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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

millipede

A millipede marches along our font deck

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:45AM it’s currently 59 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 58, barometric pressure 29.71” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.04” of rain last night. Yesterday’s high was 86, and the overnight low was 58.

Forecast:

The cold front that moved through the region overnight delivering rain and thunderstorms has pushed to our east this morning. We’ll see a noticeable change from recent days away from hot and muggy to dry and seasonable conditions for the upcoming week. Low pressure currently over James Bay will rotate a few shortwave disturbances which may bring a few showers on Wednesday, but otherwise it should be a lovely week ahead.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs in the mid 70s and west winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then become partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 50s with west winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Wednesday we should see a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning and a better chance of showers later in the day. It’ll be partly sunny with highs around 70 and west winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 40%. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 50s and southwest winds around 10 mph.

Thursday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 60s and light and variable winds. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 50.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 79 and a low of 63. We picked up 0.35″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 78 and lows of 57.
The record high was 97°F in 2012 (we had a high of 92).
The record low was 42°F in 1926.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:08 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:39 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 45m
Length of Day: 15h 31m
Tomorrow will be 0m6s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 16d 8h old with 99% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:26 PM EDT
Moonset: 6:24 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I find millipedes fascinating. These ancient creatures were among the first animals to colonize land during the Silurian geologic period. They go back a long way. They are detritivores (a word I’d never heard before researching millipedes…) meaning they eat decomposing vegetation and other organic materials in the soil. You can read more about millipedes here.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 30mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/8, 1/60″ exposure.

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