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Saturday, August 23, 2014

A female mallard catches a morning nap on Indian Lake

A female mallard catches a morning nap on Indian Lake

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 59 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 59, barometric pressure 30.14” and rising. We picked up 0.03” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 64, and the overnight low was 58.


A developing area of high pressure across eastern Canada will slowly move toward northern Vermont today. This will result in increasing amounts of sunshine and temperatures warming well into the 70s. We’ll see partly sunny skies. today with a slight 20% chance of showers this afternoon east of the Green Mountains. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light and variable winds, becoming northerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers until midnight east of the Greens, then mostly clear after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain east is 20%.

Sunday should be mostly sunny with highs around 80 and light and variable winds, becoming northerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows around 60 and light and variable winds.

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


Last year on this date we had a high of 70 and a low of 48.

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

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:04 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:44 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 41m
Length of Day: 13h 40m

The Moon is a waning crescent, 27d 14h old with 4% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:16 AM EDT
Moonset: 6:28 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I was over at Indian Lake in the Adirondacks the other day performing. This female mallard was catching a nap at the edge of the lake right outside my little cabin. Notice that she was keeping an eye on me…

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/800″ exposure.


4 responses

  1. Serene moment John. We shared the harbor in South Portland, Maine with a small flock of mallards with the same proclivity, last week. I loved watching them bob blissfully along, eyes closed and head tucked as they slept.

    August 23, 2014 at 8:26 am

    • Thanks Rich. An interesting fact about ducks (and some other birds) is that that can “sleep” one side of their brains at a time. That’s why you’ll often see them with one eye open as they nap. A group of them will often configure themselves so that there’s always one eyeball keeping watch around the periphery of the group. If you observe long enough, you’ll see them turn themselves around every now an then to sleep the other side of their brains.

      August 23, 2014 at 8:29 am

      • How cool is that? I wondered how they could safely pull off the floating naps… Thanks for enlightening me. Now, if only I could pull off the same trick.

        August 23, 2014 at 8:39 am

  2. Yes, being able to “half sleep” would be very very handy!

    August 23, 2014 at 8:44 am

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