After cool weather at the end of last week, warmer and more muggy air has returned to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Today has been the worst with a current temperature of 82.8°, and a dew point of 67.4° at 2PM in Island Pond.
Temperatures over the past 7 days in Island Pond, VT.
Dew points in Island Pond VT over the last 7 days
As a result of the warm muggy air over us, we are expecting showers and thunder storms this afternoon. Tomorrow a cold front is expected to move through returning us to much dries air.
Now that Memorial Day has past, it’s time to start getting the rest of the garden planted. I hope to get to a garden center over the next couple of days and picking up a few tomatoes and maybe even a few other vegetable sets to help get a few earlier harvests then I’ll get by just planting seeds. I’ll post some photos of my progress as I go.
Spring is finally in full swing here in the NEK of Vermont. The leaves are starting to fill out on the trees, and the grass is getting green. We still have a way to go, but it’s good to see things growing again. Below is a current image from our webcam showing how things are greening up here in Island Pond.
Starting to green up here in the NEK of Vermont
I have also setup a small 4 X 4 raised bed last week to grow salad greens this year. In addition to planting some seeds, I purchased a few sets this week for some earlier harvests. The seeds are starting to sprout even though you can’t see them in the photo below.
Small raised bed to grow salad greens in Island Pond.
I have another 4 X 4 raised bed that I will be planting with summer squash and cucumbers when it warms up a bit more. Since we are under a freeze warning for tonight I’m glad I didn’t plant it yet.
Yesterday, May 8th, was warmer that we got all of last summer here in Island Pond, VT. The high was 87°, and last summers high was 85° on both July 1st and 2nd. The only nice part was very low dew points yesterday keeping the humidity levels down compared to last July. Fortunately for those of us that don’t like it quite that hot, temperatures dropped off fairly quick as soon as the sun started to set on the Northeast Kingdom. The low today was 46°. The current temperature at 12:45PM is 77°.
The forecast for the next several days looks to be wet with rain showers just about everyday. But, we do need the rain to help green things up, and help keep the fire danger down. Here’s a look at the upcoming weather for Island Pond as forecast by the NWS in Burlington. Don’t forget you can get the local forecast here on our website by clicking here.
Forecast for Island Pond, VT from NWS in Burlington