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Archive for November, 2018

Friday, November 30, 2018

red-squirrel-snow

A red squirrel pauses briefly in the hemlock near our bird feeders

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 30 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 29, barometric pressure 30.03” and rising slowly. We have 14.5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 34, and the overnight low was 29.

Forecast:

High pressure tracking across the region today will deliver dry conditions through the day on Saturday. A weak upper level disturbance could bring an isolated snow shower or two to southern Vermont this afternoon but will
quickly exit to our west before midnight. Things will start getting messy Saturday night as a strengthening low pressure system tracks out of the Ohio River valley and into New England. We’ll see snow and sleet to kick things off, transitioning to freezing rain and finally rain late Saturday night into Sunday as a potent warm front moves in. Showery weather will likely continue into next week as the low remains entrenched across the region.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with a high near 33 and calm winds. Tonight should be cloudy with a low around 26 and light and variable winds.

Saturday should start out partly sunny with a high near 34 and light and variable winds. Saturday night sleet and snow are likely before 3:00am, transitioning to rain after 4:00am. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 29 and southeast winds 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. with snow and sleet accumulations of less than 1/2″ possible.

Sunday rain is likely. Highs will be near 42 with southeast winds 9 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Sunday night should bring a 50% chance of showers. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 37 and south winds around 7 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 46 and a low of 16. We picked up 0.17″ of rain and 0.05″ of snow.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 26 and a high of 39.
The record low was -2 in 1958.
The record high was 63 in 2006 (we had a high of 64).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:06AM
Sunset: 4:14PM
Length of day: 9:07:58
Today will be 1:33 shorter than yesterday.

About Today’s Photo:

There was a bit of a line in squirrel-land the other morning as this little guy waited his turn for a chance at one of our feeders.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @  246mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/200″ exposure.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

bluebird-house-snow

A snow laden bluebird house in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 32 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm, and it’s actually stopped snowing! Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 31, barometric pressure 29.79” and rising rapidly. We picked up an additional 5” of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 17” at the stake. Our storm total is 20.5”. Not bad for November! Yesterday’s high was 34, and the overnight low was 32.

Forecast:

High pressure building into the region this morning will deliver dry conditions with slightly below normal temperatures can be expected today into Friday. A warming trend is expected this weekend with the next chance for widespread precipitation arriving Saturday night as low pressure over the midwest pushes a warm front into the northeast. Most areas will see some wet snow at the onset, which will quickly transition to mixed precipitation through Saturday night and then become mainly rain through Sunday morning. Temperatures Sunday should bump into the mid 40s regionwide.

We may see a few lingering snow showers this morning. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a high near 34 and northwest winds 9 to 11 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a low around 27 and northwest winds 3 to 8 mph.

Friday should be mostly cloudy with a high near 33 and calm winds. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 24 and calm winds.

Saturday’s looking mostly sunny to start the day with a high near 35 and light and variable wind. Saturday night rain and snow showers should spread over the region, transitioning to rain by daybreak. Lows will be around 29 with southeast winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80% with precipitation amounts between 1/10″ and 1/4″ possible.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 49 and a low of 22. We were down to bare ground at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 26 and a high of 40.
The record low was 7 in 1978.
The record high was 65 in 2005 (we had a high of 60).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:05AM
Sunset: 4:14PM
Length of day: 9:09:32
Today will be 1:37 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 21 days old with 57% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:24PM
Moonset: 12:25PM

About Today’s Photo:

Snow on snow on snow! This uncanny November snowfall makes it feel like we’re in the middle of January (on a good year…) One of the bluebird houses in our front field sports a thick mantle of dense snow.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  28mm, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/4000″ exposure.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

snow-twigs

Sticky snow coats birch twigs in our front yard

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 32 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 31, barometric pressure 29.28” and rising slowly. We picked up a whopping 12.5” of heavy dense snow in the past 24hrs and have 15” at the stake—a hands-down record for this time of year. Yesterday’s high was 37, and the overnight low was 31.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for our region until 7:00PM tonight.

Forecast:

Low pressure near the Maine and New Hampshire border this morning will continue to rotate Light accumulating snows across northern counties today as it drifts slowly east by Thursday. High pressure will build in briefly Thursday night bringing dry and seasonable weather for Thursday night into Saturday before the next chance for rain or mixed precipitation returns Saturday night into Sunday along with a shot of warmer air.

We’ll see continued snow today with highs near 34 and northwest winds 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with total daytime snow accumulations of 2″ to 4″ possible. Tonight snow is likely. Lows will be around 30 with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with new snow accumulation of 1″ to 3″ possible.

Thursday should bring a 40% chance of lingering snow showers. It’ll be cloudy with a high near 33 and northwest winds 10 to 13 mph. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 26 and northwest winds 5 to 9 mph.

Friday’s looking partly sunny with a high near 34 and light northwest winds.
Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 24 and calm winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 47 a low of 7. We picked up 1.25″ of snow and had 3″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 27 and a high of 40.
The record low was 3 in 1951.
The record high was 68 in 1990.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:04AM
Sunset: 4:15PM
Length of day: 9:11:09
Today will be 1:41 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 20.3 days old with 68% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:12PM
Moonset: 11:58PM

About Today’s Photo:

As anyone who’s wielded a snow shovel over the past couple of day knows, this stuff is heavy and sticky. It easily clings to the branches and twigs of the birch in our front yard. Many limbs are bent low—especially conifers—and we’ve seen frequent brief power outages here since the snow started falling. This storm will certainly be going down in the record books!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  34mm, ISO 1600, f/5, 1/200″ exposure.


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

branch-snow

Heavy wet snow sticks to branches and twigs

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 33 degrees and snowing steadily under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 29.40” and falling slowly. We’ve picked up 0.33” of rain/melted precipitation and 3.75” of dense, wet snow in the past 24hrs. We have 5.5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 40, and the overnight low was 33.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for our region until 7:00PM this evening.

Forecast:

Steady valley rain/snow and mountains snows will continue today across the region as a coastal low takes shape and deepens near the eastern tip of Long Island this morning. We’ll see significant snow at higher elevations across the region through Wednesday with the mountains seeing up to 2′ while valley locations receive 4″-6″. Given that temperatures will be bobbling around and just above the freezing mark, snowfall will be strongly elevationally dependent. High pressure and dry weather will build in briefly by Friday into Saturday before the next round of rain and snow arrive by next Sunday.

We’ll see snow today. Highs will be near 34 with northeast winds 7 to 10 mph becoming northwesterly in the afternoon and gusting to 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with total daytime snow accumulations of 3″ to 5″ possible. Tonight snow is likely. Lows will be around 29 with northwest winds around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90% with new snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″ possible.

Wednesday snow is likely before 1:00pm, then rain and snow in the afternoon tapering to snow after by evening. Highs will be near 35 with northwest winds 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90% with new snow accumulation of 1″ to 3″ possible. Wednesday night snow is likely. Lows will be around 29 with northwest winds 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80% with new snow accumulation of less 1″ possible.

Thursday should bring a 40% chance of lingering snow showers before ealy. It’ll be cloudy with a high near 34 and northwest winds 8 to 13 mph gusting to 23 mph. New snow accumulation of less 1/2″ is possible. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 26 and northwest winds around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 31 and a low of 14.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 27 and a high of 41.
The record low was -1 in 1957.
The record high was 61 in 2015 (we had a high of 60).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:03AM
Sunset: 4:15PM
Length of day: 9:12:50
Today will be 1:44 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 19 days old with 79% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:00PM
Moonset: 11:14AM

About Today’s Photo:

This morning’s heavy, wet snow is doing a good job of sticking to branches and twigs of the trees around the house. It’s quite lovely and reminds me a bit of velveted antlers on deer.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  21mm, ISO 1600, f/5, 1/320″ exposure.


Monday, November 26, 2018

ash-berries copy

Raindripped ash berries in our front yard

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 34 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 34, barometric pressure 29.90” and falling slowly. We picked up 0.08” of rain in the past 24hrs. We have 3” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 39, and the overnight low was 33.

There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect for our region from 7:00PM tonight until 7:00PM Tuesday.

Forecast:

We’ve got an active and messy weather pattern heading our way for the first part of the week. Double barrel low pressure—one approaching from the lower Great Lakes and the another tracking inland up the eastern seaboard—will deliver a juicy and sustained shot of mixed precipitation and snow to the region through Thursday. Widespread rain will develop tonight in valley locations with elevations above 1000′ seeing significant snowfall. By the time the lows pull out late Wednesday, we could see 2″-4″ in valley locations and as much as 18″ to 2′ across the summits of the ‘Dacks and Greens. Strong winds will accompany the storm along the western slopes of the Greens as well.

Today rain is likely mainly after 4:00pm. It’ll be cloudy with a high near 39 and light and variable winds becoming southeasterly 9 to 14 mph in the morning and gusting to 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tonight rain is likely before 11:00pm changing to snow late. Lows will be around 32 with a southeast winds 16 to 21 mph becoming northeasterly 10 to 15 mph after midnight and gusting to 38 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″ possible.

Tuesday snow is likely early diminishing to snow showers in the afternoon. Highs will be near 37 with north winds 6 to 11 mph becoming westerly in the afternoon and gusting to 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with new snow accumulations of 2″ to 4″ possible. Tuesday night snow showers are likely. It’ll be cloudy with a low around 27 and west winds 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with new snow accumulation of 1″ to 2″ possible.

Wednesday snow showers are likely. It’ll be cloudy with a high near 37 with southwest winds 5 to 8 mph becoming northwesterly in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70% with new snow accumulation of 1″ to 2″ possible. Wednesday night snow showers are likely. It’ll be cloudy with a low around 29 and northwest winds around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70% with only minor additional snow accumulation expected.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 43 and a low of 23. We picked up 0.7″ of rain and 1″ of snow and had 1″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 28 and a high of 41.
The record low was 2 in 1957.
The record high was 64 in 1979.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:01AM
Sunset: 4:16PM
Length of day: 9:14:35
Today will be 1:47 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 18 days old with 87% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:50PM
Moonset: 10:22AM

About Today’s Photo:

The Korean Mountain Ash in our front yard has a good crop of berries on it again this season. I’ve seen a few robins feasting. I like the way the raindrops (raindrips?) hang from them.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/4.5, 1/800″ exposure.


Tuesday, November 20, 2018

titmouth

A tufted titmouse feeds in the hemlock by our feeders

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 28 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 27, barometric pressure 29.94” and steady. We have 4” of crusty snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 41, and the overnight low was 27.

Forecast:

Low pressure moving up the New England coast this morning will deliver light snow across the region today. Most of the area will see less than 2″, but up to 4″ may fall across south central and southern Vermont. Snow will come to an end tonight. A sharp cold front and associated low will move across the region Wednesday bringing snow and snow squalls from about midday into the afternoon as it swings through. Sharply reduced visibilities and bursts of heavy snow will be possible with the snow squalls. Snowfall will end Wednesday night and very cold air will move in for Thanksgiving as high pressure builds into the region. High temperatures should be about 25 degrees below normal for this time of year. A warming trend will arrive going into the weekend with scattered rain showers expected Saturday night into Sunday.

We’ll see snow today mainly after 9:00am. Highs will be near 33 with calm winds becoming northwesterly around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80% with snow accumulation of 1″ to 2″ possible. Tonight should bring a 30% chance of snow showers mainly before 9:00pm. It’ll be cloudy, gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 19 and northwest winds 5 to 7 mph.

Wednesday snow showers are likely, mainly after 2:00pm. The snow could be heavy at times. Highs will be near 28 with southwest winds 6 to 13 mph becoming northwesterly in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80% with snow accumulation of 1″ to 2″ possible. Wednesday night snow showers are likely, mainly before 7:00pm. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 5 and northwest winds around 14 mph gusting to 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thanksgiving Day should be partly sunny and cold with a high near 14 and northwest winds 14 to 18 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 4 and northwest winds around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 29 and a low of 23. We picked up 4.25″ of snow and 0.11″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 30 and a high of 44.
The record low was 9 in 1959.
The record high was 71 in 1991.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:54AM
Sunset: 4:20PM
Length of day: 9:26:08
Today will be 2:05 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11.7 days old with 90% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:21PM
Moonset: 3:36AM

About Today’s Photo:

Tufted titmice are common visitors to our feeders this time of year. Like their allies, the chickadees, titmice live here year round and often flock with chickadees. On cold winter nights, up to a dozen titmice may share a tree cavity to stay warm. Note the sunflower seed between this bird’s feet.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @  300mm, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/320″ exposure.


Monday, November 19, 2018

two-oak-leaves

A pair of red oak leaves on snow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 34 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 88%, dewpoint 31, barometric pressure 30.12” and falling slowly. We have 6” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 31, and the overnight low was 31.

Forecast:

We’ll see below normal temperatures and chances for light snow Tuesday as a weak coastal low moves to our east. A strong upper disturbance moving in from the Great Lakes Wednesday should bring some snow squalls followed by a sharp cold front and strong Arctic airmass. Temperatures on Thanksgiving will be well a good 20 to 25 degrees below normal with highs struggling to reach 20. Conditions should be mostly dry for Thanksgiving. A ridge of high pressure will initiate a warming trend later in the week heading into the weekend.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today, with a high near 38 and south winds 5 to 7 mph becoming northwesterly in the afternoon. Tonight should bring a 30% chance of snow showers. It’ll be cloudy with a low around 27 and calm winds.

Tuesday snow showers are likely mainly before noon. It’ll be cloudy with a high near 31 and calm winds becoming northerly around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with snow accumulation of 1″ to 2″ possible. Tuesday night should bring a 40% chance of snow showers before 10pm. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 18 and west winds around 6 mph.

Wednesday snow showers are likely in the afternoon. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a high near 28 and southwest winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with snow accumulations of less 1″ possible. Wednesday night snow showers are likely, mainly before 8:00pm. It’ll be mostly cloudy and cold with a low around 7 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 52 and a low of 29. We picked up 0.35″ of rain and had no snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 30 and a high of 44.
The record low was 10 in 1962.
The record high was 67 in 1941.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:53ASM
Sunset: 4:21PM
Length of day: 9:28:14
Today will be 2:08 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10.8 days old with 83% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:55PM
Moonset: 2:31AM

About Today’s Photo:

When seasons bump up against each other, lovely photo opportunities exist. The snowpack in the woods up at Sleepy Hollow Ski Center are strewn with red oak leaves as the last of these late droppers continue to shed their coppery foliage. I was particularly drawn to the drops of water—melted snow—on the surface of the leaves.

Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @  32mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/640″ exposure.