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Friday, April 20, 2018

robins-in-snow

“Um, where is this ‘spring’ you speak of…?”

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 30 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 29, barometric pressure 30.06” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.02” of rain and 2.5” of snow and have 2.5” at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 40, and the overnight low was 30.

Forecast:

Mountain snow showers and valley rains will continue through the day today as an upper level trough slowly drifts east over the Canadian Maritimes. Lingering high elevation snow showers will lead to the potential for 3″ to 6″ of total snow accumulation at elevations above 1500′. Temperatures will remain below normal through the weekend as a warming trend begins on Sunday. Coming out of the weekend we should see near normal to slightly above nnormal temperatures along with dry conditions and plentiful sunshine. Really snow, this is the last time, right?

We’ll see snow this morning changing over to rain showers this afternoon. Highs will be near 40F with NW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a few flurries or snow showers possible. Lows will be around 31F with NW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday should start out cloudy early, then become partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs will be around 47F with NW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows near 30F and NW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday’s looking mostly sunny with highs around 51F and NNW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows around 34F and light and variable winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 50 and a low o 42. We picked up 0.62″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 57 and a low of 37.
The record high was 86°F in 1941.
The record low was 16°F in 1897.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:00AM
Sunset: 7:42PM
Length of Visible Light: 14h 43m
Length of Day: 13h 41m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 51 seconds longer

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4.6 days old with 22% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:33AM
No Moonset

About Today’s Photo:

We had a good sized flock of robins come through yesterday evening as the snow began falling in earnest. They, like us, were no doubt wondering where spring is…

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @  177mm, ISO 1600, f/5, 1/50″ exposure.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Daffodil shoots pierce an oak leaf in our garden

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 35 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 89%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 29.69” and steady. We picked up a 0.01” trace of rain yesterday and are back to bare ground at the snow stake. Yesterday’s high was 44, and the overnight low was 34.

Forecast:

Low pressure will track just south of the region today bringing widespread light rain and mountain snow today into Friday morning. Higher elevation
locations over 2000′ may see the potential for 3″ to 6″ of snow with a dusting to 1″ possible on valley floors by morning. Temperatures will remain below normal through the rest of the week before a warming trend begins over the weekend. Coming out of the weekend we should see near normal to slightly above normal temperatures along with dry conditions and plentiful sunshine. No promises (it is April after all…) but it’s looking like this may be the last snow of the season…

We’ll see rain and snow showers developing this afternoon. Highs will be near 40F with NW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Tonight should be cloudy with snow showers becoming a steady accumulating snow over night. Lows will be around 31F with NW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow is 80% with snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″ locally.

Friday snow showers early will give way to a mixture of rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Highs will be around 39F with NW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70% with snow accumulations of less than 1″. Friday night should be cloudy with rain and snow showers in the evening. Lows will be around 30F with NW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday’s looking overcast with highs around 44F and NW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy early giving way to generally clear skies overnight. Lows will be around 29F with light and variable winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 52 and a low of 41.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 57 and lows of 36.
The record high was 91°F in 1976.
The record low was 22°F in 1918.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:02AM
Sunset: 7:41PM
Length of Visible Light: 14h 40m
Length of Day: 13h 39m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 52 seconds longer

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3.4 days old with 12.7% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:42AM
Moonset: 11:53PM

About Today’s Photo:

Despite the snow, ice, sleet, and even old oak leaves, the daffodils know what they need to do!

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/10, 1/320″ exposure.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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Dried Queen Anne’s Lace holds a basket of seed

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 32 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 90%, dewpoint 30, barometric pressure 29.59” and steady. We picked up 0.19” of melted precipitation and a crusty dusting of snow (it pretty much snowed all day yesterday…) and have 0.50” of crusty snow at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 43, and the overnight low was 29.

Forecast:

The slow moving low that’s been overstaying its welcome a bit is finally headed towards the Canadian Maritimes. It will continue to spin light rain and snow showers over the mountains of northern New York and Vermont today while temperatures warm into the upper 30s to upper 40s north to south. A clipper low will approach the region on Thursday bringing widespread light rain and mountain snow showers with a plowable wet snow accumulation expected in the mountains Thursday into Friday. Highs Thursday will range from the lower to mid 30s in the mountains to lower 40s in the broader valleys. A slow warming and drying trend is expected by the weekend.

We’ll see rain and snow showers this morning with perhaps a shower or two in the afternoon. We may see some break of sun from time to time. Highs will be around 44F with west winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be cloudy with snow showers developing late. Lows will be around 31F with SW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow is 40%.

Thursday should bring rain and snow in the morning changing to rain showers late. Highs will be near 40F with NNW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Thursday night should be cloudy with rain and snow in the evening, becoming all snow late. Lows will be around 31F with NW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80% with snow accumulations of 1″ to 3″ mainly above 1200′.

Friday should bring light snow during the morning giving way to rain showers during the afternoon. Highs will be around 39F with NW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80% with accumulations of less than 1″. Friday night should bring rain and snow in the evening transitioning to snow showers late. Lows will be near 30F with NW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 53 and a low of 33.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 56 and lows of 36.
The record high was 91°F in 1976.
The record low was 21°F in 1948.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:04AM
Sunset: 7:40PM
Length of Visible Light: 14h 37m
Length of Day: 13h 36m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 53 seconds longer

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2.4 days old with 6% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:59AM
Moonset: 10:44PM

About Today’s Photo:

This dried Queen Anne’s Lace caught my eye the other day—I like the way it holds its seeds like a basket ready for the coming growing season (whenever that arrives!)

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/320″ exposure.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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A twist of grape vine

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:30AM it’s currently 33 degrees and snowing lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm (finally!) Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 32, barometric pressure 29.50” and steady. We picked up 0.26” of rain and a dusting of snow in the pasta 24hrs and have about 0.50” of slushy stuff at the stake. Yesterday’s high was 44, and the overnight low was 33.

Forecast:

The deep trough of low pressure that’s been affecting our weather for the past several days is now draped across the North Country and will continue to produce occasional valley rain and mountain snow showers through tonight. Some light snow accumulation is likely in the higher elevations as
much below normal temperature continue to prevail. We’ll see a brief break in precipitation on Wednesday with temperatures in the 40s, before a clipper low moves in bringing more rain and snow. Some additional snow accumulation is likely in the mountains on Thursday into Friday. Warming temperatures look to be on tap for the weekend.

We’ll see cloudy skies with snow showers changing to rain showers as the day progresses. Highs will be near 40F with WSW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90% with snow accumulations of less than 1″. Tonight should be cloudy with snow showers developing late. Lows will be around 30F with SW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow is 50%.

Wednesday should be cloudy with showers of rain and wet snow in the morning. Highs will be around 43F with WSW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Wednesday night should be cloudy with snow showers developing after midnight. Lows will be around 32F with SW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow is 50%.

Thursday should be cloudy with rain and snow in the morning changing to all rain in the afternoon. Highs will be around 41F with NNE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Thursday night should be cloudy with rain and snow in the evening, becoming all snow late. Lows will be around 32F with NNW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90% with 1″ to 3″ of snow expected.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 55 and a low of 39.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 56 and lows of 36.
The record high was 90°F in 2002 (we had a high of 89).
The record low was 13°F in 1971.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:05AM
Sunset: 7:39PM
Length of Visible Light: 14h 34m
Length of Day: 13h 33m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 54 seconds longer

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1.3 days old with 2% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:22AM
Moonset: 9:34PM

About Today’s Photo:

This twist of grape vine on an ash branch caught my eye the other day…

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/320″ exposure.


Monday, April 16, 2018

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A song sparrow doing its thing

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 35 degrees and windy under overcast skies. Winds are out of the west at 10-15 mph and gusting to 35 mph. Relative humidity is 77%, dewpoint 28m, barometric pressure 30.03” and falling rapidly. We picked up another 0.12” of frozen rain pellets in the rain gauge, a bit more icing, and have 1” hard frozen surface at the snow stake. Yesterday’s high was 32, and the overnight low was 29.

There is a High Wind Warning in effect for our region until 11:00PM tonight.

Forecast:

Deep low pressure slowly moving northeastward out of the Ohio River valley and Great Lakes are kicking up strong and damaging southeast winds across the western slopes of the Greens this morning. Gusts in excess of 60 mph are expected today especially across eastern Addison and Rutland Counties. Elsewhere, winds will generally be 15 to 30 mph with localized higher gusts, as temperatures slowly climb into the 30s and 40s by this afternoon. Periods of rain with pockets of freezing rain east of the Greens will continue today with minimal additional ice accumulation expected. Cooler air developing aloft overnight tonight into Tuesday will produce a mix of rain and snow showers, with some wet snow accumulation possible in the
mountains as the aforementioned low moves over the region. We’ll see a brief break in showery weather Wednesday before a clipper low moves through bringing more showers and mountain flurries Thursday. Unsettled and below average temperaturs will continue for most of the upcoming week.

Today will be windy with periods of rain and areas of freezing rain possible east of the Greens. Highs will be near 40F with ESE winds at 25 to 40 mph gusting to 50 mph locally. Chance of rain is 90%. Tonight should bring showers with winds diminishing overnight. Lows will be around 36F with SE winds at 20 to 30 mph, decreasing to 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Tuesday rain and snow in the morning should taper to light rain late. Highs will be around 41F with WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tuesday night rain and snow showers in the evening should transition to snow showers overnight. Lows will be around 30F with SW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Wednesday rain and snow in the morning should turn to light rain in the afternoon. Highs will be around 43F with west winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Wednesday night should be cloudy with lows around 33F and WSW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 81 and a low 49. I took my first pond dip of the season. Today we still have 6″+ of ice on the pond…

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 55 and lows of 35.
The record high was 86°F in 2002 (we had a high of 85).
The record low was 18°F in 1908.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:07AM
Sunset: 7:37PM
Length of Visible Light: 14h 31m
Length of Day: 13h 30m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 55 seconds longer

The Moon is a waxing crescent 0.3 days old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:49AM
Moonset: 8:22PM

About Today’s Photo:

The song sparrows are out singing once again despite spring’s slow progress. This fine fellow was in good voice in one of the spruce trees by our pond.

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


Sunday, April 15, 2018

willow-buds

Willow buds popping in our front field

Morning Observation:

Well, this is an interesting morning… This morning in Huntington at 8:05AM it’s currently 26 degrees under overcast skies. We have frozen rain pellets falling. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 24, barometric pressure 30.47” and rising slowly. We picked up an interesting mix of precipitation: 0.32” of frozen rain pellets in the rain gauge that popped out as a friable plug when I inverted the tube, and there’s about a 0.50” layer of a mix of these pellets and ice at the snow stake. Some flat surfaces have a light glazing of ice on them. I’ve never really seen precipitation like this before. Interesting stuff! Yesterday’s high was 42 (at 3:00AM) and the overnight low was 24.

The Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for our region until 8:00AM Monday.

There is a High Wind Warning in effect for our region from 4:00AM to 11:00PM Monday.

Forecast:

Challenging weather conditions continue… A slow moving, moisture laden low pressure system approaching from the Ohio River valley will try and nose warmer air into the region today, but high pressure over northern Ontario continues to hold cold air at the surface. This will result in precipitation falling as sleet and freezing rain. Temperatures today will struggle to make it to 32 degrees by day’s end in the broader valleys. We’ll probably see another 0.1″ to 0.2″ of this mix today before the aforementioned low strengthens into tonight finally changing the precipitation to rain late tonight and through Tuesday. Along with the rain, strong gusty winds are expected to impacte the western slopes of the Greens especially in eastern Addison and Rutand counties. Power outages are a strong possibility. By Monday morning we should be seeing all rain with some mountain snow showers. Rain will persist into Wednesday as the aforementioned low passes through the region and finally exits to the east. High pressure should build in briefly for Wednesday night before the next clipper low moves in Thursday into Friday bringing plain old rain and more normal temperatures. Phew!

We’ll see a mix of wintry precipitation throughout the day today. Highs will be around 31F with ESE winds at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with 0.25″-0.50″ of accumulation possible. Precipitation will continue tonight and it will become windy. Lows will be around 28F with ESE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday should bring showers in the morning, becoming a steady rain in the afternoon. It will be windy with highs around 38F and ESE at 25 to 35 mph gusting to 60 or 70 mph in the wind warning areas of eastern Chittenden and Rutand counties, and 40 to 50 mph here and farther north. Chance of rain is 80%. Monday night should bring evening rain and wind followed by a mix of rain and snow late over higher elevations. Lows will be around 36F with SE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Tuesday’s looking cloudy with rain and mountain snow showers early changing to mainly rain showers in the afternoon. Highs will be around 42F with SW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tuesday night should bring rain showers with mountain snow showers late. Lows will be near 30F with light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 68 and a low of 28.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 55 and lows of 35.
The record high was 82°F in 2003 (we had a high of 80).
The record low was 18°F in 1926.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:09AM
Sunset: 7:36PM
Length of Visible Light: 14h 27m
Length of Day: 13h 27m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 55 seconds longer

The Moon is new 28 days old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:19AM
Moonset: 7:12PM

About Today’s Photo:

Willow buds are starting to pop! Despite a the reprise of wintery conditions, the willows in our front field are forging ahead to spring!

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/800″ exposure.


Saturday, April 14, 2018

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Blood root emerging by Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 33 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the east at 0-5 mph. Relative humidity is 83%, dewpoint 29, barometric pressure 30.13” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.63” of rain overnight and there are a few ice pellets on the back deck. Yesterday’s high was 49, and the overnight temperature topped out at 40 at 3:00AM and has been dropping since.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for our region from 8:00AM this morning until 8:00PM Sunday.

Forecast:

An active and complicated weather pattern will be in place across the
region through Monday night. High pressure to our north will push an intensifying cold front southward across the region today, changing rain
early this morning to a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain from north to south by early afternoon. The front will stall to our south through early Sunday, keeping wintry mixed precipitation in place across the region. The front will then lift back north as a warm front Sunday afternoon as deep, moisture laden low pressure approaches from the Ohio River valley. This will allow the mixed precipitation to change back over to all rain from the Champlain Valley west by Sunday afternoon with pockets of mixed precipation and icing continuing east. By Sunday morning, we could see 2″-5″ of accumulating snow/sleet from Route 2 north with a trace to 2″ in the Champlain Valley. Icing is also a concern with the potential for power outages from downed trees. Briefly warmer temperatures arrive on Monday with gusty southeast winds, more rain, and the threat for minor flooding on rivers and streams due to the combination of rain and snowmelt.

We’ll see light freezing rain this morning changing over to a wintry mix. Highs will be around 32F with north winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. with a trace to 2″ of snow and ice expected. Tonight should be cloudy with snow. Lows will be around 23F with NE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow is 100% with 2″ to 4″ of snow expected.

Sunday morning snow should transition to a wintery mix and rain during the afternoon with some icing possible east over higher elevations. Highs will be around around 30F with east winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100% with a trace to 2″ of snow and ice expected. Sunday night should be cloudy with light freezing rain expected. Some icing possible. Lows will be around 27F with ESE winds at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday should bring freezing rain early transitioning to rain in the afternoon. It will be windy with highs around 39F and ESE winds at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Monday night should bring occasional rain with some snow mixing in late. Lows will be around 33F with ESE winds at 15 to 25 mph, becoming NNW and decreasing to less than 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 60 and a low of 27.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 54 and lows of 34.
The record high was 84°F in 1968.
The record low was 17°F in 1923.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:10AM
Sunset: 7:35PM
Length of Visible Light: 14h 24m
Length of Day: 13h 24m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 56 seconds longer

The Moon is 27 days old with 3.7% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:50AM
Moonset: 6:04PM

About Today’s Photo:

The patch of blood root along Fargo Brook is starting to emerge, pushing its way up through the soil and moss. This little sprout was about half-an-inch high.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/8, 1/125″ exposure.