August 10, 2017 Night

Good evening! Partly clear and 75 degrees in Delmar, NY. Calm wind. The dew point is 58 degrees. A rather warm evening but it’s not too bad. I went to a reception for a colleague up in Troy then got home and went for my evening walk. Now I’m sitting out back struggling to hear the PBS Newshour over the sound of the crickets. 

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low of 62 degrees at 5am. One degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 59 at 11pm. Light south wind. In 2016, we had mostly cloudy skies. It was very sticky. It got down to 72 degrees. The record low of 46 occurred back in 1941.

Tonight will have a Waning Gibbous Moon. The Last Quarter Moon is on Monday night with partly cloudy skies. The Harvest Moon is on Tuesday, September 5th. The sun will rise at 5:57 am with the first light at 5:27 am, which is one minute and 4 seconds later than yesterday. Tonight will have 9 hours and 55 minutes of darkness, an increase of 2 minutes and 27 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will have isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high of 80 degrees at 2pm. Typical for Tomorrow. Maximum dew point of 62 at 10am. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. A year ago, we had light rain in the morning, remaining cloudy in the afternoon. It was very sticky. The high last year was 91 degrees. The record high of 98 was set in 1944.

Right now, a split verdict on the weekend. Saturday, scattered showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. South wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Maximum dew point of 66 at 5pm. Sunday, partly sunny, with a high near 79. Maximum dew point of 62 at 7am. Typical average high for the weekend is 81 degrees.. 

Staying in town this weekend but that’s fine as I have a list of things I need to get done. I’m looking forward to a quiet weekend and not having to pack and unpack all my camping gear. Hoping to get a kayak paddle this weekend, after I return the one that is too short. 

In four weeks on September 7 the sun will be setting at 7:18 pm, which is 45 minutes and 2 seconds earlier then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had partly cloudy skies and temperatures between 86 and 63 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 76 and 55 degrees. The record high of 96 degrees was set back in 1945.

Looking ahead, State Fair Opens is in 2 weeks, 7:30 PM Sunset is in 3 weeks, Average High is 70 is in 6 weeks, Hunter’s Moon is in 8 weeks, Thanksgiving is in 15 weeks and Coldest Day of Year (Avg. 14-30 degrees) is in 5 months.