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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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2 responses

  1. Do wasps enjoy hydrangea pollen???

    August 15, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    • I’m guessing there’s something sweet in the nectar as I often see flies and even ants (along with bees of course) in the hydrangea. They certainly have a sweet scent!

      August 16, 2014 at 7:58 am

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