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Sunday, July 13, 2014

What's up with this fly…?

What’s up with this fly…?

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:05AM it’s currently 73 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 0-3 mph. Relative humidity is 82%, dewpoint 68, barometric pressure 29.91″ and falling. Yesterday’s high was 84 and the overnight low was 64.

Forecast:

Low pressure moving through the Great Lakes region this morning will push a warm front through the region this mornings followed by a cold front tonight. We’ll see cloudy skies with a chance of showers this morning, then showers and thunderstorms are likely this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely mainly until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 60s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph, then becoming southwesterly around 10 mph after midnight. Chance of rain is 70%.

Monday should be partly sunny with a slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 30%. Monday 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%.

Tuesday’s looking mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 50s. Chance of rain is 50%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 81 and a low of 54.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 61.
The record high was 96°F in 1995.
The record low was 45°F in 1940.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:20 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:34 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 25m
Length of Day: 15h 14m
Tomorrow will be 1m 31s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 16d 4h old with 98% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:14 PM EDT
Moonset: 6:52 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

In my bug hunting out in the front field the other day, I came across this fly that was seemingly being stuck in a milkweed flower. Curious I thought… Perhaps it’s just my aging eyes, but it took me until I came back in the house, loaded the shots into my computer and zoomed in really closely that I saw the crab spider chomping down on the hapless insect. The spider’s perfect camouflage completely disguised it to me, and, apparently, the fly! Ah, the wonders of nature!

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, circular polarizing filter, ISO 1250, f/13, 1/320″ exposure.

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2 responses

  1. Gillian

    “Sorry, I’m al little hung up right now. Will call you later?” might be the caption?

    July 13, 2014 at 9:29 am

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