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Thursday, May 4, 2017

wild-ginger

Wild ginger blooming near Taft Road

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 37 degrees under mostly clear skies. We have a fairly moderate frost on the ground. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 36, barometric pressure 30.26” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.02” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 49, and the overnight low was 30.

Forecast:

High pressure is currently cresting over the region and will deliver dry conditions today with increasing clouds later this afternoon. Low pressure moving out of the Ohio River valley will bring widespread rain on Friday. This low will stall over the region Sunday and deliver unsettled damp and cool weather over the next week into the middle of next week.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the lower 60s and light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be cloudy with a 50% chance of rain. Lows will be in the lower 40s with south winds around 10 mph.

Friday should be cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning, then rain likely in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 50s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Friday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the mid 40s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Saturday showers are likely. Highs will be in the mid 60s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Saturday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the mid 40s. Chance of rain is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 53 and a low of 39. We picked up 0.01″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 63 and lows of 42.
The record high was 89°F in 1944.
The record low was 27°F in 1946.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:38 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:59 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 26m
Length of Day: 14h 21m
Tomorrow will be 2m34s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8.6 days old with 62% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:45 PM EDT
Moonset: 2:50 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I haven’t ever taken a photo of wild ginger before and was quite thrilled to come across it the other day while poking about in the woods near Taft Road. True to its name, wild ginger’s roots have a noticeable ginger scent and have been used as a substitute for domesticated ginger. The purple blossoms are a bit cagey hiding beneath the fuzzy, heart shaped leaves close at the bottom of the plant. I almost didn’t see them!

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro, ISO 1250, f/8, 1/25″ exposure.

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