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Monday, August 17, 2015

A solidary bee loads up on pollen from our hydrangea

A solidary bee loads up on pollen from our hydrangea

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently 61 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 60, barometric pressure 30.05”. Yesterday’s high was 84, and the overnight low was 60.

Forecast:

A broad dome of high pressure will continue to deliver warm and humid conditions across the region through the middle week. We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs in the mid 80s and light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be in the mid 60s with light and variable winds.

Tuesday should be partly sunny with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon as a trough sneaks through and works with diurnal heating. Highs will be in the mid 80s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 20%. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 60s and light and variable winds.

Wednesday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the mid 80s and south winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 69 and low of 57. We picked up 0.10″ of rain.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 59.
The record high was 95°F in 1987.
The record low was 42°F in 1961.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:57 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:54 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 59m
Length of Day: 13h 57m
Tomorrow will be 2m46s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2d 20h old with 7% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:51 AM EDT
Moonset: 9:12 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The hydrangea on our back patio is in full bloom right now and is the focus of a lot of activity. There must be a dozen different kinds of pollinators at work buzzing in the blossoms from tiny flies, to bees, to white-faced hornets (which are really hard to get a picture of!) This solitary bee was more accommodating…

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro, ISO 400, f/13, 1/320″ exposure.

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