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Sunday, July 10, 2016

dogbane-spider

A tiny crab spider awaits unsuspecting prey in a dogbane blossom

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 59 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 59, barometric pressure 29.78”. We picked up 0.40” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 66, and the overnight low was 58.

Forecast:

An upper level low will move slowly across our region today bringing more showers. High pressure will build in for the beginnning of the work week as temperatures and humidity climb once again later in the week.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with numerous showers. Highs will be in the mid 60s with southeast winds around 10 mph, becoming northwesterly this afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers mainly until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 50s with north winds around 10 mph.

Monday should be partly sunny and warmer with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds. Monday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 50s and light and variable winds.

Tuesday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the mid 80s and light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 79 and a low of 55. We picked up 0.01″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 60.
The record high was 96°F in 1911.
The record low was 45°F in 1942.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:18 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:36 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 29m
Length of Day: 15h 18m
Tomorrow will be 1m21s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 6 days old with 36% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:52 AM EDT
No Moon Set

About Today’s Photo:

Dogbane is flowering profusely in our front field. It wasn’t until I’d framed up this shot through my lens that I noticed the spider (thanks 50+ year old eyes…) Dogbane (also called dogebane hemp and Indian hemp) is poisonous to livestock, and its scientific name, Apocynum cannabinum, refers to its hemplike fibers.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/9, 1/500″ exposure.

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