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Cape Gazette WEATHER TUESDAY, AUGUST 5- THURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2008 47 WILD DELAWARE ))' KEVIN FLEMING Copperhead Surprise GROWING UP IN DELAWARE I was taught we don't have poisonous snakes in the state. Turns out that's not true. In fact, we have cop- perheads in southwestern Sussex county and the Piedmont region in the northern part of the state along the Pennsylvania border. This Cop- perhead is frorn Frankford in Sussex County. According to Jim White at the Delaware Nature Society our two small populations of this pit viper may be two variants of the southern cop- perhead. I was able to get very close for this irtrait but if you see a snake with these red- dish-brown coppery markings I recommend keeping a wide berth to avoid these fangs and a painful and possibly fatal bite. Every Tuesday, the Cape Gazette features one of Kevin Flemins new wildlife photographs taken for his book "Wild Delaware," which will be published in November. To see his photographs on a daily basis, visit his website www.wiiddelaware.com. Boating Forecast Delaware's Cape Region Five-Day Forecast Today 4e,ti '  Partly sunny and seasonably warm High 86-90 UV Index: 7 Wednesday Thursday Friday with a shower Partly sunny i of clouds and sun; or thunderstorm thunderstorm; humid rain at night LOW 71-75 88-92 / 66-70 87-91 1 65-69 85-69 / 65-69 UV Index: 7 UV Index: 7 UV Index: 5 Saturday 84-88 163-67 UV Index: 5 Values indicate the exposure to the sun's Ultraviolet Rays. Shown are the highest values for each day. 0-2 Low, 3-5 Moderate, 6-7 High, 8-10 Very high, 11 + Extreme. Delawares Cape Re! on Almanac Surf and Wind Re)ort Georgetown statistics for July 28 to Aug. 3. Temperatures High for the week ............. 92 Low for the week .............. 65 Normal high ................. 87 Normal low .................. 65 Average temperature ......... 78.3 Normal average temperature.. 76.0 Precipitation Total for the week ........... 0.49" Total for the month .......... 0.48" Normal for the month ........ 0.47" Total for the year ........... 22.56" Normal for the year ......... 26.42" Cooling Degree Days Degree days past week ........... 96 Total degree days since Jan. 1 ..... 841 Normal degree days'since Jan. 1 ... 551 Index of fuel consumption indicating how many degrees the average temperature rose above 65 degrees for the day. Bea h Re ort Apogee and Perigee of the Moon The moon, and its relative distance to the earth, affects tides on a rnonthly basis. When the moon is farthest from the earth (apOgee), tides of decreased range or currents of decreas speed occur. When the moon is closest to the earth {perigee), the occurrence of increased range or currents of speed is more prevalent. Date Time Apogee Aug. 10 4:19 p.m. Perigee Aug. 25 11:45 p.m. Apogee Sep. 7 10:59 a.m. Today Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunrise 6:05 a.m. 6:06 a.m. 6:07 a.m. 6:08 a.m. 6:09 a.m. Sunset 8:07 p.m. 8:05 p.m. 8:04 p.m. 8:03 p.m. 8:02 p.m.. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWesther, Inc. 02008 O First Full Aug 8 Aug 16 @ Last New Aug 23 Aug 30 Today: Winds south 4-8 knots, swell south 1-2 ft. with a,a= 5 second period. Today's ocean temperature: 76 Wednesday: Winds west-southwest 6-12 knots, swell south-southwest 1-2 ft. with a 5 sec. period. Thursday: Winds northwest 7-14 knots, swell north 1-3 ft. with a 7 sec. period. AccuWeather.com Roosevelt Inlet Fir= First low  Second low Indian River Inlet Rrst: . Today: Wind from the south at 4-8 knots. Wave heights 2 feet or less. Visibility clear to the horizon. Wednesday: Wind west 6-12 knots. Waves 1-2 feet. Visibility under 2 miles in a shower or thunderstorm. Thursday: Wind from the northwest at 7-14 knots. Wave heights 1-3 feet. Visibility clear. Friday: Wind from the west-northwest at 7-14 knots. Wave heights 1-3 feet. Visibility generally clear. Saturday: Wind from the northwest at 7-14 knots. Wave heights 1-3 feet. Visibility clear. Second low 5:33 p.m. 6:26 p.m. 7:20 p.m. 8:16 p.m. 9:15 p.m. Oak Orchard Aug. 5 Aug. 6 Aug. 7 Aug. 8 "Aug. 9 First high -, 1:48 a;m, 2:31 am, 3:14 a.m, 4:00 a,m 4:51 a,m, First low 8:40 a.m. 9:22 a.m. 10:05 a.m. 10:50 a.m. 11:37 a.m. Second high 2:13 pm, 2:59 p;m, Second low 9:01 p.rrk 9:54 p.m. 10:48 p.m. 11:44 p.m. - .... Rehoboth Beach Aug. 5 Aug. 6 Aug. 7 Aug. 8 Aug. 9 Rrst high First low 5:09 a.m. 5:51 a.m. 6:34 a.m. 7:19 a.m. :.06 a.m. Second low 5:30 p.m. 6:23 P.m. 7:17,p.m. 8:13 p.m. 9:12 p.m. AUg. 5 Aug. 6 AUg. 7 Aug. 8 Aug. 9 12 p,m, 139 aJn.  14 a;m. 2:11m; :::  382 a,. 6:15 a.m. 6:57 a.m. 7:40 a.m. 8:25 a.m. 9:13 a.m. : , p,:m;, =: : :o.m. 2:49p.m;T -3;p,m 6:34 p.m. 7:26 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 9:19 p.m. 10:21 p.m.