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Good evening! Mostly cloudy and 43 degrees in Delmar, NY. There is a west breeze at 7 mph. The skies will clear Wednesday around 3 am.

Tonight will have a slight chance of rain showers before 4am, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low of 37 degrees at 4am. Eight degrees below normal. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. In 2016, it got down to 39 degrees with mostly clear skies. The record low of 27 occurred back in 1956.

Waxing Gibbous Moon tonight with 89% illuminated. The moon will set around 5:47 am. The Full “Flower” Moon is on Wednesday night with mostly cloudy skies expected. The sun will rise at 5:39 am with the first light at 5:07 am, which is one minute and 12 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 9 hours and 34 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 15 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will have a slight chance of rain and snow showers before 7am, then scattered rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high of 53 degrees at 3pm. 12 degrees below normal. Northwest wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. A year ago, we had mostly sunny skies and a high of 61 degrees. The record high of 93 was set in 1979. 1.6 inches of snow fell back in 1977.

Not a particularly nice weekend on tap. Saturday, a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 63. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Maximum dew point of 48 at 1pm. Sunday, a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Typical average high for the weekend is 69 degrees. I had more hope from earlier forecasts but I’m less hopeful based the latest models for the weekend.

In four weeks on June 5 the sun will be setting at 8:30 pm, which is 25 minutes and 52 seconds later then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had rain, fog, mist, cloudy skies and temperatures between 71 and 64 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 75 and 53 degrees. The record high of 97 degrees was set back in 1925.

Looking ahead, Memorial Day is in 3 weeks, Mutts Day is in 12 weeks, Strugeon Moon is in 13 weeks, Labor Day is in 17 weeks, September 11th is in 18 weeks, More Night Then Day in Albany is in 20 weeks, Columbus Day is in 22 weeks, Christmas is in 33 weeks, January 1, 2018 is in 34 weeks and 35th Birthday is in 38 weeks.

Today started out quite nice, but that good weather hasn’t lasted as clouds now prevail in the skies. Maybe more blue skies on Wednesday? We will see. I am getting tired of all this rainy weather. It’s kind of a bummer. After work, I did get some good eats at Queens Night, which is one of the many exciting receptions they have here in Albany. They did have some good food for sure although now I feel a bit tired. Queens food is much more favorable then Bronx and local breweries were pretty good although maybe not as filling as Bronx food.

This morning when I got back to my apartment it still smelled kind of musty, and it seemed like it was coming out of the bathtub, so I scrubbed it down with some bleach. I think some of the soap scum has gotten kind of moldy in there from the dampness of the slow drain. Hopefully it will be better once I can get the windows open and the air dries up. Tried to get all of that bleach off my hands but it still smells like bleach even after a shower and a full day at work. I did leave some windows open a crack, despite the cold, to help things air out down stairs but it still is pretty musty. Tomorrow after work I’ll do some more scrubbing and it should warm up some by the end of the week. I’m not seeing a lot of mildew popping up but I think I know where I need to scrub.

I’m tired so I took out my contacts and are watching the PBS Newshour, which I tape recorded earlier. I’m going to head to bed pretty early. I liked sleeping out in my truck yesterday but the sun rise pretty early so I woke up early. I can’t wait to get back out camping. Bit I’m not sure if that is going to happen this weekend. The following weekend is lupine festival, so in thinking of getting out camping next during Memorial Day Weekend.

I am off to bed. Goodnight!

Forensic scientists caught a deer munching on a human carcass for the first time ever

"On January 5, 2015, the camera caught a glimpse of a young white-tailed deer standing near the skeleton with a human rib bone in its mouth. Then it happened again on January 13—the camera caught a deer with another rib sticking out of its mouth like a cigar. It’s not clear whether it was the same deer in both cases, but it's certainly possible first one came back for seconds. This is the first known evidence of a deer scavenging human bones, and the authors published their findings in the Journal of Forensic Sciences."

While this week is going to be cloudy and quite rainy, one year ago we had some pretty nice weather, for at least part of the week. On the other hand, come to the weekend, it got cooler and rainy.

On Monday 05/09/16 we had mostly sunny skies with high of 61 and a low of 39, which is six degrees below normal.

On Tuesday 05/10/16 we had mostly cloudy skies with high of 69 and a low of 34, which is a degree above normal.

On Wednesday 05/11/16 we had mostly sunny skies with high of 75 and a low of 40, which is seven degrees above normal.

On Thursday 05/12/16 we had mostly cloudy skies with high of 80 and a low of 43, which is 12 degrees above normal.

On Friday 05/13/16 we had rain, fog, patches of fog, mist and cloudy skies with high of 64 and a low of 52, which is five degrees below normal.

On Saturday 05/14/16 we had rain showers and mostly cloudy skies with high of 73 and a low of 46, which is four degrees above normal.

On Sunday 05/15/16 we had rain and mostly cloudy skies with high of 52 and a low of 39, which is 17 degrees below normal.

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Map: Lebanon State Forest

Map: Lebanon State Forest

Lebanon State Forest is 779 acres and is located on the border of Madison and Chenango counties between the villages of Earlville and Georgetown. There are no trails or facilities in this state forest but hiking is allowed anywhere on the property unless posted otherwise.

The eastern boundary of the forest has a waterfall of about eight feet. The forest is used by deer and turkey hunters. There are two parking areas on Bisby Road, and two parking areas on Carncross Road. Bisby is a plowed road, and Carncross is plowed in Chenango County to the south boundary line of the forest.

http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/8186.html