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Sunday, August 20, 2017

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Tiger lilies by Fargo Brook

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:20AM it’s currently a muggy 62 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 62, barometric pressure 29.92” and rising rapidly. We picked up a 0.01” trace of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 81, and the overnight low was 60.

Forecast:

High pressure is beginning to build into the region and will dominate our weather through Monday with highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s today along with less humid air. Temperatures will warm into the mid 80s to near 90 on Tuesday, but an approaching trough of low pressure will bring showers and thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and night.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs in the upper 70s and west winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be mostly clear with lows around 60 and west winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Monday should be sunny with highs in the mid 80s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Conditions should be good for eclipse viewing! Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 60s and south winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday’s looking partly sunny with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid 80s to 90 with south winds 10 to 15 mph gusting up to 25 mph. Tuesday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the mid 60s. Chance of rain is 80%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 84 and a low of 51.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 58.
The record high was 94°F in 1916.
The record low was 42°F in 1953.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:01 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:48 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 49m
Length of Day: 13h 47m
Tomorrow will be 2m49s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 28 days old with 3% illumination.
Moonrise: 4:31 AM EDT
Moonset: 7:12 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The tiger lilies that Robin planted in a bed by Fargo Brook are on their last legs, especially after the rain and hail we had the other day. I took this shot of these spectacular (and fragrant!) blossoms the day of the hail. Interestingly, I’ve noticed that our native pollinators seem to ignore these gaudy flowers.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/16, 1/60″ exposure.


Saturday, August 19, 2017

grasshopper

A grasshopper poses briefly for the camera

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:25AM it’s currently 66 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 65, barometric pressure 29.76” and rising slowly. We picked up 0.89” of rain in the past 24hrs. Yesterday’s high was 81, and the overnight low was 63.

Forecast:

An upper level trough of low pressure will move east out of the upper Midwest today reaching northern New England by tonight. Clouds and a few showers are expected across the region today and into this evening with highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s. Drier air moves in on Sunday with more sunshine expected and highs once again in the mid 70s to lower 80s. We are still looking at mostly sunny skies for Monday for the solar eclipse, with highs in the lower to mid 80s. Another trough of low pressure approaches the region on Tuesday bringing renewed chances for showers and thunderstorms.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with isolated showers this afternoon. Highs will be around 80 with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 20%. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then becoming mostly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows will be in the lower 60s with west winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 20%.

Sunday should be partly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and west winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows in the lower 60s and southwest winds around 10 mph.

Monday’s looking mostly sunny with highs in the mid 80s and southwest winds around 10 mph. Monday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the mid 60s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 80 and a low of 54.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 58.
The record high was 93°F in 1899.
The record low was 40°F in 1963.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 6:00 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:50 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 52m
Length of Day: 13h 50m
Tomorrow will be 2m48s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 26.8 days old with 8% illumination.
Moonrise: 3:23 AM EDT
Moonset: 6:27 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I had to chase this agile grasshopper around our back garden for a couple of minutes before it finally settled long enough for me to get a shot. I’m always impressed by the armor-like exoskeleton of these tough little critters.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/3.5, 1/160″ exposure.


Friday, August 18, 2017

violet-coral

Violet coral in the woods near Taft Road

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently 63 degrees and raining under overcast skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 62, barometric pressure 29.82” and falling slowly. We picked up 0.24” of rain overnight. Yesterday’s high was 78, and the overnight low was 57.

Forecast:

Low pressure over the Great Lakes this morning has rotated a warm front into region bringing showers which should persist to around midday. After a lull in the rain, the low will rotate a cold front across the region during the afternoon hours bringing additional showers and storms, some with potentially heavy downpours, to the northern ‘Dacks and eastward across the Champlain Valley and remainder of Vermont. Any showers and storms should come to an end later tonight. On Saturday expect a chance for showers in the afternoon, but
the areal coverage will be scattered in nature. Highs on Saturday will be in the mid 70s to lower 80s. Drier air will begin to move into the region on Sunday with highs once again in the mid 70s to lower 80s.

We’ll see cloudy skies with occasional showers this morning, then partly sunny skies with scattered showers this afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 90%. Tonight should be partly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms until midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall until midnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s with south winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 50%.

Saturday should be partly sunny with a slight chance of showers in the morning, then a 30% chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Saturday night shoild be partly cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 50s with west winds around 10 mph.

Sunday’s looking partly sunny with a 40% chance of lingering showers. Highs will be in the upper 70s with west winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows around 60.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 81 and a low of 56. We picked up 1.58″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 59.
The record high was 93°F in 2002 (we had a high of 89).
The record low was 40°F in 1918.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:58 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:51 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 55m
Length of Day: 13h 52m
Tomorrow will be 2m47s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 25.7 days old with 16% illumination.
Moonrise: 2:21 AM EDT
Moonset: 5:35 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I came across this popping patch of violet coral while out running the other morning. A member of the worm corals (Clavaria), violet coral is one of the more eye-catching varieties. You’ll also see white, yellow, and smokey versions.

Panasonic GM5, Lumix 12-32mm lens @ 32mm, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/50″ exposure.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

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A carpenter bee works the hydrangea on our back patio

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:30AM it’s currently a cool 53 degrees under cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 52, barometric pressure 30.06”. Yesterday’s high was 72, and the overnight low was 46.

Forecast:

High pressure over the region today will bring dry weather with temperatures in the 70s to around 80. Low pressure moving out of the Great Lakes will lift a warm front into the region later tonight from the southwest bringing showers and a few thunderstorms. Showers and a few thunderstorms will impact the region Friday with the potential for some stronger storms over northern New York late in the day on Friday. Showers and storms should taper off Friday night, with some lingering showers persisting into Saturday.

We’ll see mostly sunny skies today with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds, becoming northwesterly around 10 mph this afternoon. Tonight should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds, becoming southeasterly around 10 mph after midnight.

Friday showers are likely with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs will be in the lower 70s with southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Friday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the lower 60s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 60%.

Saturday’s looking partly sunny with highs around 80 and southwest winds around 10 mph. Saturday night should be partly cloudyw with lows around 60.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 76 and a low of 57.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 59.
The record high was 95°F in 1987.
The record low was 42°F in 1961.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:57 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:53 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 14h 58m
Length of Day: 13h 55m
Tomorrow will be 2m46s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 24.6 days old with 25% illumination.
Moonrise: 1:25 AM EDT
Moonset: 4:36 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

The hydrangea on our back patio is in full bloom now, and a large cast of pollinators are busy lapping up the nector. The hydrangea’s larger white flowers are sterile and act as nice big lures to draw pollinators into the fertile flowerettes. This eastern carpenter bee (ID?) had no problem zeroing in on the good stuff. This appears to be a pretty good year for honey bees at our house as I’d wager 80% of the pollinators at this busy feeding place were honey bees.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/13, 1/3200″ exposure.


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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A crab spider guards her egg case

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 61 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 98%, dewpoint 60, barometric pressure 29.96” and rising rapidly. We picked up 1.56” of rain in a 40 minute downpour starting at around 7:40PM last night. There was some pea-sized hail mixed in for good measure as well. Quite the storm! Yesterday’s high was 81, and the overnight low was 58.

Forecast:

High pressure building in from Canada will deliver dry weather across the region today and continuing into Thursday. It’ll be on the cool side today with highs only in the upper 60s to mid 70s, but temperatures should rebound to seasonal norms both Thursday and Friday. Low pressure moving out of the Great Lakes on Friday will bring showers and a few thunderstorms back into the region especially Friday afternoon and night.

We’ll see mostly cloudy skies this morning, then clearing. Highs will be in the lower 70s with northwest winds around 10 mph. Tonight should be clear with lows around 50 and northwest winds around 10 mph until midnight, becoming light and variable.

Thursday should be mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s and light and variable winds.

Friday’s looking cloudy with a 50% chance of showers. Highs will be in the mid 70s with southeast winds around 10 mph. Friday night showers are likely. Lows will be in the lower 60s. Chance of rain is 70%.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 73 and a low of 56. We picked up 1.25″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 59.
The record high was 96°F in 1944.
The record low was 43°F in 1923.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:56 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:54 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 01m
Length of Day: 13h 58m
Tomorrow will be 2m44s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 23.5 days old with 36% illumination.
Moonrise: 12:36 AM EDT
Moonset: 3:30 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

I noticed this little crab spider the other day in the smoke bush right by the corner of our garage. She’d laid her eggs on a leaf and carefully folded the leaf and sewn it up with silk to form a protective case. She’ll stay their and guard the eggs until they hatch. With any luck, I’ll be able to observe that moment as well!

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 200, f/8, 1/320″ exposure.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

dogwood-berries

Pagoda dogwood berries along Taft Road

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 7:40AM it’s currently 64 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 64, barometric pressure 29.87” and steady. Yesterday’s high was 80, and the overnight low was 55.

Forecast:

An upper level trough of low pressure over central Québec will rotate a cold front through the region later this afternoon kicking off showers and thunderstorms. Some storms could be strong and produce gusty winds, small hail, frequent lightning, and brief heavy downpours. The system will move east tonight
allowing cooler and drier weather to move in. Dry weather is expected on Thursday as well with slightly warmer temperatures than Wednesday. The next chance for more widespreadnshowers will come late Thursday night and especially on Friday as low pressure moves out of the Great Lakes.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with showers and scattered thunderstorms this afternoon. Some thunderstorms may produce gusty winds, and small hail this afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Chance of rain is 70%. Tonight should be mostly cloudy until midnight, then becoming partly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms until midnight. Lows will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds. Chance of rain is 50%.

Wednesday should be partly sunny and seasonably cool with highs in the lower 70s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Wednesday night should be clear with lows in the lower 50s and northwest winds around 10 mph.

Thursday’s looking partly sunny with highs in the mid 70s and light and variable winds. Thursday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the mid 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 79 and a low of 58.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 79 and lows of 59.
The record high was 97°F in 1944.
The record low was 45°F in 1907.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:55 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:56 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 04m
Length of Day: 14h 01m
Tomorrow will be 2m44s shorter.

The Moon is a waning crescent, 22.4 days old with 47% illumination.
No Moon Rise
Moonset: 2:22 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

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Monday, August 14, 2017

honey-bee-goldenrod

A honey bee works goldenrod blooms in our front field

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 8:00AM it’s currently 60 degrees under partly cloudy skies. Winds are calm. Relative humidity is 99%, dewpoint 59, barometric pressure 30.05” and rising slowly. Yesterday’s high was 78, and the overnight low was 49.

Forecast:

Weak high pressure over the region today will deliver dry and partly sunny conditions today with no precipitation expected. A trough of low pressure will drop down from Canada bringing the chance for precipitation later tonight into Tuesday. Drier conditions will return Wednesday with cooler temperatures in the 70s.

We’ll see partly sunny skies today with highs around 80 and light and variable winds. Tonight should be partly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s and south winds around 10 mph.

Tuesday should start out partly sunny in the morning with a slight chance of showers, then become cloudy with a 30% chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s with southwest winds around 10 mph. Tuesday night should be partly cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. Lows will be in the upper 50s with light and variable winds.

Wednesday’s looking partly sunny and seasonably cool with highs in the lower 70s and northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night should be mostly clear with lows around 50.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 86 and a low of 68. We picked up 1.12″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 80 and lows of 59.
The record high was 96°F in 1944.
The record low was 47°F in 1923.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:54 AM EDT
Sunset: 7:58 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 06m
Length of Day: 14h 03m
Tomorrow will be 2m43s shorter.

The Moon is waning gibbous, 21.4 days old with 58% illumination.
Moonrise: 11:54 PM EDT
Moonset: 1:12 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

Goldenrod is in bloom in our front field and the honey bees and other pollinators are hard at it collecting nectar and pollen.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm macro lens, ISO 800, f/13, 1/500″ exposure.