The Middlebury Landscape

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 […]

August 29, 2011

Irene visits Middlebury

Filed under: Weather — Tim Parsons @ 6:34 pm  Tagged , , ,

Given all the flooding and destruction in the state, I feel very fortunate here at Middlebury, and at my house overlooking the Lemon Fair (flooded, but looks like a normal spring). While we certainly had some damage on campus, it feels relativly minor compared to friends in East Middlebury in need of a new backyard. […]

July 10, 2011

A Wednesday Thunderstorm

Filed under: Trees,Weather — Tim Parsons @ 6:05 pm  Tagged , , , , ,

Last wednesday we had a rip-banger. Thunderstorms developed in the hot summer air over Northern New York, and built as they tracked across the lake. The line continued to build once across the lake, and erupted on top of Middlebury. I was sitting at home, (I was at work early), watching lightening strike all around […]

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 3, 2010

New Breadloaf Weather Station

Filed under: Weather — Tim Parsons @ 12:14 pm  Tagged ,

Thanks to Environmental Council, Facilities Services has installed a second weather station, this one up at Breadloaf campus. It’s hanging on the side of the Laundry shack, next to the really cool old telephone booth. We use weather information from the station on main campus all the time, from worrying about snow removal to tracking […]

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