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Friday, July 29, 2016

crab-spider-bee

A crab spider snags a honey bee on a coneflower in our back garden

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:05AM it’s currently 65 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 65, barometric pressure 29.90” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.22” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 81, and the overnight low was 61.

Forecast:

A stationary front currently along the international border will settle southward across the region today. The front along with an upper level disturbance across southern New England will bring a chance of showers, mainly
across south-central portions of Vermont. Elsewhere, light north winds will bring in drier air from Ontario and Quebec, with skies becoming partly to mostly sunny across northern New York and Vermont this afternoon. High pressure will bring dry weather tonight through Saturday. An upper level disturbance approaching from the Great Lakes will bring the next chance for showers for Sunday into Monday.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies this morning, then partly sunny skies later in the day. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be clear with patchy fog after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s with north winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Saturday should be partly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and north winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s and light and variable winds.

Sunday should be partly sunny with a 40% chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid 70s with light and variable winds. Sunday night should be mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be around 60.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 90 and a low of 61.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 60.
The record high was 98°F in 1949.
The record low was 45°F in 1987.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:36 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:19 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 50m
Length of Day: 14h 43m
Tomorrow will be 2m17s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 25d 1h old with 22% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:40 AM EDT
Moonset: 4:29 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I posted this shot on my Photography blog yesterday as a follow up to a shot posted the previous day. I’d seen this crab spider patiently waiting on the coneflower earlier in the day (see below). Later that evening, its patience had paid off as it had snagged a honey bee. Eat or be eaten…

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/13, 1/1000″ exposure.

crab-spider-coneflower

The crab spider waiting…

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