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! 

Good morning! Happy Saturday. Finally the weekend! Next Saturday is 15 Hours of Daylight. Partly cloudy and 52 degrees in Albany. There is a north breeze at 7 mph.

Going to have some nice weather for the Lupine Festival. Stop by, it will be fun to see you. 

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high of 71 degrees at 3pm. Typical for today. North wind around 8 mph. A year ago, we had partly cloudy skies and a high of 75 degrees. The record high of 91 was set in 1962.

The sun will set at 8:16 pm with dusk around 8:49 pm, which is 59 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for clear conditions and 63 degrees. There will be a north breeze at 7 mph. Today will have 14 hours and 49 minutes of daytime, an increase of one minute and 50 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low of 45 degrees at 5am. Four degrees below normal. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm after midnight. 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.

As previously noted, next Saturday is 15 Hours of Daylight when the sun will be setting at 8:22 pm with dusk at 8:56 pm. On that day in 2016, we had thunderstorm, rain, mostly sunny skies and temperatures between 87 and 71 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 73 degrees. We hit a record high of 94 back in 1914.

Good morning! Yeah, it’s Friday! Next Friday is the get away day for Memorial Day Weekend. Mostly sunny and 67 degrees in Delmar, NY. There is a west breeze at 7 mph. The dew point is 62 degrees. A warm start to our day buy we expect the mercury to only climb about more degrees with dropping humidity. 

Today will have a slight chance of rain after 11am. Mostly sunny, with a high of 75 degrees at 11am. Five degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 62 at 6am. Northwest wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. A year ago, we had rain, partly cloudy skies and a high of 70 degrees. The record high of 91 was set in 1989. There was a dusting of snow in 1976.

Good evening! Cloudy, occasional rain showers and damp from the severe thunderstorms that came down earlier, now around 69 degrees in Delmar. There is a southwest breeze at 9 mph. The dew point is 64 degrees. Much cooler now. The skies will clear tomorrow around noontime.

I survived the Corporation Challenge. Traffic wasn’t as much grid lock as years past, but the bus was running about 15 minutes late but I made it home by 6 pm. 

I had a quick dinner and went to the lecture by Applied Environmental Services about the $30 million landfill mitigation project they are administering for the city. They are claiming amazing results with all this wildlife coming back since they’ve planted diverse natural species in the former trailer park. The regional director for AES flashed all kinds of impressive stats on the screen but he didn’t have much background on the restoration. Certainly this has been a very profitable project for his company and its good they’re trying to restore the trailer park but I’m skeptical but we will see. Still it’s good that the trailer park is being added to the preserve. 

The Discovery Center really wreaked of smoke, from the control burn they did right up to the building. They said they shut off the air handling equipment before the burn but the smoke still made it into the building and its pungent. Smelled like my winter coat after spending a cold night hovering over a smoldering campfire in the middle of winter. It will provide a wonderful example of a controlled burn for the thousands who come to the Lupine Festival on Saturday. Hopefully it won’t be so pungent then.

The thunderstorm driving home was quite neat with tons of lighting but the viability was bad and I accidentally blew through a traffic light that was without power. I saw the road flares and the cops car but in the heavy rain I didn’t notice the light was out. I didn’t get a ticket or in a crash so it’s not a big deal but the driving conditions were poor even if the lightening was impressive. I am going to post a YouTube video tomorrow of the lighting from my dash cam. Very cool.

Tonight will have a chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low of 63 degrees at 5am. 15 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 64 at 10pm. Southwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. In 2016, it got down to 49 degrees with rain and partly cloudy skies. The record low of 29 occurred back in 1981.

Last Quarter Moon tonight with 48% illuminated. The moon will rise around 12:13 am. The New Moon is next Thursday. The Full “Strawberry” Moon is on Friday, June 9th. The sun will rise at 5:28 am with the first light at 4:56 am, which is 55 seconds earlier than yesterday. I am going to draw the curtains again so I don’t wake so early. Tonight will have 9 hours and 12 minutes of darkness, a decrease of one minute and 54 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will have a slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high of 73 degrees at 12pm. Three degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 62 at 6am. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. A year ago, we had rain, partly cloudy skies and a high of 70 degrees. The record high of 91 was set in 1989. There was a dusting of snow in 1976.

An almost picture perfect weekend on tap but maybe a bit cool. Saturday, sunny, with a high near 69. North wind 3 to 6 mph. Maximum dew point of 40 at 8pm. Sunday, partly sunny, with a high near 71. Maximum dew point of 45 at 1pm. Typical average high for the weekend is 71 degrees. A bit cool for me but summer will be here before you know it. 

It will be great weather for the lupine festival, but really a bit chilly up in the Adirondacks. Next weekend I will be out camping for Memorial Day Weekend but that also looks cool with some showers but not a wash out. But the forecast could change better or worse in the next ten days.  If it continues to look so cold, I’ll bring the heater to warm myself up. We have a Save the Pine Bush Hike on Sunday that I will attend, along with packing my gear. I’m glad that I don’t have to go to New York City this weekend. Sometimes luck just works out. 

In four weeks on June 15 the sun will be setting at 8:35 pm, which is 20 minutes and 40 seconds later then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had partly cloudy skies and temperatures between 83 and 51 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 78 and 57 degrees. The record high of 96 degrees was set back in 1988.

Looking ahead, June 1st is in 2 weeks, Father’s Day is in 1 month, Average High of 80 is in 5 weeks, National Fried Chicken Day is in 7 weeks, Hottest Day of Year (83 Average) is in 8 weeks, Ugly Truck Day is in 9 weeks, State Fair Opens is in 14 weeks, 7:30 PM Sunset is in 15 weeks, Average High is 70 is in 18 weeks, Hunter’s Moon is in 20 weeks and Thanksgiving is in 27 weeks. I still like turkey.