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Archive for October, 2018

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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A flock of turkeys gleans in the Moultrop’s cornfield

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 29 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 28, barometric pressure 30.07” and falling slowly. We have a heavy frost on the ground. Yesterday’s high was 39, and the overnight low was 25.

Forecast:

We’ve got a rain albeit seasonably mild stretch of days ahead of us going into the weekend. Low pressure over the Great Lakes this morning will set up a southwesterly airflow aloft over our region today bringing in warmer air and plenty of moisture. We’ll see showers develop later today before tapering off later tonight. As the low approaches Thursday, another surge of moisture will move in bringing widespread rain Thursday and into the weekend.

We’ll see rain developing this afternoon. Highs will be near 51 with light south winds increasing to 9 to 14 mph in the morning and gusting to 24 mph this afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Tonight rain is likely. It’ll be cloudy with a low around 44 and south winds 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday rain is likely. It’ll be cloudy with a high near 46 and light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Thursday night rain is likely. Lows should be around 39 with calm winds becoming northeasterly around 5 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Friday rain is likely. Highs will be near 49 with east winds 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Friday night rain is likely. Lows will be around 43 with east winds 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 33.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 36 and highs of 52.
The record low was 19 in 1966.
The record high was 69 in 1946.
Average rainfall for this date is 0.11″

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:27AM
Sunset: 5:42PM
Length of day: 10:15:05
Today will be 2:44 shorter than yesterday.

The moon is in its last quarter, 21.7 days old with 54% illumination.
No Moonrise
Moonset: 2:15PM

About Today’s Photo:

If you’ve passed by Henry Moultrop’s sweetcorn field on the Main Road the past few days, you might have seen some of this flock of turkeys gleaning. Turkeys, while originally native to Vermont, were hunted to disappearance in the mid-1800s. Vermont Fish and Game reintroduced turkeys (from North Carolina I believe…) in the late 1960s. Seems to me, turkeys have done pretty well since then.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  40mm, ISO 200, f/9, 1/30″ exposure.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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“Rusting” oak leaves in our front yard

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 34 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 33, barometric pressure 29.93” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.35” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 48, and the overnight low was 34.

Forecast:

A northwest flow aloft will continue to bring quite a bit of cloud cover to the region this morning along with a few mountain snow showers. We should see some clearing this afternoon and evening as high pressure builds briefly into the region. Low pressure and an associated frontal system approaching from the Great Lakes on Wednesday will bring another round of showers Wednesday afternoon into Thursday. Temperatures will moderate some from the below-normal regime we’ve been experiencing of late with highs Wednesday and Thursday in the mid 40s to lower 50s.

We’ll se cloudy skies today with gradual clearing this afternoon. Highs will be near 40 with southwest winds 5 to 9 mph becoming northwesterly in the morning. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 29 and northwest winds around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Wednesday rain is likely. It’ll be cloudy with a high near 49 and south winds 6 to 14 mph gusting to 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Wednesday night rain is likely. It’ll be cloudy with a low around 43 and south winds 5 to 11 mph becoming westerly after midnight and gusting to 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday rain is likely. It’ll be cloudy with a high near 47 and light northwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Thursday night rain is likely. Lows will be around 40 with light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 65 and a low of 45. We picked up 1.14″ of rain and had a pretty big blow happening. We lost power for 3 days.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 35 and high of 52.
The record low was 20 in 1966.
The record high was 70 in 2012 (we had a high of 67).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:26AM
Sunset: 5:44PM
Length of day: 10:17:49
Today will be 2:45 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 20.7 days old with 65% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:01PM
Moonset: 1:26PM

About Today’s Photo:

Red oak is abundant in our region and is one of the last species of trees to change color and drop its leaves in the fall. I like the way the leaves seem to “rust” as they change.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  61mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/800″ exposure.


Monday, October 29, 2018

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Poplar leaves, water, and “squiggles” in Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 42 degrees and drizzling a bit under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 41, barometric pressure 29.68” and steady. We picked up 0.04” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 45, and the overnight low was 38.

Forecast:

We’ve got an active weather pattern on tap for much of this week. An upper level low pressure system moving across the region today and tonight will bring widespread showers to the area. A brief interval of relatively dry weather is expected on Tuesday, but another trough of low pressure will move into the region Wednesday and linger through Friday bringing more widespread showers. Temperatures should be cool early in the week and moderate to more seasonable levels later in the week.

Today showers are likely especially this afternoon. It’ll be cloudy with a high near 44 and south winds around 5 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tonight should bring a 40% chance of rain showers. It’ll be cloudy with a low around 31 and northwest winds 3 to 7 mph.

Tuesday should start out cloudy then gradually become mostly sunny with a high near 41 and northwest winds around 8 mph. Tuesday night should bring a 30% chance of rain and snow late. Lows will be around 33 with calm winds becoming southerly around 5 mph after midnight.

Wednesday showers are likely. It’ll be cloudy with a high near 51 and south winds 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Wednesday night showers are likely. It’ll be cloudy with a low around 43 and south winds around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 62 and a low of 54. We picked up 0.05″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 52 and a low of 35.
The record low was 20 in 1969.
The record high was 71 in 1946.
Average rainfall for this date is 0.11″

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:25AM
Sunset: 5:45PM
Length of day: 10:20:35
Today will be 2:46 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 19.6 days old with 76% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:57PM
Moonset: 12:30PM

About Today’s Photo:

I never tire of taking pictures of water. Simply adjusting the shutter speed can make for a variety of different effects in how the flow is rendered. A fast shutter speed “freezes” (above 1/250″) the water, a slow speed (< 1/20″) blurs it, and somewhere in between creates the kind of squiggles seen here. I like the squiggles…

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 400, f/14, 1/30″ exposure.


Sunday, October 28, 2018

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Leaves under water in Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 37 degrees and drizzling under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 36, barometric pressure 29.69” and steady. We picked up 0.62” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 40, and the overnight low was 37.

Forecast:

A slow moving upper level trough of low pressure park itself over the region today and be in place until Monday night bringing widespread cloud cover and off and scattered to numerous rain showers. Temperatures will continue to be below normal—in the upper 30s to low 40s through the period. Hi pressure will build in briefly late Monday night into Tuesday bringing dry conditions, but another trough of low pressure will move into the region Wednesday through Friday bringing more rain. Temperatures will be at or slightly above normal through the period.

We’ll see a 30% chance of showers today. It’ll be cloudy with a high near 40 and calm winds becoming southerly 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Tonight should bring a 30% chance of rain mixing with snow early Monday morning. It’ll be cloudy with a low around 36 and south winds around 7 mph.

Monday rain is likely. It’ll be cloudy with a high near 44 and south winds around 5 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Monday night should bring a 30% chance of showers before 11:00PM. It’ll be cloudy with a low around 31 and northwest winds around 7 mph.

Tuesday should start out cloudy through mid morning, then gradually clear with a high near 42 and northwest winds 6 to 11 mph. Tuesday night should bring a 30% chance of mountain snow and valley rains. It should be increasingly cloudy with a low around 34 and calm winds becoming southerly around 6 mph in the evening.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 66 and a low of 56.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 36 and a high of 53.
The record low was 19 in 1974.
The record high was 75 in 1947.
Average rainfall for this date is 0.11″

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:23AM
Sunset: 5:47PM
Length of day: 10:23:22
Today will be 2:47 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 18.5 days old with 85% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:59PM
Moonset: 11:28AM

About Today’s Photo:

Rippling colors beneath the water of Fargo Brook.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 400, f/8, 1/160″ exposure.


Saturday, October 27, 2018

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Bluebird sky and fresh rime on Camel’s Hump yesterday midday

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 9:00AM it’s currently 39 degrees and blustery under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 3-8 mph. Relative humidity is 61%, dewpoint 26, barometric pressure 30.09” and falling slowly. Yesterday’s high was 40, and the overnight low was 28.

Forecast:

Strong low pressure over the Tidewater region of Virgina this morning will track northward across New Jersey and into southeastern New York today, and into western New England tonight. Precipitation will overspread the North Country this morning, starting as a period of wet snow, before gradually changing to a wintry mix and plain rain. Several inches of snow accumulation are possible before the changeover in the northern ‘Dacks and also across central and eastern Vermont and Greens. Gusty downslope winds are also expected today across Rutland and Addison counties. The low will be slow to move away from the region, resulting in continued overcast conditions Sunday and Monday with periods of showers.

We should see a mix rain and snow today before 3:00PM, changing over to all rain later in the afternoon. Highs will be near 38 with east winds 9 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Tonight rain is likely. Lows will be around 34 with north winds 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday rain is likely, mainly before noon. It’ll be cloudy with a high near 40 and calm wind becoming southerly 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Sunday night should bring a 30% chance of showers before 9:00PM. It’ll be cloudy with a low around 37 and south winds 6 to 8 mph.

Monday showers are likely, mainly after 5:00PM. It’ll be cloudy with a high near 45 and south winds around 6 mph becoming westerly in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Monday night should bring 30% chance of rain and snow showers. It’ll be cloudy with a low around 31 and northwest winds around 6 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 57 and a low of 37. We picked up 1.29″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 36 and a high of 53.
The record low was 22 in 1974.
The record high was 74 in 1947.
Average rainfall for this date is 0.12″

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:22AM
Sunset: 5:48PM
Length of day: 10:26:10
Today will be 2:48 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 17.5 days old with 91% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:10PM
Moonset: 10:21AM

About Today’s Photo:

The Hump was covered in a fine mantle of rime ice and snow yesterday midday. The bright blue sky created a lovely contrast.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @  300mm, ISO 200, f/9, 1/1300″ exposure.


Friday, October 26, 2018

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A yellowing beech leaf by Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:30AM it’s currently 29 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 80%, dewpoint 24, barometric pressure 30.12” and rising slowly. We had more persistent snow showers during the day yesterday but didn’t receive any accumulation. Yesterday’s high was 35, and the overnight low was 25.

Forecast:

A narrow ridge of high pressure will provide for dry and partly sunny day today, with continued below normal temperatures. A developing low pressure system along the North Carolina coast will advance up the coast to Long Island by Saturday evening. This system will bring increasing clouds tonight, followed by developing precipitation from south to north during the daylight hours Saturday. We’ll see a mix of rain and wet snow to start, followed by all rain. It’ll be breezy as well Saturday, especially along the western slopes of the Greens and across the higher elevations, where wind gusts to 40 mph are expected. A lingering upper level low will bring continued cloudy skies with periods of rain showers on Sunday.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a high near 38 and northwest winds 5 to 9 mph. Tonight should bring increasing clouds with a low around 31 and east winds 3 to 7 mph.

Saturday should bring a chance of rain and snow early then all rain. Highs will be near 39 with east winds 11 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Saturday night rain is likely. Lows will be around 35 with north winds 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Sunday rain is likely mainly before 1:00PM. It’ll be cloudy with a high near 44 and light and variable winds becoming southerly around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Sunday night should bring a 40% chance of showers. It’ll be cloudy with a low around 37 and south winds around 6 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 46. We picked up 0.20″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 36 and a high of 53.
The record low was 18 in 1941.
The record high was 75 in 1963.
Average rainfall for this date is 0.11″

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:21AM
Sunset: 5:50PM
Length of day: 10:28:59
Today will be 2:49 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 16.4 days old with 96% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:29PM
Moonset: 9:11AM

About Today’s Photo:

Beech trees are some of the last trees to change color and drop their leaves in fall. Some young beech saplings will hold their leaves straight through the winter allowing the leaves to bleach to a ghostly white.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 400, f/8, 1/500″ exposure.


Thursday, October 25, 2018

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A pair of poplar leaves in Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 33 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 90%, dewpoint 30, barometric pressure 30.09” and steady. We picked up about 0.50” of snow yesterday and 0.17” of melted precipitation. Yesterday’s high was 40, and the overnight low was 33.

Forecast:

Any light lingering showers this morning will diminish through the early afternoon as high pressure builds in. We should see at least some partial sunshine by this afternoon, although temperatures will remain unseasonably cold. The next chance for widespread precipitation arrives over the weekend as a coastal low tracks up the Eastern Seaboard. We should see mostly rain from this system, but some of the higher elevations may see some frozen precipitation mixed in Saturday night.

We’ll see some lingering rain or snow showers this morning giving way to partly sunny skies this afternoon. It’ll remain seasonably chilly with a high near 36 and northwest winds 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 28 and northwest winds 6 to 10 mph.

Friday should be mostly sunny with a high near 40 and west winds 3 to 6 mph. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 34 and calm wind becoming easterly 5 to 7 mph in the evening.

Saturday should bring a chance of rain and mountain snow before 9:00AM, changing to all rain. Highs will be near 40 with northeast winds 9 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Saturday night rain is likely. It’ll be cloudy with a low around 36 and north winds 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 65 and a low of 51. We picked up 0.46″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 36 and a high of 54.
The record low was 22 in 1949.
The record high was 80 in 1963.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:19AM
Sunset: 5:51PM
Length of day: 10:31:49
Today will be 2:50 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 15.4 days old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:53PM
Moonset: 8:02AM

About Today’s Photo:

A pair of poplar leaves parked precariously in the flow of Fargo Brook. The right shutter speed makes for cellophane like water flowing over the rocks.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 400, f/11, 1/25″ exposure.