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Thursday, August 4, 2016

crab-spider-echinacea

A diminutive crab spider lurks on an echinacea bloom near Blueberry Lake

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 65 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 30.10”. Yesterday’s high was 84, and the overnight low was 57.

Forecast:

High pressure will deliver another warm and mostly sunny day today with temperatures in the low 80s. The high will move east of the region Friday night
as a cold front moves in bringing increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms Friday night with some lingering showers on Saturday. Cooler temperatures are expected for the weekend.

We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then clearing. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be clear with lows in the mid 60s and light and variable winds.

Friday should be mostly sunny and warmer with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s in broad valleys as a warm front lifts through the region out ahead of the approaching cold front. Winds will be out of the south at around 10 mph. Friday night showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 60s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Saturday showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 70s with west winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 76 and a low 55. We picked up 0.37″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 80 and lows of 60.
The record high was 95°F in 1944.
The record low was 44°F in 1914.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:43 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:12 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 34m
Length of Day: 14h 28m
Tomorrow will be 2m28s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 1d 14h old with 3% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:34 AM EDT
Moonset: 9:09 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

This tiny crab spider was almost too small to spot (at least with my aging, reading-glasses-needing eyes…) She ducked under one of the petals as I approached then slowly climbed back on top to await a meal.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/400″ exposure.

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