2017 October 08

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Good evening! Partly cloudy and 69 degrees in Delmar, NY. Calm wind. The dew point is 62 degrees. You can see the starts tonight but by one or two AM the rain will start from Hurricane Nate and be gone almost as quickly as it came by mid-day tomorrow.

The morning was wet, then it cleared, and then it got cloudy mid-day. I ended up hiking Bennett Hill today as you can see from the pictures. I have several more 

Tonight will have a slight chance of showers between 11pm and midnight, then rain likely after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low of 65 degrees at 5am. 23 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 63 at 4am. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. In 2016, we had cloudy skies. It got down to 46 degrees. The record low of 27 occurred back in 2001.

Tonight will have a Waning Gibbous Moon with 75% illuminated. The moon will set tomorrow at 12:21 am. The Last Quarter Moon is on Thursday night with a chance of showers. The Beaver Moon is on Friday, November 3rd. The sun will rise at 7:01 am with the first light at 6:33 am, which is one minute and 8 seconds later than yesterday. Tonight will have 12 hours and 39 minutes of darkness, an increase of 2 minutes and 50 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow, which happens to be Columbus Day will rain. High of 74 degrees at 2pm. 11 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 68 at 12pm. South wind 6 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. A year ago, we had mostly cloudy skies. The high last year was 60 degrees. The record high of 83 was set in 1949. There was a dusting of snow in 2000.

Next weekend looks to be quite warm with temperatures running 12 degrees above normal. Next Saturday, mostly sunny, with a high near 73. Maximum dew point of 56 at 1pm. Next Sunday, partly sunny, with a high near 73. Maximum dew point of 60 at 2pm. Typical average high for the weekend is 61 degrees.

That sure looks like a nice weekend. Maybe if the weather is nice enough, I will do my West Virigina trip then. I think next week’s very long forecast looks warm and dry — which may be good that we are getting the soaking rains from Hurricane Nate over the next few days, because we have been in a pretty good dry spell lately. Don’t want to have an autumn drought if we can avoid it. The leaves apparently haven’t turned much in West Virigina because it’s been warm and dry, although by mid-week with the cooler temperatures there might be some color if they aren’t all dried up and washed away by next week.

In four weeks on November 5 the sun will be setting at 4:42 pm (Standard Time), which is one hour, 41 minutes and 12 seconds earlier then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 57 and 32 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 52 and 34 degrees. The record high of 75 degrees was set back in 1994.

Looking ahead, Average High is 60 is in 1 weeks, Daylight Savings Time Ends is in 4 weeks, Cold Moon is in 8 weeks and New Years Eve is in 12 weeks.

Payroll Change Over Previous Month

Friday was the first time in seven years that the US Economy showed a loss of jobs. 33,000 jobs loss is tiny compared to the losses during the Great Recession, but it's not good news either. Some economists blame the speed bump on the severe weather that hit the southern states during the month of September, but it's also a sign that the US economy is struggling to grow and that we may be heading towards a recession. https://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

Data Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, All Employees: Total Nonfarm Payrolls [PAYEMS], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/PAYEMS, October 8, 2017.

Google Maps: High School Drop Outs Over Age 25

This interactive map shows the percentage of the population over age 25 which lacks a High School Diploma in New York State. Cooler colors mean a lower percentage of adults without high school diplomas, a warmer color means more adults without high school diplomas.

Data Source: US Census, Educational Attainment by Census Tract. http://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/searchresults.xhtml?refresh=t