January 17, 2014 – Beautiful Snow – At Least 2 More Inches

Conditions
• Cloudy. Snow. At times it was snowing heavily with large flakes and no wind – it was beautiful when it was like that.

Ground Conditions
• 2 or 3 inches of snow cover by evening

Temperature (in degrees Fahrenheit)
• 34 about 10:20 am, 24 about 4:15 pm (my observations, mercury thermometer)
• 30 and (official from TV or Weather Underground)
• 16 was the morning low
• the low for the day was tonight

Humidity
• 100% at 10:45 or 11 am according to the computer weather applet

Precipitation
• at least 2 inches of snow

Observations
• didn’t do much observing

Birds
• cardinal – male, female
• goldfinches
• juncos
• downy woodpecker – female (or hairy? – I think they are downy)
• red-bellied woodpecker
• dove

Day 013 – January 13, 2013 – Sunday

Weather
cloudy, temperatures dropping
rain – 1/4 inch in the early am and more starting about 3 pm

Conditions
very wet
snow all gone

Temperatures (Official) (Fahrenheit, from TV or Weather Underground)
65 and 33
the high was in the early am last night and the low was tonight before midnight

Temperatures Observed (Fahrenheit, my observations, mercury thermometer)
56 around 5 pm

Humidity
high

Precipitation
7/8ths of an inch of rain

Birds
cardinal – male

Other Animals
squirrel

March 19, 2012

Low: 60.8 (7:53 am)   High: 81.8 (3:39 pm)   Precipitation: None

Humidity: 64% at 12:15 pm, 52% at 4:30 pm (80 F), upper 40s in the evening around 7 and 8 pm with the temp around 77 F

The last day of winter, but it feels like summer. Mostly cloudy with some blue sky and quite a bit of sun, then becoming mostly clear and sunny later in the afternoon. Everything seems to be growing – getting buds, leafing out, coming up. There is a noticeable difference everyday when I look out into the yard.

I refilled the Upside Down Thistle Feeder, which was empty.

Butterflies

  • Cabbage Whites

Birds:

  • Cardinal – male, female
  • Robins
  • Smalls
  • Juncos
  • Black-capped Chickadee

Insects

  • Bumble Bee
  • Wasp

Mammals:

  • Groundhog
  • Squirrel

Beautiful, Possible First Frost

October 22, 2010

Weather:

  • High: 61.5 F (4:54 PM)
  • Low: 37.7 F (7:41 AM)
  • Humidity: 43%, 36%
  • Beautiful, clear sunny blue skies. Possible first frost of the season. I was told there was frost on the roof. Don’t know if there was frost on the ground.

Birds, Butterflies, Animals: Too busy to observe much today

Plants:

  • Aster – looks like it has about finished blooming
  • Joe Pye – looks like it has about finished blooming

More Beautiful Fall Weather, Butterfly

October 20, 2010

Weather:

  • High: 65.8 F (3:30 PM)
  • Low: 42.0 F (8:13 AM)
  • Humidity: 39%
  • More beautiful Fall weather; sunny, clear blue skies, and breezy.

Note: I’ve not been doing as much observing lately. Partly because I’ve had other things to do, but also because there isn’t as much to observe. The Hummingbirds are long gone, and the butterflies may be gone too (with a rare exception like today).

Birds:

  • Black-capped Chickadees (at least 3)
  • Cardinals (the adult male and female)

Butterflies:

  • Unidentified (1) – As I drove into the driveway, late this afternoon, I saw what looked like a medium sized black, or dark, colored butterfly flying ahead of me up towards the house.

Cooler, Beautiful Fall Day

October 19, 2010

Weather:

  • High: 61.8 F (3:54 PM)
  • Low: 43.8 F (8:04 AM)
  • Humidity: 46%
  • A beautiful, sunny, afternoon with scattered small clouds. Breezy.

Birds: [didn’t have much time for observing today]

  • Black-capped Chickadees (2)
  • Cardinals (young female, male)

Butterflies:

  • None

Plants: [these are just what I happened to notice that are still blooming]

  • Aster
  • Cosmos
  • Joe Pye (but fading fast)
  • Verbena (a little)

Cloudy, Cooler, A Few Showers

October 18, 2010

Weather:

  • High: 66.2 F (1:47 PM)
  • Low: 48.7 F (7:46 AM)
  • Humidity: 49%
  • Rain: A few showers this evening and tonight. Probably not more than a tenth or two of an inch.
  • Cloudy with a little sun. About 6 PM it got breezy and colder and then came the rain showers.

Birds: [I wasn’t really watching today]

  • Cardinals (2 or 3)
  • Black-capped Chickadees (2)

Butterflies: [I wasn’t really watching today]

  • None

Yardwork: Raked some leaves.

Beautiful Fall Day, Warmer

October 17, 2010

Weather:

  • High: 71.2 F (4:25 PM)
  • Low: 53.9 F (8:22 AM)
  • Humidity: 44%
  • Another beautiful sunny blue sky day. Warmer.

Birds:

  • Black-capped Chickadees (3 or 4)
  • Cardinals (3 I think, but sometimes it is hard to be sure, especially when they come to the feeder around dusk)

Butterflies:

  • None – I did take a quick look around at the Aster in the late afternoon

Plants:

  • Aster – still blooming well
  • Joe Pye – still blooming, but some of the blossoms are fading
  • Ash Tree – has lost most of it’s leaves
  • Dogwood Tree – has turned beautiful fall colors
  • Verbena – still blooming

Beautiful Fall Day, Cold Start

October 16, 2010

Weather:

  • High: 65.8 F (5:03 PM)
  • Low: 42.8 F (7:55 AM)
  • Humidity: 43%
  • Beautiful Fall day; sunny, clear blue skies, a little breeze. It was a cold start; I’m pretty sure this morning’s low is the coldest it’s been since spring.

Birds:

  • Cardinals (male, female, young female, young male?)
  • Black-capped Chickadees (3 or 4)

Butterflies:

  • None, but didn’t really have time to look.