely. Lows will be in the lower 60s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Saturday should be partly sunny with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 77 and a low of 48.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 60° and highs of 82°.
The record low was 45° in 1976.
The record high was 94° in 1989.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:32AM
Sunset: 8:23PM
Length of day: 14:50:45
Today will be 2:06 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 13.4 days old with 98% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:43PM
Moonset: 4:22AM

About Today’s Photo:

Pollen clings to the anthers of this bright yellow day lily blooming by our pond.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 400, f/2.8, 1/8000″ exposure.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

echinacea

Echinacea blooming in our back garden

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently a sultry 74 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint 69, barometric pressure 29.97” and falling slowly. Yesterday’s high was a muggy 89, and the overnight low was 67.

Forecast:

Rain showers will become numerous today as a trough of low pressure across the eastern Great Lakes moves eastward and interacts with tropical moisture already in place across the region. Locally heavy downpours are expected, especially this afternoon into tonight. Rainfall amounts of 3/4″ up to 1.5″ are expected today through early Thursday morning in most areas. A few embedded thunderstorms are also possible this afternoon into tonight. Drier conditions with developing partly sunny skies are expected Thursday afternoon, with highs reaching the low to mid 80s. More showers are expected Friday.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a chance of showers this morning, then showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall is possible this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Tonight showers are likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall is possible. It’ll be humid with lows in the mid 60s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Thursday should be cloudy with showers likely in the morning, then partly sunny with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 60s and light and variable winds.

Friday showers and thunderstorms are likely. Highs will be in the lower 80s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Friday night showers and thunderstorms are likely. Lows will be in the lower 60s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 70 and a low of 52. We picked up 0.58″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 61° and a high of 82°
The record low was 45° in 1912.
The record high was 97° in 1963.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:31AM
Sunset: 8:24
Length of day: 14:52:51
Today will be 2:03 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12.5 days old with 94% illumination.
Moonrise; 6:58PM
Moonset: 3:34AM

About Today’s Photo:

Echinacea, or cone flower, is one of the kings of summer blooms in my opinion. This native member of the sunflower family produces a wide variety of colors and forms, but the dense and richly colorful center of the flower is where the interest is for me.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/2.8, 1/300″ exposure.


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

wasp-annes-lace

A small wasp on Queen Anne’s Lace

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:20AM it’s currently 67 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the southwest at 3-5 mph. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 66, barometric pressure 30.16” and steady. We picked up 0.36” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 82, and the overnight low was 66.

Forecast:

The strong Bermuda high anchored southeast of Nova Scotia is slowly expanding westward and will maintain a tropical southerly air flow with very warm and muggy conditions for today and tonight. Most of the rain shower activity today and tonight will be confined to the western ‘Dacks into the St. Lawrence River valley. A mid-level trough of low pressure across the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley will eventually shift eastward on Wednesday, bringing more widespread rain showers and isolated thunderstorms to northern New York and Vermont for Wednesday into Wednesday night. With deep moisture in place, locally heavy downpours are possible with rainfall amounts of 1″ to 1.5″ generally expected from Wednesday into Thursday morning.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid 80s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Tonight should bring a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight. It’ll be partly cloudy and humid with lows around 70 and south winds 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday showers are likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall is possible in the afternoon. It’ll be humid with highs in the upper 70s and south winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Wednesday night showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall is possible. It’ll be humid with lows in the upper 60s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90 percent.

Thursday showers are likely with locally heavy rainfall possible. Highs will be around 80 with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 68 and a low of 54. We picked up 0.14″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 61° and a high of 82°
The record low was 45° in 1912.
The record high was 95° in 1987.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:30Am
Sunset: 8:25
Length of day: 14:54:54
Today will be 2:01 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11.5 days old with 88% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:08PM
Moonset: 2:51AM

About Today’s Photo:

Queen Anne’s lace is blooming in our front field now, and it’s attracting the usual pollenators. This small was was busy lapping up nectar from the many tiny flowerettes that make up the broad lace flower.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 400, f/8, 1/250″ exposure.


Monday, July 23, 2018

bumble-bee-lavender

A bumble bee works the lavender in our back garden

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently a muggy 72 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 71, barometric pressure 30.10” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.15” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 79, and the overnight low was 69.

Forecast:

Showery conditions will prevail today as moisture continues to stream into the region as we remain squeezed between a Bermuda high to our east and a deep trough to our west. We may see some breaks of sunshine midday before more showers and the possibility of a thunderstorm crop up again this afternoon. Showery conditions will persist through the week with humid conditions and temperatures bumping towards 90 in the Champlain Valley Tuesday.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a 40% chance of showers and a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms until midnight. It’ll be humid with lows in the upper 60s and southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday should be partly sunny with a 20% chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. It’ll be humid with highs in the mid 80s and south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy and humid with lows in the lower 70s and south winds 10 to 15 mph.

Wednesday showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. It’ll be humid with highs around 80 and south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Wednesday night showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 60s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 77 and a low of 50.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 61° and a high of 82°
The record low was 46° in 1977.
The record high was 93° in 1952.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:29AM
Sunset: 8:26
Length of day: 14:56:55
Today will be 1:58 shorter then yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10.7 days old with 82% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:13PM
Moonset: 2:12AM

About Today’s Photo:

The lavender blooming in our back garden is a popular place for pollinators now. Several different species of bees were in attendance including this bumble bee.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/10, 1/250″ exposure.