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.