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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Anchor ice forming in Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently a balmy 16 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 14, barometric pressure 30.46” and steady. We’ve picked up 0.50” of new snow and have 4” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 17, and the overnight low was 5.

Forecast:

A weakening low pressure system moving out of the Great Lakes this morning will bring light to moderate snow, warmer temperatures, and increased clouds to the region today through Wednesday. We should see snow tapering off this morning, then restarting later this afternoon into the evening. Look for 2″-3″ here in Huntington with 3″-5″ farther south and east. Once the system departs, a noticeable warming trend will kick off going into the weekend with highs pushing 40 by Sunday. There will be chances for some light precipitation during this period as some weak upper level disturbances move through. A more significant low will arrive Sunday into Monday with the potention for the “R” word… Stay tuned…

We’ll see cloudy skies with snow showers this morning. Highs will be around 27F with SSW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow is 90%. Tonight should bring renewed snow showers. Lows will be around 22F with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 60% with about 1″ of snow expected.

Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with snow showers. Highs will be around 27F with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 70% with snowfall around 1″-2″. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 14F and SW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday’s looking overcast with highs around 27F and SW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Thursday night should be cloudy with a few flurries or snow showers possible. Lows will be near 20F with light and variable winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 37 and a low of 8. We had 0.50″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 63°F in 1995.
The record low was -21°F in 2009 (we had a low of -20).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:25AM
Sunset: 4:40PM
Length of Visible Light: 10h 19m
Length of Day: 9h 15m
Tomorrow will be 1 minutes 50 seconds longer

The Moon is new, 28.9 days old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:56AM
Moonset: 4:30PM

About Today’s Photo:

A rapid cool down after heavy rains allowed for the formation of anchor ice along Fargo Brook. This type of ice holds fast to rocks beneath the surface letting the splashing water sculpt interesting lacey shapes.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 61mm, ISO 200, f/16, 1/8″ exposure.

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Monday, January 15, 2018

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Fargo Brook running fast and muddy on January 12

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently -3 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 86%, dewpoint -6, barometric pressure 30.82” and steady. We have 3.25” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 8, and the overnight low was -8.

Sorry to be out of town for the deluge. For the record, we picked up 2.06” of rain on 1/12-1/13 and 3.25” of snow as the storm wrapped up. Daytime highs on 1/12 topped out at 63. Quite the washout!

Forecast:

High pressure overhead will keep us dry through the daytime hours today. A weak clipper low will bring some light snowfall Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon with perhaps an inch or two here. Temperatures should return to more seasonable levels through midweek with a few weak upper level disturbances delivering some light off-and-on snow showers to the region into Friday. Temperatures will start to climb going into the weekend with low 30s Friday, upper 30s Saturday, and potentially the low 40s Sunday. Precipitation chances are low during this warm up, but there’s the potential for a more significant frontal system to push through towards the end of the weekend into early next week bringing a mixed bag of precipitation early next week. Stay tuned!

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs around 18F and light and variable winds. Tonight should be cloudy with snow showers developing late. Lows will be around 6F with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 40% with a dusting to 1″ or so expected.

Tuesday should bring occasional snow showers. Highs will be around 28F with south winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow is 50% with snow accumulations of less than 1″. Tuesday night should bring snow showers. Lows will be near 20F with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 70% with 1″ to 3″ of snow expected.

Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with snow showers around in the morning. Highs will be around 27F with light and variable winds. Chance of snow is 50%. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 13F and WSW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 24 and lows of 8. We picked up 1″ of new snow and had 0.25″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 66°F in 1995.
The record low was -30°F in 1957.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:25AM
Sunset: 4:39PM
Length of Visible Light: 10h 18m
Length of Day: 9h 13m
Tomorrow will be 1 minutes 47 seconds longer

The Moon is a waning crescent, 28 days old with 2.8% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:09AM
Moonset: 3:39PM

About Today’s Photo:

Temperatures in the low 60s and 2″ of rain helped to swell Fargo Brook into a pretty good torrent the afternoon of January 12.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 14mm, ISO 100, f/18, 1/20″ exposure.

Friday, January 12, 2018

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The sad scene at our snowstake this morning.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:20AM it’s currently 54 degrees and raining steadily under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 52, barometric pressure 29.83” and falling. We picked up 0.28” of rain overnight and our snowpack is down to 6” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 54, and the overnight low was 50.

There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect from 7:00 PM this evening to 4:00 PM EST Saturday.

Forecast:

Gusty south winds will to drive mild temperatures and rain across the region through much of today. The warmth will be short-lived, however, as a strong cold front will cross the region this evening and overnight tonight. Temperatures will fall rapidly below freezing with the passage of the front. Meanwhile, a developing low pressure system moving out of the Ohio River valley will track northeastward along the frontal boundary bringing heavy mixed wintry precipitation to the region tonight through Saturday morning. Impacts will be variable depending on location with up to 10″ of snow near the Canadian border to just of few inches of snow and some ice accretion in southeastern Vermont. We may see 6″-8″ here. Difficult and icy travel conditions are expected regionwide, especially late tonight and Saturday morning. Cold air will be in place Sunday and Monday. There is a chance for additional snowfall Tuesday into Wednesday of next week. Stay tuned!

We’ll see heavy rain this morning becoming lighter later in the day. Highs will be around 56F with SSW winds at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 100% with rainfall around a half an inch. Tonight freezing rain this evening will change over to a wintry mix overnight. Lows will be around 14F with NNW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with 3″ to 5″ of snow and ice expected.

Saturday, snow during the morning will transition to snow showers during the afternoon. Highs will be around 18F with NNW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 100% with snow accumulations of 5″ to 8″. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy and cold with lows around -9F and NNW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday’s looking partly cloudy with highs around 3F and light and variable windz. Sunday night should be clear and cold with lows around -14F and light and variable winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 54 and a low of 40. We picked up 0.09″ of rain and had a spotty 2″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 55°F in 1980.
The record low was -23°F in 1968.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:27AM
Sunset: 4:35PM
Length of Visible Light: 10h 13m
Length of Day: 9h 8m
Tomorrow will be 1 minutes 36 seconds longer

The Moon is a waning cresent, 25.3 days old with 19% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:27AM
Moonset: 1:35PM

About Today’s Photo:

Our snowpack has taken a pretty big hit in the past 24hrs, going from 12.5″ yesterday morning to 6″ and dropping this morning. The board with the flag next to it is what’s called a “storm board”. I use this board to measure snowfall during a storm, wiping it off after measuring and placing it back on top of the snow. The snow “pedestal” beneath it is typical during fast snow melts.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

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Dried beech leaves hold snow like tiny ice cream cones

Morning Observation:

A thaw is upon us! This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently a balmy 43 degrees under cloudy skies. Wind are out of the south at 3-5 mph. Relative humidity is 67%, dewpoint 33, barometric pressure 30.20” and falling slowly. We picked up just a trace of rain overnight and have 12.5” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 38, and the overnight low was 37.

There’s a Winter Storm Watch in effect from Friday evening through Saturday evening.

Forecast:

Warm and windy conditions are expected today with rain showers winding down through the morning hours. A more potent system moving out the Great Lakes will pull in tonight bringing rain tonight into on Friday. A cold front moving in behind the low Friday night will bring a wintry mix then heavy snow Friday night through Saturday. We could see 6″-8″ of snow out of this with up to 10″ at higher elevations north. Colder conditions return for early next week with temperatures heading back below normal, but not as cold as our last cold snap.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with a slight chance of a rain shower. Highs will be around 48F with SSW winds at 15 to 25 mph. Tonight rain will pull in after midnight. Lows will be around 48F with south winds at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 100% with rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

Friday should bring periods of rain. Highs will be around 52F with SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 100% with rainfall possibly of up to 1″. Friday night, rain early should transition to a mixture of wintry precipitation and snow late. Lows will be around 17F with NNW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip is 100% with snow and ice accumulating 3″ to 5″.

Saturday snow during the morning will diminish to a few snow showers during the afternoon. Highs will be around 20F with NNW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 100% with snow accumulations of 3″ to 5″. Saturday night should be partly cloudy in the evening with more clouds later at night. Lows will be around -5F with north winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 48 and low of 34. We picked up 0.27″ of rain and had 3″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 56°F in 1980.
The record low was -27°F in 1968.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:27AM
Sunset: 4:34PM
Length of Visible Light: 10h 12m
Length of Day: 9h 7m
Tomorrow will be 1 minutes 33 seconds longer

The Moon is a waning crescent, 24.4 days old with 27% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:27AM
Moonset: 1:01PM

About Today’s Photo:

Younger beech trees will often hold their leaves through the winter. The dried leaves gradually bleach out over the course of the winter starting as copper in the fall and ending as “ghost leaves” of pale papery white by spring. When the sap starts to flow and the buds start to open, the old leaves will finally drop.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 84mm, ISO 800, f/7.1, 1/500″ exposure.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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Turkey tail fungus and snow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently a brisk 5 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 89%, dewpoint 2, barometric pressure 30.43” and steady. We have 15” of snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 34, and the overnight low was 4.

Forecast:

Quiet conditions will continue through this afternoon before a light wintry mix moves in late tonight. Some road icing is possible later tonight. High pressure will deliver warm and windy conditions Thursday before a more significant low moves in over the weekend bringing rain Thursday night into Friday, transitioning to a wintry mix, freezing rain, and snow Friday night into Saturday as colder air returns.

We’ll see sunshine to start the day with a few afternoon clouds. Highs will be around 33F with south winds at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with intermittent light freezing rain this evening. Lows will be around 28F with SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Thursday, lingering rain showers early should taper to overcast skies later in the day. Highs will pop up to around 46F with SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with some showers late. Lows will be near 45F with south winds at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Friday rain is likely. Highs will be around 51F with SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 100% with rainfall around a half an inch. Friday night should be cloudy with rain. Rain will freeze on some surfaces late as cold air begins to move in overnight. Lows will be around 19F with north winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with snow and ice accumulations less than one inch.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 39 and a low of 13. We had 3″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 53°F in 2016 (we had a high of 51).
The record low was -22°F in 1968.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:27AM
Sunset: 4:33PM
Length of Visible Light: 10h 10m
Length of Day: 9h 5m
Tomorrow will be 1 minutes 29 seconds longer

The Moon is a waning crescent, 23.5 days old with 36% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:26AM
Moonset: 12:31PM

About Today’s Photo:

Turkey tail fungus on rotting maple up along the Camel’s Hump Nordic ski trails yesterday hold a bit of blown snow.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 46mm, ISO 800, f/4.9, 1/400″ exposure.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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Sensitive fern seed pods above the snow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:05AM it’s currently 28 degrees under cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 27, barometric pressure 29.95” and rising rapidly. We picked up 3.75” of new snow and have 16.75” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 34, and the overnight low was 27.

Forecast:

High pressure will builds into the region today as mountain snow showers come to an end this morning. Today through Wednesday afternoon should be relatively pleasant before light wintry mix moves into the region Wednesday evening on a lifting warm front. A stronger, more complex low pressure system will to move into the region Thursday night into Friday bringing widespread rain. Temps will be above normal through the rest of the week and should be well above normal by Thursday with highs in the 40s.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a few flurries or snow showers possible. Highs will be near 30F with WNW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows around 12F and NNE winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday should be partly sunny with highs around 33F and south winds at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night should be cloudy with a few showers of mixed precipitation developing late and some areas of freezing rain possible. Lows will be around 30F with south winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.

Thursday lingering morning rain showers should taper off to overcast skies later in the day. Highs will spike to 47F on south winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Thursday night rain will develope after midnight. Lows will be near 45F with south winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 100% with rainfall amounts near a quarter of an inch.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 17 and a low of -8. We picked up 1.25″ of new snow and had 4″ at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 10.
The record high was 57°F in 1937.
The record low was -24°F in 1968.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:28AM
Sunset: 4:32PM
Length of Visible Light: 10h 9m
Length of Day: 9h 4m
Tomorrow will be 1 minutes 25 seconds longer

The Moon is a waning crescent, 22.5 days old with 45% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:24AM
Moonset: 12:03PM

About Today’s Photo:

Like a sundial indicating the time of day, a sensitive fern seed stalk casts its shadow across fresh snow.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 320, f/8, 1/1250″ exposure.

Monday, January 8, 2018

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A chilly chickadee keeps one leg tucked in while feeding

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently a balmy 23 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the southwest at 2-4 mph. Relative humidity is 65%, dewpoint 13, barometric pressure 30.06” and falling rapidly. We picked up 0.30” of snow overnight and have 13.75” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 15, and the overnight low was 14.

Forecast:

An upper level trough will drag a warm front across the region today bringing
widespread snow showers through this evening, along with much warmer temperatures and breezy south winds. We should see several periods of accumulating snowfall across the region with snowfall of 1″-3″ in the Champlain Valley, 3″-6″ in our area, and 6″-10″ over northern mountains. Temperatures should be near normal (!!) today and tomorrow with a significant warming trend as we head into the end of the week. By Friday a system will bring a chance of mixed precipitation leading to rain and then back to snow by the weekend.

We’ll see cloudy skies with snow showers today. Highs will be around 27F with SSW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow is 60% with snow accumulations of around 1″. Tonight should be cloudy with snow showers developing after midnight as a cold front swings though. Lows will be near 25F with SSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 50% with snow accumulations of around 1″.

Tuesday should start out cloudy early, then become partly cloudy in the afternoon. A few flurries or snow showers are possible. Highs will be around 27F with WNW winds at 10 to 20 mph. Tuesday night should be clear to partly cloudy. Lows will be around 9F with ENE winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday’s looking partly cloudy during the morning hours, becoming overcast in the afternoon. Highs will be around 31F with SSE winds at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night should be cloudy with intermittent light freezing rain early. Lows will be near 30F with south winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 13 an a low of -3. We had 2.25″ of snow at the stake.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 27 and lows of 11.
The record high was 63°F in 2008 (we had a high of 62).
The record low was -21°F in 1968.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:28AM
Sunset: 4:31PM
Length of Visible Light: 10h 8m
Length of Day: 9h 2m
Tomorrow will be 1 minutes 21 seconds longer

The Moon is in its last quarter, 21.6 days old with 56% illumination.
No Moonrise
Moonset: 11:35AM

About Today’s Photo:

During the early morning cold yesterday (-24 here),  I noticed this chickadee feeding at the suet feeder. The little fellow would alternate legs as he fed keeping one foot tucked in to the warmth of his downy feathers. Brrrr!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 73mm, ISO 800, f/11, 1/125″ exposure.