Uninsured Rate, 2008-2015

This chart shows the uninsured rate for the United States, California, Texas, New York and Florida from 2008-2015. Thanks for the Affordable Care Act, many more families are able to afford health insurance, especially in the states that expanded Medicaid.

Data Source: US Census Bureau, Health Insurance Coverage Status and Type of Coverage by State--All Persons: 2008 to 2015. https://www.census.gov/library/publications/2016/demo/p60-257.html

Rain Accumulation This Weekend

Heavy rain today, slowing down a times as we head into Saturday, with drizzle on an off on Sunday and Monday. Looking at about a little under an inch remaining to fall before the storm is done on Monday afternoon or evening. Won't be bad for getting towards our monthly total for the month, and ensuring the land greens up and the fire risk decreases.

Good morning! Happy Cinco de Mayo. Won’t be very good for sipping Mexican beer on the patio tonight. Don’t worry, the rain is filling up the tanks before turning to hot and sunny weather later in the month. Three weeks to Memorial Day Weekend. The black flies are busy procreating. Moderate rain and 46 degrees in City of Albany. There is a southeast breeze at 9 mph. The skies will clear Wednesday around 7 pm.

Today will continue to rain, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. High of 55 degrees at 4pm. 11 degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 50 at 5pm. East wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. A year ago, we had cloudy skies and a high of 58 degrees. The record high of 91 was set in 1944. There was a dusting of snow in 1900.

The sun will set at 8:00 pm with dusk around 8:31 pm, which is one minute and 6 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for light rain and 55 degrees. The dew point will remain around 50 degrees. Not humid, just wet.  There will be a east-southeast breeze at 11 mph. Today will have 14 hours and 17 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 22 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 4am, then a chance of rain and thunderstorms after 4am. Cloudy, with a low of 55 degrees at 6pm. Nine degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 55 at 4am. Southeast wind 8 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. In 2016, it got down to 50 degrees with periods of rain and mist. The record low of 29 occurred back in 1969.

As previously noted, there are 3 weeks until Memorial Day Weekend when the sun will be setting at 8:21 pm with dusk at 8:55 pm. On that day in 2016, we had partly cloudy skies and temperatures between 88 and 58 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 72 degrees. We hit a record high of 94 back in 2010.

Map: Sunday Lake

Map: Sunday Lake

The Independence River Wild Forest is described as the Western Adirondack Preserve acreage lying adjacent to the western boundary of the Adirondack Park including the western portions of the Otter Creek and Independence River watersheds, extending from Lewis County into Herkimer County northeast along the south side of the Beaver River and Stillwater Reservoir and south of Beaver River.

Included are lands in Watsons East Triangle, Brantingham Tract, Macomb's Purchase and John Brown Tract, encompassing both Lewis and Herkimer Counties. USGS 15½ minute quadrangle maps that cover this unit are: Big Moose, Lowville, Mc Keever, Number Four and Port Leyden.

Bounded by:

North: Number 4 Road; Stillwater Reservoir;
West: Exterior Forest Preserve Boundaries in the Towns of Greig, Lyonsdale and Watson; and Adirondack Park boundary;
South: Ha-De-Ron-Dah Wilderness;
East: railroad tract from big Moose to Beaver River Station, Former International Paper Company lands.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/58192.html