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Monday, July 17, 2017

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A crab spider lurks on a black-eyed Susan

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 63 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 62, barometric pressure 30.02” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 83, and the overnight low was 56.

Forecast:

A slow moving trough approaching from southern Ontario will bring numerous showers and thunderstorms to the region today, especially this afternoon and evening. A few stronger storms are possible with small hail, gusty winds, and
brief heavy rainfall. The trough will move east on Tuesday but some lingering showers or thunderstorms are possible especially over eastern Vermont. A ridge of high pressure will bring warmer and drier conditions to the region on Wednesday before another frontal system moves though on Thursday and Friday bringing a chance of showers and thunderstorms.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms this morning, then mostly cloudy skies with 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 light and variable winds, becoming southerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly until midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall until midnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s with southeast winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 70%.

Tuesday should be partly sunny with a slight chance of thunderstorms and a 40% chance of showers, mainly in the morning. Highs will be in the lower 80s with south winds around 10 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 60s and light and variable winds.

Wednesday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the mid 80s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with 30% a chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 81 and a low of 57.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 61.
The record high was 97°F in 1999 (we had a high of 93).
The record low was 47°F in 1908.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:24 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:31 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 16h 17m
Length of Day: 15h 07m
Tomorrow will be 1m45s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 22.6 days old with 44% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:41 AM EDT
Moonset: 2:12 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The name “crab spider” applies to a broad range of spiders in the family Thomisidae. There are over 2000 species in this family world-wide. Crab spiders hunt by ambushing their prey (instead of building webs). Some, like the spider here, have coloration that mimics the flower they’re perched on, and can even change color over the course of a couple days to match their surroundings.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/13, 1/800″ exposure.

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