Indian Point, Units 2 & 3 Monthly Output

Entergy Nuclear Indian Point 2 & 3 are two nuclear plants in Buchanan, Westchester County which are planned to be retired by April 2021. Consisting of two reactors, they have a nameplate capacity of 1,028 MW and 1,041 MW, respectively.

http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=29772

Numbers on the chart are total megawatt hours net output per month, for each plant.

Their peak output is typically during the winter months of December and January, reaching 1.54 terrawatt hours of electricity during January 2008 and 2009. Their output varies a bit due to equipment failure and re-fueling, the lowest output of these plants was during November 2002, when they only output a combined 563 gigawatt hours of electricity. Indian Point 2 was completely offline due an oil leak into river during April and May 2016, which mean that Indian Point contributed only 735 and 775 gigawatt hours during those months.

Data Sources:

Indian Point 2: http://www.eia.gov/electricity/data/browser/#/plant/2497/?freq=M&pin=
Indian Point 3: http://www.eia.gov/electricity/data/browser/#/plant/8907/?freq=M&pin=

June 30, 2017 Weather Forecast

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.

Last year was quite warm and we had a decent Independence Day Weekend …

On Friday 07/01/16 we had thunderstorm with a brief period of heavy rain with high of 85 and a low of 58, which is four degrees above normal.

On Saturday 07/02/16 we had partly cloudy skies with high of 76 and a low of 54, which is six degrees below normal.

On Sunday 07/03/16 we had partly sunny skies with high of 82 and a low of 56, which is normal.

On Monday 07/04/16 we had mostly sunny skies with high of 87 and a low of 54, which is five degrees above normal.

On Tuesday 07/05/16 we had drizzle and partly cloudy skies with high of 89 and a low of 66, which is seven degrees above normal.

On Wednesday 07/06/16 we had mostly sunny skies with high of 90 and a low of 64, which is eight degrees above normal.

On Thursday 07/07/16 we had thunderstorm and partly cloudy skies with high of 89 and a low of 70, which is seven degrees above normal.

Good morning! Where did June go? Today starts Independence Day Weekend. Grey, cloudy and 67 degrees in Delmar, NY. There is a south breeze at 8 mph. The dew point is 65 degrees. Sticky this morning, at times last night it was difficult to get to sleep last night. The skies will clear tomorrow around 4 am.

Leaving in a bit, just got to return that firework to Walmart. I hope they take it back so I can buy a smaller set of them. Then I also need to Blueberry Muffin mix I forgot to buy. Wish me luck. And get to work in a few hours. Then off to Moose River Plains. 

Today will have showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high of 84 degrees at 3pm. Three degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 70 at 2pm. South wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. A year ago, we had mostly cloudy skies and a high of 84 degrees. The record high of 98 was set in 1964.

The sun will set at 8:37 pm with dusk around 9:11 pm, which is 7 seconds earlier than yesterday. At sunset, look for light rain and light thunderstorms and conditions and 80 degrees. The dew point will be 70 degrees. There will be a south-southwest breeze at 8 mph. Today will have 15 hours and 15 minutes of daytime, an increase of 37 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will have showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 9pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low of 70 degrees at 5am. 10 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 70 at 6pm. South wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. In 2016, it got down to 58 degrees with thunderstorm and thunderstorm rain and hail and rain and heavy fog and fog and mist and cloudy skies. The record low of 45 occurred back in 1978.

On this day in 1971, Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, reducing the voting age to 18, thereby putting the amendment into effect. Also in 1934, The Night of the Long Knives, Adolf Hitler’s violent purge of his political rivals in Germany, takes place. Fortunately, we only have obnoxious rhetoric to that impact in our country today.

Looking ahead, there are 2 weeks until National Nude Day when the sun will be setting at 8:31 pm with dusk at 9:05 pm. On that day in 2016, we had thunderstorm, rain, partly cloudy skies and temperatures between 87 and 73 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 83 degrees. We hit a record high of 99 back in 1995. 

Been thinking about getting a new cellphone. Just another basic model under $50 but it must have an FM radio and preferably more memory and a better camera. I want a phone I can do more Instagram on and get nice pictures of my summer vacation and also be able to install Uber so when I’m stuck late at work I can easily get a ride home after 11:30 and not have to worry about hitting a deer due to drowsy driving. 

Good evening! Mostly cloudy and 74 degrees in Delmar. There is a south breeze at 10 mph. The dew point is 65 degrees. The skies will clear tomorrow around 7 am.

My camping gear is almost entirely packed except for the cooler. I need to stop at the bank and the farmers market but besides that should be ready for my long weekend at Moose River Plains. I got to make sure that I get to work on time because this afternoon we got reminded by the bosses that we are supposed to call in when we are running late for work. I usually do but sometimes especially on before  a holiday weekend I’ve been known to sneak in late, and usually catch the elevator with my boss who is running out to get her coffee. 

Rather upset that when I got home, I realized that I bought a massive $30 fountain firework and not a box of smaller fountains. I was hoping to have a lot of fun all weekend lighting shit off.  I bought it at Walmart and after some searching I found the receipt so first thing tomorrow I will return it. I’m hoping they’ll take it back. Walmart is pretty good about such things with a receipt. I couldn’t find the receipt at first then I found it. That means that I will need to get an earlier start but fortunately I’m all ready well packed except for the frozen stuff. 

Also bringing my .22lr and if I can get a remote campsite with a decent backstop I can have a lot of fun plinking. Ping, ping, ping. It’s amazing how fast you can chew through 22 ammunition. Fortunately with Trump as president ammunition hoarding has stopped and it’s readily available again. Too bad you can’t buy it mail order in New York anymore because of the obnoxious SAFE Act. 

I was going to bring my solar panel but decided against it because I don’t think there will be enough sun, especially in the woods. The alternator quickly recharges the battery and I plan to drive a fair amount around Moose River Plains. More efficient lighting and the better battery controls with the fresh battery means it discharges much slower and recharges quicker then in years past. 

Bought a bunch of stuff for baking in the Coleman Oven. I should be able to make some good meals that way. I also bought some fire bricks to put in the bottom of the Coleman Oven so that the oven should stay a more consistent temperature. At least because they’re fire bricks they shouldn’t explode from the heat but they are more delicate then I expected so I worry they may crack if dropped. But they were only $2.56 a piece so they won’t break the bank if they’re damaged. 

Tonight will have a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low of 68 degrees at 5am. Eight degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 65 at 10pm. South wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. In 2016, it got down to 57 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. The record low of 47 occurred back in 1938.

Waxing Crescent Moon tonight with 44% illuminated. The moon will set around 1:39 am. The First Quarter Moon is on Saturday night with showers expected. The Full “Buck” Moon is on Sunday, July 9th. The sun will rise at 5:20 am with the first light at 4:45 am, which is 29 seconds later than yesterday. Tonight will have 8 hours and 44 minutes of darkness, an increase of 37 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will have a chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high of 86 degrees at 3pm. Five degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 70 at 4pm. South 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. A year ago, we had mostly cloudy skies and a high of 84 degrees. The record high of 98 was set in 1964.

Warm and muggy Independence Day Weekend on tap. Saturday, showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Maximum dew point of 71 at 7pm. Sunday, a chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Maximum dew point of 69 at 6am. Typical average high for the weekend is 81 degrees.

In four weeks on July 27 the sun will be setting at 8:20 pm, which is 16 minutes and 45 seconds earlier then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had mostly sunny skies and temperatures between 90 and 64 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 82 and 62 degrees. The record high of 97 degrees was set back in 1955.

Looking ahead, National Fried Chicken Day is Next Thursday, Hottest Day of Year (83 Average) is in 2 weeks, Ugly Truck Day is in 3 weeks, National Lasagna Day is a month away., State Fair Opens is in 8 weeks, 7:30 PM Sunset is in 9 weeks, Average High is 70 is in 12 weeks, Hunter’s Moon is in 14 weeks, Thanksgiving is in 21 weeks and 35th Birthday is in 7 months.