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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

water-ouzel

A water ouzel keeps an eye on me…

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 47 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 46, barometric pressure 30.03” and rising. We picked up 0.51”of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 55, and the overnight low was 39.

Forecast:

It looks like we’ve finally left behind out Scottish weather. High pressure currently building over the region will deliver a pleasant late Spring day with sunny skies and temperatures warming into the 70s. Low pressure off the Atlantic coast will fire up a few terrain driven showers and thunderstorms Thursday, and another trough of low pressure will move through on Friday bringing the chance for more showers and thunderstorms. A building heat bubble is expected to move in Sunday into next week bringing several days of temperatures well into the 80s and possibly 90s.

We’ll see areas of dense fog this morning giving way to mostly sunny. Highs will be in the lower 70s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 50s and light and variable winds.

Thursday should be mostly sunny with a 30% chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be around 80 with light and variable winds. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 50s with light and variable winds.

Friday’s looking partly sunny with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the lower 70s with west winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 72 and a low of 50. We picked up 0.03″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 74 and lows of 53.
The record high was 94°F in 1999.
The record low was 35°F in 1958.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:08 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:33 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 37m
Length of Day: 15h 25m
Tomorrow will be 0m55s longer.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12.7 days old with 95% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:43 PM EDT
Moonset: 4:19 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

While hiking along the East Branch of the Jemez River in New Mexico last week, we came across a pair of water ouzels (a.k.a. American dippers) hunting in the current. It turns out the two birds were hanging out near their nest which was up in a rock wall just above the water (another photographer alerted us to the fact.) Ouzels hunt insects and such in streams and have special adaptations to their eyes and nostrils so that they can remain under water for short periods of time to hunt.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 130mm, ISO 800, f/6.3, 1/320″ exposure

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