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Good evening! Partly clear and 66 degrees in Delmar. There is a south-southeast breeze at 5 mph. The dew point is 50 degrees. Not a half bad evening. Bought food and supplies for the weekend camping trip, gased up the truck so I’m ready. 

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 54 degrees at 4am. Four degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 50 at 10pm. South wind around 6 mph. In 2016, it got down to 51 degrees with rain and shallow fog and patches of fog and mist and partly cloudy skies. The record low of 30 occurred back in 1956.

Waning Crescent Moon tonight with 4% illuminated. The moon will rise around 4:14 am. The New Moon will be tomorrow with showers expected. The Full “Strawberry” Moon is on Friday, June 9th. Local strawberries are good. The sun will rise at 5:23 am with the first light at 4:50 am, which is 43 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 9 hours and 2 minutes of darkness, a decrease of one minute and 38 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will rain, mainly after 11am. Otherwise cloudy, with a high of 64 degrees at 3pm. Eight degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 52 at 3pm. East wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. A year ago, we had rain, shallow fog, patches of fog, mist, partly cloudy skies and a high of 88 degrees. The record high of 94 was set in 1981.

Right now, a split verdict on the weekend. Saturday, patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 75. Maximum dew point of 54 at 8pm. That’s going to be a very nice day. Sunday, a chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 74. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Maximum dew point of 56 at 11am. Typical average high for the weekend is 73 degrees.

In four weeks on June 21 the sun will be setting at 8:36 pm, which is 16 minutes and 31 seconds later then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had thunderstorm, rain, mostly sunny skies and temperatures between 80 and 56 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 79 and 58 degrees. The record high of 97 degrees was set back in 1938.

Looking ahead, Flag Day is in 3 weeks, Summer is in 4 weeks, Latest Sunset of Year (8:37 PM) is in 1 months, Last Day with Average High of 80 is in 13 weeks, State Fair Opens is in 3 months, Harvest Moon is in 15 weeks, 6:30 PM Sunset is in 19 weeks, Coldest Day of Year (Avg. 14-30 degrees) is in 33 weeks and Inaugeration Day 2021 is in 191 weeks.

On this Wednesday before the long Memorial Day Weekend we are at 58 degrees on our way up to 75 degrees with more sun later. It should be not half bad Hump Day. Assuming that I get out of work at a reasonable hour, I plan to gas up my truck and buy food and supplies for the camping trip. Maybe get the kayak racks put on.

The sun will set at 8:20 pm with dusk around 8:53 pm, which is 56 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for partly cloudy conditions and 68 degrees. The dew point will be 53 degrees. There will be a south-southeast breeze at 5 mph. Today will have 14 hours and 56 minutes of daytime, an increase of one minute and 39 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 53 degrees at 5am. Three degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 53 at 6pm. South wind around 5 mph. In 2016, it got down to 51 degrees with rain and shallow fog and patches of fog and mist and partly cloudy skies. The record low of 30 occurred back in 1956.

As previously noted, there are 3 weeks until Flag Day when the sun will be setting at 8:34 pm with dusk at 9:09 pm. On that day in 2016, we had mostly sunny skies and temperatures between 77 and 47 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 78 degrees. We hit a record high of 96 back in 1892.

Liberals may bemoan the president’s budget but I think it’s a fresh breath, a new idea, a reinvention of government. Maybe it’s time to consider the work that agencies do; there is a lot of bloat in government. I just wish there was bigger cuts to defense, military, homeland security, and police. There is so much bloat in the institutions that primarily exist to protect the state. I would be sad if a friend or love one died from terrorism or crime but those risks are so infinitely small, that I would rather see most of those funds used to pay down the deficit. Maybe if I lived in crime ridden city, I would feel different. But I live in the suburbs.

I saw that Moose River Plains roads are open for the season but only the major roads west of Lost Ponds. I’m not surprised, things are pretty soft up there after the relatively wet May. At least the fire risk is low. I’m thinking about Independence Weekend for the Plains. By then the black flies will be gone.

The forest service roads are much better maintained in Vermont and should be in good condition. They have a lot more gravel so they tend not to get as muddy. Saturday should be quite nice, I’m thinking about hiking back to Stratton Lake and then just hanging out on Sunday or maybe paddling in Grout Pond. That beach at Grout Pond is nice but I think it will be too cold for swimming. I am thinking I will pack the heater, even if I don’t end up using it much in case it’s cold in the mornings and warm my hands. I don’t expect the mercury in Vermont to get much above 65 or maybe 70 when I’m there and during cloudy and wet periods that can be rather cold.

I’m almost to work. Have a great day! 

Good morning! What day is it? Hump Day, of course. Make it great! Three weeks to Flag Day. Mostly cloudy and 56 degrees in Delmar, NY. Calm wind. The dew point is 51 degrees. The skies will clear around 1 pm.

Today will be partly sunny, with a high of 75 degrees at 4pm. Three degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 53 at 11am. Light and variable wind becoming southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. The TRUMP would approve. A year ago, we had rain, shallow fog, cloudy skies and a high of 67 degrees. The record high of 92 was set in 1964.

Good evening! Partly cloudy and 61 degrees in Delmar. Calm wind. The dew point is 52 degrees.

Tonight will have patchy fog after 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low of 53 degrees at 4am. Three degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 52 at 10pm. Calm wind. In 2016, it got down to 53 degrees with rain and shallow fog and cloudy skies. The record low of 29 occurred back in 1963.

Waning Crescent Moon tonight with 12% illuminated. The moon will rise around 3:34 am. The New Moon is on Thursday night with showers is likely expected. The Full “Strawberry” Moon is on Friday, June 9th. The sun will rise at 5:24 am with the first light at 4:51 am, which is 46 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 9 hours and 4 minutes of darkness, a decrease of one minute and 39 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will have patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high of 77 degrees at 3pm. Five degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 52 at 9am. Light southeast wind. A year ago, we had rain, shallow fog, cloudy skies and a high of 67 degrees. The record high of 92 was set in 1964.

Right now, a split verdict on the weekend. Saturday, mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Maximum dew point of 54 at 4pm. Sunday, a chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 75. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Maximum dew point of 59 at 1pm. Typical average high for the weekend is 73 degrees.

In four weeks on June 20 the sun will be setting at 8:36 pm, which is 17 minutes and 16 seconds later then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had partly cloudy skies and temperatures between 91 and 64 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 79 and 58 degrees. The record high of 97 degrees was set back in 1953.

Looking ahead, 8:30 PM Sunset is in 2 weeks, Independence Day is in 6 weeks, August 1st is in 10 weeks, Altamont Fair Opens is in 12 weeks, Last Day with Average High of 80 is in 3 months, Friday the 13th (October) is in 19 weeks, Election Day 2017 is in 24 weeks, Average High is 40 is in 25 weeks, Thanksgiving is in 6 months, Election Day 2018 is in 76 weeks and Election Day 2020 is in 180 weeks.

I’m thinking about going to the grocery store on Wednesday night and then I realize I forgot anything go on Thursday or maybe Friday morning. I want to leave straight from work for the Green Mountains. I’m not leaving early on Friday, although maybe I should do so to get the best campsite. I shouldn’t hit much traffic going through Sand Lake then to Cropseyville, then NY 2 to NY 22 to NY 7 to VT 279 and US 9.  I will avoid the horrors of Hoosick Street in Troy which is a cluster even on a good day.

Despite my promises to do as such, I’ve done absolutely nothing in preparation to start packing for the long weekend, although honestly there isn’t that much that can’t be done the night before. Maybe tonight I will start doing some, although honestly it’s hard to get packed too early. I did take my flag down from outside, because I didn’t want to leave it up in the rain or cloudy days.

I was reading yesterday about how they are planning to change around the HDTV channel format again, so they are saying I need to buy yet another converter box in a few years. I think it’s just stupid. I was also looking at the low cost pocket projectors again and they seem neat, especially those that can read an SD card with video files. I think it could be fun for projecting something like a flag or an interactive image on a sheet from a video that I made up. But they still seem a bit out of reach for my budget at this point. I’m sure prices will come down. Maybe someday.

Watching the PBS Newshour. Didn’t tape again because the flash drive wasn’t in the recorder but I’m watching the 10 pm rebroadcast. I’m tired and heading to bed shortly. 

Good morning! Happy Tuesday. Two weeks until the 8:30 PM Sunset. If that doesn’t mean summer then what does?Partly sunny and 54 degrees in Delmar, NY. Calm wind. The dew point is 46 degrees.

As we creep towards the Memorial Day Weekend, look for mostly sunny conditions, with a high of 74 degrees at 4pm. Two degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 49 at 6pm. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph. A year ago, we had shallow fog then later mostly sunny skies and a high of 81 degrees. The record high of 93 was set in 1964.

Good evening! Cloudy and 57 degrees in Delmar. There is a south-southwest breeze at 6 mph. The dew point is 54 degrees. The skies will clear tomorrow around 2 am.

Tonight will be cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low of 50 degrees at 4am. One degree above normal. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. In 2016, it got down to 51 degrees with shallow fog and mostly sunny skies. The record low of 36 occurred back in 1967.

Waning Crescent Moon tonight with 19% illuminated. The moon will rise around 2:54 am. The New Moon is on Thursday night with showers is likely expected. The Full “Strawberry” Moon is on Friday, June 9th. The sun will rise at 5:25 am with the first light at 4:52 am, which is 47 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 9 hours and 6 minutes of darkness, a decrease of one minute and 43 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will be partly sunny, with a high of 74 degrees at 3pm. Two degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 50 at 6pm. Light northwest wind. A year ago, we had shallow fog, mostly sunny skies and a high of 81 degrees. The record high of 93 was set in 1964.

Right now, a split verdict on the weekend. Saturday, partly sunny, with a high near 74. Maximum dew point of 57 at 5pm. Sunday, a chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Maximum dew point of 58 at 1pm. Typical average high for the weekend is 73 degrees.

In four weeks on June 19 the sun will be setting at 8:36 pm, which is 17 minutes and 58 seconds later then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 91 and 59 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 79 and 58 degrees. The record high of 94 degrees was set back in 1995.

Looking ahead, Memorial Day is Next Monday, Average High is 80 is in 1 months, Hottest Time of Year Ends (83 Average) is in 2 months, Mutts Day is in 10 weeks, Strugeon Moon is in 11 weeks, Labor Day is in 15 weeks, September 11th is in 16 weeks, Autumn Begins is in 4 months, More Night Then Day in Albany is in 18 weeks, Columbus Day is in 20 weeks, Christmas is in 31 weeks, January 1, 2018 is in 32 weeks and 35th Birthday is in 36 weeks.

Albany normally has 3.61 inches of rain during the month of May. This year, as of May 21st, there have been 3.73 inches of rain. They are expecting another 8/10th of inch of rain during this week. But we are long ways from 1953, when we had 8.91 inches of rain during the month of May.

A rather wet but not currently raining morning. 54 degrees now, looking at 61 later in the city. Possibly more rain later but gosh I brought my umbrella so that is almost a perfect guarantee of no rain today. This is going to be a fairly wet week, leaving maybe an inch of rain bar tomorrow. Then hopefully nice weather for the Memorial Day Weekend.

Last night was nice sleeping in the truck. It sounded like we got some rain during the middle of the night and the wind howled around a bit but not really cold or damp.

The sun will set at 8:18 pm with dusk around 8:51 pm, which is 57 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for rain and temperatures around 55 degrees. The dew point will be 52 degrees. There will be a south breeze at 7 mph. Today will have 14 hours and 52 minutes of daytime, an increase of one minute and 44 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will have a chance of showers, mainly before 11pm. Patchy fog between 11pm and 2am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low of 48 degrees at 6am. One degrees below normal. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. In 2016, it got down to 51 degrees with shallow fog. The record low of 36 occurred back in 1967.

As previously noted, next Monday is Memorial Day when the sun will be setting at 8:24 pm with dusk at 8:58 pm. On that day in 2016, we had an afternoon thunderstorm with rain, but otherwise mostly sunny skies and temperatures between 89 and 68 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 73 degrees. We hit a record high of 93 back in 1931.

This weekend after the Lupine Festival while I was out hiking I left my laptop plugged in to inverter charging. Worked fine for a while and the low voltage disconnect did its job, dropping the load eventually to protect the battery from damage. That said I’m looking to get a 12 volt car charger for my laptop, as a simple boost converter to charge the laptop would use a fair bit less power. Inverters are fine but they aren’t that efficient especially at the higher amperage demands and low power factor of the laptop, with a system with limited storage. And it looks like they are only like $25. I’ll look more at it before summer vacation when I will be using my laptop off the trucks power.

Good morning! Monday’s come back around again. Next Monday is Memorial Day. Cloudy and 49 degrees in Westerlo. There is a southeast breeze at 5 mph. The skies will clear tomorrow around 4 am.

Today will have showers likely, mainly after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high of 61 degrees at 1pm. 10 degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 52 at 3pm. South wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. A year ago, we had rain, drizzle, mostly cloudy skies and a high of 75 degrees. The record high of 97 was set in 1911.

Good evening! Light on and off drizzle and 59 degrees in Dormanville, out sleeping in my truck cap. I can hear the rain and wind on my truck cap. There is a south-southeast breeze at 13 mph. At times the wind gusts up. The dew point is 42 degrees. The skies will clear Tuesday around 4 am. Tomorrow will be rainy at times, you’ll want your umbrella.

Tonight will have showers, mainly after 3am. Low of 51 degrees at 6am. Two degrees above normal. South wind 11 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. In 2016, it got down to 54 degrees with rain and drizzle and mostly cloudy skies. The record low of 33 occurred back in 2002.

Waning Crescent Moon tonight with 26% illuminated. The moon will rise around 2:15 am. The New Moon is on Thursday night with chance of showers expected. The Full “Strawberry” Moon is on Friday, June 9th. The sun will rise at 5:26 am with the first light at 4:53 am, which is 50 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 9 hours and 7 minutes of darkness, a decrease of one minute and 46 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will rain, mainly before 5pm. High of 58 degrees at 3pm. A rather cool day for late May, roughly 13 degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 52 at 3pm. South wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. A year ago, we had rain, drizzle, mostly cloudy skies and a high of 75 degrees. The record high of 97 was set in 1911.

Next weekend looks like it might be perfect weather-wise. We will have to see. Next Saturday, partly sunny, with a high near 72. Maximum dew point of 55 at 4pm. Next Sunday, mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Maximum dew point of 55 at 5pm. Typical average high for the weekend is 73 degrees. I’m hoping for a nice weekend out camping, but as long as it’s not a rain-out, I’ll still probably end up going. Should be nice up in Vermont — tomorrow I will see if I can sneak out of work a bit early on Friday, it all depends on how things go.

In four weeks on June 18 the sun will be setting at 8:36 pm, which is 18 minutes and 42 seconds later then tonight. That’s almost the latest sunset of the year. In 2016 on that day, we had mostly sunny skies and temperatures between 86 and 55 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 79 and 57 degrees. The record high of 97 degrees was set back in 1957.

Looking ahead, Father’s Day is in 4 weeks, Summer is in 1 months, Buck Moon is in 7 weeks, National Cheese Cake Day is in 10 weeks, 7 PM Sunset is in 17 weeks, Average High is 70 is in 4 months, Average High is 60 is in 21 weeks, Daylight Savings Time Ends is in 24 weeks, Cold Moon is in 28 weeks and New Years Eve is in 32 weeks.

Good morning! Happy Sunday. Four weeks to Father’s Day. Cloudy and 53 degrees in Delmar, NY. Calm wind.The skies will clear around 1 pm.

A rather cloudy start to our day but more sun is expected later. I woke up and then went back to sleep. I’ve been staying up too late lately and needed to catch up on sleep. 

Today will be partly sunny, with a high of 70 degrees at 3pm. One degree below normal. Light south wind increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning. A year ago, we had rain, patches of fog, cloudy skies and a high of 69 degrees. The record high of 92 was set in 1941. There was a dusting of snow in 1895.

The sun will set at 8:17 pm with dusk around 8:50 pm, which is 59 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for mostly cloudy conditions and 64 degrees. There will be a south-southeast breeze at 13 mph. Today will have 14 hours and 51 minutes of daytime, an increase of one minute and 48 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will have showers likely, mainly after 3am. Cloudy, with a low of 50 degrees at 5am. One degree above normal. South wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. In 2016, it got down to 54 degrees with rain and drizzle and mostly cloudy skies. The record low of 33 occurred back in 2002.

Looking ahead, there are 4 weeks until Father’s Day when the sun will be setting at 8:36 pm with dusk at 9:11 pm. On that day in 2016, we had mostly sunny skies and temperatures between 86 and 55 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 79 degrees. We hit a record high of 97 back in 1957.

Today is the Save the Pine Bush Wildflower hike. Should be a lot of great wildflowers out now, there were plenty yes on my walk. One PM today. Hopefully more sun by then.

Today I should go through my camping gear and start packing. Just a lot of little things to do so I’m ready to leave on Friday next week. 

Good evening! Sitting out back under the reading lamp that I bought last month. It’s such a brilliant white light for being just USB powered. Clear and 55 degrees in Delmar. There is a north breeze at 7 mph. A bit chilly this evening with the breeze but it’s not bad for May. It would probably be rather chilly up north for sure. I’m sure I would have gone camping if not for the Lupine Festival. That’s the one big thing I do for Save the Pine Bush every year. 

Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low of 45 degrees at 4am. Four degrees below normal. North wind 3 to 7 mph. A bit chilly but not unreasonably cold. Still I’m going to close the windows upstairs.  In 2016, it got down to 45 degrees with rain and patches of fog and cloudy skies. The record low of 32 occurred back in 1949.

Waning Crescent Moon tonight with 34% illuminated. The moon will rise around 1:34 am. The New Moon is on Thursday night with showers is likely expected. The Full “Strawberry” Moon is on Friday, June 9th. The sun will rise at 5:27 am with the first light at 4:54 am, which is 52 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 9 hours and 9 minutes of darkness, a decrease of one minute and 48 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high of 70 degrees at 3pm. One degree below normal. Light east wind becoming south 6 to 11 mph in the morning. Nice day for the Save the Pine Bush hike. A year ago, we had rain, patches of fog, cloudy skies and a high of 69 degrees. The record high of 92 was set in 1941. There was a dusting of snow in 1895.

In four weeks on June 17 the sun will be setting at 8:36 pm, which is 19 minutes and 23 seconds later then tonight. Almost the latest sunset of the year. In 2016 on that day, we had mostly sunny skies and temperatures between 81 and 56 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 79 and 57 degrees. The record high of 94 degrees was set back in 1994.

Looking ahead, 15 Hours of Daylight is Next Saturday, 50th Gas Up in Gallupville is in 3 weeks, Eat Your Vegatables Day is in 4 weeks, Latest Sunset of Year (8:37 PM) is in 5 weeks, July 1st is in 6 weeks, Cow Apprechiation Day (Moo?) is in 8 weeks, Ugly Truck Day is in 2 months, Hottest Time of Year Ends (83 Average) in 9 weeks, National Lasagna Day is in 10 weeks, Last Sunset After 8 PM is in 12 weeks, National Dog Day is in 14 weeks, Lowville Cream Cheese Festival is in 17 weeks, Beaver Moon is in 24 weeks and Inaugeration Day 2021 is in 43 months.

The lupine festival was good, maybe a bit busy but I got to talk to a lot of people. I’m not the most outgoing person but I got the job done. Hopefully we will recruit some people to our Wildflower Hike tomorrow and our upcoming dinners. I was super pissed about the lack of recycling bins at the festival. Government hates being green or recycling because most government officials aren’t very bright. I just hate seeing all those cans and paper going to the soon to be closed landfill down the street. What do they care, the landfill pours millions into their budget every year. I got a bit sun burnt and would have preferred to go camping but so be it. That’s for next week. 

In parts of the Pine Bush the lupine are really flowing but other parts not so much. I didn’t see any Karner Blue but there were definitely a lot of butterflies and wildlife around. I took a bunch of pictures and made some videos from my hike in the evening at Blueberry Hill. Didn’t see another soul up there but there was still the constant drone of passing automobiles on the expressways and local roads. Birds had to compete with the noise of suburbanites mowing their lawns. If I ever own a home, I’m skipping the big lawn thing. Lawns are good pastures for livestock in my book or for that matter just let the land grow back to wilderness. Then you can burn the wood. I think burning ones lawn like they do in the Midwest with prairie grasses seem pretty neat. 

Next week it will be second night camping. A lot of people in my neighborhood tonight have camp fires, including a big one at the farm down the road. Wouldn’t be a bad night but cool up north. The forecast now looks pretty good for the whole long weekend, almost tempting me to go to Moose River but I think I’ll hold off in favor of the Green Mountains. Moose will be good for Independence Day Weekend.  This will probably be the only time I go to Vermont this year. The following weeks will likely be Schoharie County or Brookfield or maybe Pisceo Powley Road. I want to do more camping although after Memorial Day Weekend, I need to do an oil change or take it somewhere and pay to have it done. Probably the later as it will not cost me that much more to have done professionally. 

Weather otherwise looks stormy during the work week and somewhat cool, but what do I care if I have to be in the office all week. I guess there won’t be much walking down to the park or sitting out back this week. Oh, well. 

It’s getting late. I should get some sleep. Good night!