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Thursday, July 21, 2016

kingfisher

A belted kingfisher perches briefly above the Poultney River

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 57 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 57, barometric pressure 30.11”. Yesterday’s high was 78, and the overnight low was 51.

Forecast:

A ridge of surface high pressure over the region will deliver warm, sunny, and dry weather today. A frontal system will move slowly through the region starting tonight bringing periods of showers and thunderstorms through Saturday. Some of the storms will have the potential to become strong or severe.

We’ll see sunny skies today with highs in the mid 80s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear until midnight, then partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 60s with southwest winds around 10 mph.

Friday should bring numerous showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and small hail. Highs will be in the lower 80s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Friday night should bring more showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and small hail. Lows will be in the mid 60s with outhwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Saturday’s looking partly sunny with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 80s with west winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be around 60.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 80 and a low of 56.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 61.
The record high was 97°F in 2011 (we had a high of 93).
The record low was 45°F in 1966.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:28 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:28 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 08m
Length of Day: 14h 59m
Tomorrow will be 1m58s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 17 days old with 97% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:27 PM EDT
Moonset: 7:17 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I’ve been trying for years to get a good shot of a belted kingfisher. These common denizens of streams, lakes, and ponds are quite shy and will fly away chattering as you approach limiting the possibilities of getting a good shot. Yesterday, paddling out of South Bay on lower Lake Champlain and up into the Poultney River, this fellow was a bit more patient with me allowing me to get in range and snap off a few shots before flying off. Mission accomplished!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/2000″ exposure

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2 responses

  1. JonO H

    JoHn, Great photo, but isn’t that a necklaced kingfisher?

    July 21, 2016 at 10:17 am

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