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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

cecropia-moth

A male cecropia moth in all its fuzzy glory

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 65 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 65, barometric pressure 29.81” and rising. We picked up 0.03” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 84, and the overnight low was 60.

Forecast:

High pressure is slowly building into the region this morning and will deliver dry weather and warming temperatures today and Wednesday. The pattern will change later Wednesday night through Friday as a broad trough of low pressure moves into the region and bringing the potential for precipitation.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs in the lower 80s and west winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 60s and northwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Wednesday should be sunny and warm with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s with light and variable winds, becoming westerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 60s with light and variable winds.

Thursday’s looking mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be around 60.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 83 and a low of 63. We picked up 0.05″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 61.
The record high was 94°F in 1939.
The record low was 45°F in 1976.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:33 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:23 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 57m
Length of Day: 14h 49m
Tomorrow will be 2m9s shorter.

The Moon is in its last quarter, 22d 1h old with 55% illumination.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 1:03 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

My duo, the Swing Peepers, played at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) in Quechee over the weekend. They were holding their annual Awesome Insects Festival. One of the attractions was a display of caterpillars put on by the Caterpillar Lab, an outfit out of Keene, NH. There were dozens of different live caterpillars on display, all of which are native to our region. One was the cecropia moth caterpillar. There was also this lovely male cecropia moth. Out came my macro lens! Cecropias are North America’s largest native moth and are found west to the Rockies and north into most of the Canadian provinces. They feed on most frequently on maple, but will much on cherry and birch (as the fellow below is). You can read more about them here.

cecropia-moth-caterpillar

Cecropia moth caterpillar

 

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4 responses

  1. Wow! John you explore and see the world through your camera—love the latest so much color.

    July 26, 2016 at 8:34 am

    • Thanks Mark—I particularly like the the purplish bits on the caterpillar!

      July 27, 2016 at 4:10 pm

  2. Nice close-ups John!

    July 26, 2016 at 10:06 am

    • Thanks Rich. Sure makes it easy when there’s no wind and the critters aren’t trying to run away…

      July 27, 2016 at 4:10 pm

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