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Sunday, August 16, 2015

A loon with a beak-full on Forked Lake

A loon with a beak-full on Forked Lake

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently 62 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 62, barometric pressure 30.09”. We picked up 0.06” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 80, and the overnight low was 57.

Forecast:

A strong ridge high pressure cresting over the region and will dominate our weather into the middle of next week. Expect warm, muggy weather ahead! We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs in the mid 80s and light and variable winds. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 60s and light and variable winds.

Monday should be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 80s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 60s and southwest winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday’s looking partly sunny with a 40% chance of showers as an upper level trough moves in. It’ll be humid with highs in the mid 80s to 90 with light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 65 and a low of 53. We picked up 0.10″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 59.
The record high was 96°F in 1944.
The record low was 43°F in 1923.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:56 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:55 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 02m
Length of Day: 13h 59m
Tomorrow will be 2m44s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1d 20h old with 3% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:53 AM EDT
Moonset: 8:45 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

We were paddling on Forked Lake in the Adirondacks and came across a family of loons—two fluffy chicks and two adults—doing what loons do. The chicks stayed close together as the adults hunted nearby. We were able to get quite close and talk with the adults with hoots. Magical! Here’s another shot taken shortly after of adult about to give the fish to one of its chicks:

loon-chicks

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