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Monday, August 22, 2016

beetle-mint

A tiny black beetle explores the flowerettes of wild mint along the fringes of the volleyball court

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently a cool 56 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the west at 0-4 mph. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 54, barometric pressure 29.90” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.35” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 81, and the overnight low was 56.

Forecast:

With the passage of the cold front across the region overnight, cooler temperatures have moved in. High pressure will control our weather with dry and seasonable conditions as temperatures rise towards the middle of the week in advance of the next weather maker which will move in Thursday.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies this morning, then clearing. Highs will be in the mid 60s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 50s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming southwesterly after midnight.

Tuesday should be sunny and warmer with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday night should be clear wit lows in the upper 50s and light and variable winds.

Wednesday’s looking sunny and warmer still with highs in the lower 80s and south winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 78 and a low of 54. We picked up 0.09″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 78 and lows of 58.
The record high was 90°F in 1916.
The record low was 39°F in 1982.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:03 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:44 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 42m
Length of Day: 13h 40m
Tomorrow will be 2m51s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 19 days old with 80% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:19 PM EDT
Moonset: 10:53 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

We have a good crop of wild mint growing along the fringes of our volleyball court. While I was focussing in closely on some flowers, I noticed this tiny black beetle moving in and out of the flowerettes. Not sure what kind of beetle it is though…

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/13, 1/80″ exposure.

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