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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

gray-catbird

A gray catbird in the spruce by our garage

Rabbit-rabbit!

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 64 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 30.06” and rising. We picked up 0.10” of rain yesterday evening. Yesterday’s high was 87, and the overnight low was 54.

Forecast:

High pressure over the region this morning will deliver a warm and sunny day today. Low pressure moving out of the Great Lakes will bring showers and thunderstorms Thursday and into the weekend.

We’ll see sunny skies today with highs in the lower 80s and light and variable winds. Tonigth should be clear with lows in the upper 50s and light and variable winds.

Wednesday should be partly sunny with isolated terrain driven showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 80s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 20%. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 60s and south winds around 10 mph.

Thursday’s looking partly sunny with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s with light and variable winds. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the mid 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 69 and a low of 60. We picked up 0.16″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 60.
The record high was 98°F in 1975.
The record low was 43°F in 1953.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:39 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:16 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 43m
Length of Day: 14h 36m
Tomorrow will be 2m23s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9 days old with 66% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:25 PM EDT
Moonset: 12:55 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Catbirds are in the Mimidae family along with mockingbirds and thrashers. As such, you’ll often hear them picking up little pieces of other birds’ songs in their own vocalizations. They also make a distinctive “meow” sound from whence they derive their common name. We have a couple of different nesting pairs around our place, and it’s fun to watch them drop from the trees to grab an insect out of the grass. I can hear one meowing now as I type!

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 269mm, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/500″ exposure.

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