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Gond evening! Mostly clear and 72 degrees in Burdett. Calm wind. The dew point is 60 degrees. Back at Foster Pond looking at the stars on my final night at the Finger Lakes National Forest. I was going to do some fishing but it got late, and decided to just sit down by the lake on my back. Even at ten pm, it’s really not that dark in the west for looking at the stars. In a little bit, I’ll wander back to camp and start a small fire and stay up for a while before retiring for the night. 

Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low of 67 degrees at 5am. Three degrees above normal. Light and variable wind becoming northwest around 5 mph after midnight. Maximum dew point of 60 at 10pm. The record low of 44 occurred back in 1971. Waning Crescent Moon tonight with 40% illuminated. The moon will rise around 1:20 am. The New Moon Moon is on Tuesday with partly cloudy skies expected. The Full “Strugeon” Moon is on Thursday, August 18th.

It was a fun day, swimming at Robert H Treman State Park then going to Watkins Glen for ice cream and swimming in the Watkins Glen pool. I stopped at the Watkins Glen library and checked my email and did some work on my laptop. Cooked some bratwurst for dinner. 

Tomorrow will have a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high of 83 degrees at 2pm. One degrees above normal. West wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Maximum dew point of 61 at 7am. The record high of 99 was set in 1929. The sun will rise at 5:55 am with the first light at 5:23 am, which is 1 minutes and 0 seconds later then yesterday.
0.2 inch of rain expected between Thursday 2pm and Friday 7pm. 0.1 inch of rain expected between Saturday 8pm and Sunday 7am. Within the next four days, a total of 0.3 inches of rain is expected.

Tomorrow I’m taking down camp, will hit the Watkins Glen State Park Pool briefly before heading down to Pennsylvania. Going to camp the next three nights in the Allegheny National Forest. I will miss the Finger Lakes but it’s time to move on. Plan to visit Allegany State Park and Quaker Lake for some swimming and possibly Erie PA and Presque Isle State Park on Saturday. We’ll see. 

Looking ahead, National Smores Day is in 2 weeks, Thrift Shop Day is in 3 weeks, Day When It Got Below Freezing in Albany is in 7 weeks, Yom Kippur is in 11 weeks and First Day with Temperatures Recorded Below Zero is in 18 weeks.
Thursday Night. Chance of T-storms and 65 degrees, 62 max dew point, 5:57 sunrise.
Friday. Chance of T-storms and 78 degrees, 63 max dew point, 8:29 sunset.
Friday Night. Partly Cloudy and 61 degrees, 60 max dew point, 5:58 sunrise.
Saturday. Mostly Sunny and 78 degrees, 58 max dew point, 8:28 sunset.
Saturday Night. Chance of Showers and 61 degrees, 57 max dew point, 5:59 sunrise.
Sunday. Chance of T-storms and 77 degrees, 62 max dew point, 8:27 sunset.
Sunday Night. Chance of T-storms and 61 degrees, 62 max dew point, 6:00 sunrise.
Monday. Mostly Sunny and 80 degrees, 61 max dew point, 8:26 sunset.
Monday Night. Partly Cloudy and 62 degrees, 61 max dew point, 6:01 sunrise.
Tuesday. Mostly Sunny and 84 degrees, 61 max dew point, 8:24 sunset.

Good afternoon! Sunny and 90 degrees in Ithaca. There is a west-northwest breeze at 6 mph. The dew point is 59 degrees. Today on the nice weather scale is a ten out of ten.  Warm but not much humidity at all! 

I had a good couple of hours at Robert H. Treman State Park Swimming Area, but my feet a sore  from walking on the shale. Yeah, I’m weak. Swam a few times to the falls and felt the warmth of the falling water. Once the swimming area had to be evacuated as some kid jumped off the diving board who didn’t know how to swim.

 Heading back to Watkins Glen to hit up the Glen Dairy Bar, get some good ice cream, then Watkins Glen pool. Will stop by the library to check the Internet and get the latest podcasts at seven. Also want to get some orange juice for the morning. 

Quick breakfast tomorrow then tear down camp, swim at Watkins Glen then Pennsylvania and Allegheny National Forest.

Good afternoon! Where does the time go so quickly? Today is already July 27th of July and the midpoint of my vacation. Sunny and 83 degrees in Newfield at the Robert H. Treman State Park. A few fair weather clouds.There is a southwest breeze at 6 mph. The dew point is 63 degrees. A bit more humid then we expected this morning but certainly not oppressive. Yes, I’m going to soon find out how truly frigid the swimming area in Enfield Glen. At least it’s pretty and something one must visit at least once a year. 

Today will be sunny, with a high of 86 degrees at 3pm. Four degrees above normal. A very nice day expected, at least here on Hector Backbone. West wind around 6 mph. Maximum dew point of 63 at 10am. Gradually declining humidity as the day progresses. Should be a beautiful day. The record high of 97 was set in 1955. The sun will set at 8:31 pm with dusk around 9:03 pm, which is 1 minutes and 2 seconds earlier than yesterday. Today will have 14 hours and 36 minutes of daylight, a decrease of 2 minutes and 2 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low of 65 degrees at 5am. Three degrees above normal. North wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable. Maximum dew point of 60 at 6am. The record low of 44 occurred back in 1971.

Plan to spend my evening at Foster Pond doing some fishing and looking at the starts well into the night. Should be another delightful summer night. They really don’t make them much nicer. 

0.2 inch of rain expected between Thursday 8am and Friday 7pm. 0.3 inch of rain expected between Saturday 8am and Sunday 7am. Mostly from widely scattered thunderstorms. Within the next four days, a total of 0.5 inches of rain is expected. No muggy weather expected at this time. 

There are 2 weeks until National Smores Day when the sun will be setting at 8:14 pm with dusk at 8:45 pm. The average high temperature is 81 degrees, with a record high of 96 in 1949.

July 2016
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