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Saturday, July 7, 2018

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A jumping spider poses with its catch

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:05AM it’s currently a comfortable 60 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 97%, dewpoint 58, barometric pressure 30.32” and rising slowly. We picked up a 0.01” trace of rain yesterday morning. Yesterday’s high was 81 (at midnight 7/6), the daytime high was 75), and the overnight low was 43.

Forecast:

What a difference a day makes! Cool Canadian high pressure will be in control of our weather today and tomorrow bringing much drier air and a return to seasonable temperatures. The next chance for precipitation arrives with an upper level disturbance late Monday night into Tuesday, with scattered rain showers expected and a slight chance of thunderstorms.

We’ll see sunny skies today with a high near 78 and light and variable winds becoming northwesterly 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Tonight should be clear with a low around 57 and southeast winds around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Sunday should be sunny with a high near 84 and southwest winds 3 to 8 mph.
Sunday night should be mostly clear with a low around 60 and south winds 3 to 7 mph.

Monday’s looking sunny and warm with a high near 89 and south winds 6 to 8 mph gusting to 20 mph. Monday night should be mostly clear with a low around 64 and southwest winds 3 to 7 mph.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 83 and a low of 61.

Burlington averages for this date are a high of 81° and a low of 59°.
The record low was 43° in 1969.
The record high was 96° 1908.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:15AM
Sunset: 8:37PM
Length of Day: 15:22:18
Today will be 1:05 shorter than yesterday.

About Today’s Photo:

While prowling about for interesting things to photograph yesterday, I noticed the wing of a butterfly poking out from beneath the petals of a black-eyed Susan. Thinking, “huh, that’s not where a butterly usually is on a flower…”, I carefully turned the flower over to find the hapless butterfly in the clutches of a jumping spider. The spider quickly scurried to the top of the flower and then patiently posed for me as I took a number of shots. The mighty hunter with its prey!

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/13, 1/640″ exposure.

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