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Archive for July, 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011

A sunflower blooming in the On The Rise Bakery garden.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50am it’s currently 59 degrees under a clear blue sky. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 100%, dewpoint 59, barometric pressure 30.06″ and rising. 24hr high was 79, low 51.

Forecast:

High pressure will dominate the region today giving us a lovely sunny day. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds becoming westerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight as low pressure moves in. Lows will be around 60 with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Monday’s looking partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be around 80 with south winds around 10 mph becoming westerly in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 50%. Monday night should be partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the mid 50s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.

High pressure will pull in again on Tuesday’s bringing us partly sunny skies. Highs will be in the mid 70s with west winds around 10 mph. Tuesday night’s looking partly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 74 and a low of 42.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 60.
Record high was 96 in 1999.
Record low was 42 in 1964.

July’s rain total was 2.77″. You can compare this total to other years here.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:37 AM
Sunset: 8:18 PM
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 46m
Length of Day: 14h 40m
Tomorrow will be 2m 19s shorter.

The moon is a waxing crescent, 17 hours old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:42 AM
Moonset: 8:32 PM


Saturday, July 30, 2011

A great spangled Fritillary perches atop an echinacea.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:20am it’s currently 64 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 100%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 29.90″ and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.17″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 80, low 62.

Forecast:

High pressure will build into the are today bringing with it partly sunny skies with a slight chance of showers this morning, then sunny skies this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with north winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight should be clear with patchy fog after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s with north winds around 10 mph until midnight becoming light and variable.

Sunday’s looking mostly sunny. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with a chance of showers as low pressure moves into the area. Lows will be around 60 with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Monday should be partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be around 80 with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Monday night look for partly cloudy skies with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 69 and a low of 46. We picked up 0.29″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 60.
Record high was 96 in 1959.
Record low was 45 in 1952.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:36 AM
Sunset: 8:19 PM
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 49m
Length of Day: 14h 42m
Tomorrow will be 2m 18s shorter.

The moon is new today, 29d 3h old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:27 AM
Moonset: 8:01 PM


Friday, July 29, 2011

A fly hangs out on an hydrangea blossom.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:20am it’s currently 66 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 66, barometric pressure 29.90″ and steady. 24hr high was 83, low 61.

Forecast:

Low pressure will build in today bringing us cloudy skies with showers and thunderstorms likely mainly this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely until midnight, then partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall until midnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%.

High pressure will move into the area Saturday bringing us mostly sunny skies. Highs will be around 80 with light and variable winds becoming northwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Saturday night should be clear with lows in the mid 50s and northeast winds around 10 mph.

Sunday’s looking sunny with highs in the lower 80s and light and variable winds. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows around 60.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 74 and a low of 52.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 60.
Record high was 98 in 1949.
Record low was 45 in 1987.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:35 AM
Sunset: 8:20 PM
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 52m
Length of Day: 14h 44m
Tomorrow will be 2m 15s shorter.

The moon is a waning crescent, 28d 1h old with 2% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:15 AM
Moonset: 7:26 PM


Thursday, July 28, 2011

A tiny fly sucks nectar from intricate thistle blossoms.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40am it’s currently 60 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 100%, dewpoint 60, barometric pressure 30.05″ and rising. 24hr high was 76, low 52.

Forecast:

High pressure is in charge today and will bring us partly sunny skies with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight then become cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight as a weak cold front moves in. Lows will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Friday look for cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be around 60 with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%.

Saturday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 80s and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 84 and a low of 56.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 82 and lows of 60.
Record high was 96 in 1964.
Record low was 45 in 2001 (we had a low of 42).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:34 AM
Sunset: 8:21 PM
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 54m
Length of Day: 14h 47m
Tomorrow will be 2m 12s shorter

The moon is a waning crescent, 27d 2h old with 6% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:08 AM
Moonset: 6:46 PM


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The hens & chicks that were tight buds the other day are blooming now...

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:40am it’s currently 57 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 100%, dewpoint 57, barometric pressure 29.80″ and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.31″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 79, low 55.

Forecast:

The forecast for today calls for mostly cloudy skies this morning then becoming partly sunny as high pressure builds into the area. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light and variable winds becoming northwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows will be in the lower 50s with light and variable winds.

Thursday’s looking partly sunny and warmer with highs in the lower 80s and light and variable winds. Thursday might will bring mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers as a low pressure front moves in. Lows will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 40%.

Friday look for mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 40%. Friday night should be partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will in the lower 60s. Chance of rain is 30%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 85 and a low of 50.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 82 and lows of 60.
Record high was 98 in 1949.
Record low was 46 in 2001 (we had a low of 41).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:33 AM
Sunset: 8:22 PM
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 56m
Length of Day: 14h 49m
Tomorrow will be 2m 10s shorter.

The moon is a waning crescent, 26d 1h old with 13% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:09 AM
Moonset: 6:00 PM


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Another unidentified bug lurking in the zucchini. Please post a comment if you know what it is!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30am it’s currently 62 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 62, barometric pressure 29.68″ and steady. We picked up 0.18″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 73, low 61.

Forecast:

The forecast for today calls for cloudy skies with showers and thunderstorms likely mainly this afternoon when a low pressure trough moves through the area. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely until midnight, then a slight chance of showers after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%.

Wednesday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the mid 70s and west winds around 10 mph becoming northwesterly in the afternoon. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s and light and variable winds.

Thursday look for partly sunny skies and highs in the lower 80s with light and variable winds. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 66 and a low of 55.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 82 and highs of 60.
Record high was 94 in 1939.
Record low was 45 in 1976.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:32 AM
Sunset: 8:23 PM
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 59m
Length of Day: 14h 51m
Tomorrow will be 2m 8s shorter.

The moon is a waning crescent, 25d 1ho old with 21% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:18 AM
Moonset: 5:07 PM


Monday, July 25, 2011

Anyone know what these bugs are? They were teaming under a zucchini leaf...

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:25am it’s currently a cool 52 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 52, barometric pressure 29.94″ and steady. 24hr high was a lovely 77, low 51.

I just gotta say that yesterday was the perfect summer day. And night for that matter…

Forecast:

The forecast for today calls for partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning, then cloudy with occasional showers and thunderstorms this afternoon as a low pressure trough pulls in from the Great Lakes region. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Tonight will bring mostly cloudy skies with occasional showers and thunderstorms until midnight, then partly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall until midnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 80%.

Tuesday will bring patchy fog in the morning. We’ll have partly sunny skies with a chance of showers in the morning, then mostly cloudy skies with showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 70s with light and variable winds becoming westerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Showers and thunderstorms will persist into Tuesday night. Some thunderstorms may produce small hail. Lows will be in the mid 50s with sest winds around 10 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 60 percent.

Drier air will move in Wednesday bringing with it partly sunny skies. Highs will be in the mid 70s with west winds around 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 72 and lows of 56. We picked up 0.02″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 82 and lows of 61.
Record high was 97 in 1963.
Record low was 45 in 1912.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:31 AM
Sunset: 8:24 PM
Length Of Visible Light: 16h 01m
Length of Day 14h 53m
Tomorrow wil:l be 2m 6s shorter.

The moon is a waining crescent, 24d 1h old with 29% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:36 AM
Moonset: 4:10 PM

I spent about an hour out under the stars last night, wondering about the Milky Way with my binos. You really couldn’t have asked for a more perfect summer evening. It seems we haven’t had too many of those this season…