September 12, 2017 Night

Good evening! Clear and 65 degrees in Delmar, NY. Calm wind. The dew point is 56 degrees. Not a half bad evening, sitting out back, sipping some orange juice listening to the frogs sing their song. 

Voted this evening, dropped off some paper to the recycling dumpster, and bought groceries. I bought coffee which is essential because I had little left and what I had made up all week was not very strong. Returned some beer cans. Went for my evening walk and are now sitting out back. Heading in shortly to bed. 

Tonight will have patchy dense fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly clear, with a low of 53 degrees at 5am. Typical for tonight. Maximum dew point of 56 at 9pm. Calm wind. In 2016, we had clear skies. It got down to 52 degrees. The record low of 37 occurred back in 1964.

Tonight will have a Last Quarter with 39% illuminated, rising at 12:23 am. The Hunter Moon is on Thursday, October 5th. The sun will rise at 6:33 am with the first light at 6:04 am, which is one minute and 4 seconds later than yesterday. Tonight will have 11 hours and 24 minutes of darkness, an increase of 2 minutes and 51 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will have areas of dense fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high of 79 degrees at 3pm. Six degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 60 at 6pm.  Another really nice day on tap.  Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph in the afternoon. A year ago, we had mostly sunny skies. The high last year was 83 degrees. The record high of 92 was set in 1948.

A picture perfect weekend on tap. Saturday, mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Maximum dew point of 65 at 2pm. Sunday, mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Maximum dew point of 64 at 4pm. Typical average high for the weekend is 72 degrees.

I am pretty sure I’m heading up to Pisceo Powley Road one more time before winter this weekend. I think it will be warm enough for the Potholers. I’m thinking about om Saturday going to Little Falls to explore that area with my kayak. Although I wonder if the dams are still in on the Mohawk River as I heard they ended the navigation season early this year. That’s a good question warranting further research. 

In four weeks on October 10 the sun will be setting at 6:20 pm, which is 49 minutes and 8 seconds earlier then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had sunny skies and temperatures between 59 and 39 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 62 and 41 degrees. The record high of 89 degrees was set back in 1939.

Looking ahead, 6:30 PM Sunset is in 3 weeks, Coldest Day of Year (Avg. 14-30 degrees) is in 17 weeks and Inaugeration Day 2021 is in 175 weeks.