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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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An American toad poses patiently for me on the forest floor

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 59 degrees under mostly clear skies. Wind are calm. Relative humidity is 90%, dewpoint 56, barometric pressure 29.96” and steady. We picked up 0.02” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 71, and the overnight low was 48.

Forecast:

Unsettled weather continues… This morning’s sunning start will give way to clouds and showers which will become widespread during the late morning and afternoon hours courtesy of a shortwave trough approaching from the Great Lakes. Some thunderstorms may pop up as well with gusty winds and small hail. The showers and storms will winds down tonight, and much of the area will be dry on Wednesday with just the possibility of some showers up along the international border. Below normal temperatures will continue through midweek, but a warmer and wetter pattern sets up for the rest of the week and into the weekend as a series of low pressure troughs slide through.

We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with numerous showers with isolated thunderstorms this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, and small hail this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 60s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms until midnight, then isolated showers after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, and small hail until midnight. Lows will be in the lower 50s with southwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 60%.

Wednesday should be partly sunny with a 20% chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 60s with west winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s and southwest winds around 10 mph.

Thursday should bring occasional showers. Highs will be in the upper 60s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Thursday night should bring occasional showers. Lows will be in the lower 60s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 76 and a low of 62.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 59.
The record high was 96°F in 1999 (we had a high of 88).
The record low was 44°F in 1927.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:09 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:40 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 6h 43m
Length of Day: 15h 30m
Tomorrow will be 0m30s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3.6 days old with 14% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:17 AM EDT
Moonset: 11:25 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

This fine toad hopped across my path while I was out on a photo walk the other day. Judging by its size, I’d wager it’s a female (which are larger than males). She was quite patient with me as I kneeled in the leaf litter beside her to snap her portrait. Eastern American toads (Bufo americanus) are ubiquitous in our region and feed on crickets, mealworms, earthworms, ants, spiders, slugs, centipedes, moths, and other small invertebrates. Their habitats are widespread including forests, fields, and grasslands, their only requirement being a semi-permanent body of water where they breed and can find drinking water.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 2500, f/3.2, 1/25″ exposure.

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