May 6, 2017 Night

Good evening! Heavy rain and 56 degrees in Delmar, NY. There is a south-southwest breeze at 8 mph. The dew point is 50 degrees. 0.31 inches of rain is expected before it ends Monday around 7 pm.

Tonight will rain with possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then scattered showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low of 48 degrees at 5am. Four degrees above normal. South wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. In 2016, it got down to 43 degrees with periods of shallow fog and patches of fog. The record low of 29 occurred back in 1874.

Well I hope I don’t have pink eye but my right eye is a bit irritated because I got something in it while I was fishing down at Henry Hudson Park this afternoon. I put in a fresh contact in it and drove home and flushed it out well with contact solution but it’s still recovering but that may in part be due to eye strain from wearing glasses. I think it will be better by morning or maybe I’ll be four eyes for a few days if I picked up pink eye from the tiny little rock bass I caught and tossed back in the Hudson River. 

Fishing at the Hudson River wasn’t bad but it was crowded, and the wind was a bit intense. Very high water levels from the high tide combined with the run off from the rain. Made casting a bit tricky. I need more sinkers. The red worms were fine, despite leaving them in my truck for a week under the seat. I’m surprised they didn’t cook in the heat but I guess lately it hasn’t been that warm. There was a party for elementary school kids at the pavilion, so they had obnoxious children music playing, so that didn’t make me want to stay for sure. It looked like there was some kind of rescue operation on the river as the Selkirk Fire Department had their rescue boat out there and some police down at the other end of the park. Not sure what that was all about. 

Hooked up the oscillating 12 volt fan in the truck cap. It just plugs into a cigarette lighter port and has a quite strong spring clip that seems to mount to rail on the truck cap just fine. Puts out a nice amount of air and the voltage drop is minimal in part thanks to the heavy wire I used to wire it. 

Wrote some code so I can use alternative colors for mapping primary races with Google Maps. The script I use for mapping had blue and red hard coded in but I’ve added new color options. Going to start making some Google Maps of recent Albany County primaries. 

I was going to return the old accessory  battery from my truck so I could get the core fee back at Walmart but the automotive section door was locked and closed.  I noticed the paramedic car and Bethlehem police there, so I wonder if there was some kind of accident. I’ll have to swing by there tomorrow to  get rid of that battery. I don’t care that much about getting back my core fee but I don’t want the battery sitting on my lawn forever. 

That rain is loud on the roof tonight but I don’t think it will last. I’m fine with us beefing up the ground water supply before the warmth of summer comes and things start to dry out. It looks like we will be stuck in this pattern for a while but I’m hoping the forecast for next weekend will change, so I have a nice weekend to get away. 

Waxing Gibbous Moon tonight with 77% illuminated. The moon will set around 4:35 am. You ain’t going to see it with the rain although maybe the clouds will break later. The Full “Flower” Moon is on Wednesday night with mostly cloudy skies expected. The sun will rise at 5:41 am with the first light at 5:10 am, which is one minute and 15 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 9 hours and 38 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 18 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will have scattered showers, mainly after 9am. Cloudy, with a high of 54 degrees at 12pm. 12 degrees below normal. South wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. A year ago, we had shallow fog, patches of fog, then some sun and a high of 66 degrees. The record high of 92 was set in 1930. 0.2 inches of snow fell back in 1967.

In four weeks on June 3 the sun will be setting at 8:28 pm, which is 26 minutes and 40 seconds later then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had rain and temperatures between 79 and 63 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 75 and 53 degrees. The record high of 97 degrees was set back in 1925.

Looking ahead, 15 Hours of Daylight is in 3 weeks, 8:30 PM Sunset is in 1 months, 50th Gas Up in Gallupville is in 5 weeks, Eat Your Vegatables Day is in 6 weeks, Latest Sunset of Year (8:37 PM) is in 7 weeks, July 1st is in 8 weeks, National Fried Chicken Day is in 2 months, Cow Apprechiation Day (Moo?) is in 10 weeks, Hottest Time of Year Ends (83 Average) is in 11 weeks, National Lasagna Day is in 12 weeks, Last Sunset After 8 PM is in 14 weeks, National Dog Day is in 16 weeks, Harvest Moon is in 4 months, Lowville Cream Cheese Festival is in 19 weeks, Beaver Moon is in 26 weeks and Election Day 2018 is in 18 months.

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