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Thursday, August 23, 2018

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Up close with a day lily

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:05AM it’s currently a cool 48 degrees under clear skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 47, barometric pressure 29.89” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.19” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 76, and the overnight low was 47.

Forecast:

We’ve got lovely weather on tap straight through the upcoming weekend. High pressure will build slowly into the region during the remainder of this week and into the first part of the weekend. We’ll see plenty of sunshine and dry conditions along with seasonal temperatures today followed by a warming trend right through the weekend.

We’ll see sunny skies today with highs in the lower 70s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be clear with lows in the mid 50s and west winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Friday should be sunny with highs in the lower 80s and light and variable winds, becoming southwesterly around 10 mph in the afternoon. Friday night should be clear with lows in the upper 50s and light and variable winds.

Saturday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the lower 80s and south winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the lower 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 76 and a low of 56. We picked up 0.62″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 57° and a high of 77°.
The record low was 43° in 1988.
The record high was 93° in 1947.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:04AM
Sunset: 7:43PM
Length of day: 13:39:25
Today will be 2:50 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 12 days old with 91% illumination.
Moonrise: 6:23PM
Moonset: 3:09AM

About Today’s Photo:

A close up shot of pollen coated day lily stamens


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

marigold-rain

Rain soaked marigolds by the studio steps

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 66 degrees and raining lightly under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 65, barometric pressure 29.60” and falling slowly. We picked up 0.07” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 78, and the overnight low was 65.

Forecast:

A low pressure system and associated cold front will move through the region today bringing fairly widespread rain showers this morning. This system will pass east of the region this afternoon allowing showers shut down. High pressure will build in behind the low bringing drier weather Thursday into Saturday with a gradual warming trend expected.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with occasional showers mainly this morning. Highs will be in the lower 70s with south winds 10 to 15 mph, becoming westerly this afternoon. Chance of rain is 90%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with isolated showers until midnight, then mostly clear after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 50s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

Thursday should be sunny with highs in the lower 70s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Thursday night should be clear with lows in the mid 50s and south winds around 10 mph.

Friday’s looking sunny with highs around 80 and south winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be clear with lows in the lower 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 85 and a low of 60.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 57° and a high of 77°.
The record low was 39° in 1982.
The record high was 90° in 1916.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:03AM
Sunset: 7:45PM
Length of day: 13:42:16
Today will be 2:49 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 11 days old with 85% illumination.
Moonrise: 5:41PM
Moonset: 2:18AM

About Today’s Photo:

Bit of an art shot this morning. Rain soaked marigold petals by the studio steps.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/3.8, 1/800″ exposure.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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A female ruby throated hummingbird feeds at the bee balm by the pond

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 60 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 60, barometric pressure 30.10” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 82, and the overnight low was 53.

Forecast:

We have another nice day on tap with high pressure in place over the region. Conditions will begin to deteriorate tonight as a slow moving upper level trough of low pressure moves in from the west bringing widespread rainfall. Rain will continue through Wednesday afternoon before exiting to the east. High pressure will build in behind the departing low bringing clearing skies Thursday through the first half of the weekend. Temperatures will remain seasonal.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs in the upper 70s and southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight should be cloudy with a slight chance of showers until midnight, then showers likely after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 60s with southeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain is 80%.

Wednesday showers are likely. Highs will be in the lower 70s with south winds 15 to 20 mph, becoming westerly 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 90%. Wednesday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of lingering showers. Lows will be in the lower 50s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

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

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 84 and a low of 55.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 57° and a high of 77°.
The record low was 43° in 1934.
The record high was 93° in 1945.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:02AM
Sunset: 7:47PM
Length of day: 13:45:05
Today will be 2:48 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waxing gibbous, 10 days old with 77% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:55PM
Moonset: 1:32AM

About Today’s Photo:

The ruby throated hummingbirds are quite busy around our house this time of year, bulking up (if one can say that about such diminutive birds…) before their long migration to South America. This female was busy at the bee balm patch by the pond.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/3.2, 1/500″ exposure.


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.


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.