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Thursday, August 3, 2017

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A small orb spider waits in her dew speckled web in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:55AM it’s currently 58 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%< dewpoint 58, barometric pressure 30.07”. Yesterday’s high was 87, and the overnight low was 57.

Forecast:

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and again on Friday afternoon and evening as a slow moving upper level trough over the Great Lakes drags a warm and humid airmass across the region. A few of the stronger storms will be capable of gusty winds, small hail, and localized heavy rainfall. Given the slow movement of storms, the threat for isolated flash flooding will be possible. High pressure will bring cooler and drier conditions by the second half of the weekend.

We’ll see partly sunny skies with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 80s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall until midnight. Lows will be in the mid 60s with light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly around 10 mph after midnight.

Friday should be partly sunny with a 50% chance of showers and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, with a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 80s with outh winds 10 to 15 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall. Lows will be in the mid 60s with south winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid 70s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 60%. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 84 and a low of 52.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 81 and lows of 60.
The record high was 97°F in 1988.
The record low was 42°F in 1964.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:41 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:13 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 37m
Length of Day: 14h 32m
Tomorrow will be 2m26s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10.6 days old with 82% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:13 PM EDT
Moonset: 2:08 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Early morning sunlight makes it easy to spot the overnight work of orb spiders. Their dew soaked webs shine brightly and make for interesting subjects for the camera. Some species of orb spiders—like this one—will sit in the middle of their webs awaiting hapless prey, while others will lurk off to the side.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/3.5, 1/3200″ exposure.

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