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Thursday, June 7, 2018

peony-ant

An ant on a peony?

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:35AM it’s currently 55 degrees under cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 54, barometric pressure 30.04” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.04” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 65, and the overnight low was 47.

Forecast:

Relatively tranquil conditions are expected today through the upcoming weekend. A weak upper level trough passing across southern Quebec will bring cloudy conditions today and a brief sprinkle or isolated shower across northern Vermont and far northern New York today and tonight. Dry and seasonable conditions will continue through the upcoming weekend with low humidity and daytime temperatures bumping into the low to mid 70s.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs near 72 and southwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. There’s a 20% chance of showers this afternoon in northern areas along the Canadian border. Tonight should bring a slight chance of showers north. It’ll be mostly cloudy, with a low around 53 and south winds at 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday should be partly to mostly sunny with a high near 71 and northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. Friday night should bring increasing clouds with a low around 52 and light and variable winds.

Saturday’s looking mostly sunny with a high near 72 and northwest winds at 6 to 9 mph. Saturday night should be mostly clear with a low around 47 and north winds around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 75 and a low of 39. We picked up 0.51″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 74 and lows of 53.
The record high was 94°F in 1999 (we had a high of 92).
The record low was 35°F in 1958.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:09AM
Sunset: 8:34PM
Length of Visible Light: 16h 37m
Length of Day: 15h 24m
Tomorrow will be 0 minutes 57 seconds longer

The Moon is a waning crescent, 22.6 days old with 44% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:52AM
Moonset: 1:28PM

About Today’s Photo:

Thoses of you who have peonies in your gardens might have noticed that the flower buds seem to have been overrun with ants. Infestation? Nope. The ants are actually a welcome guest. Peonies have a protective waxy coating on their buds that must be removed before they can flower. The ants provide the clean up crew as the wax is an attractive nutrient for them. A classic example of a symbiotic relationship!

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/11, 1/100″ exposure.

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