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June 28, 2017 Weather Forecast

This interactive graph shows the hourly weather forecast for the next seven days. The bars represent the temperature, the pink line reprsents the dew point and the white line represents the dewpoint. Red dots are climate normals for the day. Orange dots are record temperatures. Green dots are last year's temperatures.

Yellow bars represent generally sunny conditions. The more gray the bar is, the more clouds expected. Blue bars represent a greater then 50% chance of rain. Purple bars represent a greater then 50% chance of snow. Orange bars represent a greater then 50% chance of thunderstorms. Red bars represent warm and muggy weather, under generally clear skies.

Independence Day Weekend looks increasingly nice, with more sun and lots of warmth and humidity. Friday and Saturday will be very muggy — it will feel like a wet sock at times. But it’s summer, so that’s to be expected. Hopefully the woods won’t be too hot, but I’m sure the bugs will be a biting.

Independence Day Weekend Weather Summary
Friday. Chance of T-storms then Showers is likely and 89 degrees , 65 max dew point, 8:36 sunset.
Friday Night. Showers is likely and 68 degrees , 72 max dew point, 5:21 sunrise.
Saturday. T-storms is likely and 89 degrees , 72 max dew point, 8:36 sunset.
Saturday Night. T-storms is likely then Showers is likely and 70 degrees , 71 max dew point, 5:22 sunrise.
Sunday. Chance of T-storms and 84 degrees , 71 max dew point, 8:36 sunset.
Sunday Night. Partly Cloudy and 62 degrees , 67 max dew point, 5:22 sunrise.
Monday. Mostly Sunny and 83 degrees , 67 max dew point, 8:36 sunset.
Monday Night. Partly Cloudy and 61 degrees , 63 max dew point, 5:23 sunrise.
Independence Day. Mostly Sunny and 82 degrees , 63 max dew point, 8:35 sunset.

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Good morning! What day is it? An Extraordinary Hump Day, of course. Hopefully Friday into the Dependence Day Weekend won’t be so extraordinary. Partly sunny and 62 degrees in the land of the Socialist Delmaratian. There is a west-southwest breeze at 6 mph. The dew point is 50 degrees. Feeling somewhat better today but I still think that the synchronizer is a good bit worn on the third day of the week. 

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high of 78 degrees at 4pm. Three degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 51 at 8am. West wind 6 to 15 mph. A most extraordinary of a day to not be stuck at work late into the evening. A year ago, we had thunderstorm, thunderstorm rain, rain, mist, mostly cloudy skies and a high of 83 degrees. The record high of 99 was set in 1901.

The sun will set at 8:37 pm with dusk around 9:11 pm, which is 3 seconds earlier than yesterday. At sunset, look for mostly clear conditions and 69 degrees. The dew point will be 53 degrees. There will be a west breeze at 8 mph. Today will have 15 hours and 17 minutes of daytime, an increase of 31 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will have increasing clouds, with a low of 57 degrees at 5am. Three degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 54 at 9pm. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south after midnight. In 2016, it got down to 60 degrees with rain and shallow fog and mostly cloudy skies. The record low of 44 occurred back in 1981.

On this day in 1896, An explosion in the Newton Coal Company’s Twin Shaft Mine in Pittston, Pennsylvania results in a massive cave-in that kills 58 miners. Also in 1969, Stonewall riots begin in New York City, marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement. Lots of explosive things hpapening on this day in history.

Looking ahead, there are 8 weeks until Last Day with Average High of 80 when the sun will be setting at 7:43 pm with dusk at 8:12 pm. Get our and enjoy summer before it comes to an end, especially on this most extraordinary day. On that day in 2016, we had mostly sunny skies and temperatures between 80 and 50 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 80 degrees. We hit a record high of 94 back in 1947.

Felt pretty sick after work so I didn’t do much except some very minor things around the apartment. I permanently wired the color changing led strip inside the cab of my truck so I have light when camping and I drop stuff on the floor after dark and can’t find it. I don’t plan on using the different color options much but they are still rather cool looking. I also cleaned out the cab of my truck and put the racks back on the roof. When I go shopping this week, I’m getting a big tackle box. This way I don’t have fishing tackle rolling all over my truck. Despite being a sick puppy, I also ended up laying in bed for a while and going for my evening walk. 

This morning though, I’m feeling somewhat better. I got to bed at a reasonable hour. Of course today being an ongodly day at work, I will probably mess up my sleep schedule once again. 

Slowly but surely I’m getting ready to head to Moose River Plains, assuming that I don’t have to work this weekend. Going to be a warm weekend but not as wet as earlier models. I think it will be a nice weekend and if it proves to be quite hot, I’ll have to get familiar with the Inlet beach and that lousy and overpriced Inlet Ice Cream. 

Enjoy this most extraordinary summer day. Make the best you can out of it.  

Good evening! Rain showers and 69 degrees in City of Albany. There is a south-southeast breeze at 5 mph. The dew point is 53 degrees. Definately are going to want the umbrella or rain coat this evening, and keep an eye on the sky.

I wasn’t feeling that great last night – mostly tired so I retired to bed pretty early last night. Never did a blog post. This morning I was also feeling a bit under the weather with a headache and general achiness, but I went to work. By afternoon, I was feeling a little better — but still a little out of it. Hopefully this won’t last. Maybe it’s just the weather. Been kind of rainy and cold over the last few days.

Last night night, I did run to the car wash and did a quick scrub to get the thick mud off. I didn’t worry about getting it perfect because I’m going to Moose River Plains on Friday, and with the thunderstorms kicking up the mud I’m sure things will be quite muddy once again for next week. But I didn’t want to have all that caked on mud sitting on my truck all week, allowing the tin worm to spend the week chewing away at the quarter panels. I also needed lunch meat. And I bought more sparklers. They’re so cheap I should make sure to light plenty of this weekend, and they’re wood so they can be burnt with the regular camp garbage. I do want to get some fountains — usually they have good prices on them at Shoprite, so I may stop by there later in the week.

While it seems to be coming quickly, Tuesday is Independence Day when the sun will be setting at 8:35 pm with dusk at 9:10 pm. On that day in 2016, we had mostly sunny skies and temperatures between 87 and 54 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 82 degrees. We hit a record high of 104 back in 1911.

I left much of my camping gear in the truck from the past weekend. I do have to put the kayak rack and kayak back on the roof of my truck. I also have some additional gear to put in there, including my solar panel, although I’m starting to wonder how much sun I will have this weekend. I am thinking about getting another fishing rod as mine has the tip broken off it (and missing several eye rings) and a bigger tackle box because the one I have is too small. I also need to put some fresh line on the pole — the line is starting to get weak from sitting my truck with the UV light. I have the line, I just need to install it on the reel. Maybe a few more lures? I did lose that one over the weekend. Although, I don’t think the fishing at Moose River Plains is that great, but shore fishing in Inlet might be fun.

The sun will set at 8:37 pm with dusk around 9:11 pm, which is one second earlier than yesterday. At sunset, look for partly clear conditions and 66 degrees. The dew point will be 52 degrees. There will be a west breeze at 7 mph.

This afternoon will have showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Mostly cloudy, with a high of 69 degrees at 4pm. 11 degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 53 at 4pm. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. A year ago, we had thunderstorm, thunderstorm rain, rain, mist, mostly cloudy skies and a high of 83 degrees. The record high of 99 was set in 1901.

Waxing Crescent Moon tonight with 30% illuminated. The moon will set around 12:23 am. The First Quarter Moon is on Saturday night with showers is likely expected. The Full “Buck” Moon is on Sunday, July 9th. The sun will rise at 5:19 am with the first light at 4:44 am, which is 25 seconds later than yesterday. Tonight will have 8 hours and 42 minutes of darkness, an increase of 29 seconds over last night.

Tonight will have showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Partly cloudy, with a low of 52 degrees at 4am. Eight degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 53 at 10pm. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. In 2016, it got down to 66 degrees with thunderstorm and thunderstorm rain and rain and mist and mostly cloudy skies. The record low of 43 occurred back in 1970.

Not a particularly nice weekend on tap. Saturday, showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Maximum dew point of 71 at 8am. Sunday, a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Maximum dew point of 69 at 6am. Typical average high for the weekend is 81 degrees.

In four weeks on July 25 the sun will be setting at 8:22 pm, which is 14 minutes and 52 seconds earlier then today. In 2016 on that day, we had rain, cloudy skies and temperatures between 89 and 67 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 83 and 62 degrees. The record high of 97 degrees was set back in 1963.

On this day in 1985, U.S. Route 66 is officially removed from the United States Highway System. You could no longer get you’re kicks on Route 66 because everybody was taking I-40 and I-44 through the heartland of America.

It looks like Wednesday may be a long and busy day at work, so maybe tonight I will put the kayak on the roof my truck. And maybe review my packing list. It all depends on how I feel. I have no idea what the second half of the week will be like, but I’m hoping that I can get out of work at by one PM on Friday — and have time to shop in one of the next two days. I guess I could go shopping tonight, but I’m a bit tired still.

Looking ahead, Independence Day is Next Tuesday, August 1st is in 5 weeks, Altamont Fair Opens is in 7 weeks, Friday the 13th (October) is in 14 weeks, Election Day 2017 is in 19 weeks, Average High is 40 is in 20 weeks, Election Day 2018 is in 71 weeks and Election Day 2020 is in 175 weeks.

Good morning! Monday’s come back around again. Five weeks to Mutts Day. Mostly sunny and 56 degrees in Westerlo. There is a west-southwest breeze at 7 mph. The dew point is 51 degrees.

Today will have some scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3pm. Increasing clouds, with a high of 73 degrees at 3pm. Eight degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 52 at 8am. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. 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 mostly cloudy skies and a high of 90 degrees. The record high of 99 was set in 1952.

Good evening! Mostly cloudy and 60.3 degrees in Dormansville, according to my parents weather station that is ten feet from my truck. There is a west breeze at 6 mph. The dew point is 51 degrees. The skies will clear around 11 pm.

I thought I had a good weekend, got some mud on and in my truck, and didn’t get that bad of a sunburn laying in the sun at the Mine Kill Pool. I always enjoy going out to Schoharie County, in part because I don’t have to deal with the traffic by taking the back roads, and on such a nice weather weekend, the mountains were lush and green. Plus I got lots of fresh strawberries from Bohringers, so I’m not complaining at all. Did lose a lure in the Bleheniem Reservior, but shit like that always happens. So go figure.

Probably my only complaint was the weekend wasn’t longer. But heck, I’m leaving Friday for Moose River Plains for the long Independence Day Weekend, so I can’t complain too much. I’m sleeping my truck tonight, but then it’s a few days back at home, then it’s off to Moose River Plains. Assuming we have good weaether, I am looking forward to camping at Moose.

Tonight will have a chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of rain between midnight and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low of 52 degrees at 4am. Eight degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 51 at 10pm. West wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. In 2016, it got down to 65 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. The record low of 39 occurred back in 1979.

Waxing Crescent Moon tonight with 15% illuminated. The moon will set around 11:10 pm. The First Quarter Moon is on Saturday night with chance of showers expected. The Full “Buck” Moon is in 2 weeks. The sun will rise at 5:22 am with the first light at 4:47 am, which is 22 seconds later than yesterday. Tonight will have 8 hours and 43 minutes of darkness, an increase of 21 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will have a chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Partly sunny, with a high of 69 degrees at 3pm. 12 degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 52 at 8am. West wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. A year ago, we had mostly cloudy skies and a high of 90 degrees. The record high of 99 was set in 1952.

The long range doesn’t look that great for next weekend. Major bummer! Next Saturday, a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Maximum dew point of 68 at 2pm. Next Sunday, a chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Maximum dew point of 62 at 6am. Typical average high for the weekend is 81 degrees.

In four weeks on July 23 the sun will be setting at 8:26 pm, which is 12 minutes and 47 seconds earlier then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had thunderstorm, rain, mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 91 and 65 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 83 and 62 degrees. The record high of 96 degrees was set back in 1955.

Looking ahead, Buck Moon is in 2 weeks, National Cheese Cake Day is in 5 weeks, 7 PM Sunset is in 12 weeks, More Night Then Day in Albany is in 3 months, Average High is 60 is in 16 weeks, Daylight Savings Time Ends is in 19 weeks, Cold Moon is in 23 weeks, Christmas is in 6 months and New Years Eve is in 27 weeks.

Talk about a nice afternoon. Mostly sunny and 75 degrees at the Mine Kill State Park Pool in North Blenheim. There is a west-southwest breeze at 11 mph with gusts up to 21 mph. The dew point is 50 degrees. 

People ask why one would go all to Southern Schoharie County to go swimming, especially when I could walk to the town pool from my house. Well for one thing, it’s a lot more than just a swim. It’s fishing in the Schoharie Creek and Blenheim Reservoir. Delicious strawberries and fresh vegetables in season. Hiking Vromans Nose, Middleburgh Cliff or Huntersfield Mountain. Climbing the Utsayantha Fire tower. And so many other potential adventures. Clean, fresh mountains air. And now that Mine Kill Pool is free, I can run out to my car and get clothes or food whenever I want. Next time I will have to bring my kayak so I can fish out with it on the reservior. So it’s worth the 50 mile drive our here… 

Good afternoon! Happy First Sunday of Summer. Two weeks to the Buck Moon. Partly cloudy with times of sun and 70 degrees on Vromans Nose in Middleburgh. There is a west breeze at 9 mph. Feels nice. The dew point is 56 degrees. Below is a sea of green. 

Today will have isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Partly sunny, with a high of 76 degrees at 4pm. Four degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 56 at 11am. West wind 9 to 11 mph. 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 mostly cloudy skies and a high of 88 degrees. The record high of 95 was set in 1898.

The sun will set at 8:39 pm with dusk around 9:14 pm, which is 3 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for partly cloudy conditions and 69 degrees. The dew point will be 53 degrees. There will be a west breeze at 9 mph. Today will have 15 hours and 17 minutes of daytime, an increase of 19 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will have isolated showers and thunderstorms before 9pm, then isolated showers between 9pm and 11pm. Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds. Partly cloudy, with a low of 54 degrees at 5am. Five degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 53 at 6pm. West wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. In 2016, it got down to 65 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. The record low of 39 occurred back in 1979.

On this day in 1998, in Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.

As previously noted, there are 2 weeks until Buck Moon when the sun will be setting at 8:36 pm with dusk at 9:10 pm. On that day in 2016, we had thunderstorm, thunderstorm rain, rain, drizzle, mist, cloudy skies and temperatures between 68 and 64 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 82 degrees. We hit a record high of 103 back in 1936.

Despite the minor rain showers for the hour or so after dusk, it was a pretty nice evening last night following a nice day. Ended up driving up the increasingly rough, truly only a 4×4 trail known as Betty Brook. Been a wet spring so quite a bit of mud in spots. 

The upper two Betty Brook campsites are officially know designated with Camp Here logos. The lowest campsite near has been removed – the fire ring is gone and it’s overgrown. I don’t know if the site on West Kill Road is still designated, but I expect it is. The big Betty Brook campsite was taken but the upper one in the pines was available. Having neighbors less than a quarter mile away, I had to keep the music down a bit. But that’s fine, I enjoyed many podcasts. 

Nice swimming and relaxing at the Mine Kill Pool yesterday. I did get a little sunburnt in parts but for the most part I just got a good jump start on my summer tan. I know that I should do more hiking but I sure like spending time at the pool. Didn’t get much of a sun burn which is a good thing. 

Camp oven worked well, especially with a heat sink of some sort. Rocks worked well but they tended to explode when the stove was heated. Without the rocks, the heat was a bit harder to control (seemed to float up and down more) but things cooked well with grands biscuits. I bought a small muffin plan and next weekend that will be breakfast for a few mornings. With the oven on one burner, still had room for the coffee pot or a small pan on the other burner. Definitely glad I bought a second oven thermometer as the built in one on the outside was about 75 degrees lower  than the heat in the inside. Based on my cooking experience this weekend, I think I should cook things fairly well and make brownies or muffins that come out pretty good – much quicker and more reliable than the Dutch Oven I have but rarely use. It such a pain to build a fire and wait for good charcoal and not too hot too burn stuff. The gas stove heats the oven quickly and can be turned down quickly or adjusted as needed. 

It was a beautiful morning driving over to Vromans Nose. I thought about stopping at Looking Glass pond but then decided against it. It’s easy to forget how big the hills or maybe more like mountains are on Schoharie County. The dash cam is working well, no more freezing when I get a weak signal through the mountains. Occasionally some frames are dropped but I can live with that as long as I capture most of the beauty of the land. 

Nice up here in Vromans Nose, although more sun would be nice. Good breeze on the mountain. Still when the sun comes out its very nice. The sun as it sweeps over the land below is making some pretty patterns on the farm fields below. 

In a little bit later I’m going to get down to Borhingers and pick up some strawberries. The pick your own fields are packed. The heck with picking them myself. I guess that fun if you have young children but strawberries aren’t that expensive in the grand scheme of things. 

Then it’s back to Mine Kill State Park. I’m going to toss a line into the reservoir then swim in the pool until 3:30. Then it’s over the mountain to Mt parent’s house for Sunday dinner. Should be a great day!