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Friday, August 10, 2018

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A clear-wing hummingbird moth in the bee balm by the pond

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 65 degrees under clear skies. Winds are light out of the Northwest. Relative humidity is a lovely 79%, dewpoint 59, barometric pressure 29.88” and steady. We picked up 0.06” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 85, and the overnight low was 61.

Forecast:

With the passage of the cold front yesterday much more comfortable air is now in place over the region. High pressure will build over the region today and remain through the weekend. Temperatures will be near seasonal normals with significantly lower dewpoints. Slightly more unsettled weather returns early next week with the best chances for hit or miss showers during the afternoon
hours each day from Sunday onwards.

We’ll see sunny skies today with highs in the mid 70s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be clear and cool with lows in the mid 50s and light and variable winds.

Saturday (Emma’s wedding day!) should be partly sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers in the afternoon mainly south. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds. Saturday night should eb partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 50s with light and variable winds.

Sunday’s looking partly sunny with a 30% chance of showers. Highs will be in the upper 70s with light and variable winds. Sunday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the lower 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 82 and a low of 54.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 59° and a high of 80°
The record low was 47° in 1964.
The record high was 97° in 1949.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:49AM
Sunset: 8:04PM
Length of day: 14:14:59
Today will be 2:35 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 28 days old with 2% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:38AM
Moonset: 7:45PM

About Today’s Photo:

Clear-wing hummingbird moths have to be one of my favorite insects. As the name implies, these little beauties can often be mistaken for hummingbirds as they flit and hover between blossoms. Their long tongues are perfectly adapted for reaching in deep to sip the nectar out of bee balm blossoms.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 14-140mm lens @  140mm, ISO 1600, f/5.4, 1/500″ exposure.

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3 responses

  1. Marcia Liotard

    One of my favorite insects too. I saw one just the other day in my day lily bed.

    August 10, 2018 at 11:31 am

  2. Martha Galligan

    Looks like a perfect weekend for a wedding to me! Wishing you and Robin a wonderful time as you marry off your daughter!

    On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 8:29 AM, East Street Weather Blog wrote:

    > johnhadden posted: ” Morning Observation: This morning in Huntington at > 8:00AM it’s currently 65 degrees under clear skies. Winds are light out of > the Northwest. Relative humidity is a lovely 79%, dewpoint 59, barometric > pressure 29.88” and steady. We picked up 0.06” of rain” >

    August 10, 2018 at 12:57 pm

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