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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A little grayish moth rests on a fern.

A little grayish moth rests on a fern. Can someone please ID it?

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 67 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 67, barometric pressure 29.94” and rising. We picked up 0.09” of rain overnight (the first appreciable rain in 10 days…) Yesterday’s high was 89, and the overnight low was 66.


We have a more active weather pattern in store for us this week. The high pressure that delivered the string of dry, warm weather will gradually weaken and shift off the East Coast today and Wednesday. A moist south to southwesterly airflow between the departing high pressure a cold front approaching from the Great Lakes will contribute to scattered showers and thunderstorms today, mainly during the afternoon and early evening hours. We’ll see cloudy skies with a 50% chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms this morning, then an increased chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon as diurnal heating goes to work. Highs will still be on the warm side—in the lower 80s—with light and variable winds. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly until midnight. It will be humid with lows in the mid 60s and light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph after midnight.

Wednesday should start out partly sunny. The aforementioned cold from will slowly edge its way into our region in the afternoon kicking of showers and a few thunderstorms. It’ll still be on the warm side with highs in the upper 80s and southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Showers and thunderstorms will continue into Wednesday night. Lows will be in the mid 60s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Showers will continues into Thursday. It won’t be as warm with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%. Thursday night showers are likely with lows in the upper 50s. Chance of rain is 70%. We should see 1″-1.25″ of rain out of this event with localized heavier amounts possible.


Last year on this date we had a high of 76 and a low of 44.

Burlington norms for this date are highs of 74 and lows of 54.
The record high was 94°F in 1945.
The record low was 37°F in 1952.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:22 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:16 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 13h 52m
Length of Day: 12h 53m
Tomorrow will be 3m0s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 24d 20h old with 20% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:55 AM EDT
Moonset: 4:38 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

This little grayish moth is quite common in the woods all summer long. But for the life of me, I can’t find an ID on it anywhere! Can someone help me out (Everett?)

Panasonic Lumix GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @ 32mm, ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/30″ exposure.


4 responses

  1. Gill

    You flummox me when you ask for help. You are my source of natural id. But this may help you with your moth.


    September 8, 2015 at 9:30 am

    • Thanks Gil. I looked at that site earlier this morning and couldn’t find the moth there… Alas!

      September 8, 2015 at 9:39 am

    • Not sure Kit… Close, but the wing patterns are different…

      September 9, 2015 at 7:32 am

  2. Kit

    Is it a relative of the Forage Looper Moth? Love looking up stuff.

    September 8, 2015 at 7:50 pm

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