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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

bloodroot-bunch

The bloodroot down by Fargo Brook have finally opened fullly

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 54 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are out of the south at 3-5 mph. Relative humidity is 58%, dewpoint 38, barometric pressure 30.21” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 58, and the overnight low was 31.

Forecast:

Low pressure along the mid Atlantic coast this morning will move north into the region today bringing clouds and rain this afternoon and tonight and continuing into Wednesday. Rain should taper off Wednesday night and Thursday will brin warmer temperatures with highs in the 70s under partly sunny skies.

We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then cloudy skies with a 40% chance of showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 50s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Tonight should bring occasional showers. Lows will be in the mid 40s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Wednesday should be cloudy with showers likely mainly in the morning. Highs will be in the mid 60s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 50s and southeast winds around 10 mph.

Thursday’s looking partly sunny and warmer with highs in the mid 70s and southeast winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 51 and a low of 24.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 60 and lows of 38.
The record high was 86°F in 2009 (we had a high of 86).
The record low was 20°F in 1919.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:51 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:49 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 00m
Length of Day: 13h 57m
Tomorrow will be 2m46s longer.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 28 days old with 2% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:41 AM EDT
Moonset: 6:53 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The prolific (and spreading!) patch of bloodroot we have down by Fargo Brook has finally decided to open up fully. I learned from Mary Holland’s excellent book, “Naturally Curious Day By Day”, that bloodroot will close its petals on cloudy and chilly  days, only opening fully when it’s sunny and above 47 degrees. It does this in order to save pollen and prevent self-pollination. When the temperature is above 47, some insect pollinators will become active and do the job. I noticed one such pollinator—a fly—doing just that as I was taking this shot. The fly was wary of me, however, and wouldn’t let me get a shot of it on the job.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro, ISO 800, f/11, 1/640″ exposure.

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