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Thursday, August 18, 2016

bald-faced-hornet-fly

A bald faced hornet makes a meal of a fly in our patio hydrangea

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 62 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 62, barometric pressure 29.96”. I was out of town over Tuesday night, and we picked up 1.58” of rain Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Yesterday’s high was 76, and the overnight low was 56.

Forecast:

A weak trough of low pressure will be moving across the region today and could bring a few light showers along with the possibility of a few thunderstorms this
afternoon across southern Vermont and parts of the northern Adirondacks. The precipitation will come to an end this evening. A warming and drying trend will be on tap for Friday into Saturday before a more noticeable trough of low pressure moves in late Sunday into Monday bringing precipitation to the entire region.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies with isolated showers this morning, becoming partly sunny this afternoon. Highs will be around 80 with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s and light and variable winds.

Friday should be sunny with highs in the lower 80s and light and variable winds. Friday night should be clear with lows around 60 and light and variable winds.

Saturday’s looking sunny with highs in the mid 80s and south winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 90 and a low of 60.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 59.
The record high was 93°F in 2002 (we had a high of 89).
The record low was 40°F in 1918.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:59 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:51 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 54m
Length of Day: 13h 52m
Tomorrow will be 2m48s shorter.

The Moon is the full “Sturgeon” moon (Northeast Native American).
15d 14h old with 100% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:02 PM EDT
Moonset: 6:08 AM EDT

Other names for this month’s full moon include: “Dog Days” (Colonial American), “Grain” (English), “Dispute” (Celtic), “Wyrt” (Medieval Wiccan), and “Lightning” (Neo Pagan Wiccan).

About Today’s Photo:

As mentioned in a previous post, the hydrangea by our back patio is a abuzz with activity now that its flower have opened. While out shooting, I tracked a bald faced hornet (actually a wasp, not  true hornet…) as it flew from flower to flower sipping on the fragrant nectar. Suddenly it changed course and snagged a hapless fly. I watched (and clicked off frames) as it quickly gobbled the fly down.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 800, f/7.1, 1/500″ exposure.

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