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Monday, July 31, 2017

house-wren

A house wren with a beakful of earwig

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 59 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 59, barometric pressure 30.03” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 79, and the overnight low was 51.

Forecast:

A surface cold front will drop down from Ontario and Québec this afternoon bringing chances of showers and thunderstorms later this afternoon and into the evening hours. High pressure will clear things out into Wednesday night before low pressure moving out of the Great Lakes brings more showers and thunderstorms Thursday into the weekend. Temperatures and humidity will also increase ahead of the low.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds, becoming westerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 30%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms until midnight, then a slight chance of showers after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall until midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Tuesday should be be mostly sunny with highs around 80 and light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Tuesday night should be clear with lows in the upper 50s and light and variable winds.

Wednesday’s looking mostly sunny with a 30% chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid 80s with light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 78 and a low of 49.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 60.
The record high was 96°F in 1999.
The record low was 42°F in 1964.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:38 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:17 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 45m
Length of Day: 14h 39m
Tomorrow will be 2m20s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8 days old with 56% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:27 PM EDT
Moonset: 12:24 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

There’s a family of house wrens in one of our bluebird boxes in the front field. This little guy had a mouthful of earwig and was waiting for me to go away (while scolding me the whole time) before returning to the box to feed its brood.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/2500″ exposure.

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

pearl-crescent

A pearl crescent visits a tired looking Susan in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 57 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 57, barometric pressure 30.03” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 75, and the overnight low was 42.

Forecast:

We’ve got another lovely day on tap courtesy of high pressure currently over the region. A weak cold front will drop south from Quebec and could provide some isolated showers over the higher terrain north on Monday afternoon into Monday night. A slow moving low pressure system will bring widespread showers with embedded thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday.

We’ll see sunny skies today with highs in the mid 70s and north winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be clear with lows in the mid 50s and light and variable winds.

Monday should be mostly sunny with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming west in the afternoon. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 60 and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the lower 80s and light and variable winds. Tuesday night should be clear with lows in the upper 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 78 and a low of 50.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 60.
The record high was 96°F in 1959.
The record low was 45°F in 1952.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:37 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:18 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 48m
Length of Day: 14h 41m
Tomorrow will be 2m18s shorter.

The Moon is in its first quarter, 7 days old with 47% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:28 PM EDT
No Moon Set

About Today’s Photo:

I was a bit up in the air about identifying this butterfly—going between a pearl crescent and a checkerspot. I’m going with the crescent, however, as the checkerspots are a tad rare for our region. Like most butterflies at this time of year, this one was a bit cagey, moving quickly from flower to flower and not settling very long for me to get a shot.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/16, 1/500″ exposure.

 


Saturday, July 29, 2017

painted-lady-thistle

A painted lady visits an ornamental thistle

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 51 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 50, barometric pressure 29.94”. Yesterday’s high was 74, and the overnight low was 45.

Forecast:

We’ve got a stretch of fine, dry and seasonably cool weather ahead of us courtesy of high pressure which is currently building into the region. Temperatures warm back to more normal values by Monday, with our next chance for showers expected towards the middle to end of next week.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs in the lower 70s and north winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be clear with lows in the lower 50s and north winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Sunday should be sunny with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Sunday night should be clear with lows in the mid 50s and light and variable winds.

Monday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 80s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 81 and a low of 56. We picked up 0.22″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 60.
The record high was 98°F in 1949.
The record low was 45°F in 1987.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:36 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:19 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 50m
Length of Day: 14h 43m
Tomorrow will be 2m16s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 6 days old with 39% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:28 PM EDT
Moonset: 11:55 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Ornamental thistles are pollinator magnets this time of year. These globular flowers attract all varieties of bees, flies, and butterflies including this painted lady. Note the butterfly’s tongue working its way deep into the flower!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 140mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/1000″ exposure.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

elderberry

Elderberry flowerettes in bloom along East Street

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:55AM it’s currently 50 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 49, barometric pressure 30.24”. Yesterday’s high was 70, and the overnight low was 48.

Forecast:

High pressure will crest over the region today bringing sunny skies for a good part of the day along with seasonably mild temperatures. A weak cold front will approach from the Great Lakes tonight bringing scattered to numerous showers along with a few thunderstorms overnight and into Thursdays. High pressure ehind the departing front will bring fair and seasonably warm weather by Friday and into the upcoming weekend.

We’ll see sunny skies this morning, then partly sunny skies this afternoon. It’ll be warmer with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers until midnight, then showers likely after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Thursday should be mostly cloudy with showers likely in the morning, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, and small hail in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, and small hail. Lows will be in the upper 50s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.

Friday’s looking partly sunny with highs around 70 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 79 and a low of 59. We picked up 0.03″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 61.
The record high was 94°F in 1939.
The record low was 45°F in 1976.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:32 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:23 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 58m
Length of Day: 14h 50m
Tomorrow will be 2m9s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3 days old with 11% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:13 AM EDT
Moonset: 10:28 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

It’s a good year for elderberry this time around the sun. I’ve seen a profusion of bushes blossoming in my travels. The tiny flowerettes produce equally tiny berries come late summer and fall. The berries are prized for a variety of uses including fermented beverages like elderberry wine. One crafty friend of ours recommends collecting the berries in their bunches off the bush and placing them in ziplock bag which you should pop in the freezer. Once the berries are frozen, you can just shake them off!

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 200, f/8, 1/800″ exposure.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

rough-fruited-cinquefoil

Rough-fruited cinquefoil blooming in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 56 degrees under overcast skies. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 54, barometric pressure 30.08” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.58” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 68 (at 1:37AM—our daytime high was only 59), and the overnight low was 54.

Forecast:

We’ve got another cool and dampish start to the day courtesy of an upper level trough of low pressure which will slowly move east of the region this afternoon, but not before delivering a few morning showers. Skies should clear by late afternoon or early evening. High pressure will bring a short window of fair and dry weather on Wednesday, before shower and thunderstorms return Thursday into Thursday evening as a weak cold front crosses the area.

We’ll see cloudy skies with showers likely, mainly this morning. Highs will be in the mid 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 50s and light and variable winds.

Wednesday should be mostly sunny and warmer with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be around 60 with south winds around 10 mph.

Thursday showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Thursday night showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows will be around 60. Chance of rain is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 84 and a low of 55. We picked up 0.01″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 61.
The record high was 97°F in 1963.
The record low was 45°F in 1912.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:31 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:24 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 00m
Length of Day: 14h 52m
Tomorrow will be 2m6s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2 days old with 5% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:04 AM EDT
Moonset: 9:56 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Cinquefoil is a French word meaning “five fingers” and refers to the arrangement of five leaves on this common flower. The lovely, buttery yellow petals certainly catch the eye!

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/14, 1/400″ exposure.


Monday, July 24, 2017

mountain-laurel

Mountain laurel blooming along the trail to Mt. Lafayette

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 58 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 95%, dewpoint 57, barometric pressure 29.90” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.14” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 77, and the overnight low was 58.

Forecast:

An upper level low will cross the region today into tonight bringing widespread rainfall and cool temperatures before exiting to the east on Tuesday. High pressure will build in Wednesday bringing a brief stretch of fair weather before a weak cold front renews the threat of showers and storms on Thursday. Fair weather then returns for Friday into next weekend with seasonable temperatures.

We’ll see showers today with highs in the lower 60s and southeast winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph this morning. Chance of rain is near 100%. Tonight showers are likely. Lows will be in the lower 50s with southeast winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 70%.

Tuesday should be cloudy with showers likely mainly in the morning. Highs will be in the mid 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 60%. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 50s and light and variable winds.

Wednesday’s looking partly sunny and warmer with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 77 and a low of 54. We picked up 0.37″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 61.
The record high was 95°F in 1987.
The record low was 45°F in 1912.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:30 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:25 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 02m
Length of Day: 14h 54m
Tomorrow will be 2m5s shorter.

The moon is a waxing crescent, 1 day old with 1% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:53 AM EDT
Moonset: 9:20 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Mountain laurel is in bloom now at higher elevations in the White Mountains. As I topped 4000′ along the Old Bridle Trail heading towards Mt. Lafayette, I entered a tunnel of this lovely evergreen shrub with profusions of bright pink flowers.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @ 88mm, ISO 800, f/16, 1/100″ exposure.


Sunday, July 23, 2017

franconia-ridge

The view south along the Franconia Ridge

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:25AM it’s currently 60 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 59, barometric pressure 29.84” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 81, and the overnight low was 50.

Forecast:

A dry and seasonably cool day is on tap across the region today. An upper level trough will bring widespread rain late tonight through Tuesday along with much cooler temperatures. High pressure and warmer temperatures return for Wednesday, and a cold front will deliver showers and thunderstorms on Thursday.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable Tonight should be cloudy with a slight chance of showers until midnight, then a 50% chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds.

Monday rain is likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms. It’ll be much cooler with highs only around 60 with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Monday night rain is likely. Lows will be in the lower 50s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Tuesday showers are likely. Highs wil be in the mid 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%. Tuesday night be should partly cloudy wit lows in the mid 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 84 and a low of 59. We picked up 0.17″ or rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 61.
The record high was 93°F in 1952.
The record low was 46°F in 1923.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:29 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:26 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 05m
Length of Day: 14h 56m
Tomorrow will be 2m2s shorter.

The Moon is new, 29 days old with 0% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:43 AM EDT
Moonset: 8:37 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The Franconia Ridge trail is one of the iconic hikes in the northeast, rivalled in beauty perhaps only by the Presidential Range to the east. It is the second highest ridge in the northeast (the Presidentials being the tallest), and the Appalachian Trail traverses it. This view is from the summit of Mount Lafayette looking south towards Mt. Lincoln, Little Haystack Mtn, and Mt. Liberty. Franconia Notch (with the noisey I-93 running though it…) is to the west.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 9-18mm lens @ 9mm, circular polarizing filter, ISO 800, f/18, 1/200″ exposure.