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Saturday, August 5, 2017

sedge-sprite

A delicate sedge sprite alights on dew soaked sensitive fern

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 70 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 81%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 29.79” and steady. We picked up 0.03” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 85, and the overnight low was 65.

Forecast:

Low pressure over James Bay this morning will continue to rotate a slow moving cold front through the region today bringing showers and thunderstorms. A few stronger storms over central and eastern Vermont will be capable of producing gusty winds, small hail, and localized heavy downpours. Temperatures will be cooler with highs only in the 70s today. High presssure will provide cooler and drier conditions on Sunday, before the next round of showers and thunderstorms arrive Monday into Tuesday courtesy of low pressure moving out of the Ohio River Valley.

We’ll see showers today with a slight chance of thunderstorms this morning, then a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall. It’ll be cooler with highs in the mid 70s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is near 100%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms until midnight. It’ll be better sleeping weather with lows in the mid 50s and less humidity. Winds will be west at 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday should be partly sunny and seasonably cool with highs around 70 and west winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 50s and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Monday rain is likely with highs in the upper 60s and light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 60%. Monday night rain is likely lows will be in the mid 50s. Chance of rain is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 85 and a low of 62.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 80 and lows of 60.
The record high was 95°F in 1955.
The record low was 43°F in 1972.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:43 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:11 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 32m
Length of Day: 14h 27m
Tomorrow will be 2m30s shorter.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12.5 days old with 94% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:49 PM EDT
Moonset: 3:40 AM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I came across this tiny (about 1″ long) and delicate damselfly the other day while shooting in our front field. I almost missed it as it bobbed about in the grasses and ferns. Local dragonfly expert, Wally Jenkins, identified it as a female sedge sprite. Thanks Wally!

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 1250, f/13, 1/500″ exposure.

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