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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.

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One response

  1. Deb Parrella

    Thanks for the frozen elderberry tip! After being inspired by the profusion of blossoms, I decided the berries beg harvesting- cordial anyone?

    July 26, 2017 at 3:08 pm

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