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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

chickadee-fledgling

A chickadee fledgling eagerly awaits the arrival of its parent

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:10AM it’s currently 59 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 59, barometric pressure 29.78”. Yesterday’s high was 84, and the overnight low was 54.

Forecast:

Very warm and mostly sunny conditions will prevail today and Wednesday courtesy of high pressure currently sitting over the region. Temperatures may bump into the 90s in the Champlain Valley tomorrow. Unsettled weather arrives Thursday as quick moving upper level disturbances swing through for the start of the weekend.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs in the mid 80s and light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be clear with lows in the lower 60s and light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph after midnight.

Wednesday should be mostly sunny with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon as a surface low tracks to our north. Highs will be in the mid 80s to low 90s in the broad valleys with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 20%. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 60s with southeast winds around 10 mph.

Another more potent surface low will track our way from the Great Lakes on Thursday bringing mostly cloudy skies and a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid 80s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 79 and a low of 52. We picked up 0.50″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 60.
The record high was 98°F in 1911.
The record low was 44°F in 1962.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:14 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:38 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 36m
Length of Day: 15h 23m
Tomorrow will be 1m4s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1 day old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:38 AM EDT
Moonset: 9:24 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

We visited Waterbury Center State Park the other day to enjoy some time on the water. While walking the little nature trail along the shore, I heard a ruckus of chickadees in the trees and noticed several fledglings hopping about in the branches. It was tough getting a clear shot of the action as, chickadees being chickadees, they were not staying in one place for very long. I managed to grab this shot of a fledgling as its parent arrived with food.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 1000, f.5.6, 1/1300″ exposure.

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2 responses

  1. Hi John,

    Love this picture, a result of your hard work and patience to capture wild life.

    July 5, 2016 at 8:16 am

    • Thanks Mark! It did indeed take a bit of patience!

      July 5, 2016 at 9:46 am

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