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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

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A hairy woodpecker stares me down

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently a balmy 26 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 46%, dewpoint 8, barometric pressure 30.23” and falling rapidly. We have 16” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 12, and the overnight low was 12.

There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for our region until 1:00AM Thursday.

Forecast:

Low pressure approaching from the Great Lakes today will lift a strong warm front across the region bringing a period of wintry precipitation today along with gusty south to southwest winds. The wintry precipitation will change to a cold rain overnight with pockets of freezing rain in the ‘Dacks and NEK as temperatures warm into the 30s. Cold ground temperatures could make for icing on road surfaces. Rain will continue into Thursday morning before changing over to wet snow during the afternoon hours. Temperatures will drop back into the 20s by evening. Colder temperatures return for the weekend with chances for additional snow showers Friday and Sunday.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with snow, freezing rain, and sleet developing before 4:00pm, changing over to rain 5:00pm. Highs will be near 34 with south winds 16 to 18 mph gusting to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70% with maybe an inch of snow/sleet expected before the changeover to rain. Tonight rain is likely. Lows will be around 33 with south winds 16 to 21 mph gusting to 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%

Thursday will bring rain rain before noon changing over to snow after 2:00pm. Temperature will fall into the 20s by nightfall with south winds 6 to 14 mph becoming northwesterly in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100% with new snow accumulation of around 1″ possible. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow. Lows will be around 15 with northwest winds 5 to 11 mph.

Friday should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of snow showers. Highs will be near 26 with south winds 6 to 15 mph becoming westerly in the afternoon. Friday night should be mostly cloudy and chilly with a low around -2 and west winds 5 to 11 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 44 and a low of 34. We picked up 0.08″ of rain and had 3″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 10 and a high of 27.
The record low was -19 in 1970.
The record high was 51 in 1957.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:19AM
Sunset: 4:48PM
Length of day: 9:29:43
Today will be 2:08 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 17.2 days old with 93% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:06PM
Moonset: 9:08AM

About Today’s Photo:

This hairy woodpecker seems to be staring me down on his way to the suet feeder by our front porch.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @  286mm, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/200″ exposure.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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Picket fence and snow abstract

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently a brisk -18 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 81%, dewpoint -22, barometric pressure 30.64” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.90” of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 19” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was -1, and the overnight low was -19.

Forecast:

Arctic high pressure is currently cresting over the region this morning making for a frigid start to the day. However, temperatures will warm into the single digits and lower teens by this afternoon with plenty of sunshine and much lighter winds. Low pressure moving out of the Great Lakes will begin to usher in clouds and brisk southerly winds after midnight tonight, as temperatures warm into the mid teens to lower 20s by Wednesday morning. Light snow will develop on Wednesday morning, changing over to a light wintry mix by evening with some locations experiencing a cold rain overnight. A cold front will produce another period of rain changing to snow on Thursday, with some snow accumulation likely. Colder temperatures with scattered snow showers return for Friday into the weekend.

We’ll see sunny skies today with a high near 11 and north winds around 6 mph becoming light and variable. Tonight should be cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers late. Temperature will be rising to around 17 by 4:00am with south winds 8 to 15 mph gusting to 25 mph. Little or no snow accumulation is expected.

Wednesday should bring snow, freezing rain, and sleet before 4pm, with freezing rain likely around sunset, then rain or freezing rain likely going into the evening. It’ll be cloudy, with a high near 33 and south winds 16 to 20 mph gusting to 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70% with snow and sleet accumulations of less than 1″ expected. Wednesday night rain is likely, mainly after 7:00pm. It’ll be cloudy with a low around 33 and south winds 13 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with precipitation amounts between a 1/10″ and 1/4″ possible.

Thursday rain and snow likely in the morning, becoming all snow after noon. It’ll be cloudy with a high near 36 and southwest winds 5 to 8 mph becoming northwesterly in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60% with snow accumulation of around 1″ expected . Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow. Lows will be around 18 with northwest winds around 6 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 38 and a low of 26. We had 3.5″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 10 and a high of 27.
The record low was -22 in 1970.
The record high was 53 in 1959.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:19AM
Sunset: 4:47PM
Length of day: 9:27:34
Today will be 2:05 longer than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 16 days old with 98% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:48PM
Moonset: 8:29AM

About Today’s Photo:

Deep new-fallen snow creates interesting patterns along the picket fence of our ornamental garden.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  73mm, ISO 800, f/14, 1/200″ exposure.


Monday, January 21, 2019

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Snow piles up on the Adirondack chairs on our little dock

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:25AM it’s currently -7 degrees and “snizzling” under overcasts skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 82%, dewpoint -11, barometric pressure 29.91” and rising slowly. We picked up 6.7” of new snow in the past 24hrs (12.2” storm total so far) and have 19.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 9, and the overnight low was -8.

We were lucking enough to be able to watch the lunar eclipse last night through fleeting thin clouds. The cloud cover got a little thicker right at totality (at 12:11AM), but it was a lovely show nonetheless!

Forecast:

As the strong low pressure system that brought us our bountiful snowfall exits into the Canadian Maritimes this morning, lingering light, wrap-around snow is expected to continue across northern portions of the North Country through much of today, with additional light accumulations expected. Arctic air filtering into the region ahead of approaching high pressure will provide dangerously cold wind chills of -20 to -35 through the day as well thanks to a brisk northwest airflow. Fair and dry conditions are expected on Tuesday, with highs in the teens and lighter winds. An upper level disturbance from the Great Lakes will bring our next chance for precipitation—most likely snow—on Wednesday.

We’ll see light snow today mainly before 2:00pm. Highs will be near -2 with northwest winds 13 to 17 mph gusting to 30 mph. Wind chill values could be as low as -29. Chance of precipitation is 80% with total daytime snow accumulations of around 1″ expected. Tonight should be cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers, mainly before 8:00pm. Skies will gradually clear with a low around -12 and northwest winds 7 to 16 mph gusting 29 mph. New snow accumulation of less than 1/2″ is expected.

Tuesday should be sunny with a high near 11 and north winds around 5 mph becoming calm. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 6 and south winds 7 to 17 mph gusting 33 mph.

Wednesday snow showers are likely, mainly between 10:00am and 4:00pm. It’ll be cloudy with a high near 34 and south winds around 17 mph gusting to 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with new snow accumulations of around 1″ expected. Wednesday night should be cloudy with a 60% chance of snow showers before 8:00pm, possibly mixing with rain. It’ll be cloudy with a low around 30 and south winds 6 to 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 41 and a low of 32. We had 4″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 10 and a high of 27.
The record low was -19 in 1943.
The record high was 54 in 2006 (we had a high of 58).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:20AM
Sunset: 4:46PM
Length of day: 9:25:28
Today will be 2:03 longer than yesterday.

The Moon is the full Wolf Moon (Northeast Native American), 15 days old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:31PM
Moonset: 7:43AM

About Today’s Photo:

The snowpack is getting nice and deep. Our trusty Adirondack chairs on the little dock in our little pond await the warm season under a cozy blanket of snow.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  17mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/500″ exposure.


Sunday, January 20, 2019

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Snow, twigs, and shadows in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:454AM it’s currently 8 degrees under overcast skies and snowing steadily. Relative humidity is 89%, dewpoint 6, barometric pressure 29.71” and falling rapidly. We picked up 5.5” of new snow overnight and have 14.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 19, and the overnight low was -1.

The Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for our region until 4:00PM this afternoon. A Wind Chill Warning is in effect for our region as well from 6:00PM this evening until 1:00PM Monday.

Forecast:

Winter storm conditions will continue across the region today as low pressure over the central Appalachians this morning tracks to the tip of Cape Cod by later this afternoon and then off into the Gulf of St. Lawrence tonight. Periods of heavy snow and blowing snow can be expected, especially this morning where snowfall rates of 1″ to 2″ per hour are likely, making for hazardous travel. As low pressure departs to our east tonight, Arctic high pressure will build in bringing frigid temperatures and very low wind chills through Monday night. Temperatures will moderate back into the teens on Tuesday, and into the low to mid 30s Wednesday when another storm system will bring another round of snow showers with some rain possible in the deeper valleys.

We’ll see snow today, heavy at times, with areas of blowing snow this afternoon. Highs will be near 7 with northwest winds 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with total daytime snow accumulation of 5″ to 9″ possible. Tonight snow showers are likely, mainly before 7:00pm. It’ll be mostly cloudy and cold with a low around -10 and wind chill values as low as -31. Winds will be out of the north wind at 16 mph and gusting to 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with new snow accumulations of 1″ to 2″ possible.

Monday snow showers are likely in the morning. It’ll be cloudy and cold with a high near 1 and wind chill values as low as -33. Winds will be northwesterly around 17 mph and gusting to 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with new snow accumulations of 1″ to 2″ possible. Monday night should be mostly cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around -10 and northwest winds 9 to 18 mph gusting to 30 mph.

Tuesday’s looking sunny with a high near 11 and northwest winds around 6 mph becoming calm. Tuesday night should bring a 30% chance of snow showers. It’ll be increasingly cloudy with a low around 8 and light south winds increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 43 and a low of 30. We had 5″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 10 and a high of 27.
The record low was -22 in 1970.
The record high was 52 in 1951.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:21AM
Sunset: 4:44PM
Length of day: 9:23:25
Today will be 2:00 longer than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 13.8 days old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:17PM
Moonset: 6:48AM

There will be a total lunar eclipse tonight beginning at 10:30PM and reaching totality right around midnight. Unfortunately, it looks like we’ll have overcast skies at the time. You can read about the eclipse here.

About Today’s Photo:

I’m constantly attracted to the play of shadows and light on sunny, snow laden winter days. Morning or afternoon light creates long shadows across the snow where stems from last season’s growth manage to pop above the snow. After today, I think far fewer things will be popping up!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  30mm, ISO 400, f/11, 1/1000″ exposure.


Saturday, January 19, 2019

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Delicate frost crystals on the ice of Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 2 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 78%, dewpoint -3, barometric pressure 30.37” and rising rapidly. We picked up 1.5” of fluffy new snow and have 10.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 31, and the overnight low was 0.

There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect for our region from 4:00PM this afternoon until 4:00PM Sunday.

Forecast:

The calm before the storm…

We’ve got a major winter storm on tap for tonight through Sunday. Fast moving low pressure over the southern Plains this morning will track through the the Tennessee River valley today and up the East Coast Sunday. Steady snow will develop across the region late this afternoon and evening and become heavy at times tonight into Sunday morning. Snowfall rates of 1″ to 2″ per hour are possible, making for hazardous travel. We’re looking at 8″-16″ of snow locally with higher amounts in the southern Greens. As the low departs to our east across the Gulf of Maine and Canadian Maritimes tomorrow night, north winds will increase making for blowing snow conditions throughout the day Sunday. Frigid temperatures and very low wind chills are expected Sunday night through Monday night. Temperatures will moderate back into the teens on Tuesday, and into the low to mid 30s for Wednesday of next week.

This morning’s quiet conditions will give way to snow around sunset this afternoon. It’ll be mostly cloudy and cold with a high near 6 and north winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Tonight will bring on the snow which could be heavy at times. Lows will be around 3 with east winds 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with snow accumulations of 3″ to 7″ expected overnight.

Snow will continue into Sunday and could be heavy at times. Highs will be near 6 with northeast winds 7 to 11 mph becoming northwesterly in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100% with new snow accumulation of 5″ to 9″ expected. Sunday night snow showers are likely, It’ll be mostly cloudy and cold with a low around -9 and north wind 11 to 14 mph gusting to 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with new snow accumulation of 1″ to 2″ possible.

Monday lingering snow showers are likely, mainly before noon. It’ll be mostly cloudy and cold with a high only near 0 and northwest winds 11 to 13 mph gusting to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70% with new snow accumulation of perhaps 1″ possible. Monday night should be partly cloudy and frigid with a low around -13 and northwest winds 6 to 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 30 and a low of 20. We had 5.5″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 10 and a high of 27.
The record low was -24 in 1976.
The record high was 65 in 1996.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:22AM
Sunset: 4:43PM
Length of day: 9:21:25
Today will be 1:57 longer than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12.6 days old with 95% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:10PM
Moonset: 5:46AM

About Today’s Photo:

Classic dendritic ice crystals form into delicate frost feathers on the thicker ice of Fargo Brook.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  140mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/640″ exposure.


Friday, January 18, 2019

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A sensitive fern seed head casts a long shadow in the snow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 24 degrees under overcast skies. A light snizzle is coming down. Relative humidity is 83%, dewpoint 20, barometric pressure 30.08” and falling slowly. We’ve picked up just the barest dusting of new snow and have 9.75” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 16, and the overnight low was 13.

There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect for our region from 4:00PM Saturday until 4:00PM Sunday.

Forecast:

Weak low pressure passing well to our north today will bring scattered snow showers across the region with a dusting to 2″ expected. Chilly high pressure will build in briefly tonight into Saturday before a significant coastal low approaches bringing widespread snow to the region Saturday night and Sunday. 6″-18″ of snow are expected by late Sunday with isolated higher amounts in the southern Greens. Gusty north winds are expected Sunday as well during the height of the storm making for blizzard conditions in the Champlain Valley and elsewhere. If you have any travel plans for that day, you might want to reconsider… Snow should taper off quickly Sunday by sunset. Frigid Arctic high pressure will build in behind the departing storm bringing bitterly cold temperatures Sunday night through Monday night with dangerous wind chills.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 50% chance of snow showers. Highs will be near 31 with south winds 9 to 11 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than 1″ is expected. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow showers early. Lows will be around -2 with northwest wind 8 to 13 mph.

Saturday should start out chilly and dry with snow likely mainly after 5:00pm. It’ll be mostly cloudy and cold, with a high near 7 and north winds 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Saturday night will bring the snow which could be heavy at times. Lows will be around 1 with northeast winds 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with new snow accumulations of 6″ to 10″ possible overnight.

Snow will continue into Sunday, tapering off near sunset. Snow could be heavy at times with areas of blowing snow after 3:00pm. Highs will be near 9 with north winds 7 to 14 mph gusting to 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with new snow accumulations of 4″ to 8″ possible. Sunday night should be cloudy with a 40% chance of lingering snow showers. Lows will be around -11 with northwest winds 11 to 13 mph gusting to 24 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 25 and a low of 2. We picked up 1.25″ of new snow and had 5.75″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 10 and a high of 27.
The record low was -24 in 1974.
The record high was 53 in 1996.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:22AM
Sunset: 4:42PM
Length of day: 9:19:28
Today will be 1:53 longer than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11.5 days old with 88.4% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:13PM
Moonset: 4:38PM

About Today’s Photo:

A sensitive fern seed head acts like a sundial casting a distinct shadow across snow that fell a few days before. The telltale cone around the stem speaks to the settling of the light powder.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  30mm, ISO 400, f/13, 1/1000″ exposure.


Thursday, January 17, 2019

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Hoar frost over open water on Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:10AM it’s currently -9 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 83%, dewpoint -13, barometric pressure 30.42” and rising slowly. We picked up a 0.20” dusting of snow in the past 24hrs and have 10” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 32, and the overnight low was -9.

There is a Winter Storm Watch in effect for our region from Saturday evening until Sunday night.

Forecast:

With high pressure over the region this morning, we’ll see cold and dry conditions into this evening. Low pressure will slide through the region overnight bringing a shot of light snow showers tonight into Friday morning. A coastal storm is set to impact New England Saturday night and Sunday bringing widespread snow. We may see 8″-16″ from this storm. Another shot of bitterly cold Arctic air will follow the departing storm for Monday.

We’ll see sunny skies today with a high near 15 and north winds around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning. Tonight snow showers are likely, mainly after 4:00am. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 6 and south winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with snow accumulation of less than 1″ expected.

Friday snow is likely in the morning. It’ll be cloudy with a high near 30 and south winds 7 to 10 mph gusting to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with snow accumulations of around 1″ expected. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers before 9:00pm. Gradual clearing is expected with a low around -4 and northwest winds around 11 mph.

Saturday should start out clear and chilly with increasing clouds through the day. Highs will be near 6 with north winds 3 to 7 mph. Saturday night snow is likely. Lows will be around -1 with calm winds becoming northeasterly around 6 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 28 and a low of 9. We picked up 0.75″ of snow and had 4.5″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 10 and a high of 27.
The record low was -22 in 1974.
The record high was 52 in 1990.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:23AM
Sunset: 4:41PM
Length of day: 9:17:34
Today will be 1:50 longer than yesterday.

About Today’s Photo:

Where moisture from open water and cold air meet, hoar frost is created. Here, delicate tentacles of hoar frost dangle over the flowing water of Fargo Brook.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  92mm, ISO 400, f/10, 1/60″ exposure.