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Thursday, July 18, 2019

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Moneywort blooming along Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:40AM it’s currently 57 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 56, barometric pressure 29.97” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.98” of rain in the past 24hrs (1.11” for the storm). Yesterday’s high was 80, and the overnight low was 55.

Forecast:

We’ve got a pleasant summer day on tap today courtesy of high pressure currently building into the region. We’ll see temperatures warming into the mid to upper 80s with comfortable humidity levels. The high will slide eastward today allowing for a southerly airflow which will lift a warm front through the region overnight bumping up humidity levels tonight and ushering in hot and humid conditions for Friday and Saturday. Daytime highs both Friday and Saturday will be pushing into the mid 90s with dewpoints in the 70s, so it’ll be hot’n’muggy. Chances for convective thunderstorms will exist for Friday and more so on Saturday, and any storms that do develop on Saturday have the potential to be strong to severe. A cold front will move in on Sunday bringing some relief from the heat and humidity with more seasonable weather expected by early next week.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with a high near 81 and light and variable winds becoming southeasterly 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 64 and south winds around 7 mph.

Friday should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 1:00pm. It’ll be hot and muggy with highs near 87 and south winds around 8 mph. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be around 71 with southwest winds 5 to 8 mph.

Saturday should be partly sunny with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. It’ll be hot and muggy with highs near 92 and southwest winds 5 to 8 mph. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be around 69 with west winds around 6 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 74 and a low of 47. We picked up 0.06″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 61 and a high of 81.
The record low was 47 in 1956.
The record high was 99 in 1953.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:24AM
Sunset: 8:31PM
Length of day: 15:06:44
Today will be 1:43 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 16 days old with 98% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:53PM
Moonset: 6:52AM

About Today’s Photo:

Moneywort (A.K.A. creeping jenny, herb twopence and twopenny grass) is a European import that has established itself here in North America and is considered invasive in some regions. It grows in mats in moist soils near ponds and streams. The name refers to the bright yellow flowers resembling coins.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/4.5, 1/125″ exposure.


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Echinacea blooming in our back garden

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently a juicy 68 degrees and raining under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 68, barometric pressure 29.86” and steady. We’ve picked up 0.13” of rain already this morning. Yesterday’s high was 83, and the overnight low was 65.

Forecast:

We’ve got an active period of weather ahead of us across the North Country through Saturday along with some oppressive heat and humidity for the end of the week. The remnants of tropical depression Barry are now moving into the region bringing showers this morning with heavy downpours possible over southern areas. A cold will front drop south from Canada this afternoon bringing more showers, thunderstorms, and downpours this afternoon over northern areas. The front will push south of the region tonight, and drier weather is expected for Thursday and Thursday night as high pressure builds in. Hot and humid conditions are expected on Friday and Saturday with daytime highs bumping into the low 90s in the broader valleys Friday and even a few degrees hotter on Saturday. Dewpoints will bump into the 70s as well making for oppressively muggy conditions both days. Showers and thunderstorms—some of which could be strong or severe—are on tap for Saturday afternoon and night. A break from the heat is expected Sunday.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with showers this morning and thunderstorms this afternoon. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Highs will be near 77 with south winds 5 to 8 mph becoming southwesterly in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 90% with rainfall amounts between 1/14-1/2″ possible. Tonight should be cloudy with showers and thunderstorms are likely before midnight. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Lows will be around 60 with north winds around 7 mph becoming easterly after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60% with rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ expected with higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday should be mostly sunny with a high near 80 and southeast winds 3 to 7 mph. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 64 and southeast winds around 6 mph.

Friday’s looking mostly sunny, hot and humid with a high near 89 and south winds 6 to 8 mph. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. It’ll be muggy with lows around 70 and southwest winds around 6 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 83 and a low of 61.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 61 and a high of 81.
The record low was 48 in 1973.
The record high was 97 in 1999 (we had a high of 93).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:23AM
Sunset: 8:32PM
Length of day: 15:08:27
Today will be 1:39 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 15 days old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:18PM
Moonset: 5:53AM

About Today’s Photo:

Echinacea (A.K.A. coneflower) is starting to bloom in our back garden. This is the first flower of the several plantings we have around our property. The name “echinacea” comes from the Greek word ἐχῖνος (ekhinos), meaning “sea urchin”, due to the spiny central disk. Pretty aptly named, I’d say…

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/6.3, 1/125″ exposure.


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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Dew soaked black-eyed Susans blooming along our driveway

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 56 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 56, barometric pressure 30.04” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 79, and the overnight low was 51.

Forecast:

A warm front will push into the North Country today from the south marking the transition to more humid conditions as higher dew points move into the region. A cold front will slide southward from Canada into the region tonight bringing widespread precipitation late tonight into Wednesday as the front interacts with moisture from the remnants of tropical depression Barry. Heavy rainfall is possible which could lead to some localized flooding. The front will move south of the region Wednesday allowing drier air to move in for Thursday. A tropical-like airmass will move into the region on Friday bringing hot and humid conditions along with the threat of thunderstorms Friday and Saturday. Valley locations should see daytime highs in the mid 90s with muggy overnight lows in the upper 60s to low 70s.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with a high near 82 and south winds 5 to 10 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be around 68 with southwest winds around 9 mph.

Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with a 80% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Highs will be near 77 with southwest winds 3 to 8 mph. Rainfall amounts between 1/4″-1/2″ are possible. Wednesday night should be cloudy with rain likely. Lows will be around 59 with north winds 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70% with rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ possible.

Thursday should be mostly cloudy with a high near 83 and light and variable winds. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 65 and calm winds becoming southerly around 6 mph in the evening.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 93 and a low of 54.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 61 and a high of 81.
The record low was 44 in 1946.
The record high was 96 in 2018 (we had a high of 93).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:22AM
Sunset: 8:32PM
Length of day: 15:10:07
Today will be 1:36 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is the full “Buck” Moon (Northeast Native American), 14 days old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:37PM
Moonset: 4:57AM

About Today’s Photo:

Black-eyed Susans are in bloom now bringing a bright splash of yellow to roadsides and fields.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/2.8, 1/1600″ exposure.


Monday, July 15, 2019

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Chicory blooming along East Street

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently 54 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%. Dewpoint 53, barometric pressure 30.03” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 79, and the overnight low was 51.

Forecast:

This week will see a gradual increase in heat and humidity as several factors contribute to a trend towards hot and muggy conditions by the end of the week. High pressure over the region today through Tuesday morning will bring dry conditions. Highs today will be about 5 degrees warmer than yesterday, and by Tuesday we should see highs in the mid 80s as a warm front lifts into the region bringing noticeably more humid air. This will also lead to showers and thunderstorms especially on Wednesday as a shortwave trough slides through. Daily chances for showers and thunderstorms will persist through Saturday with locally heavy rainfall possible as moisture from the remnants of tropical depression Barry moves into the region. By Friday, conditions should be downright oppressive with temperatures hitting the low to mid 90s with dewpoints in the mid 70s heading into the weekend.

We’ll see sunny skies today with a high near 80 and light west winds becoming northwesterly 5 to 9 mph in the morning. Tonight should be mostly clear with a low around 57 and calm winds becoming southerly around 5 mph.

Tuesday should be mostly sunny with a high near 85 and south winds 6 to 10 mph. Tuesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be around 68 with southwest winds 6 to 9 mph.

Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with showers likely in the afternoon. Highs will be near 84 with southwest winds around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80% with rainfall amounts between 1/10″-1/4″ possible. Wednesday night should be cloudy with showers likely. It’ll be muggy with lows around 66 and calm winds. Chance of precipitation is 80% with rainfall amounts of less than 1/10″ expected.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 87 and low of 58.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 61 and a high of 81.
The record low was 44 in 1960.
The record high was 93 in 2013 (we had a high of 90).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:21AM
Sunset: 8:33PM
Length of day: 15:11:44
Today will be 1:33 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 13 days old with 97% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:49PM
Moonset: 4:06AM

About Today’s Photo:

For me, chicory is a symbol of high summer. These lovely native perennials are now in bloom along roadsides and in fields, and their wide range of blue hues—from powder to indigo—are a pleasure for the eyes. Chicory has been used as a food additive for generations in a wide variety of foods. If you’ve had the spicy coffee featured in New Orleans, you’ve tasted chicory.


Sunday, July 14, 2019

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A cedar waxwing collecting nesting materials off our front porch

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 67 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 67, barometric pressure 29.85” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.19” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 85, and the overnight low was 58.

Forecast:

A northwest flow aloft will develop over the region today bringing seasonal temperatures while low pressure moving east over norther Québec will deliver partly to mostly cloudy skies and the with potential for a few showers over northeastern Vermont. High pressure will build in for Monday bringing plenty of sunshine along with the start of a warming trend. By Tuesday temperatures will be well above normal and humidity levels will begin to increase. The remnants of tropical depression Barry will move into the region late Wednesday into Thursday bringing increasingly muggy and hot conditions for the middle to latter part of the week along with daily chances for showers and thunderstorms.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a 20% chance of showers. Highs will be near 76 with light and variable winds becoming northwesterly 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Tonight should be mostly clear with a low around 56 and northwest winds 5 to 9 mph becoming light westerly after midnight.

Monday should be sunny with a high near 81 and northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 58 and calm winds.

Tuesday’s looking mostly sunny with a high near 85 and south winds 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. It’ll be muggy with lows around 67 and south winds around 6 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 78 and a low of 57. We picked up 0.02″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 61 and a high of 81.
The record low was 50 in 1990.
The record high was 100 in 1995.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:20AM
Sunset: 8:34PM
Length of day: 15:13:18
Today will be 1:30 shorter than yesterday.

About Today’s Photo:

I was in the kitchen the other day when I noticed some fluttering just outside the window. This cedar waxwing was busy pulling out the dangling threads of the flags that Robin had hung from the front porch ceiling. It would flutter up to the edge of a flag, grab a beak-full of thread, then pull back to extract its prize. It kept at its chore for quite some time accumulating a nice bunch of material for its nest.

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A beak-full of nesting goodies


Friday, July 12, 2019

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The sunset from Valcour Island

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently a juicy 66 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98, dewpoint 66, barometric pressure 29.67” and steady. We picked up 1.00” or rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 85, and the overnight low was 64.

Forecast:

A slow moving upper level trough will move across the region today bringing isolated to scattered showers to the North Country today. High pressure will build in tonight bringing dry conditions tonight and Saturday. Another trough of low pressure will move across eastern Canada late Saturday afternoon bringing a few showers to northern New York and the northern half of Vermont Saturday night into early Sunday morning. High pressure will build in Sunday into the beginning of next week.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with scattered showers, mainly before 4:00pm. Highs will be near 78 with light and variable winds becoming northwesterly 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30% with rainfall amounts of less than 1/10″ expected. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 59 and northwest winds 5 to 7 mph.

Saturday should be sunny with a high near 84 and calm winds becoming westerly 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be around 61 with southwest winds 6 to 9 mph.

Sunday should be partly sunny with a 30% chance of showers in the morning. Highs will be near 75 with northwest winds 5 to 9 mph gusting to 20 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 56 and northwest winds around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 82 and a low of 46.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 61 and a high of 81.
The record low was 46 in 1971.
The record high was 96 in 1948.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:19AM
Sunset: 8:35PM
Length of day: 15:16:15
Today will be 1:23 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10 days old with 79% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:48PM
Moonset: 2:06AM

About Today’s Photo:

We anchored in Butterfly Bay on the northwest side of Valcour Island the other night. This is a very popular anchorage and had probably 8 boats including ours on a Wednesday night midweek. Complex cloud layers of slate blue stratus and feathery white cirrus helped to paint a lovely sunset. Smoke from wildfires in western Canada contributed a deep orange-red hue to the setting sun as it sank below the western horizon.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  21mm, ISO 800, f/7.1, 1/1000″ exposure.


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

mountain-sandwort

Mountain sandwort blooming on the summit of Camel’s Hump

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:05AM it’s currently 55 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 54, barometric pressure 30.07” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 84, and the overnight low was 54.

Forecast:

We’ve got a another dry and mostly sunny day on tap for today with temperatures bumping into the upper 80s in valley locations. There will be some haze in the air as smoke from wildfires in Alberta continues to move into the region. Some of the smoke may drop down to the surface in the afternoon. A cold front will move through the region Thursday afternoon bringing rain Thursday afternoon with showers and embedded thunderstorms possible through Friday. Generally dry conditions are expected for the weekend.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with widespread haze after this afternoon. Highs will be near 86 with calm winds becoming westerly around 5 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 63 and calm winds becoming southeasterly 5 to 7 mph in the evening.

Thursday should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers with thunderstorms possible in the afternoon. Highs will be near 84 with south winds 6 to 13 mph. Thursday night should be cloudy with showers likely with possible thunderstorms. Lows will be around 66 with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70% with rainfall amounts between 1/4″-1/2″ possible.

Friday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers before 1:00pm. Highs will be near 80 with southwest winds 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable. Rainfall amounts of less than 1/10″ are expected. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 61 and light northwest winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 85 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 1954.
The record high was 95 in 1988.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:17AM
Sunset: 8:36PM
Length of day: 15:18:57
Today will be 1:16 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8 days old with 58% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:30PM
Moonset: 1:07AM

About Today’s Photo:

Mountain sandwort (Minuartia groenlandica, A.K.A. Greenland stitchwort, mountain stitchwort, or Appalachian stitchwort) is a flowering plant found. in Vermont. only along the alpine regions of the Green Mountains. It grows in clumps in rugged terrain above treeline in sheltered nooks and crannies of the exposed bedrock. You’ll see it in bloom for just a couple of weeks in mid July.

Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @  32mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/3200″ exposure.