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Good afternoon! Where did April go? I thought it went quick, maybe due to the late state budget. Later this week it will feel more like early April then May. Two weeks to Mother’s Day. Don’t forget about your mother. She’ll be mad if you do. 

There is light rain and 49 degrees in Delmar, NY. There is a north-northeast breeze at 8 mph. Sort of how the month of May is expected to begin. The skies will clear tomorrow around 1 pm.

Today will have scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high of 58 degrees at 3pm. Six degrees below normal. North wind 6 to 8 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. 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 66 degrees. The record high of 86 was set in 1903. There was a dusting of snow in 2008.

Today is pretty cold and damp. Some rain but relatively dry. I might go for a short hike this afternoon, that’s to be decided. Depends if the rain stops. 

The sun will set at 7:55 pm with dusk around 8:26 pm, which is one minute and 8 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for mostly cloudy conditions and 60 degrees. There will be a south-southeast breeze at 9 mph. Today will have 14 hours and 5 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 30 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will have isolated showers before 7pm, then isolated showers after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low of 49 degrees at 5am. Six degrees above normal. South wind 9 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. In 2016, it got down to 44 degrees with periods of rain. The record low of 28 occurred back in 2008.

As previously noted, there are 2 weeks until Mother’s Day when the sun will be setting at 8:10 pm with dusk at 8:42 pm. On that day in 2016, we had fog, rain and temperatures between 73 and 46 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 69 degrees. We hit a record high of 93 back in 1900.

It was a beautiful morning then the clouds came back in. I should have taken my chance to get in the fresh air before the rain. Oh well. I’ve updated the weather records database and automated the database using NOAA website. This way at the end of the month, weather updates are easy. I used to use Weather Underground data but they cut back on the amount of data they publish for free, so now I’m pulling the data from the horses mouth or something like that. Maybe I should be careful as horses have big teeth. 

I’m going to order online two of those Buddy Heater filters so I have them, although at this point I doubt I’ll be using the heater much more but then again you can still have some cold mornings and wet days in the Adirondacks. It’s too bad it’s a seasonal product and Lowes doesn’t have them in stock any more this time of year. I’m going to try cleaning the regulator hose I have but I think it’s plugged with dirt and condensate. I’ve never had any trouble with the regular hoses and if I plug a filter, they are inexpensive compared to the quick disconnect hose, which really ain’t that much quicker. 

Well I should take out the trash and recycling, and do some cleaning. I have a lot of cans because I’ve been drinking all that beer I bought for camping. I should cut back as it has a lot of calories, and I’m already a big boy. Maybe next week when I run out of beer. I should drink more milk and water as it’s healthier. 

Good evening! Partly cloudy and 58 degrees in Delmar, NY. There is a west-northwest breeze at 10 mph. Temperature is dropping quickly this evening, especially with the breeze. It’s still only the end of April but it’s been so mild lately. Nice starts though this evening. 

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low of 46 degrees at 5am. Four degrees above normal. North wind 6 to 10 mph. In 2016, it got down to 44 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. The record low of 25 occurred back in 1874.

Waxing Crescent Moon tonight with 28% illuminated. The moon will set around 12:07 am. The First Quarter Moon is on Wednesday night with mostly cloudy expected. The Full “Flower” Moon is on Wednesday, May 10th. The sun will rise at 5:51 am with the first light at 5:20 am, which is one minute and 23 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 9 hours and 55 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 30 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will have isolated showers between 10am and 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high of 60 degrees at 3pm. Four degrees below normal. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon. A bit chilly for this time of year. Chance of precipitation is 20%. A year ago, we had mostly cloudy skies and a high of 66 degrees. The record high of 86 was set in 1903. There was a dusting of snow in 2008.

In four weeks on May 27 the sun will be setting at 8:23 pm, which is 28 minutes and 57 seconds later then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had rain, thunderstorm and temperatures between 87 and 71 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 73 and 51 degrees. The record high of 94 degrees was set back in 1914.

Went down to the park for a while today. Uploaded the last batch of videos from my Adirondacks trip. I will continue featuring the remaining scenic dash camera videos over the next few days. Added some maps and downloaded the latest weather records to update my blog data. 

Didn’t get out fishing or to Henry Hudson Park because the weather was kind of cloudy and looked like it could rain. Ended up cooking one of the burgers for lunch on the stove at home then later heading to the Car Wash, Lowes, and Walmart. 

Gave Big Red a good wash including crawling under it to do as much of the undercarriage and underside of the quarter panels in the bed as possible. It was a messy job and quite wet and muddy but I got the last of the residual salt off. I had noticed the other week when running the wires back to the truck cap there was a lot of mud and crap hidden under the undercarriage. Being a lifted truck it is a lot easier to get under there and really clean the hard to see places. I have a few paint chips and rusty spots after six years to fix with clear coat, probably sooner than later. 

Bought some new boots. My old ones where in really rough shape. The leather was fine but the soles were very worn through. I was worried about stepping on something like a sharp branch and cutting my foot. I got a year out of them but I haven’t been doing quite as much walking as I did in the past. Bought the same low cost brand in hopes of getting just as much use out of the new ones. 

Sat out back for a while but with the breeze it started to get cool. So I came back in. Earlier I was drinking beer and eating trail mix but it got cold. I sat in the truck cap for a while before deciding to come in. Laying in bed, I have my big camp flag lit using the 3 watt camp bulb I use. It’s such a nice warm white and very energy efficient to boot. I look forward to being out in the wilderness soon enough. 

Went to Lowes to get the Big Buddy Heater filter, so I can use a standard hose but after a half hour of staff searching they decided it was a seasonal product and they don’t have any more. I’m going to have to order online. I will do that tomorrow. I want to have two of filters to ensure that I no longer have issues with the heater not starting on cold mornings. 

Bought a very big bottle of hot sauce, which turned out to be quite good. Somebody reminded me on Facebook how good hot sauce was on eggs, so I decided I needed some more. I got the bigger bottle which was only slightly more expensive for a lot more sauce but came in plastic, so it won’t shatter I’d dropped at camp and can be burned if I finish it off at camp rather than taken to the transfer station. I like hot sauce, I expect it won’t last even all summer. Eggs and so many other things hot sauce is delicious on. 

I don’t mind staying in town, but these weekends can be sort of dull especially when the weather is crappy. I wrote and improved a lot of blog code and interesting content, so I guess that’s a big upside to being stuck home. And I saved a lot of miles on my truck. 

Looking ahead, Memorial Day is a month away.

Good morning! Happy Saturday. Finally the weekend! Cloudy and 67 degrees in Delmar, NY. There is a west breeze at 7 mph. The dew point is 55 degrees. Not the nicest day but will get progressively nicer as well the day progresses. The skies will clear around 2 pm.

Today will be partly sunny, with a high of 75 degrees at 3pm. 11 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 55 at 10am. Breezy, with a west wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. A year ago, we had mostly cloudy skies and a high of 59 degrees. The record high of 88 was set in 1888. 1 inch of snow fell back in 1885.

The sun will set at 7:54 pm with dusk around 8:24 pm, which is one minute and 8 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for partly cloudy conditions and 70 degrees. The dew point will be 47 degrees. There will be a west-northwest breeze at 13 mph. Today will have 14 hours and 3 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 31 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low of 46 degrees at 5am. Four degrees above normal. West wind 6 to 11 mph. In 2016, it got down to 44 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. The record low of 25 occurred back in 1874.

Went down to the park for a while last night and read a library book for a while. I’ve had too much screen time lately and I needed to do more reading. The Internet is fun and its nice they have a high speed network at the park but sometimes reading an actual book and learning something new is good too. I promise myself I’ll do much more reading come the summer. 

I thought I might have lost my wallet at the park but I left it home. It was getting dark and I couldn’t find my wallet. I huried home and found it where I left it on the dresser. I’ve been doing that more by accident in the evening because I usually take it out of my pocket before sitting back and watching the news. 

Sat out back with my laptop first working on the dashboard camera code then watching the PBS Newshour. I went back in when the neighborhood turned on her light and it was bright especially without any trees. I was annoyed. 

Wrote a new script to take video off my dash cam and archive it. I had been doing it manually first with Openshot Video Editor then with ffmpeg command line but both methods required a lot more fiddling then I would have preferred. I can never remember all the ffmpeg of command options. I wanted to make it as easy as possible for me to store the most interesting clips that my dashboard camera captures, especially now that I’m taking more road trips to the Adirondacks and other scenic locations. For best reliability of the dash cam and to ensure valuable content isn’t lost, I try to reformat it daily which means I regularly have to archive the sections I want to keep. 

Still I’m bit annoyed that over the past few years the landlord has removed all of the trees in the yard. I knew it would be bad but I was hoping he’d spare at least one in the backyard. I understand the trees up front had damaged the plumbing but it seemed silly to remove both trees in the backyard, especially one that I thought was fairly healthy. Maybe because it was an elm they were concerned it was starting to get sickly. Without the trees it will reduce the shade and make things hotter in the summer. It also increases the road noise a bit, especially for the people up front. Hopefully it won’t be too bad and the landlord will at least replace some of the trees up front. It ugly with just the stumps. Still it sucks. Hopefully I won’t have the move over the stupid trees making my apartment too hot. At least I won’t have to worry about trees falling on my truck. There are no more trees anymore in the general area where I park. It will though make things hot in the truck come the summer though. 

Tonight I’m probably going to go down to Henry Hudson Park with a book, my camp stove and grill, some of those hamburgers I bought last week and my fishing pole this afternoon to relax. I don’t usually catch that much in the river that I would want to keep but I like sitting down on the river and watching the barges and boats go by. I have to get some stuff at Glenmont at any rate. If I’m in town, I want to at least be having fun. 

I’m looking forward to getting out camping in a future week. Right now I’m looking at Mother’s Day Weekend because the lupine festival is the following weekend. I’m not doing the Tulip Festival booth because we have other people doing that. While most of the the Adirondack roads won’t be open at point there are still places to go if the weather is decent. Maybe lower Pisceo Powely Road? This would have been an okay weekend if we only had more sun. 

Got my explanation of benefits from the insurance company for my dental visit. Makes absolutely no sense to me but I’ll see if I get a bill from the dentist. I believe regular dentist visits are 100% covered in network and the dentist office over bills the insurance and they negotiate the rate, because they didn’t ask for a copayment. I just hate how confusing insurance really is. Insurers and healthcare providers should work closely together and provide legible, human understood bills. There shouldn’t be so many negotiated mark downs that are confusing to the patient, followed by a  bill asking for $20, like as happened the last time I went to the doctor. 

One month from now is Memorial Day. I hope we have nice weather and not too many black flies. Well we will see. Summer is always nice as long as one doesn’t get eaten alive. 

Happy Weekend! Mostly sunny and 83 degrees in City of Albany. There is a west breeze at 8 mph. The dew point is 50 degrees. You might say it’s a pretty pleasant evening but he aware it won’t last. 
The sun will set at 7:52 pm with dusk around 8:23 pm, which is one minute and 7 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for mostly clear conditions and 74 degrees. The dew point will be 50 degrees. There will be a west breeze at 7 mph. You can’t complain about that. 

Tonight will have increasing clouds, with a low of 58 degrees at 5am. 13 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 52 at 1am. West wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south in the evening. In 2016, it got down to 37 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. The record low of 27 occurred back in 1947.

Waxing Crescent Moon tonight with 21% illuminated. The moon will set around 11:21 pm. The First Quarter Moon is on Wednesday night with chance of rain then mostly cloudy expected. The Full “Flower” Moon is on Wednesday, May 10th. The sun will rise at 5:52 am with the first light at 5:21 am, which is one minute and 25 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 9 hours and 57 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 30 seconds over last night.

With an evening like that on tap, it makes me wish I was heading up to the wilderness. But I’m sure it’s still pretty brown up north, as spring hadn’t yet arrived to the Adirondacks. It will come but it’s always delayed to mid May. I’m sure black flies will be fierce by the time I get up there again. Then summer will occur. I love summer. 

Tomorrow will have a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then a slight chance of showers between 2pm and 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high of 76 degrees at 3pm. 12 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 57 at 11am. South wind 8 to 16 mph becoming west in the afternoon. 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 59 degrees. The record high of 88 was set in 1888. 1 inches of snow fell back in 1885.

Sunday, a slight chance of showers between 9am and 3pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Maximum dew point of 45 at 5pm. Typical average high for the weekend is 64 degrees.

Left my truck at the Park and Ride. I had better remember to get off at that stop. I had better type quickly as traffic is moving well tonight. And I better remember to pick up my sport jacket next Wednesday from the dry cleaners too.  I wonder how much butchery the landlord has done to the trees during the day. I hope he replants what he cuts. He’s a pretty good guy, so I have a feeling he will replace the trees but it will take years fully to grow. 

Bought a fan and electric LED reading lamp to use up at camp. This way I can further avoid using the inverter which is not real efficient compared to running things directly on 12 volts direct current. Neither was real expensive but will put the power upgrades I made on the truck cap to good use. I like having a fan on warm nights, and this fan using only about 10 watts should provide some air on sticky nights without discharging the accessory battery too quickly. 

In four weeks it will be start of Memorial Day Weekend aka the Unofficial Start to Summer, which starts this year on May 26 the sun will be setting at 8:21 pm, which is 29 minutes and 15 seconds later then today. In 2016 on that day, we had mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 88 and 58 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 72 and 50 degrees. The record high of 94 degrees was set back in 2010.

Looking ahead, Cinco de Mayo is Next Friday and Memorial Day Weekend is in 4 weeks. I can’t wait. Spring time is awesome. 

Get out and enjoy this beautiful evening! 

Good morning! Happy Arbor Day. Without those trees we would have a whole lot less fun and mostly non toxic stuff to burn. Hah. Plus shade, clean air and habitat for the squirrels to shoot for fun. Next Friday is Cinco de Mayo. Showers around, generally cloudy and 62 degrees in Albany. There is a west-southwest breeze at 9 mph. The dew point is 55 degrees. The skies will clear around 8 am.

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high of 79 degrees at 3pm. 15 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 55 at 8am. West wind 9 to 13 mph. Going to be warm one but not too humid. I’m not complaining but why couldn’t have God held this weather off for one more day, e.g. the weekend. Thank you Trump for messing up my weekend. A year ago, we had mostly cloudy skies and a high of 58 degrees. The record high of 92 was set in 1990. There was a dusting of snow in 1966.

The sun will set at 7:52 pm with dusk around 8:23 pm, which is one minute and 8 seconds later than yesterday. Today will have 14 hours of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 33 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will have increasing clouds, with a low of 55 degrees at 5am. 13 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 50 at 6am. West wind 6 to 8 mph becoming south in the evening. In 2016, it got down to 37 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. The record low of 27 occurred back in 1947.

As previously noted, next Friday is Cinco de Mayo when the sun will be setting at 8:00 pm with dusk at 8:31 pm. I’ll have to buy some Corona to celebrate drinking out back. On that day in 2016, we had cloudy skies and temperatures between 58 and 47 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 66 degrees. We hit a record high of 91 back in 1944.

Today is going to a hot one but it won’t feel that bad with the humidity being relatively low. Last night’s very brief thunderstorm and recent rains are helping to keep fire risk low. Everything is remarkably damp despite the fact we didn’t get much rain in Delmar.

It was a nice evening at the park, although it got dark early with the clouds. But I still enjoyed the walk down there. I should have brought a book rather than my laptop but I did get some more videos uploaded. I have plenty of content for the next few days.

Sat our back for a while watching the PBS Newshour on the tailgate of my truck after dark. Retired to bed early as want to get an early start tomorrow, especially as they were going to be removing several trees at my apartment starting at 7:30 am.

I also listened to NPR’s Marketplace for the first time in a while walking down to the park, because most evenings I usually end up the Newshour at home. I should listen to the Newshour more so I can be better informed on what is happening in the world.

I was a little on the fence about going camping this weekend but I decided against it because I didn’t want the expense or the burden of getting all the camping gear out for marginal weather. I’m fine with waiting for nicer days to go camping. I guess if tomorrow turns out beautiful I could do a day trip somewhere or even spend Saturday night camping in the wilderness. But I expect to just hang out in town.

It’s interesting to read about the difference between Pennsylvania and New York on the Emerald Ash Borer. Penna tried a relatively weak quarantine but quickly abandoned it and now it is spread across most of the state. New York is doing a valent effort to try to slow the spread of EAB with an aggressive quarantine and firewood inspections but it’s not clear we are going to be any more successful at stopping the EAB. Indeed the DEC has been really quiet recently about the location of the EAB in our state but I suspect it’s going to be rooted in most of our state within the next few years with the ash tree largely gone from New York by 2025. Our ecology is changing, largely man driven and its clear we can’t always stop the change. I think the same may prove true about climate change.

Dropped off my dry cleaning this morning at the dry cleaners and drove to the park and ride. They are supposed to cut more of the shade trees in the yard, but so far the tree trimming crew hasn’t arrived. It supposed to make the plumbing work better but gosh I don’t know. I think most of the trees cut will impact the shade for the neighbors more then me because they cut my shade tree last year. I guess I will find out. It’s great they are chopping down my shade on Arbor Day. 

I’m almost to work. Just passed the $175 an hour waterfalls on the front of the Empire State Plaza. Have a good one. Enjoy the warmth. 

Good evening! Partly cloudy and 74 degrees in Albany. There is a south-southeast breeze at 10 mph. The dew point is 56 degrees. I think you might describe the weather this evening as being quite pleasant. 

The sun will set at 7:51 pm with dusk around 8:22 pm, which is one minute and 8 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for partly clear conditions and 70 degrees. The dew point will be 55 degrees. There will be a south-southeast breeze at 9 mph. Yes, I’m going to have a quick dinner then head down to the park for a while.

Tonight will have a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 3am. Increasing clouds, with a low of 60 degrees at 3am. 18 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 56 at 6pm. South wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. In 2016, it got down to 35 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. The record low of 25 occurred back in 1947.

Waxing Crescent Moon tonight with 13% illuminated. The moon will set around 10:36 pm. The First Quarter Moon is on Wednesday night with mostly cloudy expected. The Full “Flower” Moon is in 2 weeks. The sun will rise at 5:53 am with the first light at 5:22 am, which is one minute and 26 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 10 hours of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 33 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will have a chance of showers, mainly before 8am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high of 77 degrees at 3pm. 13 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 56 at 6am. West wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. A year ago, we had mostly cloudy skies and a high of 58 degrees. The record high of 92 was set in 1990. There was a dusting of snow in 1966.

The weekend doesn’t get my vote for heading out of town. Saturday, a chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77. South wind 6 to 13 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Maximum dew point of 53 at 12pm. Sunday, a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Maximum dew point of 46 at 6am. Typical average high for the weekend is 64 degrees. So we will be much above normal. 

There is a lot of summer ahead, probably 25 weeks before it gets really too cold to camp although Labor Day Weekend is in 18 weeks and many of the beaches close before then. But the cycle goes back around again. 

In four weeks on May 25 the sun will be setting at 8:21 pm, which is 29 minutes and 29 seconds later then today. In 2016 on that day, we had fog, rain and temperatures between 88 and 51 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 72 and 50 degrees. The record high of 94 degrees was set back in 1981.

Looking ahead, Start of June is in 5 weeks.

April 27, 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.