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Sunday, January 27, 2019

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A white breasted nuthatch at our suet feeder

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:50AM it’s currently a blustery 25 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are out of the southeast at 4-8 mph and gusting to 21 mph. Relative humidity is 62%, dewpoint 13, barometric pressure 29.94” and falling rapidly. We have 12” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 20, and the overnight low was 2.

Forecast:

A cold front will sweep across the North County today bringing another round of widespread snow showers and possible snow squalls along with gusty south to southwesterly winds. The snow should arrive around 1:00-3:00PM in the Champlain Valley. High pressure will move in Monday bringing a quiet albeit chilly day. Low pressure moving out of the Great Lakes on Tuesday will bring our next round of widespread modest snowfall along with a return of bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills for the end of the week.

We’ll see snow showers developing today mainly before 4pm. The snow could be heavy at times with areas of blowing snow between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Highs will be near 30 with breezy southeast winds 10 to 15 mph becoming southerly 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon and gusting to 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90% with daytime snow accumulation of 1″ to 3″ possible. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 20% chance of snow showers before 8:00pm. Lows will be around 0 with west winds 5 to 13 mph becoming easterly after midnight.

Monday should be mostly sunny with a high near 14 and light and variable winds. Monday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers after 5:00am. Low will be around 7 with southeast winds 7 to 14 mph. Little or no snow accumulation is expected.

Tuesday’s looking cloudy with a 50% chance of snow. Highs will be near 30 with south winds 15 to 18 mph gusting to 31 mph. New snow accumulation of less than 1/2″ is expected. Tuesday night snow is likely. Lows will be around 13 with southeast winds 7 to 13 mph becoming westerly after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80% with 4″-8″ possible.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 47 and a low of 30. We had 2″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 10 and a high of 27.
The record low was -29 in 1994.
The record high was 53 in 1996.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:15AM
Sunset: 4:54PM
Length of day: 9:38:44
Today will be 2:19 longer than yesterday.

The Moon is in its last quarter, 21.6 days old with 55% illumination.
No Moonrise
Moonset: 11:09AM

I wanted to share this video taken by local Huntington resident, Jim Fecteau. Jim was in the right place at the right time to get some great shots of the recent ice-out in the Huntington River. Thanks Jim!

 

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3 responses

  1. Robin Worn

    Nice bird shot and great to see Jim’s ice out! Awesome!!

    January 27, 2019 at 11:27 am

  2. James Fecteau

    A reply to an email from one of your followers John:

    I thought maybe he would use it. I was late in giving him the go ahead to use it the day the ice let go. I’ll have to go visit the blog and see!
    All rivers that freeze let go like this. The rivers with a steep gradient are incredible to watch (if you can catch it at the right time). I lived on the banks of the Millbrook (On Rt. 17 in Waitsfield) and when it rained and the temps were warm I’d keep my ears and eyes on the river for signs of the ice failing. As a kid I’d walk up and down the road in hopes that I’d see the failure happen and it did, a bunch!
    So the way it sometimes went:
    I’d be walking up stream and could see a wall of fog coming down the riverbed valley (warm air meets cold river air).
    I’d run up river to one of the many bridges over the river.
    The fog would role over the area where I was standing and I’d start to hear the roar.
    The breeze from the river would go cold and the wall of ice and water would come charging around the corner.
    I’d stand there and watch the river sweep the ice under me….
    Later on when I had a car I’d do all the same things BUT I’d stop at all the bridges between where I started and the confluence with the Mad River. Sometimes I’d get the time to follow the flow all the way into Moretown.

    Sometimes I would do this and folk would ask me if everything was okay. I had this happen to me once here while watching this on the Huntington. This one guy was great He listened to my every word! ….. “see that fog? That’s the river ice. Its coming, stick around and watch mother nature at its best”……. He did! His reaction was priceless.

    We all rush around making ends meet and while doing so miss the important stuff. I wish we’d take more time to “see” things that matter.
    THANKS for the reach out!
    CHEERS!
    JIM

    January 28, 2019 at 11:39 am

    • Thanks Jim! You obviously have pretty good luck (gained from experience) in catching ice-outs! I didn’t know about the fog preceding the ice. Cool detail!

      January 28, 2019 at 1:49 pm

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