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Good evening! Rain and 48 degrees in Delmar. There is a east breeze at 5 mph. The skies will clear Monday around 5 pm. 

We lost power for a while  but now it is back on. Don’t know what caused it, maybe it was the heavy rain. Only lasted maybe a minute, by the time I figured out what happened it was back on. Got very dark without the street lights on. 

Tonight will rain, mainly before 4am. Low of 45 degrees at 4am. One degrees below normal. Northeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. In 2016, it got down to 46 degrees with rain and shallow fog and cloudy skies. The record low of 30 occurred back in 1996.

Waning Gibbous Moon tonight with 79% illuminated. The Last Quarter Moon is on Friday night with partly cloudy expected. The Full “Strawberry” Moon is on Friday, June 9th. The sun will rise at 5:33 am with the first light at 5:01 am, which is one minute and 4 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 9 hours and 23 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 5 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will have a chance of showers before 3pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 3pm and 5pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high of 58 degrees at 2pm. 10 degrees below normal. North wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. A year ago, we had rain, shallow fog, cloudy skies and a high of 73 degrees. The record high of 93 was set in 1900.

In four weeks on June 10 the sun will be setting at 8:32 pm, which is 23 minutes and 29 seconds later then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had mostly sunny skies and temperatures between 74 and 47 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 77 and 55 degrees. The record high of 96 degrees was set back in 2008.

Continuing to work on fixing the Facebook connection with the blog. I think the switch over to the new API won’t be a big deal. 

Looking ahead, 15 Hours of Daylight is in 2 weeks, 50th Gas Up in Gallupville is in 4 weeks, Eat Your Vegatables Day is in 5 weeks, Latest Sunset of Year (8:37 PM) is in 6 weeks, July 1st is in 7 weeks, Hottest Day of Year (83 Average) is in 2 months, Cow Apprechiation Day (Moo?) is in 9 weeks, Hottest Time of Year Ends (83 Average) is in 10 weeks, National Lasagna Day is in 11 weeks, Last Sunset After 8 PM is in 13 weeks, National Dog Day is in 15 weeks, Lowville Cream Cheese Festival is in 18 weeks and Beaver Moon is in 25 weeks.

Map: Sand Lake to Bear Pond Road

Map: Sand Lake to Bear Pond Road

The Watson's East Triangle Wild Forest Unit is located on the western edge of the Adirondack Forest Preserve in the towns of Croghan, Diana, and Watson in Lewis County and the town of Webb in Herkimer County. The Unit consists of 13,229 acres of State Forest Preserve lands, and is bounded on the west by the Adirondack Park Blue Line, on the east by the Five Ponds and Pepperbox Wilderness Areas, on the north by the Aldrich Pond Wild Forest and on the south by the Beaver River.

Google Maps: 2017-18 Proposed Local School Budget

Curious how your local school district ranks for their proposed budget compared to surrounding districts? This interactive map can help show you spending that is proposed in local districts. Districts who plan to increase spending are a green, and darker green for bigger jumps in spending. Districts planning on cutting spending are red, and a darker red for bigger cuts in spending compared to previous years.

Good afternoon! Happy Saturday. Finally the weekend! Two weeks to Memorial Day Weekend with 15 Hours of Daylight. Those long summer days are nice but they don’t last. Rain and 52 degrees in Delmar, NY. There is a southeast breeze at 7 mph. The dew point is 45 degrees. The skies will clear Monday around 6 pm.

Rain will continue. High of 55 degrees at 1pm. 14 degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 48 at 4pm. Southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Cold and wet. A year ago, we had rain, fog, patches of fog, mist, cloudy skies and a high of 64 degrees. The record high of 86 was set in 2004. There was a dusting of snow in 1953.

The sun will set at 8:09 pm with dusk around 8:41 pm, which is one minute and 3 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for rain and 51 degrees. The dew point will be 46 degrees. There will be a east breeze at 5 mph. Today will have 14 hours and 35 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 6 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will rain some more. Low of 44 degrees at 5am. Two degrees below normal. East wind around 5 mph becoming north after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. In 2016, it got down to 46 degrees with rain and shallow fog and cloudy skies. The record low of 30 occurred back in 1996.

As previously noted, there are 2 weeks until 15 Hours of Daylight when the sun will be setting at 8:23 pm with dusk at 8:56 pm. On that day in 2016, we had thunderstorm with rain in the afternoon but otherwise mostly sunny skies and temperatures between 87 and 71 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 73 degrees. We hit a record high of 94 back in 1914.

Working on some new maps and graphs for this week, with a theme on school aid and budgets. I expect to post several this afternoon.