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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 3 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 89%, dewpoint 1, barometric pressure 30.21” and rising rapidly. We picked up 1.1” of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 13” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 9, and the overnight low was 2.

Forecast:

High pressure will build across the region today into Friday bringing dry but seasonably cool conditions through Saturday morning. Weak low pressure moving out of the Great Lakes on Saturday will bring a period of light snow to the region later Saturday into Saturday evening with perhaps an inch or two of snow expected. A more impactful nor’easter system looks to be on tap for Sunday night into Monday which may deliver some more signifcant snowfalls across the North County. Temperatures will continue to trend below average well into next week.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies this morning gradually becoming sunny this afternoon with a high near 19 and calm winds becoming northwesterly around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear with a low around 1 and calm winds.

Friday should be sunny with a high near 30 and calm winds becoming westerly around 5 mph in the afternoon. Friday night should bring increasing clouds with a low around 14 and calm winds.

Saturday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of snow in the afternoon, perhaps mixing with a bit of rain on valley floors. Highs will be near 35 with light and variable winds. New snow accumulations of less than 1″ is expected. Saturday night snow is likely. It’ll be cloudy with a low around 22 and calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 60% with perhaps an inch of new snow possible.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 58 and a low of 31. Bare ground at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 31 and a low of 13.
The record low was -30 in 1979.
The record high was 62 in 1981.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:31AM
Sunset: 5:38PM
Length of Day: 11:07:10
Today will be 3:00 longer than yesterday.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 24 days old with 32% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:52AM
Moonset: 12:10PM


Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently a brisk -5 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 82%, dewpoint -9, barometric pressure 30.49” and falling slowly. We have 12” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 15, and the overnight low was -8.

Forecast:

Late winter cold will persist over the next 24 hours as weak clipper system brings a period of light snows to the region—mostly south—tonight. High pressure will build back in Thursday with a chilly-ish night Thursday night. Temperatures will begin to moderate heading into towards the end of the week with the next chance for light snow or rain coming later Saturday into Saturday night.

We’ll see increasing clouds today with a 50% chance of light snow after 1:00pm. Highs will be near 13 with north winds around 6 mph becoming calm in the afternoon. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than 1/2″ is expected. Tonight light snow is likely. Lows will be around 4 with light and variable winds becoming easteerly around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80% with new snow accumulations of around 1″ expected.

Thursday should start out cloudy with a 20% chance of light snow in the morning. Skies will graduallly clear, with a high near 23 and north winds 5 to 7 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 5 and calm winds.

Friday’s looking sunny with a high near 33 and light and variable winds. Friday night should bring increasing clouds with a low around 17 and calm winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 23. We picked up 0.02″ of rain. No snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 34 and a low of 16.
The record high was 57 in 2000 (we had a high of 61).
The record low was -21 in 1963.

Sunrise: 6:33AM
Sunset: 5:37PM
Length of day: 11:04:09
Today will be 3:00 longer than yesterday.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 23 days old with 41% illumination.
Moorise: 1:55AM
Moonset: 11:26AM

About Today’s Photo:

Since I don’t have access to my laptop, new photos our out for now. So I’ll be posting archived photos from years past. Today we have a nice Queen Anne’s lace seed head cupping a bit of snow.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Looks like my laptop will be at the doctor’s for maybe another week, so I figured I’d try an abbreviated weather blog on my iPad.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently a brisk 6 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 64%, dewpoint 30.30” and rising rapidly. We picked up a wind blown dusting of snow in the past 24hrs and have 12.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 33, and the overnight low was -6.

Forecast:

We’ll see mainly quiet weather over the next 36 hours as high pressure builds east into the North Country from the upper Great Lakes. Partly to mostly sunny skies should be the rule today with perhaps a stray flurry in the northern mountains from time to time. It’ll be on the chilly side most of the week with temperatures a good 10 to 15 degrees below seasonal averages. A weak clipper system will skirt to our south Wednesday bringing light snow to southern Vermont, but northern areas should remain dry. More chilly high pressure pulls in for Thursday as high pressure builds in. Temperatures will begin to moderate to more seasonable levels heading into the weekend, with the next chance for precipitation arriving Sunday.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with a high near 15 and northwest winds 15 to 21 mph gusting to 33 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around -2 and northwest winds 6 to 15 mph gusting to 25 mph.

Wednesday should bring a slight chance of snow after 5pm. It’ll be mostly sunny, with a high near 14 and north winds 1 to 5 mph. Wednesday Night should be cloudy with a low around 5 and east winds around 3 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40% with new snow accumulation of less than half an inch expected.

Thursday should be mostly sunny with a high near 25 and north winds around 3 mph. Thursday Night should be partly cloudy with a low around 9 and east winds around 2 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 46 and a low of 27. We picked up 0.06″ of rain and had bare ground at the snow stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 34 and a low of 15.
The record high was 60 in 1957.
The record low was -19 in 1970.

Sunrise: 6:39AM
Sunset: 5:35PM
Length of Day: 11:01:09
Today will be 2:59 longer than yesterday.

The Moon is in its last quarter, 22 days old with 52% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:53AM
Moonset: 10:46AM


Sunday, February 17, 2019

Hi Folks!

Due to a computer problem (yes I get them too…) the blog will be on a hopefully brief hiatus while repairs are made. Enjoy the snow!

Cheers, John


Friday, February 15, 2019

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Breadloaf Mountain and the Breadloaf campus under blue skies

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:10AM it’s currently 33 degrees and snowing under overcast skies. Winds are gusting out off the south at 4-8 mph. Relative humidity is 76%, dewpoint 26, barometric pressure 29.76” and falling rapidly. We have 13.5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 32, and the overnight low was 15.

Forecast:

Low pressure tracking across the northern Great Lakes today will push a warm front through the North Country this morning, followed by a strong cold front this evening. Temperatures will bump up into the mid 30s to lower 40s today with breezy south winds. Morning snow showers will mix with rain showers by midday with just plain rain this afternoon. There’s not a whole lot of moisture associated with this system, so snowpack impacts should be minimal. Any rain will transition back to snow this evening as the cold front swings through. High pressure will build into the region behind the low bringing seasonably cool and
dry conditions for this upcoming weekend.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with snow showers this morning, becoming all rain after 1:00pm. Highs will be near 41 with south winds 14 to 17 mph gusting to 33 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90% with total daytime snow accumulation of less than 1/2″ expected. Tonight rain showers should transition to snow by 8:00pm. Lows will be around 22 with southwest winds 13 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90% with little or no snow accumulation expected.

Saturday should be partly sunny with a high near 29 and northwest winds around 9 mph. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 9 and northwest winds 3 to 7 mph.

Sunday’s looking mostly sunny with a high near 22 and north winds 3 to 5 mph.
Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 6 and calm winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 25. We had 6″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 12 and a high of 31.
The record low was -26 in 1943.
The record high was 54 in 2006 (we had a high of 54).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:52AM
Sunset: 5:20PM
Length of day: 10:28:49
Today will be 2:51 longer than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10 days old with 75% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:52PM
Moonset: 3:25AM

About Today’s Photo:

We took a Valentine’s Day ski up at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton yesterday and enjoyed perfect bluebird skiing conditions. This view from the fields captures the iconic yellow (we guessed “goldenrod”) buildings of the Breadloaf Campus with the bulk of Breadloaf Mountain in the background.

Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @  26mm, ISO 400, f/16, 1/640″ exposure.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

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Three stumps in ice

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:15AM it’s currently 23 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 73%, dewpoint 15, barometric pressure 29.87” and rising rapidly. We picked up 4.8” of new snow in the past 24hrs and have 15” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 34, and the overnight low was 20.

Forecast:

Weak high pressure building into the region this morning will deliver dry, partly sunny, and seasonable conditions today. Low pressure moving out of the central Great Lakes will bring a mixture of rain and snow showers Friday with a dusting to an inch in the valleys and 2″ to 4″ in the mountains. Snow may linger into Saturday morning, but high pressure will build in bringing quiet weather conditions with slightly below normal temperatures for the rest of the weekend and heading into next week.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a high near 30 and west winds 7 to 11 mph. Tonight should be increasingly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers late. Lows will be around 21 with south winds 5 to 11 mph.

Friday should be cloudy with snow showers before noon, transitioning to rain in the afternoon. Highs will be near 40 with southeast winds 11 to 18 mph gusting to 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80% with new snow accumulation of less than 1″ expected. Friday night should be cloudy with a 30% chance of rain and snow showers before 8:00pm. Lows will be around 22 with southwest winds 7 to 11 mph. New snow accumulation of less than 1/2″ is expected.

Saturday’s looking partly sunny with a high near 29 and west winds 6 to 8 mph.
Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 10 and northwest winds 5 to 7 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 41 and a low of 26. We had 6″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 12 and a high of 30.
The record low was -19 in 1987.
The record high was 55 inn 1946.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:53AM
Sunset: 5:19PM
Length of day: 10:25:58
Today will be 2:50 longer than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8.8 days old with 65% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:02PM
Moonset: 2:17AM

About Today’s Photo:

Three old stumps stand guard in the Audubon Nature Center’s beaver pond on a bright sunny day.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  61mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/2500″ exposure.


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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Flowing textures in Sherman Hollow Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:35AM it’s currently 28 degrees and snowing moderately under overcast skies. Winds are calm (finally!) Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 26, barometric pressure 29.55” and falling slowly. We picked up 3.70” of dense, wind-packed snow on our storm board and have 11.25” at the stake. We had a top wind gust of 40mph last night—pretty high for us in our sheltered hollow considering our record is 52mph. It certainly was roaring here last night! Yesterday’s high was 27, and the overnight low was 27.

The Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for our region until 4:00PM this afternoon.

The National Weather Service has also issued a Special Statement concerning the increased risk of avalanches in Smuggler’s Notch and the High Peaks region of the ‘Dacks. That’s the first time I’ve seen that!

Forecast:

Double barrel low pressure systems—the primary over the northern Great Lakes and the secondary over southern New England this morning— will lift into eastern Canada and the Maritimes respectively during the day today. Steadier morning
snow showers will gradually decrease heading towards the afternoon with additional snow accumulations of 1″ to 4″ expected today, along with areas of freezing drizzle. Temperatures will warm into the upper 20s to mid 30s today helping to improve road conditions by midday across the region. Lingering mountain snow showers will prevail overnight across the northern Greens. High pressure will build in briefly Thursday bringing mainly dry conditions and normal temperatures. A weak area of low pressure will pass to our north Friday bringing rain and snow showers with some snow accumulation likely in the mountains.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with snow showers and possible freezing drizzle this morning. High will top out near 35 with southeast winds 5 to 13 mph becoming westerly in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100% with little or no ice accumulation expected and snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″ possible. Tonight should be cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers. Lows will be around 18 with southwest winds around 14 mph gusting to 25 mph. New snow accumulations of less 1/2″ is expected.

Thursday should be partly cloudy with a 20% chance of morning snow showers. Highs will be near 29 with west winds 5 to 13 mph. Thursday night should be increasingly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow showers after 3:00am. Lows will be around 22 with light southeast winds increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the evening. New snow accumulation of less than 1/2″ is expected.

Friday should be cloudy with snow showers likely before 10:00am, mixing with and changing over to rain in the afternoon in valley locations. Highs will be near 39 with south winds 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain and snow showers before 8:00pm, then a chance of snow showers late. Lows will be around 22 with southwest winds 7 to 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 29 and a low of 4. We had 6″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 12 and a high of 30.
The record low was -25 in 1967.
The record high was 53 in 1984.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:54AM
Sunset: 5:18PM
Length of day: 10:23:08
Today will be 2:48 longer than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 7.8 days old with 54% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:20AM
Moonset: 1:10AM

About Today’s Photo:

More falling water textures from Sherman Hollow Brook at the Audubon Nature Center. Note the bright “squiggles” in the upper left corner of the image. I’ve found that, at certain shutter speeds—between 1/30″ and 1/10″—bright bits of sunlight that appear to the eye to dance on the surface of the water will actually “paint” a squiggle on the camera’s sensor. It’s a pretty interesting effect.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  55mm, ISO 400, f/16, 1/10″ exposure.