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Monday, July 18, 2016

milkweed

Milkweed blossoms up close in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 65 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 29.95” and falling. Yesterday’s high was 81, and the overnight low was 59.

Forecast:

This morning’s calm and partly sunny skies will give way to clouds, showers and thunderstorms this afternoon as a cold front approaches the region. Some storms my approach severe levels and will persist through the tonight. Cooler and drier weather will follow the passage of the cold front Tuesday through Thursday as temperatures rise again heading into the weekend.

We’ll see partly sunny skies with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely until midnight, then mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rainfall until midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s with west winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Tuesday should be partly sunny with highs around 70 and northwest winds around 10 mph gusting up to 25 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 50s and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Wednesday’s looking sunny with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be clear with lows in the upper 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 82 and a low of 62. We picked up 0.38″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 61.
The record high was 99°F in 1953.
The record low was 47°F in 1956.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:25 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:30 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 15m
Length of Day: 15h 05m
Tomorrow will be 1m48s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 14d old with 98% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:20 PM EDT
Moonset: 4:16 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Milkweed is flowering now in our front field. These bursts of compound flowerettes are fragrant and attract all kinds of pollenators (including the ant on the central flowerette).

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/10, 1/320″ exposure.

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2 responses

  1. Marcia Liotard

    John-Did you plant your milkweed or did it re-seed itself from somewhere else? We have several plants that I grew from seed starting last year.They are in a raised bed but we are wondering where would be the best place to move them to. We have 11 acres and lots of Joe pyeweed in places, which I think is related but no milkweed. I can Google but I thought I’d ask you.

    July 18, 2016 at 4:39 pm

  2. Hi Marcia,
    Ours is naturalized. It was here to begin with, then kind of disappeared for a while, but now it’s coming back.
    Cheers, John

    July 18, 2016 at 4:41 pm

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