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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

blue-bottle-gentian

Blue bottle gentian blooming in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:20AM it’s currently 50 degrees and misting a bit under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 50, barometric pressure 30.06” and rising rapidly. We picked up a soaking 1.57” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 56, and the overnight low was 50.

Forecast:

The surface low that brought yesterday’s welcome rain will exit eastward into the Gulf of Maine by midday. Lingering low clouds will be slow to break with light winds, as a narrow ridge of high pressure builds across New York and Vermont this afternoon. High pressure will shift east of the region tonight with moderately strong south winds developing early Thursday bringing briefly warmer temperatures. A cold front will bring period of rain showers during the late morning through afternoon hours Thursday. Strong Canadian high pressure will reestablishes across the region Thursday night and Friday with cool and crisp conditions to conclude the workweek.

We’ll see cloudy skies today with a 405 chance of showers and drizzle this morning. Highs will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 40s and southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday should be partly sunny with a chance of showers in the morning, then mostly cloudy with showers likely in the afternoon. It’ll be warmer with highs in the upper 60s and south winds 15 to 20 mph gusting up to 30 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Thursday night should be mostly clear with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 30s with northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s and light and variable winds. Friday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 30s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 73 and a low of 40.

Burlington averages for this date are a low of 44 and a high of 63.
The record low was 28 in 1911.
The record high was 82 in 1891.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:52AM
Sunset: 6:29PM
Length of day: 11:36:52
Today will be 3:01 shorter than yesterday.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 23 days old with 39% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:04AM
Moonset: 3:28PM

About Today’s Photo:

Blue bottle gentian is a common native flower that blooms this time of year. Its tight buds make it difficult to pollenate, and only certain critters can do it. Note the neat holes near the top of one of the blossoms: this is were a bumble bee has chewed its way in to get to the nectar.

Panasonic GX8, Olympus 60mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/18, 1/200″ exposure.

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4 responses

  1. Bernstein, Ira M

    John, I am curious if you know the latest date in Huntington for a killing frost? Seems like we are really extending the growing season. I still have lots of annual flowers. Ira

    October 3, 2018 at 8:55 am

    • Hi Ira,
      Looking back at my records, it seems like anywhere from Oct 5-Oct 20 is when we usually get our first killing frost. There’s a page on my website for “Historical Data” that you can check out.
      Cheers,
      John

      October 3, 2018 at 10:18 am

  2. Lovely!

    October 3, 2018 at 9:38 am

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