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Friday, August 16, 2019

cardinal-flower

Brilliant red cardinal flower blooming along the shores of Indian Lake

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:20AM it’s currently 61 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 60, barometric pressure 29.99” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.06” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 80, and the overnight low was 60.

Forecast:

We’ve got a period of active weather ahead of us for the weekend. A warm front will continue to lift slowly northward across the region today bringing additional scattered showers and thunderstorms today. Temperatures will warm into the mid to upper 70s with increasing humidity levels. The front will stall across the region tonight into Saturday allowing for shortwave energy to track along it bringing intervals of showers and thunderstorms Saturday. Some storms could approach severe levels Saturday afternoon. Sunday should bring a break in the precipitation in the morning with some brief high pressure ridging in, but some rain may arrive in the afternoon. Temperatures will mainly in the mid 70s to lower 80s through the weekend, warming well into the upper 80s to near 90 degrees on Monday ahead of an approaching cold front.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be near 77 with south winds around 7 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be be around 63 with southeast winds 6 to 8 mph.

Saturday should be mostly cloudy with a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be near 79 with south winds around 8 mph. Rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ are possible with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows will be around 65 wit south winds around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ possible with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday’s looking partly sunny with a 30% chance of showers. Highs will be near 84 with calm winds becoming southerly around 5 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 79 and a low of 55. We picked up 0.13″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 59 and a high of 79.
The record low was 43 in 1972.
The record high was 96 in 1944.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:56AM
Sunset: 7:55PM
Length of day: 13:59:38
Today will be 2:42 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 15.4 days old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:52PM
Moonset: 6:45AM

About Today’s Photo:

I was performing in the ‘Dacks Wednesday and went for a paddle on lovely Indian Lake Thursday morning. There were bursts of brilliant red cardinal flowers blooming along the shore in places like beacons drawing me from across the water.

iPhone XR, Halide app.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

bumble-bee-bee-balm

A bumble bee on bee balm (try saying that 5 times fast!)

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently 65 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 29.74” and steady. We picked up a 0.01” trace of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 81, and the overnight low was 63.

Forecast:

A weak cold front draped along the Canadian border this morning will sag southward across the region today keeping the threat of showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two through the early afternoon, particularly in southern counties. High pressure will return for Wednesday with seasonably warm and dry weather expected through Thursday. The next chance for showers arrives Thursday night into Friday.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with scattered showers this morning. Highs will be near 79 with calm winds becoming northwesterly 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Tonight should be mostly clear with a lows around 53 and east winds 5 to 7 mph.

Wednesday should be sunny with a high near 75 and light north winds increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Wednesday night should be mostly clear with a low around 52 and north winds around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Thursday’s looking mostly sunny with a high near 76 and light and variable winds. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be around 56 with calm winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 83 and a low of 60.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 59 and a high of 80.
The record low was 45 in 1992.
The record high was 97 in 1947.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:52AM
Sunset: 8:00PM
Length of day: 14:07:43
Today will be 2:39 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12.7 days old with 95% illimination.
Moonrise: 7:17PM
Moonset: 3:47AM

About Today’s Photo:

We’ve got a prodigious crop of bee balm growing between the pond and Fargo Brook. Each year it spreads a little bit more to fill the bank with bright jester-like blooms and the scent of oregano (at least to my nose…) As per its name, bee balm is a haven for pollinators like this bumble bee.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @  300mm, ISO 1250, f/5.6, 1/400″ exposure.


Monday, August 12, 2019

hosta-raindrops

Raindrops on hostas (and whiskers on kittens…)

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 60 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 60, barometric pressure 29.91” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 77, and the overnight low was 54.

Forecast:

A weak cold front will sag south into the region later today kicking off a few showers and thunderstorms, mainly across northern counties. An area of low pressure will move out of the Ohio River valley Tuesday bringing a renewed chance of showers to southern counties. High pressure will return for Wednesday with seasonably warm and dry weather expected until the next chance of showers Thursday night into Friday.

We’ll see partly cloudy skies today with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be near 81 with west winds around 8 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be around 62 with light and variable winds becoming southerly around 5 mph.

Tuesday should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers in the morning. Highs will be near 77 with calm winds becoming northwesterly 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Tuesday night should be mostly clear with a low around 53 and northeast winds 5 to 7 mph.

Wednesday’s looking sunny with a high near 74 and northwest winds 3 to 8 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 52 and calm winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 78 and a low of 61.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 59 and a high of 80.
The record low was 47 in 2006 (we had a low of 42).
The record high was 93 in 2002.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:51AM
Sunset: 8:01PM
Length of day: 14:10:22
Today will be 2:37 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11.8 days old with 90% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:35PM
Moonset: 2:53AM

About Today’s Photo:

Raindrops hang from hostas blooming by our front porch. These shade-loving plants are also a deer magnet, and, to date, we’ve managed to keep the ungulates at bay with judicious applications of various deer deterrents.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/6.3, 1/320″ exposure.


Wednesday, August 7, 2019

new-damselflies

Fresh damselflies just emerged from the water

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 66 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 66, barometric pressure 29.78 and steady. We picked up 0.07” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 87, and the overnight low was 63.

Forecast:

We’ve got an active period of weather on tap for this afternoon into Thursday across the North Country. A shortwave trough over northeast Ohio early this morning will move northeast today bringing widespread showers and thunderstorms to the region. Showers and storms may produce heavy downpours and localized flooding over northeast New York and northwest Vermont. Central and southern Vermont may see gusty winds, small hail, and heavy downpours. Showers and a few thunderstorms will linger into Thursday before a cold front moves in Thursday night ushering in cooler and drier conditions for the weekend.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts between 1/4″-1/2″ possible. Tonight should be cloudy with showers and thunderstorms are likely. Some of the storms could produce small hail, gusty winds, and heavy rain. Lows will be around 63 with southeast winds around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70% with rainfall amounts between 1/4″-1/2″ possible.

Thursday should be partly sunny with a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be near 82 with south winds 6 to 11 mph. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be around 61 with south winds 8 to 10 mph.

Friday should be mostly sunny with a slight chance of showers in the morning. Highs will be near 76 with west winds 7 to 10 mph gusting to 20 mph. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 54 and west winds 3 to 5 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 84 and a low of 64.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 60 and a high of 80.
The record low was 40 in 1964.
The record high was 95 in 2001 (we had a high of 91).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:45AM
Sunset: 8:09PM
Length of day: 14:23:18
Today will be 2:30 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is in its first quarter, 7 days old with 45% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:32PM
No Moonset

About Today’s Photo:

The morning we woke up on Willsboro Bay was clear and calm. When I went for a morning dip off the stern of our boat, I noticed a several dozen damselflies on lines, ropes, and just about anything that dipped into the water. The larvae had climbed up overnight out of the calm water, and the new damsels had emerged to pump up their wings to start the next part of their short lives.

Panasonic GX8, l.Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/250″ exposure.


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

mallard-butts

Mallards butts-up in Willsboro Bay

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently 53 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 52, barometric pressure 29.88” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 83, and the overnight low was 51.

Forecast:

We’ve got another nice summer day on tap today as high pressure crests over the region. There’s a chance of terrain driven showers and a few thunderstorms this afternoon and evening as the atmosphere becomes increasingly unstable. A strong upper level trough of low pressure will move out of the Ohio Valley on Wednesday bringing widespread showers and the chance of thunderstorms across the entire North Country Wednesday afternoon and evening, and lingering into Thursday when a cold front swings through. Behind the cold front, delightfully cool summer conditions are expected for the upcoming weekend.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms later this afternoon. Highs will be near 84 with south winds 7 to 11 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be around 65 with south winds around 9 mph.

Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs will be near 82 with south winds 5 to 7 mph. Wednesday night showers and thunderstorms are likely. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 64 and south winds 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts between 1/10′-1/4″ possible with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday should be mostly cloudy with showers likely and thunderstorms possible in the afternoon. Highs will be near 82 with southwest winds around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70% with rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be around 59 with southwest winds around 5 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 91 and a low of 63.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 60 and a high of 80.
The record low was 44 in 1964.
The record high was 95 in 2018 (we had a high of 91).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:44AM
Sunset: 8:10PM
Length of day: 14:25:48
Today will be 2:28 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5.8 days old with 34% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:20PM
Moonset: 11:38PM

About Today’s Photo:

The small bay that we were anchored in at the south end of larger Willsboro Bay had a resident flock of mallards. Most looked to be juveniles, and they puttered about the shoreline dabbling for goodies in the shallow water. They had a good choreographer as it seemed they go butts-up in unison in a rather comical way.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @  300mm, ISO 1250, f/5.6, 1/2500″ exposure.


Monday, August 5, 2019

Willsboro-view

Calm morning waters in Willsboro Bay

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently 46 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 45, barometric pressure 30.00” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 75, and the overnight low was 45.

Forecast:

High pressure over the region this morning will deliver plenty of sunshine today with temperatures slightly above normal. Dry
weather will continue tonight into the first part of Tuesday before diurnal heating goes to work sparking a few afternoon showers and thunderstorms later which may linger into Tuesday night. A large upper level trough of low pressure will develop west of the region on Wednesday and move across the North Country on Thursday bringing showers and thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday.

We’ll see sunny skies today with a high near 80 and calm winds becoming westerly around 6 mph in the afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear with a low around 57 and south winds 3 to 5 mph.

Tuesday should be mostly sunny with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be near 85 with south winds around 8 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be around 64 with south winds around 6 mph.

Wednesday should be cloudy with a showers likely in the morning, with possible thunderstorm in the afternoon. Highs will be near 80 with south winds 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be around 64 with south winds around 5 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 90 and a low of 59. We picked up 0.06″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 60 and a high of 80.
The record low was 43 in 1972.
The record high was 95 in 1955.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:43AM
Sunset: 8:11PM
Length of day: 14:28:17
Today will be 2:26 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4.7 days old with 23% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:07AM
Moonset: 11:!0PM

About Today’s Photo:

We anchored our little trawler at the south end of Willsboro Bay Friday night. The next morning the water was dead calm offering a sheet of flat water clear to the end of the bay to the north. I was captivated by the way the land seemed to float just above the horizon line.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @  162mm, ISO 400, f/8, 1/2000″ exposure.


Thursday, August 1, 2019

house-wren

A house wren with a mouthful for its chicks

Rabbit-rabbit!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently a cool 55 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 55, barometric pressure 30.09” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.21” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 83, and the overnight low was 54.

Forecast:

We’ve got an extended period of lovely summer weather on tap through the weekend courtesy of surface high pressure currently building eastward from the northern Great Lakes into the region. A light north to northwesterly airflow today will bring in dry Canadian air with valley highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Saturday and Sunday are both looking dry and seasonable, with the next chance for rain not arriving until midweek next week.

We’ll see sunny skies today with a high near 78 and calm winds becoming northwesterly 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Tonight should be clear with a low around 53 and light and variable winds.

Friday should be sunny with a high near 82 and calm winds becoming southwesterly 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Friday night should be mostly clear with a low around 60 and south winds 3 to 6 mph.

Saturday’s looking sunny with a high near 83 and west winds 5 to 7 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 59 and calm winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 81 and a low of 60.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 60 and a high of 81.
The record low was 43 in 1964.
The record high was 98 in 1975.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:39AM
Sunset: 8:16PM
Length of day: 14:37:53
Today will be 2:19 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1 day old with 0.1% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:59AM
Moonset: 9:01PM

About Today’s Photo:

We’ve had a pair of house wrens in residence this summer. I’ve watched them flit about hunting and chiding us and the cats when we got too close. I hadn’t, however, figured out where their nest was until yesterday when I got this shot and took the time to watch them from a distance. Once I was out of threat range, the birds headed towards an upturned downspout of a disconnected gutter system on the shed roof attached to our garage. Their arrival was greeted by peeping from within the aluminum pipe. What a clever place to put a nest as the spout was turned just enough out of the weather to keep rain from falling into it.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @  300mm, ISO 1250, f/5.6, 1/500″ exposure.