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Saturday, June 4, 2016

hummingbird-moth

A hummingbird  clearwing moth feeds at the freshly opened azalea by our kitchen window.

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:15AM it’s currently 51 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 51, barometric pressure 29.99”. Yesterday’s high was 81, and the overnight low was 50.

Forecast:

We’ve got one more full day of warm, dry weather on tap today before low pressure arrives from the Great Lakes tomorrow bringing a marked change in the weather pattern. Widespread rain will accompany the low and temperatures will dip below average later in the upcoming week.

We’ll see partly sunny skies toda with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds, becoming easterly around 10 mph after midnight.

The aforementioned low and an associated warm front will arrive Sunday bringing widespread rain to the region by midday. Rain may be heavy at times. Highs will be in the upper 60s with southeast winds around 10 mph, increasing to 15 to 20 mph and gusting up to 35 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is near 100%. Rain will continue into Sunday night. Rain may be heavy at times. Lows will be in the upper 50s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%. Rainfall amounts should be between 1″ and 2″ region-wide with higher amounts along the east-facing slopes of the Green Mountains.

Monday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 75 and a low of 38.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 73 and lows of 52.
The record high was 92°F in 1919.
The record low was 34°F in 1910.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:09 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:31 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 34m
Length of Day: 15h 22m
Tomorrow will be 1m6s longer.

The Moon is new tonight, 28d 14h old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:05 AM EDT
Moonset: 7:55 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Hummingbird moths are wonderfully surprising insects. The first time I saw one many years ago, I had no idea what I was looking at. It moved like a hummingbird, but obviously wasn’t one. Nor was it a large bumble bee. There are two varieties of hummingbird moth common to North America—the Snowberry Clearwing and the Hummingbird Clearwing (pictured above). The reddish coloration is a clear indication of the latter. This little guy was quite busy at the azalea blooming by our kitchen window.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 24-140mm lens @ 61mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/2000″ exposure.

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