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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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A bald-faced hornet works a rhododendron blossom

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 50 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 48, barometric pressure 29.83” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.19” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 59, and the overnight low was 50.

Forecast:

Our “Scottish” weather continues… A slow moving upper level trough of low pressure will continue to sag southward delivering cool and wet conditions to the today before high pressure builds over the region tonight through Wednesday. Outside of a few mountain showers, Thursday will be dry as well, but the
threat for showers and thunderstorms returns for Friday through the weekend. Temperatures will moderate back towards seasonal levels by Wednesday with even warmer—perhaps hot—weather arriving for the weekend along with the possibility of some severe thunderstorms. Stay tuned!

We’ll see showers today with near steady temperature in the lower 50s with east winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with occasional showers mainly until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 40s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 80%.

Wednesday should be partly sunny with highs around 70 and light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be clear with lows around 50 and light and variable winds.

Thursday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 77 and a low of 52. We picked up 1.70″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 74 and lows of 53.
The record high was 94°F in 1925.
The record low was 37°F in 1964.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:08 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:33 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 36m
Length of Day: 15h 24m
Tomorrow will be 0m59s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11.8 days old with 90% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:45 PM EDT
Moonset: 3:49 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

We returned from our sojourn out west to find the rhododendrons and azalea next to the house in magnificent full bloom! We’ve never seen them so bright and lush (maybe the damp, Scottish weather has something to do with it…) Pollinators are taking advantage of the bounty as several species of flies, bumble bees, and bald-faced hornets have been busily at work sipping the nectar. Bald-faced hornets are not truly hornets. They’re in the same family as yellowjacket wasps. If you find one of their large paper nests, steer clear as they’ll protect it aggressively!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/3200″ exposure.

 

 

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