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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

globe-thistle

Globe thistle beginning to bloom in our ornamental garden

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 65 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 29.96” and steady. We picked up 1.09” of rain in the past 24hrs in a series of pretty intense downpours starting yesterday late afternoon. Yesterday’s high was 91, and the overnight low was 64.

Forecast:

After a quiet start to the day, a cold front will slide southeastward from southern Québec around midday bringing scattered showers and thunderstorms with the greatest potential for thunderstorms across south-central Vermont. Skies will clear out tonight with patchy dense fog in favored valley locations. High pressure will build eastward from the Great Lakes Thursday bringing fine summer weather with lower humidity levels on light northerly winds, along with seasonable temperatures to kick off August. Highs on Thursday will reach the upper 70s to lower 80s and then moderate into the low-mid 80s for highs on Friday and Saturday. The next chance for showers arrives Sunday.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be near 82 with south winds 5 to 7 mph becoming westerly in the afternoon. Rainfall amounts of less than 1/10″ are expected with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be around 62 with northwest winds around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday should be sunny with a high near 79 and light north winds becoming northwesterly 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Thursday night should be clear with a low around 56 and north winds around 5 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Friday’s looking sunny with a high near 82 and calm winds becoming westerly around 5 mph in the afternoon. Friday night should be mostly clear with a low around 59 and calm winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 84 and a low of 59. We picked up 0.03″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 60 and a high of 81.
The record low was 42 in 1964.
The record high was 96 in 1999 (we had a high of 92).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:37AM
Sunset: 8:18PM
Length of day: 14:40:13
Today will be 2:17 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is new, 28 days old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:45AM
Moonset: 8:17PM

About Today’s Photo:

We have several patches of globe thistles growing in our ornamental garden. The tall perennials are just now beginning to flower. The blooms are pollinator magnets with every variety of flying insect in search of nectar and pollen visiting.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/2.8, 1/500″ exposure.


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

red-eft

A red eft on the forest floor

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 69 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 67, barometric pressure 29.91” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 90, and the overnight low was 65.

Forecast:

We’ve got some active weather on tap courtesy of a slow moving cold front which will approach the region tonight into Wednesday. A pre-frontal trough will bring scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, with a few storms capable of producing locally heavy rain and gusty winds. It’ll be warm again today with temperatures bumping up into the low 90s in the Champlain Valley. Showery conditions will continue into Wednesday as the front crosses the region, tapering off by Wednesday night. Cooler, more seasonable temperatures will move in behind this cold front as it moves east on Wednesday, setting us up for a dry and pleasant weekend.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Some storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. It’ll be hot with a high near 90 and south winds 5 to 13 mph. Rainfall amounts between 1/10″-14″ are possible with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Lows will be around 65 with southwest winds 3 to 7 mph. Rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ are possible with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday should become partly sunny with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be near 81 with light and variable winds becoming westerly around 6 mph in the afternoon. Rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ are possible with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 58 and north winds around 5 mph.

Thursday’s looking sunny with a high near 79 and light north winds increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Thursday night should be mostly clear with a low around 55 and calm winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 83 and a low of 52.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 60 and a high of 81.
The record low was 45 in 1968.
The record high was 96 in 1959.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:36AM
Sunset: 8:19PM
Length of day: 14:42:30
Today will be 2:14 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 27 days old with 5% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:39AM
Moonset: 7:24PM

About Today’s Photo:

The ubiquitous red efts that you’ll find in damp woods are actually the eft, or juvenile, stage of the eastern newt. Newts begin their lives as gilled larva in ponds and vernal pools. They emerge as efts to wander the woodlands eating insects, worms, and other small prey. Their distinctive bright red coloring is an example of aposematism, or “warning coloration”, signaling to potential predators that the eft isn’t going to be a good meal as its skin contains toxins. After two to three years of woodland wondering, the efts return to ponds as adults to lay eggs for the next generation.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/2.8, 1/30″ exposure.


Monday, July 29, 2019

indian-pipes

Indian pipes growing in a hemlock wood

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently 63 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 62, barometric pressure 29.92” and steady. We picked up 0.10” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 86, and the overnight low was 61.

Forecast:

High pressure is cresting over the region today and will deliver dry but humid and warm conditions today through early Tuesday. A cold front will approach the region Tuesday night increasing the chances for rain late Tuesday night. Showers and thunderstorms—some possibly severe—will be on tap for Wednesday as the front slides through. Temperatures will return to near seasonal levels after the passage of the cold front making for a more pleasant end of the week heading into the weekend.

We’ll see sunny skies today with a high near 87 and southwest winds 3 to 7 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear with a low around 68 and south winds 5 to 7 mph.

Tuesday should be mostly sunny with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be near 88 with south winds 8 to 10 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows will be around 66 with south winds 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ expected with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with showers likely in the morning and showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs will be near 80 with light and variable winds becoming northwesterly 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts between 1/4″-1/2″ possible. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers before 8:00pm. Lows will be around 58 with calm winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 89 and a low of 55.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 60 and a high of 81.
The record low was 45 in 1987.
The record high was 98 in 1949.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:35AM
Sunset: 8:20PM
Length of day: 14:44:45
Today will be 2:12 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 26 days old with 11% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:43AM
Moonset: 6:24PM

About Today’s Photo:

Indian pipes (Monotropa uniflora, A.K.A. ghost pipes) are a fascinating plant. Though it may appear to be some kind of mushroom, it is actually an herbaceous perennial plant that does not contain chlorophyll. Instead of generating energy from sunlight, it is parasitic employing certain fungi interact with trees and getting its energy from the photosynthesis of the trees themselves. Since it is not dependent on sunlight to grow, it can grow in very dark environments as in the understory of dense forest—here in a hemlock forest. Indian pipes are also known to be a nervine, with medicinal properties that affect the nervous system. Native Americans used the plant for a wide range of ailments including pain and anxiety and the plant has been used as in western herbal medicine since the late nineteenth century.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/6.3, 1/60″ exposure.


Saturday, July 27, 2019

hop-hornbeam

Hop hornbeam fruiting along Taft Road

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:40AM it’s currently 56 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 55, barometric pressure 30.24” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 87, and the overnight low was 55.

Forecast:

We’ve got another warm summer day on tap across the North Country courtesy of high pressure over the region. We may see a few isolated stray showers or thunderstorms across the higher terrain this afternoon as temperatures bump up to around 90 in valley locations. A short wave trough will move into the region tomorrow during peak heating hours sparking scattered showers and thunderstorms with some storms capable of frequent lightning and brief heavy downpours. Temperatures will continue above normal for Sunday and Monday with additional chances for precipitation on Tuesday. Cooler and drier conditions should prevail later in the week.

We’ll see sunny skies today with a high near 88 and southeast winds 5 to 7 mph becoming westerly in the afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear and muggy with a low around 64 and south winds 6 to 8 mph.

Sunday should be partly sunny with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be near 85 with northwest winds 9 to 11 mph. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be around 65 with southwest winds 3 to 7 mph.

Monday should be mostly sunny with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Highs will be near 86 with southwest winds 3 to 7 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 68 and south winds 3 to 5 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 85 and a low of 60. We picked up 0.56″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 60 and a high of 81.
The record low was 45 in 2001 (we had a low of 42).
The record high was 98 in 1949.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:33AM
Sunset: 8:22PM
Length of day: 14:49:08
Today will be 2:07 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 24 days old with 28% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:20AM
Moonset: 4:10PM

About Today’s Photo:

Hop Hornbeam (A.K.A. hardhack & ironwood) is fruiting in the woods now. This understory tree grows in well drained woodlands and gets its name from the distinctly hop-like pendulous fruits that form this time of year.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/2.5, 1/500″ exposure.


Friday, July 26, 2019

woods-island-hump

Gulls gather on a gravel spit on Woods Island in Lake Champlain

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently 54 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 54, barometric pressure 30/23” and rising. Yesterday’s high was 81, and the overnight low was 53.

Forecast:

We’ve got more lovely summer weather on tap for today and tomorrow courtesy of high pressure currently cresting over the region. We’ll see sunny skies today and Saturday with temperatures warming back above normal into the mid to upper 80s Saturday. A cold front will swing through on Sunday bringing another round of showers and thunderstorms Sunday afternoon into the evening. More unsettled weather is expected for early next week.

We’ll see sunny skies today with a high near 83 and calm winds becoming easterly 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Tonight should be mostly clear with a low around 65 and light northeast winds.

Saturday should be sunny with a high near 84 and east winds 3 to 8 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 65 and south winds 3 to 5 mph.

Sunday’s looking partly sunny with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be near 84 with south wind 5 to 8 mph becoming westerly in the afternoon and gusting to 21 mph. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 65 and west winds 3 to 5 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 82 and a low of 62. We picked up 0.69″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 61 and a high of 81.
The record low was 45 in 1976.
The record high was 94 in 1989.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:32AM
Sunset: 8:23AM
Length of day: 14:51:16
Today will be 2:05 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 23 days old with 38% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:49AM
Moonset: 3:03PM

About Today’s Photo:

We had breakfast yesterday morning anchored off the north end of Woods Island in Lake Champlain. The gravel spit at the end of the island was a popular place for a variety of gulls and terns enjoying the morning sunshine. Camel’s Hump can be seen peeking over the horizon.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @  300mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/1000″ exposure.


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

yellow-coral-fungi

Yellow coral fungi in a hemlock wood

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently 52 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 51, barometric pressure 29.98” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 79, and the overnight low was 51.

Forecast:

We’ve got a lovely summer day on tap courtesy of high pressure building into the region. An upper level trough passing through the region Thursday may spark a few showers and higher elevation thunderstorms Thursday. Temperatures will be seasonal in the 70s to around 80 through Thursday, followed by a warming trend with highs bumping back into the mid to upper 80s to end the week. The weekend looks to be dry on Saturday with a chance of showers on Sunday.

We’ll see sunny skies today with a high near 76 and calm winds becoming northerly 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Tonight should be mostly clear with a low around 55 and north winds 3 to 5 mph.

Thursday should be mostly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon over higher terrain. Highs will be near 79 with calm winds becoming northwesterly around 6 mph in the afternoon. Thursday night should be mostly clear with a low around 60 and light south winds.

Friday’s looking sunny with a high near 84 with calm winds becoming westerly around 6 mph in the afternoon. Friday night should be mostly clear with a low around 63 and light south winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 89 and a low of 66. We picked up 0.36″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 61 and a high of 81.
The record low was 47 in 1985.
The record high was 96 in 1941.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:30AM
Sunset: 8:25PM
Length of day: 14:55:24
Today will be 2:00 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is in its last quarter, 21 days old with 57% illumination.
No Moonrise
Moonset: 12:54PM

About Today’s Photo:

It’s a great time of year for fungi out in the woods right now. The hemlock woods that I run through in the mornings is popping with a wide array of different mushrooms and fungi fruiting in the acidic soils. Though this yellow coral fungi was only a about 2″ high, it certainly caught my eye along the trail with its bright yellow hue.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/4.5, 1/100″ exposure.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

katydid

A recently emerged katydid lurks in the grass

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:25AM it’s currently 60 degrees and
drizzling lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 59, barometric pressure 29.83” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.24” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was made it only to 66, and the overnight low was 60.

Forecast:

Low pressure riding along the stalled frontal boundary south of New England will continue to provide rain showers to southern portions
of the region this morning. High pressure will build into the region from the Great Lakes later today bringing drier conditions for the remainder of the week with only a slight chance of showers on Thursday. Temperatures will be seasonal in the 70s through Thursday, followed by a warming trend with highs bumping back into the mid to upper 80s heading into the weekend.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a 30% chance of showers this morning. Highs will be near 75 with calm winds becoming northwesterly around 6 mph in the afternoon. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a low around 54 and north winds 3 to 6 mph.

Wednesday should be mostly sunny with a high near 75 and northwest winds 3 to 8 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly clear with a low around 54 and northwest winds around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Thursday’s looking sunny with a high near 78 and southwest winds 3 to 7 mph. Thursday night should be mostly clear with a low around 59 and calm winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 82 and a low of 67. We picked up 0.15″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 61 and a high of 81.
The record low was 46 in 1977.
The record high was 93 in 2011 (we had a high of 93).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:29AM
Sunset: 8:26PM
Length of day: 14:57:25
Today will be 1:57 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 20.5 days old with 67% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:58PM
Moonset: 11:53AM

About Today’s Photo:

I spotted (just barely!) this tiny katydid while out hunting for bugs in our front field. It was quite small—maybe 1″ long not including its long antennae—and was hopping about in the tall grasses trying to hide from me. I’m guessing it had only recently emerged from its nymph stage. It’s perfect green camouflage made the task of getting a decent shot that much more of a challenge!

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/10, 1/200″ exposure.