The Middlebury Landscape

January 6, 2014

Water, water everywhere

Filed under: Weather — Tim Parsons @ 8:09 pm  Tagged , , , ,

So we had some rain today. January is starting out with a bang-it didn’t get above 0 degrees for several days last week, and this morning was 50 degrees and raining. Rain of biblical proportions, with the rain gauge at the track saying .88″ of rain, most of it falling between 7:30-10:30, up to a […]

February 23, 2012

A Better Weather Forecast

Filed under: Weather — Tim Parsons @ 11:27 am  Tagged , , , ,

Thanks to an Environmental Grant several years ago, the Landscape department has been running a personal weather station down at the track off of Porter Field Road, with a second more recent station up at Breadloaf campus. We depend on these stations for primarily for snow removal and IPM strategies. The data are also streamed […]

January 25, 2011

Putty Knives

Filed under: Weather — Tim Parsons @ 6:43 am  Tagged , ,

A couple of storms ago, I caught myself absentmindedly sticking our most important snow fighting tool into my pocket, and it occurred to me I’d left it out of the list of techniques and equipment I’ve written about in the past. Yes, for some storms, the most important tool in our kit seems to be the lowly putty knife. […]

January 22, 2011

Snow Days

Filed under: Weather — Tim Parsons @ 12:15 pm  Tagged , , , ,

Luther Tenny (Facilities Snow Guru, and master of the Snow Plan) keeps much better track of snow storms than I. The weather station down at the track records liquid precipitation year round, thanks to a small heater melting snow in the rain guage. This has recorded .91″ so far in January, compared to 1.35″ to […]

December 13, 2010

Magic (Salt)

Filed under: Weather — Tim Parsons @ 12:08 pm  Tagged , ,

We’ve had quite the snow week, even though it rapidly disappeared in the rain Sunday. I’ve written about how we remove snow in the past, it’s one of my favorite posts. And what I said certainly still holds true, that a job well done means that no one really noticed we did anything at all. […]

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