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Map: Edick Road Extension

Map: Edick Road Extension

Piseco-Powley Road runs from Stratford to Piseco, along west of one of the last old Adirondack dirt roads. Home to many old growth Spruce trees -- many that almost touch the road. The West Branch of the East Canada Creek crosses Powley Road under the historic 1911 bridge.

It is located 8 miles south-west from where NY 10 crosses Piseco Outlet, and about 7.5 miles from where Piseco-Powley Road splits off from NY 10. From the south, Powley Place is located 10 1/2 miles north-east from Stratford, via Piseco Road.

There are four campsites located in the general victinity of Powley Place, which are part of the 22 designated campsites along Piseco-Powley Road.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/28339.html

As we head into the 9 o’clock hour, we are still pretty cloudy and we’ve moved up to 71 degrees in Delmar. There is a south breeze at 8 mph. The dew point has climbed to a sticky 65 degrees.

Today will have a chance of showers, then showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. Two degrees above normal. Dew point expected to climb to 67 or 68, so it will be very sticky today. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. The record high of 99 was set in 1901.

Tonight the sun will set at 8:37 pm with dusk around 9:12 pm, which is 3 seconds earlier than yesterday. The sun is starting to set earlier now, as we head towards winter. Today will have 15 hours and 16 minutes of daylight, a decrease of 30 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will have showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a chance of showers. Some storms could be severe, with heavy rain. Low around 62. South wind 3 to 7 mph. The dew point is expected to drop into the comfortable range, despite the expected but much needed rain. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. The corn will like that rain and it will tamp down the fire risk quite a bit. The record low of 44 occured back in 1981.

On this day in 1896, An explosion in the Newton Coal Company’s Twin Shaft Mine in Pittston, Pennsylvania results in a massive cave-in that kills 58 miners. Also in 1969, Stonewall riots begin in New York City, marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement. Lots of explosive things hpapening on this day in history.

There are 7 weeks until Altamont Fair Opens when the sun will be setting at 7:54 pm with dusk at 8:24 pm. The average high temperature is 81 degrees, with a record high of 97 in 1936.

Yesterday was a crazy day to say the least. I had to go down to Poughkeepsie for work, and got stuck in a massive traffic jam on the Mid Hudson bridge. My truck stayed plenty cool with the air conditioning but it sure drunk fuel sitting in traffic.

Picked up some groceries after work. I will need more before I go camping. I will just buy them on Friday on the way to the Adirondacks. I’m not sure where I’m heading for the long weekend…. Moose River Plains or maybe now Woodhull Lake. I was thinking the other day I’ve haven’t been to Woodhull Lake in a long time, and those roadside campsites are quite remote and well spread out. It might be a good quiet weekend up there.

We will see. But first through this cloudy, but quite hot and humid summer’s day.

Good morning! Happy Tuesday on this dark and gray Tuesday. We are starting this morning socked in clouds with temperatures around 68 degrees in Delmar. There is a south breeze at 8 mph. After the front came through yesterday afternoon, it got more humid and the dew point is now around 64 degrees.

Today we will remain cloudy for the bulk of the day with showers and thunderstorms likely after noon. Some storms could be severe, with damaging winds and heavy rain. High near 83 with sticky, if not oppressive humidity by mid day. The dew point will get to 67 or 68 by mid day, making you want to seek out air conditioning. South wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

The good news is the oppressive humidity won’t last, as the dew point will drop throughout the night into the low sixties, and eventually back to the comfortable fifties. But getting to bed tonight may be a bit challenging with humidity starting to drop in the evening.

Tonight will have showers and thunderstorms before 2am, then a chance of showers. Some storms could be severe, with heavy rain. Low around 62. South wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. 

The rest of the week will have seasonable warmth with less humidity but no significant additional rain expected.

Wednesday. Slight Chance of Showers then Slight Chance of T-storms and 81 degrees.
Wednesday Night. Partly Cloudy and 56 degrees.
Thursday. Sunny and 84 degrees.
Thursday Night. Mostly Clear and 58 degrees.

Generally the Independence Day Weekend looks decent with ample sun and not too much humidity.

Friday. Chance of Showers then Chance of T-storms and 84 degrees.
Friday Night. Chance of T-storms then Chance of Showers and 61 degrees.
Saturday. Mostly Sunny and 80 degrees.
Saturday Night. Partly Cloudy and 57 degrees.
Sunday. Mostly Sunny and 79 degrees.
Sunday Night. Partly Cloudy and 58 degrees.
Independence Day. Sunny and 82 degrees.

Good evening! Mostly cloudy and 72 degrees in Delmar. There is a south breeze at 13 mph. The dew point is 64 degrees.

Tonight will have a slight chance of showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Three degrees above normal. South wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. The record low of 43 occured back in 1970.

Tuesday will have some scattered showers before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between noon and 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 82. One degrees above normal. South wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. The record high of 99 was set in 1901.

On this day in 1985, U.S. Route 66 is officially removed from the United States Highway System. You could no longer get you’re kicks on Route 66 because everybody was taking I-40 and I-44 through the heartland of America.

There are 1 week until Independence Day when the sun will be setting at 8:36 pm with dusk at 9:10 pm. The average high temperature is 82 degrees, with a record high of 104 in 1911.

Good evening! Partly cloudy and 80 degrees in Westerlo. There is a south breeze at 12 mph. The dew point is 58 degrees. The humidity is creeping up a bit but despite the warmth, fairly dry.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 63. Three degrees above normal. South wind 7 to 9 mph. The record low of 45 occured back in 1970.

Tonight we have a Waning Gibbous Moon with 60% illuminated. The moon will rise around 11:51 pm. July’s Buck Moon is on Tuesday, July 19th.

Tomorrow the sun will rise at 5:21 am with the first light at 4:46 am, which is 26 seconds later then today.

Monday will have increasing clouds, with a high near 83. Two degrees above normal. South wind 8 to 11 mph. The record high of 97 was set in 1941.

Looking ahead, September 11th is in 11 weeks and Christmas is in 26 weeks.

The other day I was bragging about how nice and cold the air conditioning is in my truck. In the hot weather today driving back I noticed I was getting cool air – and after 20 minutes uncomfortably cool air but not frigid at any point of operation like the air should be. I located the R134a recharge port and I need to decide if I’ll go to Walmart buy a recharge tool for $20 and buy some refrigerant or if I should take it to the shop. The air conditioning is working okay but I think it’s underperforming somewhat on these 90 degrees days. My truck is nearly five years old, and the system might just need a recharge to get maximum cold air out of it. I can live with the system now, but I want to ensure the air conditioning continues to work at peak performance.

Still not a lot of rain in the forecast but a chance of thunderstorms and scattered showers that might help all the poor farmers with wilting corn in the V3 stage and with the increasing wild fire risk…

Monday Night. Scattered T-storms then Scattered Showers and 62 degrees.
Tuesday. Scattered Showers then Showers is likely and 78 degrees.
Tuesday Night. Chance of T-storms then Scattered Showers and 57 degrees.
Wednesday. Isolated Showers then Mostly Sunny and 77 degrees.
Wednesday Night. Partly Cloudy and 54 degrees.
Thursday. Sunny and 85 degrees.
Thursday Night. Mostly Clear and 56 degrees.

Hot and stormy on Friday and more seasonable once the holiday weekend gets under way.

Friday. Chance of T-storms and 87 degrees.
Friday Night. Chance of Showers and 60 degrees.
Saturday. Chance of Showers and 82 degrees.

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