August 12, 2017 10 PM Update

Good evening! Mostly cloudy with some drops of rain and thunderstorms and 67 degrees in Delmar, NY. Enough rain to chase me back in. Calm wind. The dew point is 64 degrees. Sticky with the air so saturated, a low fog around. The skies will clear around midnight. 

It was the final night with a sunset after 8pm for the year with days only getting shorter as winter approaches. A thunderstorm meant we couldn’t see the sunset but it will be clear tomorrow, a bit with a pre-7pm sunset. 

Quiet day for the most part. I went to the maul to return the kayak paddle and bought one last shirt from Sears at their going out of business sale. I have enough dress shirts, including many unboxed for a while so I hopefully make it through next year without having to find alternative place for comfortable, long lasting dress shirts. Also bought some groceries and clear recycling bags which Walmart seemed to no longer stock. I like them not just for bottles and cans but also for storing and keeping stuff dry while camping. Easier than trying to guess with the white or black garbage bags. 

Made a good choice for staying in town this weekend. Both nights have been fairly stormy and we only had limited sunshine today and for a while it was quite humid. Sure I like camping but not in the rain. I do want to get up to Piseco-Powley Road again before it gets too cold to enjoy the Potholers. 

It was fine staying home, working on some new code and graphs for the blog. I imported some new moon and sunlight data into the blog so I can use it for many new things. 

Tonight will have scattered showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low of 63 degrees at 6am. One degree above normal. Maximum dew point of 64 at 9pm. Light southwest wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. In 2016, we had mostly cloudy skies with some clearing in the early hours of the next day. It was very sticky. It got down to 73 degrees. The record low of 43 occurred back in 1957.

Tonight will have a Waning Gibbous Moon. The Last Quarter Moon is on Monday night with mostly clear skies. The Harvest Moon is on Tuesday, September 5th. The sun will rise at 6:00 am with the first light at 5:29 am, which is one minute and 4 seconds later than yesterday. Tonight will have 10 hours of darkness, an increase of 2 minutes and 29 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will have patchy fog before 7am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high of 79 degrees at 3pm. Two degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 63 at 6am. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph. A year ago, we had partly cloudy skies. It was very sticky. The high last year was 92 degrees. The record high of 98 was set in 1947.

It looks like tomorrow is going to be a nice day. I’ll try to do something fun without going too far away like Thacher Park. Already next weekend is sliding down hill but maybe that will change. I don’t know. I’ll keep an eye on that. 

In four weeks on September 9 the sun will be setting at 7:14 pm, which is 45 minutes and 44 seconds earlier then tonight. Autumn is approaching. In 2016 on that day, we had rain, partly cloudy skies and temperatures between 87 and 69 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 75 and 54 degrees. The record high of 94 degrees was set back in 1959.

Looking ahead, National Dog Day is in 2 weeks, Lowville Cream Cheese Festival is in 5 weeks and Beaver Moon is in 12 weeks.