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Good evening. Continued dampness with times of rain showers this evening. Currently 50 degrees but it will be dropping to 44 degrees by morning. Sunset tonight is at 7:59 pm in Albany.

Lately it seems like we have gotten in a pattern of cold and rainy weather. We might get a break for Monday and Tuesday next week in the weather department but more clouds and showers for a week from now. But that’s a long way off.

Two months from now is Independence Day. This year Independence Day falls on a Monday. It’s a three day weekend but it’s not real good if you plan to see fireworks on July 4th and need a day to recover.

I didn’t realize today was a Wednesday until midday. I guess it’s a good thing that we are only two days away from the weekend. Recovering from vacation and getting back to work can be so hard.

I’ve been so darn tired all week. I think it’s the weather. Been getting to bed early and the red light really helps with the sleep but I need a quiet weekend to recover. Ill try to get to bed early again tonight.

Map: Woods Lake

Map: Woods Lake

A 68-acre lake below Little Cathead Mountain, Woods Lake in the Silver Lake Wilderness area offers primitive camping along a scenic lake. The trail back there is not marked, however it starts near a gravel pull off, roughly 1 mile east of the private Lapland Lake Recreation Center, that shares part of the lake front.

As we head into the 9 o’clock hour we are at 52 degrees with drizzle coming down. Kind of a dark and depressing day.

What if you knew her and found her dead on the ground? Forty six years ago today was the Kent State Shootings. A divisive moment in American history, Kent State would not publicly acknowledge the murder of four college students by National Guardsmen for nearly three decades after the shootings. The college washed the blood off the asphalt but did not put up a plaque or marker acknowledging the incident until the 1990s, long after the local political leaders at the time were long dead.

I am working on putting together a blog renovation, which is part of the reason I haven’t posted any new maps for a while now. The roll out is mostly ready to be implemented but I have a little more code to implement and test. I have a lot of data ready to map and will hopefully start uploading new maps either later in the week or next weekend.

Through the weekend we look to be stuck in this cold and rainy pattern with clouds prevailing through Sunday. The best chance for lots of sun is next Monday and particularly nice weather next Tuesday with a high around 72.

You can’t control the weather but you can control your attitude towards it. Happy Wednesday. Bring your umbrella to work today. Rain showers throughout the day, currently 51 degrees. Only looking at a high around 55 degrees with the clouds and rain keeping temperatures down.