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Good morning! Happy Thursday. Next Thursday is State Fair Opens. Summer is rapidly coming to an end. Mostly sunny and 61 degrees in Delmar. Calm wind. The dew point is 53 degrees. Should be a beautiful day. Some minor traffic delays downtown but that may be because of the bus running a few minutes later then usual.

Last night’s Save the Pine Bush Dinner was good but I was tired after washing all those dishes. I actually had to sneak out before all the dishes were done to catch the bus home, but I made it. It was a bit strange waiting for the bus with the Capitol lights out, as they were dimmed for the community movie they were showing at West Capitol Park on the big projection screen. I think it’s great that the state is showing those movies, and heck, they’re probably saving money by dimming the lights at the Capitol.

Today will be sunny, with a high of 80 degrees at 3pm. One degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 56 at 6pm. Light and variable wind. A year ago, we had mostly cloudy skies. It was somewhat humid. The high last year was 81 degrees. The record high of 97 was set in 1913.

The sun will set at 7:53 pm with dusk around 8:23 pm, which is one minute and 31 seconds earlier than yesterday. At sunset, look for partly clear conditions and 76 degrees. The dew point will be 57 degrees. There will be a southeast breeze at 5 mph. Today will have 13 hours and 47 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 35 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will have a chance of showers, mainly after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low of 63 degrees at 5am. Three degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 63 at 6am. Southeast wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. In 2016, we had mostly cloudy skies. It was somewhat humid. It got down to 64 degrees. The record low of 40 occurred back in 1981.

Still no decision has been made on the extended weekend. The weather sure looks nice. I kind of want to go back out to the Finger Lakes to do a re-do of the vacation in warm sunny weather, but I am also a little bored with that idea, as I did spend 9 days and eight nights out int he Finger Lakes (with very little sun and much rain) only two weeks ago.  It’s going to be so hot, so swimming would be fun. I do like sitting by Foster Pond at 1 AM, looking up in the stars. I do like Foster Dairy Bar and truck cap camping by a nice big campfire, and watching the cows chomp on the grass.

On the other hand, I would like to see some of Pennsylvania again, and Erie PA would have a somewhat better view of the Eclipse, assuming that I get eclipse glasses, which never came in the mail. I’m going to look at local retailers now. I’ve heard Walmart and Home Depot have them until they run out. I heard the library ran out — I probably should have gotten my glasses for free there, but I figured it would be easier to order them online — and they were supposed to come with a nice commemorative stamp that I could save. Tonight I will stop at Walmart and Home Depot after the Save the Pine Bush hike to check.

I could go up to the Adirondacks, but that would require more planning, as I can’t just stop at Walmart or Tops like I can if I go to Finger Lakes. But on the other hand, I haven’t spent that much time in the Adirondacks this year, and I haven’t been up to the Northern Adirondacks since 2015. Lows Lakes and St. Regis Canoe Area might be fun to at least visit in the day time, but it might be crowded in the summer. I might be better to go up there in the autumn. Also the Deer River area might be fun to camp in, like was originally the plan in the spring before I got rained out. I have have to get a paddle though for my kayak for that, and I would also have to buy food for the whole week, as grocery options are limited and expensive in the Adirondacks. But if I’m no

On this day in 1977, the Soviet icebreaker Arktika becomes the first surface ship to reach the North Pole. And in 1982, the first Compact Discs (CDs) are released to the public in Germany. I can’t remember the last time I played a CD, I think most music is in mp3 files these days.

As previously noted, next Thursday is State Fair Opens when the sun will be setting at 7:41 pm with dusk at 8:11 pm. On that day in 2016, we had patches of fog, partly cloudy skies and temperatures between 85 and 57 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 79 degrees. We hit a record high of 95 back in 1947.

Listening to Glen Campbell’s Galveston, imagining I was John Steinbeck in his Travels with Charlie, driving somewhere across the mid west in a pickup truck, three on the tree with a camper on the bed, listening to some small town country music AM radio. An era I only know by the books I’ve read. It’s an era long gone, with most of the small towns bypassed by the freeway, smokestack industries gone, and music played only by Clear Channel and MP3s. RIP, Glen Campbell.  

While we listen to those old Glen Campbell records with sadness, we have a great day of summer ahead of us. Mostly sunny and 73 degrees in Albany. Calm wind. The dew point is 53 degrees.  Get out and enjoy it.  Going to be a beautiful late summer day. Two weeks from now will be the last day with Average High of 80.

Today will be sunny, with a high of 82 degrees at 4pm. Typical temperature, and otherwise beautiful for today. Maximum dew point of 59 at 12pm. Calm wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. A year ago, it was a bit warmer but with more clouds. In 2016, had mostly sunny skies with more clouds in the afternoon. The high last year was 86 degrees. The record high of 96 was set in 2001.

The sun will set at 8:04 pm with dusk around 8:35 pm, which is one minute and 21 seconds earlier than yesterday. At sunset, look for partly clear conditions and 74 degrees. The dew point will be 60 degrees. There will be a west breeze at 5 mph. Today will have 14 hours and 7 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 25 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low of 60 degrees at 5am. One degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 60 at 8pm. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. In 2016, we had mostly cloudy skies. It became humid as the night progressed. It got down to 70 degrees. The record low of 48 occurred back in 1955.

The weekend forecast has improved quite a bit over the past few days. I might head up to Piseco-Powley Road, depending on how it all plays out as Friday approaches. That said, I’m not sure if the weather up north will be as nice as down here. I would like to get to the potholers at least one more time, before it gets too cold.  Although who knows, the very long range predictions are calling for a mild autumn. If it’s 90 degrees and it’s September, the potholers are just as fun as summer. They don’t close them down like the state parks pools.

The long range looks quite good for the weekend after next. I am watching that for taking an extended weekend, and possibly going out to the Finger Lakes to watch the eclipse. I don’t have the days off except eclipse day, but if it’s hot and sunny, I’ll make it work. Or so I hope.

As previously noted, there are 2 weeks until Last Day with Average High of 80 when the sun will be setting at 7:43 pm with dusk at 8:13 pm. 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.

The average yearly temperature for Albany is 48 degrees. That means that half of year, the mercury is either above or below 48 degrees. Which makes sense, especially when you consider how cold winter is.

We have a six days per year when the average temperature for the day is 48 degrees:

  • April 15 – Average 48, High 58, Low 37
  • April 16 – Average 48, High 59, Low 38
  • October 19 – Average 48, High 59, Low 38
  • October 20 – Average 48, High 58, Low 38
  • October 21 – Average 48, High 58, Low 38
  • October 22 – Average 48, High 57, Low 38

Weekly Rain Accumulation

As much as a half inch of rain expected between this afternoon and the early hours of tomorrow morning. The good news is the sun and low humidity will return for the second half of the week, to dry things out. Clouds return though as we head towards the weekend.

“Bus stop, Wendy, she’s there, I said share my umbrella. Bus Stop Bus Co., she stays love grows.” 

And so the alarm clock on my phone sung, as seven o’clock rolled around and suddenly the weekend came to an end. 

So, well Good morning! It’s a Monday. Tonight is the Strugeon Moon. Four weeks to Labor Day. A few sprinkles and 64 degrees in Delmar. There is a south-southeast breeze at 5 mph. The dew point is 55 degrees. The skies will clear tomorrow around 3 pm.

Today looks like it will be a wet one or at least damp by evening. Right now we have only gotten a few sprinkles and I wore a rain coat so that ensures that we won’t get much. 

Today will rain, mainly after 2pm with a high of 71 degrees at 1pm. 11 degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 61 at 5pm. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. A year ago, we had partly cloudy skies. It was somewhat humid. The high last year was 84 degrees. The record high of 102 was set in 1918.

The sun will set at 8:07 pm with dusk around 8:38 pm, which is one minute and 19 seconds earlier than yesterday. At sunset, look for rain and mercury around 65 degrees. The dew point will be 61 degrees. There will be a south-southeast breeze at 5 mph. Today will have 14 hours and 12 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 22 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will rain, mainly before 1am with a low of 59 degrees at 6am. Two degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 61 at 6pm. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. In 2016, we had mostly clear skies. It got down to 59 degrees. The record low of 46 occurred back in 1948.

Looking ahead, there are 4 weeks until Labor Day when the sun will be setting at 7:23 pm with dusk at 7:52 pm. On that day in 2016, we had mostly sunny skies and temperatures between 80 and 54 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 77 degrees. We hit a record high of 97 back in 1929.

For Labor Day Weekend I will probably get up to Moose River Plains. This weekend I may go up to Piseco-Powley Road, but both of those things will depend on the weather. All I know is that summer is rapidly coming to an end.

Good evening! Partly clear and 57 degrees in Westerlo, NY. There is a west-southwest breeze at 6 mph. The dew point is 55 degrees.

It wasn’t a terrible weekend, I ended up going out to Schoharie County to camp at Burnt-Rossman Hills State Forest. The North bridge to Betty Brook Campsites is closed — due to bridge detroiration or maybe vandalism, and Duck Pond Campsite is closed due to logging. It looked like one of the Betty Brook Campsites were taken, so I ended up at West Kill Road Campsite. Never camped there before, but it turned out to be quiet. I thought there would be a lot more traffic up there then there was.

Hiked around the Blenheim-Gilboa Power Plant Lansing Manor parcel for a while and spend some time swimming at Mine Kill State Park. Not as much sun as I would have hoped, but all and all I thought it was a good weekend.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 54 degrees at 5am. Three degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 55 at 9pm. West wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. In 2016, we had mostly clear skies. It got down to 62 degrees. The record low of 46 occurred back in 1994.

Tonight will have a Waxing Gibbous Moon. The Full Moon will be tomorrow night with partly cloudy skies. The sun will rise at 5:53 am with the first light at 5:22 am, which is one minute and 3 seconds later than yesterday. Tonight will have 9 hours and 46 minutes of darkness, an increase of 2 minutes and 22 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will rain, mainly after noon. High of 67 degrees at 2pm. 15 degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 62 at 1pm. South wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. A year ago, we had mostly cloudy skies, clearing in the afternoon. It was somewhat humid. The high last year was 84 degrees. The record high of 102 was set in 1918.

The long range offers only limited hope for next weekend. Next Saturday, a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Maximum dew point of 63 at 7pm. Next Sunday, a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Maximum dew point of 67 at 2pm. Typical average high for the weekend is 81 degrees.

In four weeks on September 3 the sun will be setting at 7:25 pm, which is 43 minutes and 28 seconds earlier then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 76 and 54 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 77 and 56 degrees. The record high of 100 degrees was set back in 1953.

Looking ahead, Harvest Moon is in 1 months, 7 PM Sunset is in 6 weeks, Average High is 60 is in 10 weeks, Daylight Savings Time Ends is in 13 weeks, Cold Moon is in 17 weeks, New Years Eve is in 21 weeks and Election Day 2018 is in 14 months.

August 6, 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.

Clouding up and rain tonight, but the second half of the week looks to be quite nice, without the heat and humidity. Next Saturday, the sun will be rising at 6 AM and setting at 8 PM, for only 14 hours of daylight and 10 hours of darkness.

Weather Summary
Tonight. Mostly Cloudy and 58 degrees , 5:54 sunrise.
Monday. Chance of Rain then Rain and 67 degrees , 55 max dew point, 8:07 sunset.
Monday Night. Rain and 60 degrees , 5:55 sunrise.
Tuesday. Decreasing Clouds and 77 degrees , 61 max dew point, 8:06 sunset.
Tuesday Night. Mostly Clear and 53 degrees , 5:56 sunrise.
Wednesday. Sunny and 80 degrees , 55 max dew point, 8:04 sunset.
Wednesday Night. Partly Cloudy and 58 degrees , 5:57 sunrise.
Thursday. Mostly Sunny and 82 degrees , 60 max dew point, 8:03 sunset.
Thursday Night. Mostly Cloudy and 61 degrees , 62 max dew point, 5:59 sunrise.
Friday. Partly Sunny and 81 degrees , 62 max dew point, 8:01 sunset.
Friday Night. Mostly Cloudy and 61 degrees , 62 max dew point, 6:00 sunrise.
Saturday. Chance of T-storms and 80 degrees , 62 max dew point, 8:00 sunset.
Saturday Night. Chance of T-storms and 62 degrees , 63 max dew point, 6:01 sunrise.

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