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Monday, August 20, 2018

turkey-vulture

A turkey vulture soars in a blue sky

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 61 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 60, barometric pressure 30.17” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 81, and the overnight low was 55.

Forecast:

Dry weather and slightly above normal temperatures are expected across the region today as high pressure crests over the area. Most of Tuesday will be dry as well before a slow moving low pressure system heads our way out of the Great Lakes bringing fairly widespread rain to the region especially Tuesday night into Wednesday. High pressure will build in behind the departing low bringing drier weather Thursday and Friday along with seasonal temperatures.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs in the lower 80s and light and variable winds. Tonight should be clear with lows in the upper 50s and light and variable winds.

Tuesday should start out sunny in the morning, then becoming partly cloudy with highs in the upper 70s and south winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the lower 60s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 90%.

Wednesday showers are likely. Highs will be in the lower 70s with southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 80 and a low of 56. We picked up 0.01″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 58° and a high of 78°.
The record low was 42° in 1953.
The record high was 94° in 1916.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:00AM
Sunset: 7:48PM
Length of day: 13:47:53
Today will be 2:47 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 9.2 days old with 69% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:03PM
Moonset: 12:50AM

About Today’s Photo:

Riding a thermal above our house, a turkey vulture soars in the blue sky.

Nikon D600, Sigma 120-400mm lens @ 400mm, ISO 640, f/5.6, 1/2000″ exposure.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

water-drops

Raindrops on jewel weed leaves

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:35AM it’s currently 62 degrees and drizzling under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 62, barometric pressure 29.85” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.51” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 76, and the overnight low was 62.

Forecast:

A cold front draped across the region this morning will push eastward during the day today. Lingering showers will clear west to east through this afternoon as high pressure builds in to deliver comfortable, dry, and seasonal conditions tonight through Monday. Moisture will be on the increase Tuesday, and showers will develop Tuesday/Tuesday night as a warm front pushes through. A cold front will push through Wednesday bringing a return to drier, slightly cooler weather to finish out the work week.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies today with showers likely mainly this morning. Highs will be around 70 with northwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers until midnight, then mostly clear after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s with northeast winds around 10 mph.

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

Monday’s looking partly sunny with highs around 80 and light and variable winds.
Monday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 81 and a low of 57. We picked up 0.23″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 58° and a high of 78°.
The record low was 40° in 1918.
The record high was 93° 2002 (we had a high of 89).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:58AM
Sunset: 7:52PM
Length of day: 13:53:28
Today will be 2:45 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is in its first quarter, 7.4 days old with 50% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:07PM
No Moonset

About Today’s Photo:

Raindrops bead on jewel weed leaves in our front field.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 640, f/5.6, 1/2000″ exposure.


Friday, August 17, 2018

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Ants find something sweet on steeplebush in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:55AM it’s currently 56 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 55, barometric pressure 30.05” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 79, and the overnight low was 54.

Forecast:

Low pressure approaching from the Great Lakes this morning will drag a warm front and then a cold front through the region over the next 24hrs. We’ll see increasing clouds this morning, with showers and a few embedded thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Some of the stronger thunderstorms will produce locally heavy rainfall. Periods of showers will continue tonight before gradually ending from west to east on Saturday morning. We should see 0.50″-1″ of rain from this system. After the low passes, temperatures will be slightly cooler on Saturday with highs mainly in the 70s and lower humidity. High pressure is expected to bring sunshine and temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s for Sunday. The next chance for widespread precipitation will arrive late Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.

We’ll see partly sunny skies with a chance of showers this morning, then cloudy with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 80%. Tonight showers are likely. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. It’ll be humid with lows in the lower 60s and south winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming westerly after midnight. Chance of rain is 80%.

Saturday should start out cloudy with a 50% chance of showers in the morning, then become partly sunny with a slight chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 70s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s and northeast winds around 10 mph.

Sunday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 78 and a low of 46.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 58° and a low of 78°.
The record low was 42° in 1979.
The record high was 95° in 1987.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:57AM
Sunset: 7:53PM
Length of day: 13:56:13
Today will be 2:44 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 6.4 days old with 39% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:04PM
Moonset: 11:39PM

About Today’s Photo:

Winged pollenators aren’t the only critters drawn to the nectar of blooming flowers. I came across a “sweet tooth” of ants enjoying the offerings of these steeplebush flowerettes in our front field.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8, 1/250″ exposure.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

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A banded longhorn beetle on Queen Anne’s lace

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently 66 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 66, barometric pressure 29.98” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.13” of rain in the last 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 86, and the overnight low was 65.

Forecast:

Surface high pressure will briefly crest over the region today bringing clearing skies and pleasant conditions today with lower humidity. Low pressure and an
associated upper level trough approach from the Great Lakes on Friday will bring widespread showers and the potential for a few embedded thunderstorms. High pressure will build in behind the low with showers ending Friday night or early Saturday morning. Mainly clear skies and seasonable temperatures are expected for the balance of the weekend.

We’ll see partly sunny skies with a slight chance of showers this morning, then sunny skies this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be clear with lows around 60 and northeast winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Friday should start our partly sunny with a chance of showers in the morning, then cloudy with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Friday night showers are likely with a chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall. Lows will be in the lower 60s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Saturday’s looking partly sunny with a 50% chance of morning showers. Highs will be in the lower 70s with north winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 72 and a low of 48. We picked up 1.52″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 58° and lows of 79°
The record low was 43° in 1972.
The record high was 96° in 1944.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:56AM
Sunset: 7:55PM
Length of day: 13:58:58
Today will be 2:43 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 5.4 days old with 29% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:58AM
Moonset: 11:08PM

About Today’s Photo:

Banded longhorn beetles are native to the region and like to much on flower pollen of parsley, carrot, and celery flowers. It makes sense that this beetle is on Queen Anne’s lace (A.K.A. wild carrot) as it is a member of the carrot family. Ever dug one up and munched on its root? It’s pretty tasty!

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/8 1/2500″ exposure.


Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently 66 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 66, barometric pressure 19.81” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 84, and the overnight low was 60.

Forecast:

The slow moving upper-level low pressure system that has brought periods of rainfall to the region over the past couple of days will move east of Vermont this morning. A cold front will cross the region this afternoon and evening, bringing a renewed threat of scattered showers and thunderstorms. A few stronger
thunderstorms are possible, containing brief heavy rainfall and gusty winds. Drier weather will return Thursday and Thursday night as high pressure briefly crests over the region. Another upper level trough approaching the region Friday will bring widespread showers and possible thunderstorms. Drier conditions are expected for the weekend with seasonable temperatures in the mid to upper 70s and lower humidity.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a 50% chance of showers and a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with light and variable winds, becoming westerly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Showers are likely, mainly until midnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s with northwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable. Chance of rain is 70%.

Thursday should be mostly sunny with highs around 80 and northwest winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows should be in the lower 60s with east winds around 10 mph.

Friday showers are likely. Highs will be in the mid 70s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Friday night showers are likely. Lows will be around 60. Chance of rain is 80%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 81 and a low of 55.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 59° and a high of 79°.
The record low was 45° in 1907.
The record high was 97° in 1944.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:55AM
Sunset: 7:56PM
Length of day: 14:01:41
Today will be 2:42 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 4.4 days old with 20% illumination.
Moonrise: 10:50AM
Moonset: 10:38PM

About Today’s Photo:

I haven’t been able to ID these tiny beetles that I found hanging out on goldenrod blossoms in our front field. Any ideas?

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/5.6, 1/500″ exposure.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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A bumble bee on a thimbleberry blossom along East Street

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently 67 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 66, barometric pressure 29.86” and falling slowly. We picked up 0.13” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 83, and the overnight low was 67.

Forecast:

Slow-moving low pressure centered across southeastern New York this morning will bring variably cloudy skies and humid conditions to the region today and tonight along with bands of rain showers. The showers will be most frequent across south-central Vermont northwestward into the ‘Dacks. Some breaks of sunshine this afternoon will allow temperatures to climb into the upper 70s to lower 80s. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are expected Wednesday afternoon with the passage of a cold front. Behind the front we’ll see a brief return to dry conditions on Thursday as a ridge of high pressure builds in.

We’ll see cloudy this morning, then partly sunny skies this afternoon. There’s a 50% chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be around 80 with southeast winds around 10 mph this morning, becoming light and variable. Tonight should bring a slight chance of thunderstorms until midnight. It’ll be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 60s with light and variable winds.

Wednesday should be partly sunny with a 40% chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be around 80 with light and variable winds becoming westerly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 50s with northwest winds around 10 mph.

Thursday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 80 and a low of 49.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 59° and a high of 79°.
The record low was 47° in 1923.
The record high was 96° in 2002 (we had a high of 91).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:54AM
Sunset: 7:58PM
Length of day: 14:04:23
Today will be 2:40 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 3.3 days old with 11% illumination.
Moonrise: 9:39AM
Moonset: 10.09PM

About Today’s Photo:

Thimbleberry (Rubus parviflorus) is a native relative of raspberry. The large, soft berries are quite edible with a flavor that’s not quite as tart as raspberries. This bumble bee was helping the pollenation process along.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/11, 1/250″ exposure.


Monday, August 13, 2018

viceroy

A Viceroy butterfly samples the nectar of the hydrangea on our back patio

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 65 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 65, barometric pressure 30.09” and steady. We picked up 0.02” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 78, and the overnight low was 60.

Forecast:

A near stationary area of low pressure centered off the Delmarva Peninsula will continue to provide the region with clouds and scattered showers and thunderstorms through early this week. The best chance for widespread precipitation will be on Tuesday before drier air moves in for Wednesday into Thursday.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with a 40% chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 60s with southeast winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday showers are likely in the morning with showers and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. It’ll be humid with highs around 80 and light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 80%. Tuesday night showers and thunderstorms are likely. Lows will be in the mid 60s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 70%.

Wednesday’s looking partly sunny with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be around 80 with west winds around 10 mph. Wednesday 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 78 and a low of 53. We picked up 0.05″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 59° and a high of 79°
The record low was 43° in 1930.
The record high was 97° in 1947.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:52AM
Sunset: 7:59
Length of day: 14:07:04
Today will be 2:39 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2.2 days old with 5% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:25AM
Moonset 9:38PM

About Today’s Photo:

Viceroy butterflies look very much like Monarchs and prefer to feed off the same kinds of plants. Their smaller size, however, makes them fairly easy to differenciate from their larger cousins. If you look closely, you can see a drop of moisture on the end of this fellow’s tongue. The hydrangea on our back patio is now in full bloom and quite literally abuzz with insect activity as soon as temperature warm in the morning.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  140mm, ISO 800, f/8, 1/1600″ exposure