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Sunday, September 15, 2019

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Sunflower and bumble bee

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 49 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 48, barometric pressure 30.12” and rising slowly. We picked up a 0.01” trace of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 65, and the overnight low was 48.

Forecast:

We’ve got a nice stretch of late summer weather on tap courtesy of high pressure which is beginning to build into the region this morning and dominate through the upcoming week. A couple of weak, moisture starved shortwave troughs will slide to our south later today and again tomorrow bringing some clouds today and a slight chance of some showers south on Monday. Otherwise, we’ll see mostly dry conditions with highs near seasonal norms and then gradually becoming above normal towards the end of the week.

We’ll see increasing clouds today with a high near 68 and west winds 5 to 8 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a low around 51 and north winds around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Monday should be mostly sunny with a high near 66 and calm winds becoming northwesterly 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Monday night should be mostly clear with a low around 45 and north winds 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday’s looking mostly sunny with a high near 65 and calm winds becoming northerly 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Tuesday night should be mostly clear with a low around 43 and calm winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 86 and a low of 55.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 51 and a high of 71.
The record low was 34 in 1975.
The record high was 88 in 2018 (we had the aforementioned high of 86).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:30AM
Sunset: 7:02PM
Length of day: 12:32:13
Today will be 3:01 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 15.8 days old with 98% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:07PM
Moonset: 7:39AM

About Today’s Photo:

A bumble bee visits a tawny sunflower at the Huntington Community Garden.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  30mm, ISO 400, f/6.3, 1/400″ exposure.


Saturday, September 14, 2019

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A purple stemmed aster in bloom in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 57 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 75%, dewpoint 50, barometric pressure 30.20” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 69, and the overnight low was 57.

Forecast:

Low pressure tracking through James Bay this morning lifted a warm front across the region overnight and will drag an elongated cold front across the region today bringing gusty southerly winds and rain. Seasonable temperatures and drier weather will follow on Sunday with another round of light showers possible Sunday night. High pressure will then settle into the region through the first half of the upcoming week bringing warmer and drier conditions.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a 40% chance of showers, mainly before 1:00pm. Highs will be near 67 with south winds around 17 mph gusting to 29 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 54 and southwest winds 6 to 13 mph.

Sunday should be mostly sunny with a high near 69 and west winds 5 to 8 mph. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 50 and light west winds.

Monday’s looking mostly sunny with a high near 68 and calm winds becoming northwesterly 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Monday night should be mostly clear with a low around 45 and light north winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 84 and a low of 51.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 52 and a high of 71.
The record low was 32 in 1963.
The record high was 87 in 2005 (we had a high of 85).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:29AM
Sunset: 7:04PM
Length of day: 12:35:14
Today will be 3:01 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is the full Harvest Moon.
14.9 days old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:45PM
Moonset: 6:39AM

About Today’s Photo:

Asters are ascendant this time of year (along with ubiquitous and gigantic goldenrod!) Larger flowered purple stemmed asters ad a splash of blue to the yellows and whites that seem to dominate in fields right now.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 400, f/2.8, 1/5000″ exposure.


Friday, September 13, 2019

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Blue bottle gentian blooming in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently a brisk 35 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 34, barometric pressure 30.47” and rising. Yesterday’s high was 66, and the overnight low was 34.

Forecast:

We’ve got a lovely late summer/early fall day on tap today courtesy of high pressure currently cresting over the region. We’ll see sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s. Low pressure moving out of the Great Lakes tonight will bring showers and gusty southerly winds Saturday. High pressure will return Sunday bringing seasonable temperatures and drier conditions with another round of showers possible Sunday night. High pressure will then settle into the region through the first half of the upcoming week bringing warmer and drier conditions to the region.

We’ll see sunny skies today with a high near 68 and light east winds becoming southerly 9 to 14 mph later this morning. Tonight should bring increasing clouds with a 30% chance of showers overnight. Lows will be around 52 with south winds around 14 mph gusting to 24 mph.

Saturday should be cloudy with a 70% chance of showers and midday thunderstorms. Highs will be near 67 with south winds around 16 mph gusting to 29 mph. Rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ are possible with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers before 9:00pm. Lows will be around 55 with southwest winds 6 to 11 mph.

Sunday’s looking partly sunny with a high near 71 and west winds 6 to 8 mph. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be around 54 with 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 52 and a high of 72.
The record low was 31 in 1941.
The record high was 92 in 1948.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:28AM
Sunset: 7:06PM
Length of day: 12:38:15
Today will be 3:00 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 14 days old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:21PM
Moonset: 5:38AM

About Today’s Photo:

Blue bottle gentian is a curious wildflower. It may seem like the photo shows flower buds yet to open. However, this plant in is in full bloom as the blossoms never open up like “normal” flowers. How do they get pollinated you may ask? Good question. Turns out that only bumble bees have the strength and wherewithal to chew small holes in the encapsulating petals and crawl into the bud to extract nectar thereby pollinating the plant. If you happen to see a gentian, take a close look for these telltale holes that indicate a bumble has been at work!

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/10, 1/30″ exposure.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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A honey bee on the bug bane in our ornamental garden

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently a balmy 64 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 30.03” and steady. We picked up 0.27” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 74, and the overnight low was 63.

Forecast:

Showers and a few embedded thunderstorms early this morning will
give way to partly sunny skies this afternoon with another chance of a brief shower with the passage of a weak cold front later this afternoon. High pressure will build in Thursday slowly scouring out the clouds for a mostly clear and chilly night Thursday night. Friday should be sunny with clouds advancing late ahead of low pressure which will bring showers Saturday. At this point, Sunday is looking dry and partly sunny.

We’ll see cloudy skies this morning with a slight chance of showers, then partly sunny skies this afternoon with a chance of showers after 5:00pm. Highs will be near 77 with south winds 8 to 13 mph becoming westerly in the afternoon. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be around 51 with north winds 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Thursday should start our mostly cloudy, then become mostly sunny with a high near 65 and north winds 3 to 7 mph. Thursday night should be mostly clear with a low around 45 and north winds around 5 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Friday’s looking sunny with a high near 70 and south winds 5 to 10 mph. Friday night should bring increasing clouds with a 50% chance of showers after 7:00pm. Lows will be around 54 with south winds 9 to 11 mph gusting to 24 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 73 and a low of 57. We picked up 0.98″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 53 and a high of 73.
The record low was 34 in 1967.
The record high was 91 in 2013 (we had a high of 88).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:26AM
Sunset: 7:10PM
Length of day: 12:44:16
Today will be 3:00 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12 days old with 92% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:28PM
Moonset: 3:37AM

About Today’s Photo:

I’m not sure why the common name for this plant is bug bane, because it sure is a powerful attractant to pollinators of all kinds including this honey bee. The late bloomer puts on a lovely and very fragrant show in our ornamental garden this time of year.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/10, 1/250″ exposure.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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American parasol mushrooms along Lake Champlain

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington 7:40AM it’s currently 42 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 42, barometric pressure 30.37” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 67, and the overnight low was 39.

Forecast:

Low pressure moving out of the northern Great Lakes will lift a warm front into our region later this afternoon bringing increasing clouds along with warmer temperatures. Showers will move into the region late this afternoon into tonight with the greater chances along the international border. Showers and possible thunderstorms will continue Wednesday before a cold front pushes through late in the day Wednesday. Drier and cooler conditions are expected Thursday and Friday as high pressure builds back in. The next chance for showers arrives Saturday.

We’ll see increasing clouds today with a 20% chance of showers later this afternoon. Highs will be near 71 with light southeast winds becoming southerly 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Tonight should be cloudy with showers likely. Lows will be around 62 with south winds 15 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80% with rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ possible.

Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be near 79 with south winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers before midnight. Lows will be around 54 with northwest winds 3 to 6 mph.

Thursday’s looking partly sunny with a high near 65 and north winds 5 to 7 mph. Thursday night should be mostly clear with a low around 45 and light north winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 60 and a low of 41.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 53 and a high of 73.
The record low was 34 in 1978.
The record high was 93 in 2002 (we had a high of 88).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:24AM
Sunset: 7:12PM
Length of day: 12:47:17
Today will be 2:59 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11 days old with 87% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:56PM
Moonset: 2:38AM

About Today’s Photo:

We were taking a morning walk along the myriad trails at Pointe Au Roche State Park on Lake Champlain the other day and came across these magnificent American parasol mushrooms growing in the cedar woods. The caps of these ‘shrooms were almost 7″ in diameter and stood close to 8″ high.

iPhone XR


Monday, September 9, 2019

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The cliffs of Spoon Island off of Valcour Island on a perfect paddling day

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 46 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 45, barometric pressure 30.28” and rising. Yesterday’s high was 65, and the overnight low was 46.

Forecast:

High pressure building into the region this morning will deliver quiet conditions over the next couple days. Temperatures will trend below seasonal averages for the period with localized frost possible tonight in the usual cold spots of the northern ‘Dacks and NEK. Temperatures will gradually become more seasonable as low pressure approaching from the Great Lakes late Tuesday lifts a warm front through the region bringing showers Tuesday night into Wednesday. High pressure should build back in Thursday into Friday before the next round of showers arrives Saturday.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with a high near 66 and calm winds becoming northwesterly around 5 mph in the afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear with a low around 44 and light and variable winds becoming easterly around 5 mph after midnight.

Tuesday should be mostly sunny with a 20% chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be near 71 with light and variable winds becoming southerly 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday night should be cloudy with showers are likely. Lows will be around 60 with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70% with rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ possible.

Wednesday should be cloudy with showers likely along with some thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be near 77 with south winds 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ possible with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be around 55 with light northwest winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 63 and a low of 34. We had a touch of frost in our front field.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 53 and a high of 73.
The record low was 38 in 1956.
The record high was 98 in 2002 (we had a high of 90).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:23AM
Sunset: 7:14PM
Length of day: 12:50:17
Today will be 2:59 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10.4 days old with 80% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:19PM
Moonset: 1:41AM

About Today’s Photo:

We anchored our little boat, Lyra, off of Valcour Island on Friday and spent part of the day kayaking the 6.5 mile circumference of the Island. The weather was absolutely perfect for paddling with partly cloudy skies, temperatures in the mid 70s and and a slight northerly breeze. The south and east sides of Valcour feature tall cliffs that dive into the water. Spoon Island (pictured) sits right next to the main island. You can see Mt. Mansfield peeking out on the left side of the image.

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The narrow and shallow passage between Valcour Island (right) and Spoon Island


Sunday, September 8, 2019

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A monarch on the beach of Pointe Au Roche State Park (please check out the video at the end of my post!)

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 54 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 53, barometric pressure 29.92” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.71” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 71, and the overnight low was 52.

Forecast:

Morning clouds will slowly scour out as high pressure begins to build into the region today and crests over us Monday night. We’ll see drier and seasonably cool weather through Tuesday afternoon. Overnights temperatures will approach freezing Sunday night and Monday night in the typical colder pockets of the northern ‘Dacks and the NEK. A series of frontal systems will move through the region Tuesday and Wednesday bringing warmer temperatures and rain during that period.

Morning clouds should give way to partly sunny skies today with a high near 63 and northwest winds 6 to 9 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 44 and north winds 3 to 6 mph.

Monday should be sunny with a high near 66 and calm winds becoming northwesterly around 5 mph in the afternoon. Monday night should be mostly clear with a low around 44 and light and variable winds.

Tuesday should bring increasing clouds with a high near 70 and calm winds becoming southerly around 6 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday night showers are likely. Lows will be around 58 with south winds 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80% with rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ possible.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 63 and a low of 38.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 54 and a high of 74.
The record low was 37 in 1978.
The record high was 94 in 1945.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:22AM
Sunset: 7:15PM
Length of day: 12:53:16
Today will be 2:59 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9.4 days old with 71% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:33PM
Moonset: 12:49AM

About Today’s Photo:

Robin & I had a magical experience when we went ashore at the beach at Pointe Au Roche State Park in Beekmantown, NY the other day. At first we noticed a monarch butterfly flitting over the sand, then we saw another, and then, rounding a headland to another stretch of sand, we encountered hundreds of them! They’d sit in on the sand and lift into the wind as we approached. The wind was coming on shore, so it seemed that they were staging for a more favorable wind before migrating south. Indeed, the next day, the winds were light out of the north and we saw many brave little butterflies crossing the broad lake and heading to Mexico!