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Saturday, August 25, 2018

grass-web-dew

Tiny beads of dew stick to a spider’s web in the grass by the pond

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:15AM it’s currently 57 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 57, barometric pressure 30.24” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 84, and the overnight low was 57.

Forecast:

High pressure will continue to provide fair and dry conditions through tonight. Chances for a few showers and thunderstorms arrive Sunday as a shortwave trough passes through. High pressure will ridge in behind the departing trough bringing warm and humid air into the region for the first part of the work week. A
cold front will cross the region Wednesday bringing showers and thunderstorms. Behind this front a drier more seasonable airmass will pull in for later in the week.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs around 80 and light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 50s and south winds around 10 mph.

Sunday should be partly sunny with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with south winds around 10 mph.
Sunday night should be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the mid 60s with southwest winds around 10 mph.

Monday’s looking partly sunny, humid, and warm with highs in the mid 80s and light and variable winds. Monday night should be mostly cloudy and muggy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 68 and a low of 45. We picked up 0.14″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 57° and lows of 76°.
The record low was 39° in 1942.
The record high was 97° in 1947.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:06AM
Sunset: 7:40PM
Length of day: 13:33:43
Today will be 2:51 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 13.7 days old with 98% illumination.
Moonrise: 7:33PM
Moonset: 5:02AM

About Today’s Photo:

The tiny beads of dew sticking to this spider’s web in the grass correspond to where the spider applies her sticky material to the web strand. The spaces between the drops aren’t sticky allowing the spider to move across the web. Other critters—the spider’s prey—aren’t able to avoid the sticky bits and get trapped.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/16, 1/160″ exposure.

One response

  1. robin worn

    Beautiful! and so interesting to learn about the “spaces”

    August 25, 2018 at 1:37 pm

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