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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Turkey vultures during their wings on fenceposts in the Taft's field

Turkey vultures during their wings on fence posts in the Taft’s field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:15AM it’s currently 69 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Wind are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 68, barometric pressure 30.07” and rising. We picked up 0.08” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 80, and the overnight low was 62.

Forecast:

An upper level trough of low pressure will move across the region today bringing scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms this afternoon. We’ll see partly sunny skies with scattered showers with isolated thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 30%. Tonight should be mostly clear with isolated showers until midnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

High pressure will ridge in on Sunday ushering in a warmer airmass. This airmass is fairly dry though, so don’t expect too much in the way of humidity. We’ll see mostly sunny skies with highs in the mid 80s to near 90 and light and variable winds. Sunday night should be clear with lows in the mid 60s and light and variable winds.

Monday should be mostly sunny and warm with highs again in the upper 80s to 90 with southwest winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 66 and a low of 49. We picked up 0.03″ 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: 5:54 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:57 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 05m
Length of Day: 14h 02m
Tomorrow will be 2m42s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 21 hours old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:55 AM EDT
Moonset: 8:17 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I was driving over Taft Hill the other morning after a shower when I came across an unusual sight: there were about a dozen turkey vultures perched on the tops of the fence posts running across the field all with their wings outstretched and drying. I’d never seen anything like this before! Here’s a close up as well:

vultures-close

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