Tag Archive: Weather

The Trees are Alright

Abnormal weather always has people worrying about their trees and shrubs in the yard, and this winter is anything but normal. It’s the warm temperatures that are troubling, and many people have come… Read More

Continued Drought, and some hope

The drought continues here on campus, and in the broader Champlain Valley. Our last rainfall was .4″, and after transplanting¬†a tree afterword I saw the ground had only gotten moist about 1″ down-powder… Read More

Drought Stress

Our barely green lawns across campus belie a hard fact this summer-it’s been dry. Very, very dry. Funny, considering how wet it was in late spring, when it was almost too wet to… Read More

Water, water everywhere

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… Read More

Cut Off Low

All professions seem to have their own language, most of it inscrutable. What’s impressed me about meteorology is their ability to take seemingly innocuous plain words and string them together in ways to… Read More

Watering

Pick up any plant biology book, and they consistently list the three macro nutrients all plants need as N, P, and K, the chemical symbols for Nitrogen, Potassium, and Phosphorus. But really, what… Read More

Season Creep

Everybody has their own phenologies, their own timing of spring. First day the snow shovels get put away (unused in my driveway at all this year, I might add), first day of working… Read More

A Better Weather Forecast

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… Read More

Lightning 1, Spruce 0

Anyone around this summer, or past readers of this blog, will remember a large thunderstorm that ripped through Middlebury two days after Independence Day. ¬†Several trees were struck by lightning, which I wrote… Read More

Irene Still Hanging Around

Like a guest that just won’t leave, the effects of Irene the Hurricane still seem to be around Middlebury. Primarily what we’re watching now is the Otter Creek. It takes a while. All… Read More

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