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Archive for August, 2012

Friday, August 31, 2012

Blue bottle Gentian blooming out in our front field.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently 55 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 55, barometric pressure 29.88″ and steady. 24hr high was 80, low 55.

Forecast:

We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon as a cold front drops down from Canada. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and locally heavy downpours this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then clearing as dry air moves in. Lows will be in the upper 50s with northwest winds around 10 mph.

Saturday should be mostly sunny with highs in the lower 70s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be clear with lows in the mid 40s and southeast winds around 10 mph.

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

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 76 and a low of 56.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F.
Record high was 92°F in 2010 (we had a high of 89).
Record low was 35°F in 1965.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:14 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:29 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 14m
Length of Day: 13h 14m
Tomorrow will be 2m 57s shorter.

The Moon is the full Blue Moon as it’s the second full moon in August.
Moonrise: 7:10 PM EDT
Moonset: 6:18 AM EDT


Thursday, August 30, 2012

A pair of Painted Ladies on the back patio hydrangea.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 45 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 45, barometric pressure 30.00″ and rising. 24hr high was 74, low 45.

Forecast:

High pressure will give us another sunny day today. It will be warmer with highs around 80 and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be in the mid 50s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday should start off partly sunny. There’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon as a weak cold front drops south out of Canada. Highs will be in the lower 80s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. Friday night should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 50s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday’s looking sunny with highs in the lower 70s and light and variable winds. Saturday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 77 and a low of 48.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 77°F an lows of 56°F.
Record high was 93°F in 1991.
Record low was 39°F in 1965.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:13 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:31 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 17m
Length of Day: 13h 17m
Tomorrow will be 2m 57s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12d 19h old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:42 PM EDT
Moonset: 5:10 AM EDT


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A leaf-footed bug on a hydrangea leaf on the back patio.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 44 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 43, barometric pressure 29.96″ and rising. 24hr high was 75, low 44.

Forecast:

High pressure is building over our region today. We’ll see sunny skies with highs in the lower 70s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be clear with lows around 50 and southwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Thursday should be sunny and warmer with highs in the lower 80s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night should be clear with lows in the upper 50s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 80s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. There’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms Friday afternoon as a weak cold front move in. Friday 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. Tropical Storm Irene had dumped 5.41″ of rain here in about 6 hours. We were in Ohio dropping Emma off at school when we heard that our basement had flooded. Thanks once again to our awesome friends and neighbors–the Hendrickson clan, and Patty, Steve and Jon–for doing all that you did. You came to our rescue!

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F.
Record high was 92°F in 1953,
Record low was 41°F in 1941.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:11 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:32 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 20m
Length of Day: 13h 20m
Tomorrow will be 2m 55s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11d 18h old with 95% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:12 PM EDT
Moonset: 4:01 AM EDT


Tuesday, August 28, 2012

An orb spider lurking under our back porch roof…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:20AM it’s currently a muggy 64 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 29.79″. We picked up 0.32″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 79, low 64.

Forecast:

The cold front that brought us the overnight rains will move across the region today. Morning clouds will dissipate to bring us partly sunny skies this afternoon as a clear, cool Canadian high builds in. There’s a 20% chance of showers this morning. Highs will be in the mid 70s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be clear and less humid with lows in the upper 40s and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Wednesday should be sunny with highs around 70 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be clear with lows in the lower 50s and southwest winds around 10 mph.

Thursday’s looking sunny with highs in the upper 70s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 79 and a low 57. Tropical Storm Irene was approaching…

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F.
Record high was 94°F in 1952.
Record low was 39°F in 1925.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:10 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:34 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 24m
Length of Day: 13h 23m
Tomorrow will be 2m 54s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10d 18h old with 89% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:39 PM EDT
Moonset: 2:52 AM EDT


Monday, August 27, 2012

A bumble bee works a bloom in our flower garden.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:15AM it’s currently 59 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 58, barometric pressure 30.10″ and falling. 24hr high was 84, low 59.

Forecast:

A cold front currently over the Great Lakes will move in our direction today setting us up for some much needed rain. We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. Tonight showers and thunderstorms are likely. Lows will be in the lower 60s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Tuesday should start out cloudy with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then become partly sunny with a chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be around 70 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Tuesday night should be mostly clear as high pressure builds back in. It will be less humid with lows around 50 and north winds around 10 mph.

Wednesday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the lower 70s and west winds 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night should be clear with lows in the lower 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 80 and a low of 58. We picked up 0.74″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 77°F and lows of 57°F.
Record high was 95°F in 1948.
Record low was 40°F in 1969.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:09 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:36 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 27m
Length of Day: 13h 26m
Tomorrow will be 2m 55s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9d 18h old with 81% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:59 PM EDT
Moonset: 1:43 AM EDT


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Echinacea blooming off the back deck.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 9:00AM it’s currently 72 degrees under clear skies. Winds are out of the west at 0-3mph. Relative humidity is 75%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 30.28. 24hr high was 86, low 59.

Forecast:

High pressure currently centered off Nova Scotia will deliver another sunny this morning before some clouds move in this afternoon. There’s a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon as some moisture moves in from the south. It’ll be another warm and muggy one today with highs in the mid 80s and light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers until midnight, then mostly clear after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s with south winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 20%.

Monday should start out partly sunny in the morning, then become mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon as a slow moving cold front moves in from the west. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Monday night showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be around 60 with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Tuesday’s looking mostly cloudy and cooler with a chance of showers. Highs will be in the lower 70s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Tuesday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 80 and a low of 58.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F.

Record high was 96°F in 1948.
Record low was 40°F in 1987.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:08 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:38 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 30m
Length of Day: 13h 29m
Tomorrow will be 2m 53s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8d 21h old with 72% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:12 PM EDT
Moonset: 12:39 AM EDT


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Morning fog burning off Indian Lake in the Adirondacks.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 57 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 56, barometric pressure 30.24″ and rising. 24hr high was 83, low 55.

Forecast:

High pressure will deliver another lovely August day. We’ll see mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid 80s and light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. There’s a slight chance of pop-up showers or thunderstorms this afternoon due to diurnal heating. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows will be around 60 with south winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Sunday should be partly sunny with highs in the mid 80s and light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 60s and south winds around 10 mph.

Monday’s looking mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms as a cold front approaches from the Great Lakes. It won’t be  as warm with highs in the mid 70s and south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. Monday night showers and thunderstorms are likely. Lows will be in the lower 60s. Chance of rain is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 76 and a low of 63.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 78°F and lows of 57°F.
Record high was 97°F in 1947.
Record low was 39°F in 1942.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:07 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:39 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 33m
Length of Day: 13h 32m
Tomorrow will be 2m 54s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 7d 19h old with 60% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:17 PM EDT
No Moon Set


Friday, August 24, 2012

Mountain Sandwort blooming on the summit of Camel’s Hump yesterday.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:40AM it’s currently 55 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 54, barometric pressure 30.15″ and steady. We picked up 0.22″ of rain yesterday evening. 24hr high was 81, low 55.

Forecast:

Building high pressure will deliver another partly sunny day with highs in the lower 80s and light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. There’s a slight chance of an afternoon shower similar to yesterday. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 50s and light and variable winds.

Saturday should be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 80s and light and variable winds. Saturday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 50s and light and variable winds.

Sunday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the upper 80s and south winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 78 and a low of 53.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 78°F and lows of 58°F.

Record high was 97°F in 1947.
Record low was 40°F in 1923.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:06 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:41 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 36m
Length of Day: 13h 35m
Tomorrow will be 2m 52s shorter.

The Moon is in its first quarter, 6d 18h old with 49% illumination.
Moonrise:  2:15 PM EDT
Moonset: 11:41 PM EDT


Thursday, August 23, 2012

The crescent moon above cumulus clouds on Tuesday morning.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently 52 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 52, barometric pressure 30.10″ and steady. 24hr high was 79, low 52.

Forecast:

Our string of fine late summer weather continues today with sunny skies this morning, becoming partly sunny this afternoon with the slight chance of pop up shower due to diurnal heating. It will be warmer with highs in the lower 80s and light and variable winds, becoming westerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight, then mostly clear after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Friday should be mostly sunny with highs around 80 and light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Friday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 50s and light and variable winds.

Saturday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the lower 80s 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 73 and a low of 49. We picked up 0.03″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 78°F and lows of 58°F.
Record high was 93°F in 1947.
Record low was 43°F in 1988.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:04 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:43 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 39m
Length of Day: 13h 38m
Tomorrow will be 2m 52s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5d 19h old with 37% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:07 PM EDT
Moonset: 10:50 PM EDT


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Painted Lady butterfly in the ever popular hydrangea by our back patio.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:10AM it’s currently 54 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 53, barometric pressure 29.94″ and rising. 24hr high was 79, low 54.

Forecast:

Building high pressure will give us another day of partly sunny skies. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly  around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be clear with lows in the upper 40s and light and variable winds.

Wednesday should be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night should be clear with lows around 50 and south winds around 10 mph.

Thursday’s looking partly sunny with highs around 80 and southwest winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 77 and a low of 61.

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

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:02 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:46 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 45m
Length of Day: 13h 43m
Tomorrow will be 2m 50s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3d 18h old with 17% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:43 AM EDT
Moonset: 9:30 PM EDT


Monday, August 20, 2012

An unidentified fly on a poppy in one of our front gardens.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently 50 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm.Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 50, barometric pressure 29.89″. 24hr high was 74, low 49.

Forecast:

Another partly sunny day on tap today. We’ll have highs in the mid 70s with light and variable winds. There’s a slight chance of mountain showers this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows around 50 and light and variable winds.

Tuesday should be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 40s and light and variable winds.

Wednesday’s looking sunny with highs in the upper 70s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be clear with lows in the upper 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 84 and a low of 55.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F.
Record high was 94°F in 1916.
Record low was 42°F in 1953.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:01 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:48 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 48m
Length of Day: 13h 46m
Tomorrow will be 2m 48s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2d 19h old with 10% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:31 AM EDT
Moonset: 8:57 PM EDT


Sunday, August 19, 2012

A bumble bee enjoying a good feed in the pickerel weed near Sand Bar State Park.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 50 degrees under clear skies. Wind are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 50, barometric pressure 30.00″ and rising. 24hr high was 73, low 43.

Forecast:

With high pressure in place over the region, we have a string of fine days ahead of us. We’ll see sunny skies with highs in the mid 70s today with light and variable winds. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be in the upper 40s with light and variable winds.

Monday should be partly sunny and a bit warmer with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 50s and light and variable winds.

Tuesday’s looking partly sunny and a bit warmer and more humid with highs in the mid to upper 70s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 50.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 82 and a low of 59.

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

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:00 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:49 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 51m
Length of Day: 13h 49m
Tomorrow will be 2m 49s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1d 20h old with 4% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:19 AM EDT
Moonset: 8:28 PM EDT


Saturday, August 18, 2012

A norther leopard frog in on the shore near Sand Bar State Park.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 9:05AM it’s currently 60 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 60, barometric pressure 29.88″ and rising. We picked up a scant 0.02″ of rain yesterday. 24hr high was 80, low 52.

Forecast:

Building high pressure will bring us mostly sunny skies and below normal temperatures today and tonight. Highs will be in the upper 60s to lower 70s today with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be clear and cool with lows in the lower to mid 40s (some upper 30s in the mountains) with light and variable winds.

Sunday should be sunny and a bit warmer with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds. Sunday night should be clear with lows in the upper 40s and light and variable winds.

Monday’s looking partly sunny and a tad warmer still as a southerly flow moves in warmer, moister air. Highs will in the mid to upper 70s with light and variable winds. Monday night should be cloudy with lows in the lower 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 83 and a low of 56. We picked up 0.07″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F.
Record high was 93°F in 2002 (we had a high of 84).
Record low was 40°F in 1918.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:59 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:51 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 54m
Length of Day: 13h 52m
Tomorrow will be 2m 46s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 21 hours old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:09 AM EDT
Moonset: 7:59 PM EDT


Friday, August 17, 2012

A Great Blue Heron skims the water near Sand Bar State Park yesterday afternoon.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:30AM it’s currently 57 degrees under a milky clear sky. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 57, barometric pressure 29.78″ and falling. 24hr high was 79, low 55.

Current radar imagery shows a line of showers out in front of a cold front currently over the eastern Great Lakes. Those showers should reach our area this afternoon.

Forecast:

We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning giving way to mostly cloudy skies with numerous showers and thunderstorms this afternoon as a cold front moves in from the west. Highs will be around 80 with south winds around 10 mph and gusting up to 25 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms until midnight. Lows will be in the lower 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%.

Cooler and drier air will move in Saturday delivering mostly sunny skies. Highs will be in the low to mid 70s with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Saturday night should be clear and chilly with lows in the mid 40s and light and variable winds.

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

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 80 and a low of 51. We picked up 0.18″ of rain.

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

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:58 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:53 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 14h 57m
Length of Day: 13h 55m
Tomorrow will be 2m 47s shorter.

The Moon is new today, 29d 6h old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:00 AM EDT
Moonset: 7:30 PM EDT


Thursday, August 16, 2012

A rose with morning raindrops

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 58 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 58, barometric pressure 29.88″ and rising. 24hr high was 77, low 57. Yesterday’s predicted rain showers and thunderstorms never materialized here, though I did see a couple flashes of lightning and heard a rumble of thunder around 10PM last night.

Forecast:

High pressure currently building into the region will bring us partly sunny skies today. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be clear with lows in the upper 50s and light and variable winds.

Friday should start out partly sunny in the morning, then become mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon as a cold front approaches from the west. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. Friday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s and southwest winds around 10 mph.

Saturday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 70s and west winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 76 and a low of 57. We picked up 1.40″ of rain.

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

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:56 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:54 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 00m
Length of Day: 13h 57m
Tomorrow will be 2m 45s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 28d 7h old with 2% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:52 AM EDT
Moonset: 7:01 PM EDT


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

This grasshopper was hanging out on a rock above the Mailbox Trail pond. It was very still in the morning sunlight…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:35AM it’s currently 63 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 63, barometric pressure 29.82″ and steady. We picked up 0.25″ of rain overnight. 24hr high was 80, low 61.

Forecast:

An upper level low front will move through the region today bringing unsettled weather. We’ll see partly sunny skies with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms this morning, then showers and thunderstorms are likely this afternoon. Some showers may produce heavy downpours and lightning. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely until midnight, then a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows will be around 60 with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%.

A dry slot of high pressure will move in Thursday bringing partly sunny skies with highs around 80 and light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Thursday night should be clear with lows in the upper 50s and light and variable winds.

Friday showers and thunderstorms are likely as another wave of low pressure moves in from the west. Highs will be in the lower 80s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Friday night showers and thunderstorms are likely. Lows will be in the mid 50s. Chance of rain is 60%. At this point the weekend is looking dry and pleasant!

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 67 and a low of 60. We picked up 0.13″ of rain.

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

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:55 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:56 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 03m
Length of Day: 14h 00m
Tomorrow will be 2m 43s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 27d 6h old with 5% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:47 AM EDT
Moonset: 6:28 PM EDT


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A white admiral in the buckeye tree next to our back deck.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:25AM it’s currently 58 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 58, barometric pressure 29.92″ and steady. 24hr high was 78, low 57.

Forecast:

A series of upper level troughs moving in from the Great Lakes will keep things unsettled and wet for the next couple of days. We’ll see partly sunny skies with a slight chance of showers this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon as diurnal heating spices things up. Highs will be around 80 with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%. Tonight should be cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%.

Wednesday showers and thunderstorms are likely. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%. Wednesday night showers are likely. Lows will be around 60 with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Thursday should be partly sunny and drier with highs in the upper 70s and west winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be mostly clear with lows around 60.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 80 and a low of 60. We picked up 0.08″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 80°F and lows of 59°F.
Record high was 96°F in 1944.
Record low was 47°F in 1923.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:54 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:57 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 06m
Length of Day: 14h 03m
Tomorrow will be 2m 43s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 26d 6h old with 11% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:45 AM EDT
Moonset: 5:53 PM EDT

I spent some time outside last night tuning in to VPR’s Eye-On-The-Sky Star Party with Mark Breen. We had mostly clear skies for part of the hour that the show was on, and I saw 11 Perseid meteors during that time. It was fun listening to Mark’s comments on the night sky and to listeners’ questions. Mark has a pretty amazing depth of knowledge especially when it comes to the myths and stories associated with the stars and constellations.


Monday, August 13, 2012

A long legged fly poses on a rhododendron leaf by the side of the house.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:10AM it’s currently 57 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 56, barometric pressure 29.90″ and rising. 24hr high was 81, low 57.

Forecast:

Weak high pressure is building into the area and will give us partly sunny skies today with a slight chance of showers later in the day. Highs will be in the upper 70s with low humidity and light and variable winds, becoming westerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s and light and variable winds.

Tuesday should be partly sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon as a slow moving cold front heads in our direction from the Great Lakes. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 30%. Tuesday night should be cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 60s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 40%.

Wednesday showers and thunderstorms are likely. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Wednesday night showers and thunderstorms are likely. Lows will be around 60. Chance of rain is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 81 and a low of 53.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 80°F and lows of 59°F.
Record high was 97°F in 1947.
Record low was 43°F in 1930.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:53 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:59 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 09m
Length of Day: 14h 05m
Tomorrow will be 2m 42s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 25d 6h old with 18% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:49 AM EDT
Moonset: 5:13 PM EDT


Sunday, August 12, 2012

A Viceroy works the hydrangea out on our back patio. It was a very popular place with about a dozen different species of bees, flies and wasps visiting in the morning!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:15AM it’s currently 68 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 67, barometric pressure 29.88″ and rising. We picked up 0.53″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 82, low 62.

Forecast:

The stubborn low pressure system that we’ve been stuck in for the past several days will influence our weather for one more day. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers this morning, then partly sunny skies with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms until midnight. Lows will be around 60 with southwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 30%.

Monday should be partly sunny with highs around 80 and southwest winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s and south winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday’s looking mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms as a potent low pressure system moves in. Highs will be in the lower 80s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. Tuesday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the lower 60s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 78 and a low of 54.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 80°F and lows of 59°F.
Record high was 93°F in 1947.
Record low was 44°F in 1913.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:52 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:00 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 12m
Length of Day: 14h 08m
Tomorrow will be 2m 40s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 24d 7h old with 25% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:58 AM EDT
Moonset: 4:28 PM EDT


Saturday, August 11, 2012

A thimbleberry blooming along Taft Road.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 63 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 29.82″ and rising. We picked up 0.92″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 75, low 61.

Forecast:

Low pressure currently over the eastern Great Lakes will shift northeastward during the day today bringing us more precipitation this afternoon. We’ll see partly sunny skies with a chance of showers this morning, then cloudy skies with showers and a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers until midnight, then partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.

Sunday should be partly sunny with patchy fog in the morning and scattered showers in the afternoon. Highs will be around 80 with south winds 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows will be around 60 with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%.

Drier air moves in Monday with partly sunny skies and a lingering 30% chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 70s with west winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 77 and a low of 57. We picked up 0.25″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 80°F and lows of 59°F.
Record high was 101°F in 1944 (ouch!)
Record low was 46°F in 1963.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:51 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:02 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 14m
Length of Day: 14h 11m
Tomorrow will be 2m 39s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 23d 6h old with 34% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:13 AM EDT
Moonset: 3:38 PM EDT

The Perseid meteor showers peak tonight. Unfortunately, the forecast is none too good for seeing what is usually one of the best displays of meteors on the yearly calendar. However, if the skies do clear, the best time to view will favor the night owl who’s up after midnight. Get comfortable on a blanket or lawn chair facing northeast towards the constellation Perseus. At its peak the Perseids can produce from 60 to 100 meteors per hour!


Friday, August 10, 2012

A honey bee works the hydrangea out on our back patio.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:15AM it’s currently a damp 64 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 29.84″. We picked up 0.60″ of rain in the past 24hrs. 24hr high was 84, low 64.

Morning radar imagery shows numerous showers extending from Maryland through Pennsylvania and New York and moving towards the northeast. We’ll be seeing those throughout the day today.

Forecast:

We’re in for a wet and unsettled weekend. A closed upper low pressure system extending from Ohio up into Maine will park over the northeast and funnel warm, moist air along with numerous showers and thunderstorms into the region through Saturday. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall on the order of 1.75-2″ today. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight we’ll see more showers and thunderstorms and patchy fog. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Lows will be in the mid 60s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Showers and thunderstorms will persist into Saturday with some thunderstorms producing heavy rainfall. Highs will be around 80 with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 60%. Saturday night should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and scattered thunderstorms. More heavy rainfall is possible. Lows will be in the lower 60s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.

Sunday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Highs will be in the lower 80s with south winds around 10 mph and gusting up to 25 mph. Drier air should move in Sunday night with mostly cloudy skies and lows around 60.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 81 and a low of 61. We picked up 0.73″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 80°F and lows of 59°F.
Record high was 97°F in 1949.
Record low was 47°F in 1922.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:49 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:03 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 17m
Length of Day: 14h 13m
Tomorrow will be 2m 37s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 22d 6h old with 44% illumination.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 2:45 PM EDT


Thursday, August 9, 2012

A clear-winged hummingbird moth pauses briefly on some Queen Anne’s Lace by the pond.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 61 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 61, barometric pressure 29.92″. 24hr high was 83, low 58.

Forecast:

Cloudy skies, more humidity and showers will be the rule for the next few days as a large upper level trough of low pressure hangs out in our region. We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with numerous showers and thunderstorms, mainly this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 60%. Tonight expect numerous showers with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain is 60%.

Friday should be cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms and numerous showers, mainly in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Friday night should bring numerous showers with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be in the mid 60s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Showers and the chance of thunderstorms will persist into Saturday. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with scattered showers with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be around 60. Chance of rain is 40%. Expect rain amounts to be in the range of 1-2″ total between Thursday afternoon and Saturday before drier air moves in later on Sunday.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 79 and low of a 53. We picked up 0.09″ of rain

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F.
Record high was 99°F in 2001 (we had a high of 91).
Record low was 44°F in 1922.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:48 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:05 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 20m
Length of Day: 14h 16m
Tomorrow will be 2m 37s shorter.

The Moon is in its last quarter, 21d 7h old with 53% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:34 PM EDT
Moonset: 1:48 PM EDT


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A garden spider snares a damselfly out next to the pond. I was very lucky to get this shot. I saw the spider when I was walking around the pond yesterday morning after my run. I went to grab my camera, came back, and just when I settled in to take the shot, the damselfly flew into the web. The spider made quick work of wrapping her prey into a tight little ball for future snacking…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently 54 degrees under clear skies. Wind are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 53, barometric pressure 29.95″ and rising. 24hr high was a comfortable 82, low 54.

Forecast:

We’ll start the day out with partly sunny skies, then see a chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon as a cold front moves in from the west and stalls over the region for the next few days. Highs will be in the mid 80s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 30%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight, then a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Thursday should be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be around 80 with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 30%. Thursday night showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms as low pressure moves in along the stalled cold front. Lows will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 60%.

Friday’s looking unsettled as will with showers likely. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 60%. Friday night showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be in the mid 60s. Chance of rain is 60%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 82 and a low of 66. We picked up 0.15″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F.
Record high was 97°F in 1949.
Record low was 45°F in 1929.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:47 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:06 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 23m
Length of Day: 14h 19m
Tomorrow will be 2m 34s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 20d 6h old with 63% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:00 PM EDT
Moonset: 12:49 PM EDT


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

An unidentified wasp out in the front field.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:20AM it’s currently a cool and comfortable 51 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 51, barometric pressure 29.98″ and steady. 24hr high was an optimal (in my book…) 76, low 51.

Forecast:

We’ll have us another lovely day today courtesy of high pressure. We’ll see sunny skies with highs in the lower 80s and light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows will be in the mid 50s with south winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Wednesday should start out partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon as a weak cold front moves into the region. Highs will be in the upper 80s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 40%. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 40%.

Thursday’s looking mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms as a more defined cold front move in from the Great Lakes and stalls over the region. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%. Thursday night showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 60s. Chance of rain is 60%. At this point it looks like unstable and rainy conditions might be with us into the weekend.

Almanac:

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F.
Record high was 95°F in 2001 (we had a high of 89).
Record low was 40°F in 1964.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:46 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:08 PM EDT
Length Of Visible Light: 15h 26m
Length of Day: 14h 21m
Tomorrow will be 2m 33s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 19d 6h old with 72% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:29 PM EDT
Moonset: 11:48 AM EDT

I spent some time out under the stars last night before the moon rose. Mars and Saturn made for a beautiful triangle with Spica as they set in the west, and the Milky Way was bright and well defined in the cool, clear air. I saw several large, bright meteors as well. I’m guessing they were Perseids as they were coming from the right direction–from the northeast out of the constellation Perseus. The Perseid meteor shower is scheduled to peak on the evening of August 11. Hopefully we’ll have some clear skies for what is usually the best meteor show of the year!