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Thursday, August 31, 2017

spotted-spreadwing

A spotted spreadwing by the pond

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:00AM it’s currently 53 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 53, barometric pressure 29.84” and steady. We picked up a 0.01” trace of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 74, and the overnight low was 45.

Forecast:

A strong cold front will swing across the region today bringing low clouds and scattered light rain showers, mainly this morning. A northwesterly air flow will deliver cooler, fall-like temperatures for tonight and Friday with highs on Friday ranging from the mid 50s to lower 60s with continued gusty northwest winds. Lows Friday night will dip into the mid 30s in some locations with a slight possibility of frost in the traditional cold pockets. High pressure building into the region Saturday will bring lighter winds and warmer temperatures, with highs rebounding to around 70 degrees. A shortwave trough moving out of the Great Lakes Sunday will combine with the remnants of tropical Storm Harvey to deliver widespread showers during the daylight hours on Sunday.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with a 50% chance of showers, mainly this morning. Highs will be in the lower 60s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be mostly cloudy until midnight, then become partly cloudy. Lows will be around 40 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday should be partly sunny with highs only in the mid 50s and northwest winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Friday night should be mostly clear and chilly with lows in the mid 30s to 40 with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday’s looking sunny and milder with highs in the upper 60s and light and variable winds. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 77 and a low of 61. We picked up 0.20″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 76 and lows of 56.
The record high was 92°F in 2010 (we had a high of 89.)
The record low was 35°F in 1965.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:13 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:29 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 15m
Length of Day: 13h 15m
Tomorrow will be 2m57s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9.1 days old with 68% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:56 PM EDT
Moonset: 12:47 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

A spotted spreadwing dragonfly perches briefly on a reed along the shore of our pond. Thanks once again to Wally Jenkins for the ID!

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/3.3, 1/2500″ exposure.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

joe-pye-weed

Joe Pye weed flowering by the pond

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 51 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 50, barometric pressure 30.01” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 69, and the overnight low was 49.

Forecast:

We’ve got one more day of dry albeit cloudy weather before a cold front moves into the region Thursday bringing scattered to numerous showers. Colder air will follow in behind the front on Friday with below normal temperatures expected. Warmer and drier weather is expected for Saturday before another front moves in on Sunday bringing more rain.

We’ll see partly sunny skies this morning, then clearing. Highs will be in the lower 70s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be mostly clear with a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 20%.

Thursday showers are likely. Highs will only be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%. Thursday night should be mostly cloudy with lows in the lower 40s and light and variable winds.

Friday’s looking partly sunny and fall-like with highs only in the upper 50s. Friday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 75 and a low of 50.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 77 and lows of 56.
The record high was 93°F in 1991.
The record low was 39°F in 1965.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:12 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:31 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 18m
Length of Day: 13h 18m
Tomorrow will be 2m56s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 8.2 days old with 59% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:05 PM EDT
Moonset: 12:05 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Joe-Pye weed is common to our region and grows in fields between wetlands and drier goldenrod dominated areas. It’s named after Joe Pye (Jopi), a Native American healer who purportedly used the plant to cure fevers. Early American colonists also used it to treat typhus and other ailments. This late summer bloomer is a popular destination for pollinators.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/3.3, 1/2500″ exposure.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

elderberry

Elderberry fruiting along Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 53 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 52, barometric pressure 30.29”. Yesterday’s high was 77, and the overnight low was 44.

Forecast:

Dry conditions and fair weather continue through midweek courtesy of high pressure currently over the northeast. Temperatures will remain seasonable until a cold front arrives Thursday bringing showers and a return to well below seasonable temperatures to end the week.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with more clouds for this afternoon. Highs will be around 74F with SE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight should be molstly cloudy with lows around 51F and light and variable winds.

Wednesday should be mostly cloudy with highs around 74F and NW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly clear skies early giving way to clouds and a few showers after midnight with some rumbles of thunder possible. Lows will be around 56F with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 30%.

Thursday should bring showers in the morning, then partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. High will be around 66F with WNW winds at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 50%. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 44F and NW winds at 5 to 10 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 73 and a low of 52.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 77 and lows of 57.
The record high was 94°F in 1952.
The record low was 39°F in 1925.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:13AM
Sunset: 7:35PM
Length of Visible Light: 14h 22m
Length of Day: 13h 22m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 55 seconds shorter

The Moon is in its first quarter, 7.3 days old with 50% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:11PM
No moonset

About Today’s Photo:

The bright purple stems of elderberry fruit heads certainly catch the eye this time of year. The nutritious berries are sought out by many critters including birds, bears, and homo sapiens.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/3.2, 1/1600″ exposure.


Monday, August 28, 2017

common-whitetail

A male whitetail dragonfly basks in the sun in our veggie garden

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 47 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 46, barometric pressure 30.34’ and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 72, and the overnight low was 43.

Forecast:

Dry conditions will continue through midweek courtesy of high pressure in place over the region. Temperatures will warm gradually before the next chance of rain comes when a cold front moves in on Thursday. This will see a return to well below seasonable temperatures to end the week.

We’ll see partly cloudy skies today with highs around 76F and light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows around 53F and light and variable winds.

Tuesday should be partly cloudy with highs around 75F and SE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 52F and light and variable winds.

Wednesday’s looking partly cloudy with highs around 75F and light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with low around 55F and light and variable winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 85 and a low of 58.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 77 and lows of 57.
The record high was 95°F in 1948.
The record low was 40°F in 1969.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:11AM
Sunset: 7:37 PM
Length of Visible Light: 14h 25m
Length of Day: 13h 25m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 54 seconds shorter

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 6.4 days old with 40% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:15PM
Moonset: 11:28PM

About Today’s Photo:

Whitetail dragonflies are quite common in our region, and you’ll find them hovering and hunting around streams and ponds or basking in sunny spots—like here on the frame of one of our raised beds in the veggie garden. Males have the distinctive white abdomen while females are more muted.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro, ISO 800, f/13, 1/640″ exposure.


Sunday, August 27, 2017

orb-spider

A small orb spider in her dew speckled web

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 9:05AM it’s currently 56 degrees under mostly clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 93%, dewpoint 54, barometric pressure 30.34” and rising. Yesterday’s high was 70, and the overnight low was 40.

Forecast:

High pressure will continue rule the roost with dry weather and comfortable temperatures for most of this upcoming week. Highs mainly in the 60s to mid 70s with lows in the upper 30s to near 50 degrees depending upon location. The next chance for rain showers arrives Thursday with the passage of a cold front.

We’ll see partly cloudy skies today with highs around 72F and light and variable winds. Tonight should be clear with lows around 51F and light and variable winds.

Monday should be mainly sunny with highs around 76F and light and variable winds. Monday night shoulbe be partly cloudy with lows around 53F and light and variable winds.

Tuesday’s looking partly cloudy with highs around 76F and SE winds at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with low around 52F and light and variable winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 83 and a low of 57. We picked up 0.01″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 78 and lows of 57.
The record high was 96°F in 1948.
The record low was 40°F in 1987.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:10 AM
Sunset: 7:39 PM
Length of Visible Light: 14h 28m
Length of Day: 13h 28m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 53 seconds shorter

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5.6 days old with 31% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:15PM
Moonset: 10:55PM

About Today’s Photo:

A small orb spider waits patiently for prey in her dew-speckled web in our front field.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/16, 1/400″ exposure.


Saturday, August 26, 2017

sunflower

A sunflower blooming by one of our vegetable gardens

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:55AM it’s currently 51 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 50, barometric pressure 30.27” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 68, and the overnight low was 43.

Forecast:

Surface high pressure will continue to provide the region with mainly clear skies and comfortable temperatures into early next week. Highs generally will be in the 60s to lower 70s with cool overnight lows in the 40s to lower 50s. The next chance for scattered showers arrives on Thursday.

Any morning clouds will will give way to generally sunny skies for the afternoon today. Highs will be near 70F with NW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight should be clear skies with lows around 49F and light and variable winds.

Sunday should be mostly sunny with highs around 72F and light and variable winds. Sunday night should be clear skies with lows around 51F and light and variable winds.

Monday’s looking mostly sunny with highs near 75F and light and variable winds. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows around 53F and light and variable winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 82 and a low of 58. We picked up 0.09″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 78 and lows of 57.
The record high was 97°F in 1947.
The record low was 39°F in 1942.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:09 AM
Sunset: 7:40 PM
Length of Visible Light: 14h 32m
Length of Day: 13h 31m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 53 seconds shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4.6 days old with 22% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:15AM
Moonset: 10:24PM

About Today’s Photo:

Nothing says high summer like a sunflower!

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/500″ exposure


Friday, August 25, 2017

yellow-coral

Yellow coral and a moth on the forest floor

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:55AM it’s currently a cool 49 degrees under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 49, barometric pressure 30.09” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.14” of rain in the past 24hrs (yesterday morning). Yesterday’s high was 72, and the overnight low was 45.

Forecast:

A mid- to upper-level trough over the northeast this morning will continue to deliver cool and cloudy conditions today with a slight chance of an isolated shower this afternoon. Surface high pressure will build in from Canada clearing things out tonight and bringing clear and dry conditions through the middle of next week.

We’ll see cloudy skies early today followed by partial clearing. High will be around 68F with NNW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Tonight should be clear with lows around 49F and light and variable winds.

Saturday should be mostly sunny with highs around 71F and NW winds at 5 to 10 mph. Saturday night should be clear with low around 50F and light and variable winds.

Sunday’s looking mostly sunny with highs around 72F and light and variable winds. Sunday night should be partly cloudy early, giving way to generally clear skies overnight. Lows will be around 51F with light and variable winds.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 81 and a low of 62.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of high of 78 and lows of 57. The record high was 97°F in 1947.
The record low was 39°F in 1942.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:08 AM
Sunset: 7:42 PM
Length of Visible Light: 14h 35m
Length of Day: 13h 34m
Tomorrow will be 2 minutes 52 seconds shorter

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3.6 days old with 14% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:12AM
Moonset: 9:55 PM

About Today’s Photo:

This yellow coral fungus was just a few feet away from the violet coral that I posted a few days ago. It wasn’t until I had the image on my computer that I noticed the small (and very well camouflaged!) moth (possibly a gypsy moth?) hiding right next to it!

Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @ 30mm, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/50″ exposure.