October 6, 2017 Evening

Happy Columbus Day Weekend! Mostly cloudy and 64 degrees in Delmar, NY. Calm wind. The dew point is 56 degrees. The skies will clear tomorrow around 5 pm.

Traffic is moving slowly out of the city, but then again its rush hour so I’m hardly shocked. A few more blocks and the bus will accelerate onto the Delmar bypass and we will be making good progress again. Then a quiet long weekend. Deep breath. 

The sun will set at 6:27 pm with dusk around 6:55 pm, which is one minute and 43 seconds earlier than yesterday. At sunset, look for mostly cloudy conditions and 64 degrees. The dew point will be 56 degrees. There will be a calm wind.

Going to be a quiet weekend now that I am planning to delay my autumn trip for now. Next week is going to be quite wet. It’s fine, I’d rather be at work than stuck spending a lot of money to camp in the rain. At any rate, I’m tired and will enjoy a nice quiet weekend. Monday is Columbus Day so I have it off but it will pour from the remnants of Tropical Storm Nate. Camping during the Remnants of Hurricane Harvey was really no fun, even if I did enjoy a good book by the ever so smokey campfire. Watching the plastic yogurt container melt in the coals was pretty neat too but I’ll have more chances to camp before the end of the year. Maybe even as soon as next weekend I’ll reschedule my trip. If I go next week, there will still be good colors in many lower elevations although this dry autumn has kind of made the autumn colors a bust. At least no snow yet and the rest of autumn is predicted to be quite warm.  

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 55 degrees at 5am. 12 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 56 at 6pm. Calm wind. In 2016, we had clear skies with more clouds in the early hours of the next day. It got down to 44 degrees. The record low of 27 occurred back in 1986.

Tonight will have a Waning Gibbous Moon with 92% illuminated with the moon rising at 8:00 pm. The moon will set tomorrow at 10:03 am. The Last Quarter Moon is on Thursday night with partly cloudy skies. The Beaver Moon is in 4 weeks. The sun will rise at 6:59 am with the first light at 6:31 am, which is one minute and 7 seconds later than yesterday. Tonight will have 12 hours and 33 minutes of darkness, an increase of 2 minutes and 52 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy, with a high of 79 degrees at 3pm. 16 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 63 at 4pm. Light south wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. A year ago, we had mostly sunny skies. The high last year was 75 degrees. The record high of 89 was set in 1963.

Looking ahead to Sunday, a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. South wind 11 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Maximum dew point of 67 at 11am. Typical average high for the weekend is 63 degrees.

In four weeks on November 3 the sun will be setting at 5:44 pm, which is 42 minutes and 8 seconds earlier then today. Almost a month out to Daylight Saving time. In 2016 on that day, we had rain, drizzle, mist, cloudy skies and temperatures between 59 and 51 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 53 and 35 degrees. The record high of 75 degrees was set back in 1990.

Looking ahead, Friday the 13th (October) is in 1 week and Election Day 2018 is in 13 months.