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Saturday, October 20, 2018

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Camel’s Hump with a dusting of snow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 52 degrees under overcast skies. Wind are out of the southwest at 2-6 mph. Relative humidity is 67%, dewpoint 41, barometric pressure 29.51”. Yesterday’s high was 61, and the overnight low was 51.

Forecast:

We’ve got a changeable weather pattern on tap for the weekend courtesy of a
series of cold fronts which will cross the region. Each front will bring a chance of rain showers and mountains snow showers, along with periods of breezy conditions. Temperatures will be near normal today, but trend back below normal for Sunday into early next week as cold high pressure builds into the region by Monday.

We’ll see a 30% chance of showers before noon today. It’ll start out cloudy then gradually becoming mostly sunny with a high near 53. It’ll be breezy with a west winds 16 to 21 mph gusting to 32 mph. Tonight should bring a slight chance of rain and snow showers. It’ll be partly cloudy during the early evening, then become cloudy with a low around 30 and west winds 8 to 10 mph.

Sunday should be cloudy through mid morning with gradual clearing later in the day. It’ll be chilly with a high near 39 and northwest winds 13 to 16 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 23 and west winds 6 to 9 mph and gusting to 23 mph.

Monday should be partly cloudy with a high near 39 and southwest winds around 6 mph. Monday night should bring a 40% chance of rain and snow showers. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 35 and south winds 5 to 7 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 65 and a low of 37.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 38 and a high of 56.
The record low was 15 in 1972.
The record high was 78 in 1963.
Average rainfall for this date is 0.11″

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:13AM
Sunset: 5:59PM
Length of day: 10:46:12
Today will be 2:54 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10.6 days old with 81% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:35PM
Moonset: 2:40AM

About Today’s Photo:

Upper elevations over 2500′ are pretty much fully into “stick season” by now. In this shot of Camel’s Hump from Thursday, light snow can be seen on the summit and on the flanks of Bald Hill just in front at 3000′.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  77mm, ISO 800, f/16, 1/640″ exposure.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

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In close with yellow sugar maple leaves

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 29 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 28, barometric pressure 30.13” and falling slowly. Yesterday’s high was 41, and the overnight low was 26.

Forecast:

A warm front will lift across the region today bringing increasing amounts of sunshine and warmer temperatures by this afternoon. Highs will warm back into the 50s most locations with lows mainly in the 40s tonight. The chances for showers increase late tonight into Saturday as a series of cold fronts move across the region. By Sunday, much cooler air returns along with a chance of mountain snow showers.

We’ll see sunny skies today with a high near 55 and south winds 10 to 16 mph. Tonight should bring a 30% chance of showers lat. It’ll turn cloudy with a low around 44 and south winds 14 to 17 mph gusting to 32 mph.

Saturday should bring a 50% chance of showers. It’ll be cloudy with a high near 53 and south winds 15 to 18 mph gusting to 34 mph. Saturday night should bring a 50% chance of rain showers before midnight, then a chance of rain and snow showers late. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 29 and northwest winds 9 to 11 mph gusting to 21 mph.

Sunday’s looking partly sunny and chilly with a high near 34 and northwest winds 14 to 16 mph gusting to 29 mph. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 26 and west winds 6 to 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 70 and a low of 47.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 38 and a high of 56.
The record low was 20 in 1922.
The record high was 809 in 1963.
Average rainfall for this date is 0.11″

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:12AM
Sunset: 6:01PM
Length of day: 10:49:06
Today will be 2:55 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9.6 days old with 73% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:06PM
Moonset: 1:40AM

About Today’s Photo:

Patterns of light and shadow on bright yellow sugar maple leaves.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  92mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/1600″ exposure.


Thursday, October 18, 2018

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A trio of inky cap mushrooms

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently a brisk and breezy 31 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the north at 3-5 mph. Relative humidity is 71%, dewpoint 23, barometric pressure 30.21” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.05” of rain overnight and a bit of graupel/ice pellets on elevated surfaces. Yesterday’s high was 50, and the overnight low was 31.

Forecast:

A chilly and blustery day is expected across the region today with temperatures only in the mid 30s to lower 40s. A few light mountain snow showers and flurries are possible this morning. Another cool night is on tap for tonight, followed by warmer temperatures Friday into Saturday as a warm front lifts through the region. Low pressure skirting James Bay on Saturday should bring more showers Saturday and Sunday.

We’ll see cloudy skies through mid morning, then gradual clearing with a high near 37 and northwest winds 15 to 17 mph gusting to 32 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 29 and west winds 6 to 9 mph becoming southwesterly after midnight.

Friday should be mostly sunny and seasonable with a high near 54 and south winds 11 to 15 mph gusting to 29 mph. Friday night should bring iIncreasing clouds with a low around 40 and south winds 13 to 15 mph.

Saturday should bring a 50% chance of showers after 8am. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a high near 51 and south winds 13 to 15 mph gusting to 28 mph. Saturday night should bring a 40% chance of rain showers with a chance of mountain snow showers after 3am. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 30 and west winds around 8 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 69 and a low of 38.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 38 and a high of 56.
The record low was 23 in 1922.
The record high was 84 in 1947.
Average rainfall for this date is 0.11″

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:10AM
Sunset: 6:02PM
Length of day: 10:52:02
Today will be 2:56 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8.8 days old with 64% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:35PM
Moonset: 12:42AM

About Today’s Photo:

The recent rains have allowed all kinds of fungi to finally pop up. I came across these inky cap mushrooms up at Windekind Farm the other day. A stately trio!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  40mm, ISO 800, f/11, 1/500″ exposure.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Late fall color and bare trees up at Windekind Farm

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 45 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 73%, dewpoint 37, barometric pressure 29.80” and falling slowly. Yesterday’s high was 52, and the overnight low was 35.

Forecast:

A deepening trough of low pressure and an associated cold front currently over the Great Lakes will usher in the coldest airmass of the season today bringing valley rain showers and high elevation snow to the region. As the atmosphere cools aloft this afternoon, some convective snow showers with embedded ice pellets are possible even in valley locations, but little accumulation is expected. Tonight, brisk northwest upslope winds will produce scattered mountain snow showers along with chilly overnight lows in the 20s to lower 30s. Higher summits of the Greens and ‘Dacks may see 2″-3″ of snow overnight with little or no accumulation in the valleys. A cold and breezy Thursday is expected with intervals of clouds and sun.

Today showers are likely beginning around late morning. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a high near 46 and southwest winds 13 to 16 mph becoming westerly in the afternoon and gusting to 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Tonight should bring a 30% chance of rain and snow showers before 10pm, then a slight chance of snow showers later. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 28 and northwest winds 14 to 17 mph gusting to 32 mph.

Thursday should be cloudy through mid morning with gradual clearing in the afternoon. It’ll be chilly with a high only around 37 and northwest winds around 16 mph gusting to 31 mph. Thursday night should be cloudy with a low around 30 and west winds 5 to 8 mph becoming southerly after midnight.

Friday’s looking mostly sunny with a high near 51 and south winds around 11 mph.
Friday night should bring a 30% chance of showers late. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 41 and south winds 9 to 11 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 56 and a low of 27.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 39 and a high of 57.
The record low was 23 in 1978.
The record high was 85 in 1947.
Average rainfall for this date is 0.11″

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:09AM
Sunset: 6:04PM
Length of day: 10:54:58
Today will be 2:56 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8 days old with 55% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:59PM
No Moonset

About Today’s Photo:

The inevitable transition to winter—or, more accurately, “stick season”—is evident up at Windekind Farm. The high winds of the past few days has made an impact on the fall colors with the higher reaches of Bald Hill (at 3000′) already “gone to sticks”. Those same hill will likely sport a layer of snow by tomorrow morning.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  46mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/400″ exposure.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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Vibrant foliage below the Hawk Watch on Hinesburg Hollow Road

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 37 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 84%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 30.00” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.27” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 59 (at 7:35PM), and the overnight low was 36.

Forecast:

With the passage of a cold front overnight and a building ridge of high pressure over the region this morning, we’ll see a dry day today with gusty winds developing and seasonably cool temperatures. Another trough will move through the region Wednesday bringing more showers and mountain snow. Based on the positions of the arctic jet, higher elevations will see several rounds of light snow through the week with near normal to below normal temperatures persisting through the week and into the weekend. Thursday has the potential to set some record minimum high temperatures as abnormally cold air aloft moves across the region. We’ll struggle to see 40 degrees that day.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with a high near 46 and west winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a low around 38 and south winds 10 to 14 mph gusting to 24 mph.

Wednesday should bring a 50% chance of showers. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a high near 45 and souths wind 11 to 15 mph becoming westerly in the afternoon. Wednesday night should bring a 30% chance of rain and snow showers. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 28 and northwest winds 13 to 16 mph gusting to 29 mph. Little or no snow accumulation is expected.

Thursday’s looking mostly sunny and chilly with a high near 35 and northwest winds at 14 to 17 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 27 and northwest winds 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 60 and a low of 33. We picked up 0.32″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 39 and a high of 57.
The record low was 24 in 1978.
The record high was 84 in 1947.
Average rainfall for this date is 0.11″.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:08AM
Sunset: 6:06PM
Length of day: 10:57:55
Today will be 2:57 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is in its first quarter, 7 days old with 46% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:19PM
Moonset: 11:46PM

About Today’s Photo:

The mix of hardwoods below the Hawk Watch (the prominent cliff on the northern side of Hinesburg Hollow Road) make for a lovely contrast in colors during foliage season. The maples and birch put on an early show of yellows, oranges, and reds, while the oaks and beech—still green in this image—hold off a bit to change a week or so later.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  19mm, ISO 800, f/10, 1/800″ exposure.


Monday, October 15, 2018

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Bright yellow maple leaves and a stone wall in Underhill

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 37 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 36, barometric pressure 30.08” and falling slowly. Yesterday’s high was 56, and the overnight low was 36.

Forecast:

Low pressure moving out of the norther Great Lakes will pull a warm front through the region today bringing showers and gusty winds. A sharp cold front will swing through overnight allowing rain to change over to snow in higher elevations. A trough of very cold air will swing north of the region Tuesday night with more rain and mountain snow showers. Summits could see up o 3″ of snow with a dusting to an inch above 500′.

We’ll see showers developing today under mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be near 56 and south winds 7 to 12 mph gusting to 29 mph this afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Tonight showers are likely. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 36 and southwest winds 11 to 18 mph gusting to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Tuesday should be mostly cloudy with a high near 46 and west winds 11 to 13 mph gusting to 23 mph. Tuesday night should bring a 30% chance of showers. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a low around 38 and southwest winds 9 to 11 mph.

Wednesday should bring a 40% chance of showers. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a high near 46 and southwest winds 8 to 17 mph becoming northwesterly in the afternoon gusting to 28 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a low around 26 and northwest winds 11 to 13 mph gusting to 28 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 75 and a low of 53.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 39 and a high of 57.
The record low was 24 in 1980.
The record high was 80 in 2014 (we had a high of 81).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:06AM
Sunset: 6:07PM
Length of day: 11:00:52
Today will be 2:57 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 6 days old with 36% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:33PM
Moonset: 10:53PM

About Today’s Photo:

This juxtaposition of bright yellow leaves and grey stones caught my eye in Underhill the other day.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  30mm, ISO 800, f/4.4, 1/1000″ exposure.


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Mt. Mansfield sports a dusting of snow

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:20AM it’s currently 33 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 33, barometric pressure 30.16” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.05” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 49, and the overnight low was 31.

Forecast:

We’re set for a typical active fall weather pattern this week with swings in daily temperatures and chances for rain or mountain snow showers every couple of days. Temperatures will be seasonably cool with highs generally in the the mid 40s to low 50s and lows overnight in the 30s to low 40s. Low pressure moving out of the Great Lakes on Monday will deliver widespread rain to the region, and another round of precipitation Tuesday into Wednesday may bring some light snow accumulations to the higher elevations above 1500′.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with a high near 50 and southwest winds around 6 mph. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a low around 43 and south winds around 6 mph.

Monday showers are likely. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a high near 50 and south winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70% with precipitation amounts between 1/10″ and 1/4″ possible. Monday night showers are likely. It’ll be cloudy with a low around 36 and west winds 13 to 15 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60% with precipitation amounts of less than 1/10″.

Tuesday’s looking mostly sunny with a high near 45 and west winds 11 to 13 mph.
Tuesday night should bring a 30%z chance of showers. It’ll be cloudy with a low around 37 and southwest winds 7 to 9 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 68 and a low of 55.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 39 and as high of 58.
The record low was 22 in 1937.
The record high was 79 in 2014 (we had a high of 81).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 7:05AM
Sunset: 6:09PM
Length of day: 11:03:50
Today will be 2:58 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5.2 days old with 27.5% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:41PM
Moonset: 10:04PM

About Today’s Photo:

Mt. Mansfield sports a dusting of snow in this view taken from Jericho. Fall colors at peak and still green fields make for lovely contrasts.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  46mm, ISO 800, f/14, 1/320″ exposure.