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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

steeplebush

Steeplebush blooming in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:45AM it’s currently a muggy 73 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 92%, dewpoint 70, barometric pressure 19.90” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 91, and the overnight low was 65.

Forecast:

Warm and muggy conditions will continue through the middle of the week. A slow moving cold front will be gradually moving toward the region through the day today bringing showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms may be strong with gusty winds and heavy rainfall. Showers will once again be possible on Wednesday but Thursday and Friday are looking drier with near normal temperatures. The possibility a more showers arrive for the weekend.

Today showers likely with thunderstorms likely this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds and heavy rainfall this afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming westerly this afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly until midnight. It’ll be humid with lows in the mid 60s and southwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Wednesday should start out partly sunny in the morning then become mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. It’ll be humid with highs in the lower 80s and light and variable winds. Wednesday night should be mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the lower 60s with light and variable winds.

Thursday’s looking partly sunny with a 30% chance of showers. Highs will be around 80 with west winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 76 and a low of 50. We picked up 0.02″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 60° and a low of 80°.
The record low was 40° in 1964.
The record high was 95° in 2001 (we had a high of 89).

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:46AM
Sunset: 8:08PM
Length of day: 14:22:41
Today will be 2:30 shorter than yesterday.

The moon is a waning crescent, 24.8 days old with 23% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:35AM
Moonset: 4:50PM

About Today’s Photo:

Steeplebush (Spiraea tomentosa), A.K.A. meadowsweet and hardhack, is in bloom this time of year in moist fields. This native plant is quite attractive to pollenators such as bees and butterflies.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/2.8, 1/5000″ exposure.

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3 responses

  1. Marcia Liotard

    I’m just curious. Did you mean steeplebush blooms in “moist” fields OR in “most” fields?

    August 7, 2018 at 11:35 am

    • Hi Marcia,
      I did mean “moist” as steeplebush prefers moist to wet soils.
      Cheers,
      John

      August 8, 2018 at 10:07 am

  2. Marcia Liotard

    Thanks! That seemed to make the most sense.

    August 8, 2018 at 4:46 pm

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