Good afternoon! Happy Sunday. Two weeks to Father’s Day. Overcast and 66 degrees in Delmar, NY. Calm wind. The dew point is 55 degrees. Rain is a coming. Just not yet. 

Today will have showers. High of 66 degrees has been reached. 11 degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 55 today. South wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. A year ago, we had heavy fog, fog, shallow fog, patches of fog, mist, cloudy skies and a high of 84 degrees. The record high of 97 was set in 1919.

The sun will set at 8:29 pm with dusk around 9:03 pm, which is 43 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for light rain and conditions and 58 degrees. The dew point will be 53 degrees. There will be a south-southeast breeze at 6 mph. Today will have 15 hours and 10 minutes of daytime, an increase of one minute and 4 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will have showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1am, then a chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low of 54 degrees at 3am. One degree above normal. Maximum dew point of 55 at 6pm. Southeast wind around 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. In 2016, it got down to 64 degrees with rain and fog and mist and cloudy skies. The record low of 39 occurred back in 1990.

As previously noted, there are 2 weeks until Father’s Day when the sun will be setting at 8:36 pm with dusk at 9:11 pm. On that day in 2016, we had mostly sunny skies and temperatures between 86 and 55 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 79 degrees. We hit a record high of 97 back in 1957.

Been going through my videos and photos from yesterday. Getting some content together for the blog this morning and working on some code and essays. Just the usual stuff when I’m home. 

Washed the floor in the kitchen and did some cleaning. I don’t know how the kitchen floor got so dirty but I think a lot of it was mud tracked in from camp. Also started preparing for what appears like to be a very busy week at work including getting out my dress clothes for work and hanging them in the bathroom so I won’t have to necessarily iron them. 

I’m hoping to get out camping next weekend, assuming that the forecast remains relatively warm and sunny. I don’t mind afternoon thunderstorms but not so much if it’s cloudy and cold all weekend. 

If not, I might either stay home or go camping locally and visit the Gas Up on Sunday. I really want to get some of that ice cream they churn with the antique motor and spend some time poking around and maybe watch the parade at 2 pm. I’ll definitely do this one of the two weeks. 

I got to get shopping in a bit and run to Advanced Auto to buy the switch and light bulb for my under seat lamp which hopefully will make it easier to find stuff while camping. Just a 921 light bulb. I am waiting for the color adjusting light string to come in the mail but hopefully that will work well too and I can wire it up before camping next weekend. It comes with a 12 volt car plug but I want to hook it directly to the switches in my truck cap. 

Map: Earlville State Forest

Map: Earlville State Forest

The Earlville State Forest, also know as Madison 2 , is 634 acres and is located in the town of Lebanon about two miles west of the village of Earlville, at an elevation of nearly 1600 feet. There is a camping site located along the truck trail . One is near a spring which has potable water. Songbirds stop off here during their spring and fall migrations. The forest is used by hunters seeking deer, turkey and gray squirrel. Morgan Road and the forest access road for the property are not plowed during winter months, however, a snowmobile trail passes through the state forest.