2017 September 05

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Branch Pond
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Delmar, NY
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Gee Brook State Forest
Lye Brook Wilderness
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Good evening! Cloudy and 64 degrees in Delmar, NY. There is a west-northwest breeze at 5 mph. The dew point is 60 degrees. We had some rain and now it has stopped. More rain tonight and tomorrow. The skies will clear Thursday around 1 pm.

Tonight will have showers likely, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with a low of 58 degrees at 6am. Three degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 60 at 10pm. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. In 2016, we had mostly cloudy skies, clearing in the early hours of the next day. It got down to 61 degrees. The record low of 38 occurred back in 1938.

Tonight will have a Full Moon with 99% illuminatedThe moon will set tomorrow at 7:41 am. The Harvest Full Moon will be tonight with showers is likely. The sun will rise at 6:25 am with the first light at 5:57 am, which is one minute and 4 seconds later than yesterday. Tonight will have 11 hours and 5 minutes of darkness, an increase of 2 minutes and 48 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will have showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Cloudy, with a high of 65 degrees at 2pm. 11 degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 57 at 6am. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. A year ago, we had mostly sunny skies. The high last year was 85 degrees. The record high of 91 was set in 1983.

Right now, a split verdict on the weekend. Saturday, a chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Maximum dew point of 48 at 11am. Sunday, mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Maximum dew point of 50 at 5pm. Typical average high for the weekend is 75 degrees.

Cool but a fairly nice weekend. I need to get a kayak paddle so I can go out paddling and fishing this weekend. I have some stuff to do in town this weekend and I also want to get the relay for automatically turning on the dash cam and CB radio wired this weekend. 

In four weeks on October 3 the sun will be setting at 6:32 pm, which is 49 minutes and 33 seconds earlier then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had drizzle, mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 72 and 57 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 65 and 44 degrees. The record high of 83 degrees was set back in 1967.

Looking ahead, Hunter’s Moon is a month away,  Daylight Savings Time Ends in 2 months, Election Day 2017 is in 9 weeks, Average High is 40 is in 10 weeks, Election Day 2018 is in 61 weeks and Election Day 2020 is in 165 weeks.

Map: Calico Pond

Map: Calico Pond

Gee Brook State Forest encompasses 878 acres. It is a small but popular area that offers a variety of recreational activities including hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, bird watching, nature viewing and snowmobiling. Gee Brook is named for the beautiful sparkling creek that gently flows through the peaceful forest.

Informal foot trails are located along the stream and ponds. There are also two Public Forest Access Roads (Ace of Spades Rd. and Calico Pond Rd.) that provide entry into each of the respective north and south portions of the property. Nature observers and hunters can also enjoy the many species of plants and animals throughout this heavily forested area.

Camping is allowed at Calico Pond at designated sites, by permit only. Permits are available through the forest ranger or the Cortland DEC office, call 607-674-4017. The access bridge leading to Calico Pond over Gee Brook no longer provides vehicular access, although it is maintained as a foot bridge. An informational map of the camping area and its three camping sites is available.


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