2016 September 20

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Cod Pond
Helldiver Pond
Mount Greylock
Mount Tom State Forest
New York City
North Lake Reservoir
Onondaga Lake Park

September 2016
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Good evening! Clear and 68 degrees in North Syracuse. There is a west-northwest breeze at 5 mph. The dew point is 60 degrees. Not as humid as earlier with the dew point falling. But still a relatively warm evening for the second half of September.

It was a pretty crazy day. No disasters but just a lot going on today. Walking down at Onondaga Lake Park was nice, but it did mean i had to get an earlier start then I might have otherwise had to get started. But still it was pretty down by the lake. Also went out for a walk in evening, and got some fresh air. Survived the Tuesday and now tomorrow is Wednesday. The weekend is going to be nice, but fairly cool.

The switch I added for the CB radio in my truck works really well, making it easy to power on and off without messing with the squelch/volume knob each time I turn on it. I’m glad I spent the time to wire it all up. It’s good now that I’m commuting to work, as it makes it easy to start up and shut it down. The dashboard camera works well, and in the camera trap mode (only records with motion sensed), I’m catching some interesting things on the video.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low of 55 degrees at 6am. Five degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 60 at 9pm. West wind 3 to 5 mph. The record low of 29 occurred back in 1973. Waning Gibbous Moon tonight with 66% illuminated. The moon will rise around 9:57 pm. The Last Quarter Moon is on Friday at 9:56 am with chance of showers expected. The Full “Harvest” Moon is on Sunday, October 16th at 4:23 am.

Tomorrow will be sunny, with a high of 81 degrees at 3pm. 11 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 55 at 10am. Calm wind. The record high of 95 was set in 1895. The sun will rise at 6:51 am with the first light at 6:22 am, which is 1 minutes and 6 seconds later then yesterday.

Looking ahead, the First Sunrise After 7 AM in Albany is in 6 weeks, Election Day is in 7 weeks and Square Dance Day is in 10 weeks.

Exceptional temperatures:
Wednesday will be hot. 81 degrees. 70 normal. 95 record (1973) Sunny.
Thursday will be hot. 82 degrees. 70 normal. 95 record (1962) Mostly Sunny.
Thursday night will be hot. 61 degrees. 49 normal. 32 record (1963). Mostly Cloudy.
Friday will be warm. 76 degrees. 69 normal. 97 record (1963). Isolated Showers.
Sunday will be cool. 61 degrees. 68 normal. 89 record (1963). Mostly Sunny.
Rain and thunderstorms expected:
Friday Slight chance of rain from 8 am to 8 pm. Chance of rain from 8 pm to midnight.
Saturday Chance of rain from midnight to 8 am.
Monday Slight chance of rain from 8 am to midnight.
Tuesday Slight chance of rain from midnight to 8 pm.
Cloudy periods:
Friday Mostly cloudy from 10 am to 2 pm.
Map: Cod Pond

Map: Cod Pond

A short, relatively flat hike back from NY 8 is Cod Pond. This map shows a designated campsite along Cod Pond, but in my experience it's more of an informal site -- you can pretty much camp anywhere you want back in the woods, as the woods is not too thick back except near the lake. The trail as you can see splits twice, so make sure you don't miss your turn, especially during the second y-split (the main snowmobile trail is much wider then the trail down to Cod Pond). As is the case in most of this part of the Adirondacks, it's WMU 5H ...