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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A female ruby-throated hummingbird sips from the Japanese bittersweet by the studio stairs

A female ruby-throated hummingbird sips from the Japanese bittersweet by the studio stairs

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 63 degrees and raining heavily under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 63, barometric pressure 29.78” and falling rapidly. We’ve picked up 0.43” of rain so far this morning. Yesterday’s high was 78, and the overnight low was 58.

Forecast:

A fast moving upper level disturbance over the Great Lakes region will bring widespread showers and embedded thunderstorms to the region early today. More showers and thunderstorms will then develop by early afternoon as a cold front moves into the region. We’ll see morning showers taper briefly with some possible glimpses of sunshine before the next round of showers and thunderstorms move in. Some thunderstorms may produce damaging winds, large hail and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with southwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 90%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight, then mostly clear after midnight as high pressure begins to build in. Lows will be in the mid 50s with west winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

Wednesday should be sunny with highs in the mid 70s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers as a weak surface trough nudges into the region. Lows will be in the lower 50s with west winds around 10 mph.

Thursday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the lower 70s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Thursday 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 45.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 58.
The record high was 93°F in 1975.
The record low was 41°F in 1940.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:08 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:39 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 44m
Length of Day: 15h 31m
Tomorrow will be 0m11s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 6d 21h old with 41% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:14 PM EDT
Moonset: 12:12 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I was out testing a new compact camera when this female ruby-throated hummingbird came buzzing by to feed on the Japanese bittersweet growing on a trellis next to the Studio stairs. I managed to get this shot.

Sony HX90V, ISO 500, f/6.4, 1/250″ exposure.


Monday, June 22, 2015

Raindrops cling to yellow hawkweed blooms in the front field.

Raindrops cling to yellow hawkweed blooms in the front field.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 63 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 62, barometric pressure 29.85” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.24” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 79, and the overnight low was 61.

Forecast:

Any lingering morning showers should move to our east this morning as high pressure builds in today to bring partly sunny skies. Highs will be in the upper 70s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight as the next low approaches from the Great Lakes. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of rain is 40%.

Tuesday showers and thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds 15 to 20 mph, becoming southwesterly and gusting up to 35 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s and west winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

High pressure will build in again for Wednesday bringing mostly sunny skies with highs in the lower 70s and west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 75 and a low of 45.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 78 and lows of 57.
The record high was 92°F in 1921.
The record low was 39°F in 1940.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:08 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:39 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 45m
Length of Day: 15h 31m
Tomorrow will be 0m6s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5d 21h old with 32% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:16 AM EDT
No Moon Set

About Today’s Photo:

Yellow hawkweed (King Devil) is common in fields this time of year. A relative of Devil’s Paintbrush (orange hawkweed), the two species often grow adjacent to each other.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro, ISO 1250, f/13, 1/320″ exposure.


Sunday, June 21, 2015: The Summer Solstice

A damp daisy by the pond

A damp daisy by the pond

Happy Solstice!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 66 degrees and raining under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 65, barometric pressure 29.74” and falling. We picked up 0.35” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 78, and the overnight low was 63.

Forecast:

The remnants of tropical depression Bill have brought us this morning’s rain and warm, juicy air. We may see a break in the showers mid-morning before a middle-level trough slides our way from the from the Great Lakes renewing the showers and bringing the chance thunderstorms. It’ll be cloudy with showers likely this morning, then a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 60%. Tonight should be cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight, then a chance of showers after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall until midnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s with northwest winds around 10 mph.

Monday should start out mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers in the morning, then become partly sunny in the afternoon as high pressure builds in. Highs will be in the upper 70s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 60s and south winds 10 to 15 mph.

Another low will move our way from the Great Lakes on Tuesday bringing showers and a chance of thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid 70s with south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 68 and a low of 40.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 78 and lows of 57.
The record high was 97°F in 2012 (we had a high of 92).
The record low was 32°F in 1920.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:07 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:39 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 45m
Length of Day: 15h 31m
Tomorrow will be 0m3s shorter (yup, shorter…)

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4d 21h old with 23% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:17 AM EDT
Moonset: 11:44 PM EDT

The Summer Solstice occurs today at 12:38PM. This is the longest day of the year and marks the beginning of astronomical summer. The Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere occurs when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is most inclined toward the Sun on its orbit around our star (Earth’s maximum axial tilt toward the Sun is 23° 26′). From now until the Winter Solstice on December 22nd, the days will grow shorter. You can read more about solstices here (Wikipedia) and here (nice graphics and other interesting facts…)

About Today’s Photo:

Raindrops bead on daisy by the pond.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/10, 1/1000″ exposure.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bright red yarrow by the back deck

Bright red yarrow by the back deck

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 5:30AM it’s currently 41 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 40, barometric pressure 30.11”. Yesterday’s high was 67, and the overnight low was 40.

Forecast:

Surface high pressure will slide off the New England coast today delivering mostly clear skies with a gradual increase in clouds this afternoon in a warming southerly air flow out ahead of the next round of showers. We’ll see sunny skies with highs in the upper 70s and southeast winds around 10 mph, becoming southerly this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers until midnight, then cloudy with a 50% chance of showers after midnight as the remnants of tropical storm Bill edge their way northward. Lows will be in the lower 60s with south winds around 10 mph.

A surface low will head our way from the Great Lakes on Sunday brining showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. There’s a fair amount of moisture to work with in this system, so it should be another soaker. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds around 10 mph in the morning, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 70%. Sunday night showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 60s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Monday’s looking partly sunny with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid 70s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be around 60.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 65 and a low of 44.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 78 and lows of 57.
The record high was 95°F in 2012 (we had a high of 92).
The record low was 35°F in 1918.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:07 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:39 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 45m
Length of Day: 15h 31m
Tomorrow will be 0m3s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3d 19h old with 15% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:18 AM EDT
Moonset: 11:14 PM EDT

There will be a wonderful convergence of Jupiter, Venus, and the crescent moon in the western sky just after sunset. Unfortunately, the forecast doesn’t look to good for catching it with clouds building up this afternoon. But do take a look to the west as it gets dark. Last night’s display was lovely, but Jupiter and Venus should be almost on top of each other tonight.

About Today’s Photo:

The yarrow that Robin planted by the back deck a couple years back has finally bloomed. Quite the explosion of red against green!

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/4, 1/640″ exposure.


Friday, June 19, 2015

A rugosa rose and ant...

A rugosa rose and ant…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:55AM it’s currently 62 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 61, barometric pressure 29.85” and rising. We picked up 0.83” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 77, and the overnight low was 62.

Forecast:

Any lingering showers and clouds will give way to sunny this afternoon as high pressure builds into the region. It will be cooler today with highs in the upper 60s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be clear and seasonably chilly with lows in the mid 40s and north winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Saturday should be sunny with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. A weak mid level shortwave trough will move through Saturday night
bringing showers. Lows will be around 60 with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

A more active rainy day is in store for Sunday (the Summer Solstice) as the remnants of tropical storm Bill move up the Ohio River valley and combine with a low from the Great Lakes. We’ll see showers with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Sunday night showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 60s. Chance of rain is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 71 and a low of 51. We picked up 0.07″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 77 and lows of 57.
The record high was 100°F in 1995.
The record low was 37°F in 1946.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:07 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:39 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 44m
Length of Day: 15h 31m
Tomorrow will be 0m6s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2d 21h old with 9% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:19 AM EDT
Moonset: 10:41 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Rugosa roses are some of the sweetest smelling blooms on our property. These hardy and tenacious roses grow just about anywhere, and scent the air with their fine aroma. I think the ant in the photo agrees.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/13, 1/60″ exposure.


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Mayapple flowering by the Studio stairs

Mayapple flowering by the Studio stairs

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently 59 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 94%, dewpoint 58, barometric pressure 30.03”. Yesterday’s high was 72, and the overnight low was 49.

Forecast:

Showers and thunderstorms develop this afternoon into tonight ahead of a cold front approaching from the northwest. We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight, then showers likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Friday should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers in the morning, then become mostly sunny in the afternoon as high pressure builds in. It’ll be cooler with highs will be in the mid 60s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday night should be clear with lows in the mid 40s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday’s looking sunny with highs in the mid 70s and south winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 76 and a low of 58. We picked up 0.45″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 77 and lows of 56.
The record high was 97°F in 1994.
The record low was 40°F in 1964.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:07 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:38 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 44m
Length of Day: 15h 31m
Tomorrow will be 0m11s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1d 12h old with 4% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:20 AM EDT
Moonset: 10:04 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

There’s a patch of Mayapple that pops up every year by the Studio stairs. We never planted it, but its bright white blooms are quite pretty this time of year.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/3.8, 1/4000″ exposure.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

One of the peonies by the pond in full glory

One of the peonies by the pond in full glory

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently 50 degree under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 49, barometric pressure 30.15” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.55” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 72, and the overnight low was 46.

Forecast:

High pressure is currently building into the region and will deliver a sunny and dry day with highs in the lower 70s and light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s and light and variable winds.

Thursday should start out partly sunny with a slight chance of showers in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon as another trough and associated cold front approach from the northwest. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 40%. Thursday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the lower 50s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Friday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 60s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph and gusting up to 25 mph. Friday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 83 and a low of 54.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 77 and lows of 56.
The record high was 96°F in 1994.
The record low was 42°F in 1925.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:07 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:38 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 44m
Length of Day: 15h 31m
Tomorrow will be 0m15s longer.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 21h old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:23 AM EDT
Moonset: 9:21 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The peonies by the pond are open in their full glory!

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/3.3, 1/3200″ exposure.