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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.

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