Temperature, Through Tuesday September 12

At least for now the reds, oranges, and yellows of summer in temperature department have been replaced with greens of temperatures in 50s and 60s, and a few nights when the mercury will drop into the upper 40s. As you can see, this weather is quite a bit cooler then is normal for this time year, although the climate normal are rapidly dropping as we head into autumn.

I have to say I did quite a bit of camping this past summer, getting out 26 nights and a total of 35 days at camp. It was pretty rainy and cool for most of the summer, so I really didn’t get as much time swimming or enjoying hot summer days as I would have liked. I only really got up to the Potholers once, although I was at Piseco-Powley Road twice this summer, the second time it was too cold for swimming. Maybe it will warm up this September, and it will be nice enough to swim in the potholers one more time. I don’t know. It did get swimming a fair bit in the Finger Lakes, but many days just seemed cold and cloudy – there weren’t a lot of beautiful days out there in the woods.

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I also wish I had gotten up to the Northern Adirondacks this summer. Maybe not to always crowded Floodwood Road or the St. Regis Canoe Area, but I would have liked to see some of those lakes, and maybe gone up to the Deer River area. Maybe later in the fall. I also wish I had spent more time at Moose River Plains, but I decided against it for the last holiday weekend due to the weather. Maybe late September when the leaves turn.

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I didn’t spend as much time paddling, fishing or shooting. I mean should do more now, that hunting season for some small game are open. I could do that up at Moose River Plains when I go up there in a few weeks to see the fall colors. Those nice summer days are gone, and even if we do have breaks of warm weather, we will never have those late sunsets, which are now getting closer to 7 PM each day as we head to the first day of calendar autumn.

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It does seem like the summer went by much too quickly. That’s all I’m going to really say.

Map: Harvey Mountain State Forest

Map: Harvey Mountain State Forest

Harvey Mountain State Forest are managed for multiple uses, including timber production, watershed protection, wildlife habitat and recreation. Recreational opportunities include hiking, biking, picnicking, horseback riding (except on foot trails and snowmobile/ski trails when snow covered), camping, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, hunting, fishing, trapping, wildlife observation and photography.

Harvey Mountain State Forest also has a lean-to along the trail, as well as a large, unique blueberry patch at the summit of the mountain.


Good morning! Happy Tuesday. A rather dark and cloudy day and 73 degrees to kick off our first work week of September in Delmar. There is a south breeze at 14 mph. The dew point is 63 degrees. The skies will clear somewhat around 11 am.

As to be expected with school returning to session and people returning to work after vacation, traffic is heavy in the city. I’m sure it will be even worse for the evening rush hour.

Today will have showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high of 77 degrees at 1pm. One degree above normal. Maximum dew point of 65 at 11am. South wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters 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 1973.

The sun will set at 7:21 pm with dusk around 7:50 pm, which is one minute and 44 seconds earlier than yesterday. At sunset, look for light rain and conditions and 71 degrees. The dew point will be 62 degrees. There will be a west-northwest breeze at 8 mph. Today will have 12 hours and 56 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 48 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will have showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 9pm, then showers likely. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Low of 56 degrees at 5am. One degree above normal. Maximum dew point of 62 at 6pm. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters 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.

There is one month until Hunter’s Moon when the sun will be setting at 6:28 pm with dusk at 6:56 pm. The average high temperature is 32 degrees, with a record high of 61 in 1895.