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Sunday, August 13, 2017

winterberry

Wintergreen flowering on Owl’s Head in Groton State Park

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:15AM it’s currently a muggy 63 degrees under overcast skies. We just had a brief shower pass through. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 63, barometric pressure 29.85” and rising. We picked up 0.05” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 82, and the overnight low was 59.

Forecast:

An upper trough is moving quickly across southern Québec this morning and will bring isolated to scattered showers the far northern tiers of New York and Vermont through mid morning. High pressure will build in later this afternoon bringing drier air and seasonably cool temperatures. At this point it’s looking like we’ll see mostly dry conditions for begining of the week with some showers returning Thursday.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with isolated showers this morning. Highs will be in the mid 70s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight should be clear with lows in the mid 50s and west winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Monday should be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and light and variable winds. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s and light and variable winds.

Tuesday’s looking partly sunny with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms as a weak upper low tracks to our north. Highs will be around 80 with west winds around 10 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 83 and a low of 66. We picked up 0.43″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 80 and lows of 59.
The record high was 97°F in 1947.
The record low was 43°F in 1930.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:53 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:59 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 09m
Length of Day: 14h 06m
Tomorrow will be 2m41s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 20 days old with 69% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:18 PM EDT
Moonset: 12:03 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Wintergreen is one of the plants I routinely seek out when I’m hiking in the woods. I usually pop a few of the thick leaves in my mouth and enjoy the minty flavor as I walk. The plant was in bloom as we climbed to the top of Owl’s Head in Groton State Park the other day. As I’m sure you’re aware, winterberry has myriad uses, from flavorings to printing of fine art (who knew!), and contains salicylic acid, the active ingredient found in aspirin.

Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @ 32mm, ISO 800, f/13, 1/100″ exposure.

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