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Friday, June 23, 2017

wasp-peonie

A wasp stakes out a peopie bud

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:35AM it’s currently 64 degrees and raining steadily under overcast skies. Winds are out of the south at 4-6 mph. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 29.74” and falling slowly. We picked up 0.78” of rain overnight along with a rumble of thunder about an hour ago. Yesterday’s high was 77, and the overnight low was 61.

Forecast:

Low pressure currently centered over James Bay is rotating a warm front through the region this morning brining showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall is possible with stronger showers and storms. A cold front will move through the region tonight reducing the humidity and bringing a brief return to mainly dry weather on Saturday. More showers return Sunday into early next week. Temperatures will be near to a bit below their seasonal averages, with highs
in the 70s to low 80s and lows in the 50s and low 60s.

We’ll see showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms this morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely until midnight, then a chance of showers with a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 60s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Saturday should be partly sunny with a30% chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s and west winds around 10 mph.

Sunday’s looking partly sunny with a 40% chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 76 and a low of 47. We picked up 0.53″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 58.
The record high was 93°F in 1975.
The record low was 41°F in 1940.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:08 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:40 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 45m
Length of Day: 15h 31m
Tomorrow will be 0m13s shorter.

The Moon new, 28 days old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:54 AM EDT
Moonset: 8:06 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I was poking about in our ornamental garden the other day and noticed quite a lot of insect activity around the peonie buds. There were ants, wasps, flies, and other critters all hanging around the unopened buds. My guess is that there was some kind of sweet stuff present that was attracting them.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/13, 1/160″ exposure.

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4 responses

  1. Mary Keller-Butler

    I think I remember reading that the ants help open the buds!

    Mary

    Sent from my iPhone

    June 23, 2017 at 11:25 am

    • Hi Mary,
      Another reader mentioned that as well. Apparently the waxy coating is sweet. Gotta love how critters and plants work together!

      June 23, 2017 at 12:47 pm

  2. Gillian

    People buds? Visions of body snatchers!

    June 23, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    • Darned auto-correct…. It didn’t even get it right!

      June 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm

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