Good morning! Bus stop, Wendy please share my umbrella. And with that song, our Friday gets underway. Next Friday is when Autumn Begins. Dark and cloudy and 66 degrees in Delmar. Calm wind. The dew point is 61 degrees. Going to warm up as the day progresses, with the skies will clear around 3 pm.

Getting ready for camp this morning. Such a very dark morning for sure. I made some grands bisckets up in the oven and are currently starting to pack my clothes. Then I will take a shower, pack personal gear and a few other things in the truck. I wanted to leave by 8:45 AM so I can get to work as close to on time, so I can leave work close to on time.

Today will have isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after noon. Partly sunny, with a high of 81 degrees at 3pm. Eight degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 67 at 11am. Hazy, hot and humid late summer day. North wind 3 to 5 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 sunny skies. The high last year was 71 degrees. The record high of 92 was set in 1915.

The sun will set at 7:04 pm with dusk around 7:32 pm, which is one minute and 46 seconds earlier than yesterday. At sunset, look for partly cloudy conditions and 75 degrees. The dew point will be 65 degrees. There will be a calm wind. Today will have 12 hours and 27 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 50 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will have a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers between 8pm and 9pm. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low of 62 degrees at 5am. 10 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 66 at 6pm. Light west wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. In 2016, we had mostly clear skies. It got down to 43 degrees. The record low of 32 occurred back in 1964.

I still haven’t gotten my hunting license, but I doubt I will be doing any hunting this weekend. I need to get down to the DEC headquarters to buy it at lunch but I’ve been either been lazy or busy to do it, and today I have to run errands at lunch so it won’t happen. Next week I promise I will do that.

The more I use the Bluetooth Keyboard the more I like it. It’s certainly not as portable as the just typing on the phone but if you have a sturdy flat surface to put the keyboard on, it certainly is a lot less cramped and probably faster to touch type then using the on board keyboard. Having the arrow keys is nice for editing purposes too.

Those crickets or cicadas or whatever they were really buzzing yesterday. I thought for a while I might have a loose belt or something going on with the truck but when I stopped and go out of the truck, they kept making their noise.

As previously noted, next Friday is when  Autumn Begins when the sun will be setting at 6:51 pm with dusk at 7:19 pm. On that day in 2016, we had mostly sunny skies and temperatures between 82 and 53 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 70 degrees. We hit a record high of 95 back in 1895. Well before my time.

Well folks, I better get in the shower. It should be a nice weekend up north, especially if the colors are as good as people say they are. It’s a bit hard to know for sure, especially because the elevation where I plan to camp isn’t as high as some of the other parts of the Adirondacks.

Have a great day! Enjoy the heat and humidity for sure.

Good evening! Mostly cloudy and 70 degrees in Delmar. Calm wind. The dew point is 64 degrees. Feels more like summer this evening then the middle of summer. Despite the warm weather, its still pretty cloudy, and the sun sets early. The skies will clear tomorrow around 10 pm.

Tonight will be scattered showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then isolated showers between 1am and 4am. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low of 61 degrees at 5am. Nine degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 65 at 10pm. Muggy!  Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. In 2016, we had mostly clear skies. It got down to 48 degrees. The record low of 33 occurred back in 1975.

Tonight will have a Waning Crescent Moon with 19% illuminated. The moon will rise tomorrow at 2:26 am. The New Moon is on Tuesday night with partly cloudy skies. The Hunter Moon is in 3 weeks. The sun will rise at 6:35 am with the first light at 6:07 am, which is one minute and 4 seconds later than yesterday. Tonight will have 11 hours and 30 minutes of darkness, an increase of 2 minutes and 51 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will have a slight chance of showers between 9am and 11am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high of 79 degrees at 3pm. Six degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 66 at 12pm. Calm wind. 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. It was somewhat humid. The high last year was 71 degrees. The record high of 92 was set in 1915.

Still the forecast looks super nice for the weekend. Saturday, a chance of showers, mainly after 2pm. Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 81. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Maximum dew point of 67 at 4pm. Sunday, mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Maximum dew point of 65 at 4pm. Typical average high for the weekend is 72 degrees.

So the kayak is on the roof of my truck, and the dry goods are packed in the truck. Still working on packing the clothes and getting some of the other gear ready, but a lot of that can be done in the morning. The truck is all gassed up but I will need to stop either in the morning or on the way up to camp to buy firewood as I expect to be setting up close to dusk or maybe even after dark. I just rain to Stewart’s for milk but didn’t buy firewood because I didn’t want to have to carry it home. I do need to load the persishables, sweep the floor and take out the garbage before I go. That’s fine though, as I will have the electric cords up where I can quickly plug them in and light the campsite once I find a site to camp at.

I am very excited about exploring Moss Island on Saturday. I confirmed that the canal will still be open so I won’t have to worry about low water levels. I probably will hike Moss Island first then put in at the boat launch, and paddle around it. I’m undecided if I am going to go through a lock or not. My feeling is based on how short the days are, I probably won’t, but I might paddle downstream a short distance from Little Falls down by Finks Basin, and then up towards the falls. I hope to get some interesting video and picutres, especially now that I found my big camera once again.

Up on Piseco-Powley Road I’m hoping to get either the bridge site or better yet the site up in the plains. I am thinking with hunting season not really under way and with summer over, there will be a lot less people up there, but who knows with the nice weather. I mean, how often do you have 85 degree weather in mid-September? I’m glad we are finally going to get summer, now that September has rolled around, and that I have my kayak paddle so I can get back out on the water.

I do need to get back to Albany relatively early on Sunday, so I won’t have a lot of time to dilly dally around at the potholers. But if I get an early start, I should have enough time to enjoy my day, and enjoy those wonderful cold waters before winter fully kicks in and it’s too cold and the road is closed due to snow.

I wonder how much fall color I will see while I am up there. I heard on Facebook that there is already quite a bit of color, even if the maps put out by the state tourism bureau suggest elsewise. It turns out with the cool nights, that colors are popping out, even if this weekend is expected to be quite warm. I might go to Moose River Plains next weekend if the colors are nice. It will depend on the weather and what kind of family obligations I have. I might go the following week, otherwise. I probably will take off a day or two for a long weekend up at Moose River Plains.

I picked up a little Bluetooth Keyboard to use with my cellphone for typing longer blogposts. At first it took a while to get used to, and I’m not sure it really saves that much time over using the on screen keyboard, but it was only $20. I had originally planned on using my wireless keyboard with the dongle and the usb on the go adapter I bought, but I found that didn’t work right with my phone. But the Bluetooth keyboard works fine.I probably could have ordered the same thing for a bit cheaper online, but I wasn’t sure if it would work with my phone, for I figured with Walmart I could always return it if I couldn’t get it to work right. Works fine, but the keyboard layout is slightly different form my laptop, so it took a while to master. It is a bit lagging at times with the screen but I may be able to fix that by playing with the the settings a bit more.

Filled up the windshield Reservior and topped off the oil I my truck. I have plenty of gas now, so I should be ready for a good weekend adventure. I think I will take my contacts out shortly and retire to bed.

In four weeks on October 12 the sun will be setting at 6:16 pm, which is 48 minutes and 51 seconds earlier then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had partly cloudy skies and temperatures between 67 and 47 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 61 and 41 degrees. The record high of 85 degrees was set back in 1954.

Looking ahead, Autumn Begins is Next Friday and Average High is 40 is in 2 months.

Good morning! Happy Sunday. Next Sunday is 7 PM Sunset. Mostly sunny and 58 degrees in Delmar. Closed some windows early this morning, warm enough to start opening them now. There is a north-northwest breeze at 6 mph. It’s a beautiful morning here in Trump’s America, although the days are still getting shorter. Not too warm either but I’ll take the sun over a warm and rainy day. Autumn is less than two weeks away now but I bet with the cool weather it will come early in the Adirondacks. 

Today will be sunny, with a high of 70 degrees at 3pm. Five degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 50 at 10am. North wind 6 to 8 mph. A year ago, we had cloudy skies with some clearing in the afternoon. It became very sticky as the day progressed. The high last year was 87 degrees. The record high of 96 was set in 1931.

Definitely a beautiful day. Later on I’m heading up to Thompsons’ Lake to do some paddling and fishing. Should be a beautiful day. Then I’m bringing baked ravioli, garlic bread and peas to my parents house for dinner. Maybe also hike out to the escarpment or visit the gaudy visitors center that is beloved by the liberals and the corporations that are building McMansions in wetlands and endangered species habitats. 

The sun will set at 7:12 pm with dusk around 7:41 pm, which is one minute and 46 seconds earlier than yesterday. At sunset, look for clear conditions and 63 degrees. The dew point will be 49 degrees. There will be a north-northwest breeze at 6 mph. Today will have 12 hours and 41 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 50 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low of 45 degrees at 5am. Nine degrees below normal. Northwest wind 3 to 5 mph. In 2016, we had partly cloudy skies with more clouds in the early hours of the next day. It was very sticky. It got down to 54 degrees. The record low of 36 occurred back in 1917.

Yesterday was a productive day. Spent some time cleaning up my truck, hooked up a relay to automatically turn on the CB radio and dash cam in my truck, found my missing digital camera, made a bunch of maps up, got a new kayak paddle which I really like, and spent some time cleaning. Oh, and I went to the Save the Pine Bush Booth as Mississippi Day and hung out there for a while. I found I still had a lot of the Save the Pine Bush stuff that I needed to return. 

I was pretty worried that I had lost or that my digital camera was stolen from my desk at work. It turned out to be in my truck. I use much smartphone for too many photos but my camera takes better pictures and much better video for sure. Now I can make some more videos up.

The automatic relay for the dashboard camera and CB radio is fantastic. It makes it so easy as I often forgot to turn them on and off. Now as soon as the truck it comes on, assuming that the accessory battery is at least 12.1 volts or otherwise the other relay doesn’t kick in for 30 seconds to minimize alternator overloading. I retained the old switch so I can manually turn on the radio when the truck is off. I sometimes use the weather radio when parked at camp so that’s important. The wires are all cleaned up I removed the PA speaker amplifier I have yet to get working right. Eventually I may buy an amplified speaker but it’s such a low priority. 

I also implemented some fixes to the blog and made up some new and improved maps. They will be featured this week so keep an eye out for them. I’ll also take some pictures and upload some videos over the next few days. 

As previously noted, next Sunday is 7 PM Sunset when the sun will be setting at 7:00 pm (shocking) with dusk at 7:28 pm. On that day in 2016, we had rain, mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 78 and 55 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 72 degrees. We hit a record high of 89 back in 1942.