The Middlebury Landscape

June 24, 2010

Another Day, another storm

Filed under: Trees,Weather — Tim Parsons @ 6:56 pm  Tagged , ,

The storms certainly keep coming, and, worryingly, the trees keep succumbing.  Today at 3:30 a very brief but intense cell blasted through campus. We’d lost power for a little bit, I don’t know why. The weather station recorded about 1/4″ of rain in 15 minutes, with a peak wind gust of 35 mph, from the north. […]

June 7, 2010

If a Tree Falls…

Filed under: Trees,Weather — Tim Parsons @ 4:23 pm  Tagged , ,

I’m not much of a Twitterer, although I’ve been called a twit many times.I don’t want to get tweets on my cell-my phone vibrates so violently at the slightest ring or text message that while weeding I end up shrieking like my 10 year old thinking I just weeded a bee’s nest. But I do […]

May 28, 2010

The wind, the wind

Filed under: Weather — Tim Parsons @ 11:09 am  Tagged ,

One of the most impressive thunderstorms I’ve seen ripped through campus Wednesday night, starting about 8:00. From my house in Weybridge it was a continual light show; not just flashes of lightening here and there, but the sky constantly lit as bolt after bolt attacked the ground and sky. Torrential downpours accompanied the storm, with […]

April 27, 2010

It’s Snowing, and it’s almost May

Filed under: Weather — Tim Parsons @ 3:49 pm  Tagged , ,

April 27th, and there is a couple of inches of snow on the ground. Enough so I’m wondering if the Montery School needs any landscaping help. It’s not the snow that’s disconcerting, it’s the 3-7 ” additional forecast for tonight. The temperatures yesterday were in the 60’s, and now it’s about 36. Here’s a slideshow […]

March 1, 2010

Wind Damage

Filed under: Trees,Weather — Tim Parsons @ 11:06 am  Tagged , ,

I’m happy to say that Middlebury didn’t suffer much for tree damage from the storm I wrote about last week. Peak wind gust was only 34 MPH, but power was still out on campus for the better part of the morning. From what I understand a tree fell on a line near a substation. I’ll […]

February 24, 2010

Snow Day

Filed under: Weather — Tim Parsons @ 7:08 pm  Tagged , ,

First off-apologies to all who were looking for the Middlebury weather station today. As many of you know, we lost power on campus for a couple of hours this morning, and that wrecks havoc with the weather station. We don’t lose any data, as the weather station has battery backups to keep logging. The network […]

February 6, 2010

Winter Term

Filed under: Random Thoughts — Tim Parsons @ 2:54 pm  Tagged , ,

Hello all, I’m back now. Thanks for your emails wondering if I am still around. I am. I had the pleasure of teaching a Winter Term course, BIOL 1003- Trees and the Urban Forest. What fun it was to join in the Middlebury experience from the faculty side, as opposed to being the staff guy […]

January 3, 2010

Main Quad Finished, and some Snow

Filed under: Landscape,Weather — Tim Parsons @ 1:43 pm  Tagged , , ,

Snow, so far, is a very fluffy 12″, and it is still coming down. I’m betting another 3″ or so. The rain guage has only measured about .16″ of preciptation, just to give you an idea how fluffy the snow is, although I wonder how about the accuracy of that. That would make the snow/water […]

December 6, 2009

Snow, finally.

Filed under: Weather — Tim Parsons @ 5:58 pm  Tagged , ,

The National Weather Service is getting all excited about breaking the record of the latest date of first measurable snowfall (measurable meaning more than .1″). Being that they keep the record in Burlington, which didn’t get snow yesterday, they are poised to break it tomorrow. I never get too excited about records, what the hottest […]

November 25, 2009

No Snow Yet

Filed under: Weather — Tim Parsons @ 1:06 pm  Tagged

Still no snow in the Champlain Valley, and it’s almost the end of November. (No complaints) According to the National Weather Service, on average the first measurable snow in Burlington falls around November 6. Here’s the 10 latest snow falls, going back from 1906, along with the amount of snow in that entire season. Season […]

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