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Friday, August 22, 2014

A fat'n'happy doe over by the chicken coop

A fat’n’happy doe over by the chicken coop

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 61 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 2-4 mph. Relative humidity is 89%, dewpoint 57, barometric pressure 30.05″ and rising. We picked up 0.21″ of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high 60, and the overnight low was 59.

Forecast:

An upper level trough will move through the region today bringing a chance of showers during the day and early tonight. We’ll see cloudy skies with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 60s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be cloudy with a slight chance of showers until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

A ridge of high pressure will drop down from Canada bringing partly sunny skies for Saturday. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light and variable winds. Saturday night should be clear with lows in the lower 50s and light and variable winds.

Sunday’s looking sunny with highs around 80 and light and variable winds. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 84 and a low of 59. We picked up 0.78″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 78 and lows of 58.
The record high was 90°F in 1916.
The record low was 39°F in 1982.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:03 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:46 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 44m
Length of Day: 13h 42m

The Moon a waning crescent, 26d 13h old with 8% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:20 AM EDT
Moonset: 5:55 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

A caught a shot of this very fat and healthy looking doe right over by our chicken/duck coop yesterday morning. She was munching on corn cobs that we’d tossed in the tall grass. We have little doubt that she might be one of the ones responsible for recent vegetable garden pillaging that has left us bereft of fine crops beans, peppers and even tomatoes!

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 1250, f/7.1, 1/50″ exposure.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A garden spider in her web along out in the front field

A yellow garden spider in her web along out in the front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently 62 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 61, barometric pressure 30.02”. We picked up 0.16” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 82, and the overnight low was 60.

Forecast:

Low pressure area over the Great Lakes will bring showers and a chance of thunderstorms to our region today. We’ll see showers likely, mainly this morning. Highs will be in the lower 70s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds.

Friday’s looking cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. Highs will be in the lower 70s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s and southeast winds around 10 mph.

High pressure will build in for Saturday bringing partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 84 and a low of 54.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 58.
The record high was 93°F in 1945.
The record low was 43°F in 1934.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:02 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:48 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 47m
Length of Day: 13h 45m

The Moon is a waning crescent, 25d 12h old with 15% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:26 AM EDT
Moonset: 5:18 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I can’t go through a summer without getting a shot of one of these yellow garden spiders  and her magnificent web. The other morning, there seemed to be a congregation of several of them in the tall grass and goldenrod along our driveway.

Sony D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 1250, f/7.1, 1/500″ exposure.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Joe Pye weed blooming in our front field

Joe Pye weed blooming in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently a cool 46 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 46, barometric pressure 29.93″ and rising. We picked up a 0.01″ trace of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 68, and the overnight low was 43.

Forecast:

An area of high pressure over the region this morning will deliver sunny skies today and highs in the lower 70s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 40s and light and variable winds.

Wednesday should be partly sunny and warmer with highs in the lower 80s and light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 60 and light and variable winds.

Low pressure will approach the region on Thursday bringing mostly cloudy skies and a 20% chance of rain. Highs will be in the mid 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 81 and a low of 52.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 58.
The record high was 93°F in 1899.
The record low was 40°F in 1963.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:00 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:51 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 53m
Length of Day: 13h 51m

The Moon is a waning crescent, 23d 12 old with 31% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:46 AM EDT
Moonset: 3:49 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Good ‘ole Joe Pye weed blooming amongst the goldenrod in our front field.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/8, 1/1250″ exposure.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Daisy fleabane blooming in our front field

Daisy fleabane blooming in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently 55 degrees and drizzling under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 54, barometric pressure 29.87” and rising. We’ve picked up 0.07” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 69, and the overnight low was 55.

Forecast:

High pressure over the Great Lakes this morning will build across the region today and dominate weather
through Tuesday. This morning’s cloudy skies and drizzle should give way to partly sunny skies. Highs will be in the upper 60s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be clear with lows in the mid 40s and north winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Tuesday should be sunny and warmer with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be clear with lows in the lower 50s and light and variable winds.

Wednesday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds. A weak low pressure system should move through the region Wednesday night bringing mostly cloudy skies and a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be around 60.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 76 and a low of 51.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 59.
The record high was 93°F in 2002 (we had a high of 89).
The record low was 40°F in 1918.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:58 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:53 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 56m
Length of Day: 13h 54m

The Moon is a waning crescent, 22d 12h old with 40% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:01 AM EDT
Moonset: 2:57 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Daisy fleabane is prolific this time of year and adds and nice white compliment to the ubiquitous goldenrod in our front field.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/13, 1/800″ exposure.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A bumble bee works a goldenrod head in our front field

A bumble bee works a goldenrod head in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:30AM it’s currently 58 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 58, barometric pressure 29.80″ and rising. We picked up 0.10″ of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 65, and the overnight low was 58.

Forecast:

The stubborn upper level low pressure system over central Quebec this morning will continue to shift eastward towards the Gulf of Saint Lawrence today and give us one more day of soggy, cool weather. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a 40% chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid 60s with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers until midnight, then mostly cloudy after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 50s with northwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 20%.

High pressure will build in for Monday bringing partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 60s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be clear with lows in the upper 40s and north winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday’s looking mostly sunny and warmer with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 75 and a low of 49. We picked up 0.04″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 59.
The record high was was 95°F in 1987.
The record low was 42°F in 1961).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:57 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:54 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 59m
Length of Day: 13h 56m

The Moon is in its last quarter, 21d 13h old with 50% illumination.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 1:59 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The goldenrod is starting to bloom and the pollinators are coming! This bumble bee was busy zipping from bloom to bloom in the front field yesterday morning.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, IOS 1250, f/13, 1/400″ exposure.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Another shot of the lovely coreopsis in our back garden.

Another shot of the lovely coreopsis in our back garden.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 55 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 54, barometric pressure 29.88″. We picked up 0.10″ of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 66, and the overnight low was 53.

Forecast:

The stubborn upper level low pressure system over central Quebec this morning will continue to dominate our region’s weather through the weekend. It will pinwheel a few more shortwave troughs through the area before finally moving to our east late Sunday. Today we’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a 40% chance of showers mainly this afternoon. Highs will be around 70 with southwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight showers are likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms as one of the aforementioned troughs swings through. Lows will be in the mid 50s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Sunday should be mostly cloudy with showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be around 70 with southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 50s with northwest winds around 10 mph.

High pressure will finally build in Monday brining partly sunny skies with highs around 70 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 50s. At this point it’s looking like a nice stretch of late summer weather ahead for most of the upcoming work week.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 75 and a low of 47.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 59.
The record high was 96°F in 1944.
The record low was 43°F in 1923.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:56 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:56 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 02m
Length of Day: 13h 59m

The Moon is waning gibbous, 20d 12h old with 61% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:20 PM EDT
Moonset: 12:57 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The coreopsis in our back garden are on their way out, but there are still some blooms. The purple in the background is lemon grass blooms.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105m macro lens, ISO 800, f/3.8, 1/3200″ exposure.

Friday, August 15, 2014

A wasp visits the hydrangea by our back patio

A wasp visits the hydrangea by our back patio

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:20AM it’s currently 51 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 51, barometric pressure 29.83”. We picked up 0.03” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 65, and the overnight low was 49.

Forecast:

The upper level low pressure system remains nearly stationary over southern Quebec this morning. It will continue to deliver variable cloudiness and unseasonably cool temperatures through the weekend along with periods of showers as embedded shortwave troughs move through the region. Today will be cloudy with scattered showers. Highs will be in the lower 60s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Tonight will be cloudy with scattered showers mainly until midnight. Lows will be in the lower 50s with light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain is 50%.

Saturday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers during the day. It will be a tad warmer with highs in the lower 70s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Saturday night showers are likely as another shortwave trough slides through. Lows will be in the mid 50s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Sunday’s looking showery with highs in the lower 70s and west winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 73 and a low of 45. We picked up 0.34″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 59.
The record high was 97°F in 1944.
The record low was 45°F in 1907.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:55 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:57 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 05m
Length of Day: 14h 02m

The Moon is waning gibbous, 19d 11h old with 72% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:42 PM EDT
Moonset: 11:50 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The hydrangea on our back deck is a popular place attracting all sorts of pollinators. This wasp was among the visitors the other day.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 1250, f/11, 1/800″ exposure.

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