2017 June 23

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Bennett Hill Preserve
Blenhiem, NY
Democratic Party
Dormansville, New York
Empire State Plaza
Lawson Lake County Park
North Blenheim, New York
Truck Camping
West Canada Lake Wilderness

June 2017
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Michael Moore: Dems have ‘no message, no plan, no leaders’

"Liberal activist Michael Moore lashed out at national Democrats on Wednesday after the party fell short in a special House runoff election in Georgia despite spending tens of millions of dollars on a race that was viewed as a referendum on President Trump."

"Moore and others on the left are furious with what they view as a rudderless Democratic Party that has failed to develop a new strategy or message in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s surprising election loss in November."

"Moore ripped the Democratic National Committee and its House campaign arm for having “no message, no plan, no leaders.” Democratic leaders “hate the resistance,” Moore said, underscoring the lingering tension between the party’s grassroots base and the establishment in Washington."

Google Maps: Sunset On June 23

Across most of New York State, tonight (June 23rd) is the latest sunset of the year. This is because while on June 22nd the sunrise has started to occur later (making the days about 15 seconds shorter), the evenings have kept picking up a handful of seconds. Today, that changes. Sunset tonight will be at 8:37 PM in Albany, and will start occurring about 4 seconds earlier on Saturday night, as we start the slow but continuous progress towards winter, and the shortest days of the year.

The latest sunset in New York tonight will be in the Town of Porter, Niagara County on Lake Ontario. There the sun will set at 8:59 PM. The earliest sunset will be at 8:24 PM in the Town of East Hampton, Suffolk County, which is commonly known the "Hamptons".

Happy Summer!

Map: Spruce Lake

Map: Spruce Lake

The West Canada Lake Wilderness Area is an Adirondack Park Forest Preserve management unit in the town of Ohio in Herkimer County and the towns of Morehouse, Arietta, Lake Pleasant and Indian Lake in Hamilton County. It is bounded on the north by the Moose River Plains area and private lands in the vicinity of Little Moose Lake, Squaw Brook, Snowy Mountain and Squaw Mountain; on the east by NY 30, lands of International Paper and the Spruce Lake-Piseco Lake trail; on the south by private lands north of NY 8, the South Branch of West Canada Creek and an access road to private lands; on the west by West Canada Creek and private lands east of Honnedaga Lake.

The area contains 168 bodies of water covering 2,400 acres (9.6 km2), 78.3 miles (126 km) of foot trails, and 11 lean-tos. The 133-mile Northville-Placid Trail traverses it.

June 24-25, 2017 Weekend Forecast

After the clouds with pop up thunderstorms move out tomorrow morning, it should be a nice weekend, much lower humidity and generally pleasant conditions. Do watch for an elevated chance of afternoon thunderstorms throughout the weekend, which are common this time of year.

This interactive graph shows the hourly weather forecast for the next seven days. The bars represent the temperature, the pink line reprsents the dew point and the white line represents the dewpoint. Red dots are climate normals for the day. Orange dots are record temperatures. Green dots are last year's temperatures.

Yellow bars represent generally sunny conditions. The more gray the bar is, the more clouds expected. Blue bars represent a greater then 50% chance of rain. Purple bars represent a greater then 50% chance of snow. Orange bars represent a greater then 50% chance of thunderstorms. Red bars represent warm and muggy weather, under generally clear skies.