Thursday, May 5, 2016

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (May 5)

CompassThis weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon and can be heard at North Country Public Radio on Friday mornings.

Sunrise Saturday in Lake Placid will be at 5:38 am; sunset at 8:08 pm, providing 14 hours and 30 minutes of sunlight. The New Moon will rise Saturday morning at 6:35 am and set at 9:14 pm. Expect dark, mostly moonless nights this weekend.

Night Sky: Earth is entering a stream of debris from Halley’s Comet, source of the annual Aquariid meteor shower. The shower should peak Thursday and Friday nights (May 5-6) at 30+ meteors per hour. The best time to look before twilight on Friday morning. On Monday, May 9th, the planet Mercury transits in front of the Sun. Throughout May, Mars will reach its brightest in a decade.

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

DEC: Postpone Hikes Above 2,500 Feet During Mud Season

Mud Season Muddy Trail Adirondacks (Adirondack Mountain CLub Photo)It’s mud season, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is urging hikers to postpone hikes on trails above 2,500 feet until higher elevation trails have dried and hardened.

Spring conditions arrived early and are present at the lower elevations of the Adirondacks, but backcountry trails at higher elevations are still covered in slowly melting ice. These often steep trails become a mix of ice and mud making them slippery and vulnerable to erosion by hikers.

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Apr 28)

CompassThis weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon and can be heard at North Country Public Radio on Friday mornings.

Sunrise Saturday in Lake Placid will be at 5:48 am; sunset at 7:59 pm, providing 14 hours and 11 minutes of sunlight. The Moon will rise Saturday morning at 2:12 am and set at 12:44 pm. There will be a Last Quarter Moon on Friday, April 29th at 11:29 pm. Saturday’s Moon will be Waning Crescent, 45% illuminated.

Auroras: On April 29th or 30th, Earth will make a solar sector boundary crossing, this is a fold in what is known as the heliospheric current sheet, a wavy structure in space that separates areas of opposite magnetic polarity. This event could trigger geomagnetic activity at the Earth’s poles. NOAA is forecasting a 60% chance of G1 geomagnetic storms, increasing our chances of seeing northern lights Friday and Saturday nights. A G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm watch has been issued for the April 30th. You can follow the aurora forecast here.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Apr 21)

CompassThis weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon and can be heard at North Country Public Radio on Friday mornings.

Sunrise Saturday in Lake Placid will be at 5:58 am; sunset at 7:51 pm, providing 13 hours and 53 minutes of sunlight. The Moon will rise Saturday night at 9:17 pm and set at 7:35 am Sunday morning. There will be a Full Moon on Friday, April 22nd at 1:24 am. Saturday’s Moon will be Waning Gibbous, 98% illuminated. Look for Moon-lit nights over the next 10 days, which will impact sighting of the Lyrid Meteor Shower taking place April 21-22.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Apr 15)

CompassThis weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon and can be heard at North Country Public Radio on Friday mornings.

Sunrise Saturday in Lake Placid will be at 6:10 am; sunset at 7:42 pm, providing 13 hours and 32 minutes of sunlight. The Moon will rise Saturday afternoon at 2:30 pm and set at 4:08 am Sunday morning. Saturday’s Moon will be Waxing Crescent, 74% illuminated. Look for Moon-lit nights over the next two weeks.

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Apr 7)

CompassThis weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon and can be heard at North Country Public Radio on Friday mornings.

Sunrise Saturday in Lake Placid will be at 6:22 am; sunset at 7:34 pm, providing 13 hours and 12 minutes of sunlight. There was a New Moon on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:24 am. The Moon will rise Saturday morning at 8:02 am and set at 10:27 pm Saturday night. Saturday’s Moon will be Waxing Crescent, 7% illuminated.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Mar 31)

CompassThis weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon and can be heard at North Country Public Radio on Friday mornings.

Sunrise Saturday in Lake Placid will be at 6:34 am; sunset at 7:25 pm, providing 12 hours and 51 minutes of sunlight. The Moon will rise Saturday morning at 3:34 am and set at 1:53 pm Saturday afternoon. There was a Last Quarter Moon on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 11:17 am. Saturday’s Moon will be Waning Crescent, 29% illuminated.

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Mar 24)

CompassThis weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon and can be heard at North Country Public Radio on Friday mornings.

Sunrise Saturday in Lake Placid will be at 6:47 am; sunset at 7:16 pm, providing 12 hours and 29 minutes of sunlight. The Moon will rise Saturday night at 10:25 pm and set at 8:59 am Sunday. Saturday night’s moon will be Waning Gibbous, 91% illuminated. This is the first full weekend of Spring.

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Mar 17)

CompassThis weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon and can be heard at North Country Public Radio on Friday mornings.

Sunrise Saturday in Lake Placid will be at 7:00 am; sunset at 7:08 pm, providing 12 hours and 8 minutes of sunlight. The Moon will rise Saturday at 3:36 pm and set at 5:34 am Sunday. Saturday night’s moon will be Waxing Gibbous, 87% illuminated. There will be a Full Moon on Wednesday at 8:01 am. Sunday, March 20th will be the First Day of Spring (Spring Equinox).

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Mar 10)

CompassThis weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon and can be heard at North Country Public Radio on Friday mornings.

Sunrise Saturday in Lake Placid will be at 6:13 am; sunset at 5:59 pm, providing 12 hours and 12 minutes of sunlight. The Moon will rise Saturday at 8:29 am and set at 10:37 pm. Saturday’s moon will be Waxing Crescent, 18% illuminated. There will be a First Quarter Moon on Tuesday. Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 am on Sunday, March 13 and ends at 2 am on Sunday, November 6. Sunday, March 20th will be the First Day of Spring (Spring Equinox).

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Mar 3)

CompassThis weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon and can be heard at North Country Public Radio on Friday mornings.

Sunrise Saturday in Lake Placid will be at 6:25 am; sunset at 5:50 pm, providing 11 hours and 25 minutes of sunlight. The Moon will rise Saturday night at 10:36 pm and set at 9:25 am Sunday. Saturday’s moon will be Waning Crescent with 15% of its visible portion illuminated. There will be a New Moon on Wednesday and consequently dark skies through the coming week to view the Milky Way, which is high in the sky. On March 9th, the New Moon will totally eclipse the sun (the totality will be visible across Indonesia and the Pacific Ocean).

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Feb 25)

CompassThis weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon and can be heard at North Country Public Radio on Friday mornings.

Sunrise Saturday in Lake Placid will be at 6:37 am; sunset at 5:41 pm, providing 11 hours and 4 minutes of sunlight. The Moon will rise Saturday night at 10:36 pm and set at 9:25 am Sunday. The moon will be Waning Gibbous with 79% of its visible portion illuminated.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Feb 18)

CompassThis weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon and can be heard at North Country Public Radio on Friday mornings.

Sunrise Saturday in Lake Placid will be at 6:49 am; sunset at 5:31 pm, providing 10 hours and 42 minutes of sunlight. The Moon will rise Saturday at 3:43 pm and set at 5:59 pm Sunday. It will be Waxing Gibbous with 96% of the Moon visible portion illuminated. There will be a Full Moon on Monday at 1:20 pm.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Feb 11)

CompassThis weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon and can be heard at North Country Public Radio on Friday mornings.

Sunrise Saturday in Lake Placid will be at 6:59 am; sunset at 5:22 pm, providing 10 hours and 23 minutes of sunlight. The Moon will rise Saturday morning at 9:53 am and set at 11:41 pm. It will be Waxing Crescent with 32% of the Moon visible portion illuminated. There will be a First Quarter Moon on Monday at 2:46 am.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Outdoor Conditions in the Adirondacks (Feb 4)

CompassThis weekly report of outdoor recreation conditions in the Adirondacks is issued each Thursday afternoon and can be heard at North Country Public Radio on Friday mornings.

Sunrise Saturday in Lake Placid will be at 7:09 am; sunset at 5:12 pm, providing 10 hours and 3 minutes of sunlight. We’re in a time of dark nights, with little moonlight; there will be a New Moon on Monday.  The Moon will rise Saturday morning at 5:23 am and set at 3:23 pm Sunday afternoon. The Moon will be Waning Crescent with 5% of the Moon visible portion illuminated.

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