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Thursday, September 27, 2018

orb-weaver

An orb weaver spider busy building her web in our garage

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:50AM it’s currently 51 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 51, barometric pressure 30.14” and rising rapidly. We picked up 0.55” of much needed rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 75, and the overnight low was 47.

Forecast:

With the passage of a cold front yesterday and its accompanying showers, temperatures will be near normal today under high level clouds. Tonight these clouds will lower with light rain overspreading central and southern Vermont into parts of the northern ‘Dacks by Friday morning. This rain should taper off by midday Friday with temperatures holding mainly in the mid 50s to mid 60s. Another weak shortwave will deliver additional showers late Friday night into Saturday, with fall like temperatures prevailing.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the mid 60s and light and variable winds. Tonight should be cloudy with a slight chance of light rain until midnight, then light rain likely south after midnight. Lows will be in the lower 50s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Friday should start out mostly cloudy with light rain likely in the morning, then become partly sunny with a slight chance of light rain in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 60s with south winds around 10 mph. Friday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers late. Lows will be in the upper 40s with southwest winds around 10 mph.

Saturday’s looking partly sunny with a 30% chance of morning showers. Highs will be in the upper 50s with northwest winds around 10 mph gusting up to 25 mph.
Saturday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 40s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a low of 62 and a high of 88.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 46 and a high of 65.
The record high was 90 in 2017.
The record low was 27 in 1947.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:44AM
Sunset: 6:40PM
Length of day: 11:55:04
Today will be 3:02 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 17 days old with 95% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:21PM
Moonset: 9:07AM

About Today’s Photo:

Our garage is apparently the place to be if you’re an orb weaver spider this time of year. I counted no fewer than 8 that I could see sitting patiently in their webs awaiting some hapless prey. They varied in size from the maybe the width of my pinky to as big around as my thumb. This particular spider was busy crafting her web in the light of one of the side windows. I watched for several minutes as she methodically spun.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 1600, f/2.8, 1/80″ exposure.

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