2018 January 11

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Delmar, NY
Klipnocky State Forest
Ossian State Forest
Valcour Island

January 2018
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Good evening! Mostly cloudy and 47 degrees in Delmar, NY. There is a south breeze at 11 mph. A very mild evening. When walking down to the library today, I really didn’t need a coat but I wore my rain coat to be safe. The skies will clear Saturday around 10 pm. :mrgreen:

Tonight will have showers, mainly after 4am. Patchy fog after 1am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low of 47 degrees at 10pm. Very mild.😅 32 degrees above normal. South wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. In 2017, we had cloudy skies. It got down to 44 degrees. The record low of -26 occurred back in 1968.

Tonight will have a Waning Crescent Moon with 20% illuminated. The moon will rise at 3:26 am. 🌒The New Moon is on Monday night with mostly cloudy skies. The Blue Moon is on Tuesday, January 30th. The sun will rise at 7:23 am with the first light at 6:52 am, which is 20 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 14 hours and 40 minutes of darkness, a decrease of one minute and 30 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will rain, with thunderstorms also possible after 9am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. ☔☔Patchy fog. High of 56 degrees at 1pm. 26 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 53 at 1pm. South wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.☁ A year ago, we had sunny skies with more clouds in the afternoon. The high last year was 54 degrees. The record high of 57 was set in 1885. 12.8 inches of snow fell back in 2011.

Right now, the weekend forecast looks bad. Saturday, snow, freezing rain, and sleet, becoming all snow after 9am. ❄High near 27. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Sunday, mostly sunny, with a high near 16. 🔆 Typical average high for the weekend is 30 degrees.

The bus was on time this evening but it sure seemed like traffic was sluggish but I played on my phone and it made the time go by quickly. 🚍🚗🚗🚗

I’m continuing to play with the max7219 module. I decided that I’m only going to link two of them together for this first project, as that’s a nice size. 😂📺This weekend I’ll build the case and initially play with the DHT111 sensor I have to make a temperature and humidity guage.  I’m thinking of eventually buying smoked plexiglass for projects, as that would look nice both on front of display and in back but I got to look at the cost. 

In four weeks on February 8 the sun will be setting at 5:18 pm, which is 35 minutes and 29 seconds later then tonight. In 2017 on that day, we had rain, mist, mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 44 and 29 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 33 and 16 degrees. The record high of 52 degrees was set back in 1925.

🐸🐥🍔Only 133 days remain until the start of Memorial Day Weekend!🌇⛵🚤

Breakfast at Basecamp

WV Outdoors is an interesting channel on bushcraft and back country camping in West Virgina. People think West Virginians have a strong accent, but as you can tell from this video, the Northern West Virigina accent is pretty similar to Rural Eastern New York.

How To Tumble With Care When It Gets Slippery Outside

"It's that time of year when a simple walk down the street can be a treacherous undertaking because of the icy sidewalks. Emergency rooms in the U.S. treat more people injured in falls than for any other kind of injury, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The agency estimates that falls account for more than a third of all injury-related ER visits. Even though most of those injuries happen to older people, falls happen at any age and can cause serious injury. If you know you're about to slip and fall on the ice, there may be no way to prevent it, but there are things you can do reduce your risk of serious injury."

Map: Klipnocky State Forest

Map: Klipnocky State Forest

Klipnocky State Forest covers 2,634 acres and borders both Slader Creek State Forest and Gas Springs State Forest.

The origin of the name "Klipnocky" is uncertain. Local folklore includes stories about a race of Bigfoot-like creatures known as "The Hairy Women of Klipnocky". What is certain is that Klipnocky State Forest occupies some extremely rocky and remote country. Several old stone quarries can be found on the area. The most recent quarrying was during the construction of the Almond Dam in the 1940s. Several of the old quarries have been converted to wildlife ponds.

This state land is crossed by the North Country Trail and is home to several campsites along the back roads that cross this land.


The Milk House: The Hairy Women of Klipnocky

The last time I was in Canaseraga I camped in the back country of Ossian State Forest, which is about 10 miles north of Klipnocky.

Evidently, I did not run into any hairy women, although I heard Canaseraga is most famous for their Hairy Women of Klipnocky Festival that they have each autumn.

Next time, I'll have to spend a night in the Klipnocky State Forest, to see if I can run into any of the Hairy Women of Klipnocky.

Map: Valcour Island Primitive Area

Map: Valcour Island Primitive Area

Valcour Island is an 895-acre island in Lake Champlain in Clinton County, New York, USA. The island is mostly in the Town of Peru and partly in the Town of Plattsburgh, southeast of the City of Plattsburgh.

Valcour Island, about two miles (3 km) long and a mile (2 km) broad, lies by the western shore of Lake Champlain, forming a narrow strait against the New York mainland. Its shores are alternately rocky, craggy outcroppings and sandy beaches. Several protected bays provide anchorages.

Valcour was the site of several farms and summer homes (and one short-lived utopian community) from the nineteenth century until the 1970s, when New York State completed its purchase of the island. The island is now within the Adirondack Park.