Morning walk along Rondout Creek waterfront

It’s raining off and on.  I walk easterly along the waterfront.  It is around 7:30am. Sunrise was at  7:27am..  Low tide was around 5am.  Slack (no) current should be in effect.  tides and currents

The piece of wood thrown in water heads toward the lighthouse (ebb flow) in spite of slack current . The wind is calm blowing from south to north.    Note what happens to piece of wood thrown into the creek. https://youtu.be/sEumnPES8Ow

Rondout Creek TIDES AND CURRENTS

SUNDAY ……..October 31st, 2021….. Time:….5:24 am EDT
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Feels like 53°F (High 64)…. CLOUDY …..Humidity 99 % …….
Wind 2 mph SW rising to 8 mph at 1:00 pm …… Precipitation : 50 %
@ 9:00 am……Water temperature 52.9 °F (11.5 °C); …………………..
Water plus air temperature = 105.9°F
Lat Long: 41.92 N ..73.96 W
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—————-Tides—————-
Low Tide 4:49 AM 0.55 ft (0.17 m)
High Tide 10:34 AM 3.43 ft (1.05 m)
Low Tide 5:00 PM 0.71 ft (0.22 m)
High Tide 10:32 PM 3.74 ft (1.14 m)
————Currents—————
Time…………Event……..Knots
02:54 AM ebb -1.24
06:00 AM slack –
09:12 AM flood 1.11
12:06 PM slack –
03:18 PM ebb -1.26
06:12 PM slack –
08:48 PM flood 1.17
———-Sun & Moon—————-
Sunrise : 7:27 am↑ 109° East
Sunset : 5:51 pm↑ 251° West
Moonrise : 2:07 am↑ 71° East, 25.7 % Waning Crescent
Moonset : 4:04 pm↑ 285° West
Daylight Hours: 10 hours, 23 minutes (-2m 30s)

[Ebb current is when the water flows towards the south (Poughkeepsie). Flood current is when the tide flows towards the north (Albany). Slack is the period in between when the water is still (not flowing north or south).]
Understanding USCG markers in our area: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP8vNMQctjM&t=157s
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NOTE: For updates throughout the day, use the links below. Also there are interesting links to videos about “our reach”.. ENJOY!
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theRondoutRower.com
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Kingston Weather: https://weather.com/weather/today/l/261a6340f82e978bc855b4f078e56ada8064b7df9db6b61ef062f63e9d515dcb
Tides:
https://www.tide-forecast.com/locations/Kingston-Hudson-River-New-York/tides/latest
Water Temperature
https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ny/nwis/uv/?site_no=01359139&blurb=%20USGS+Real-Time+Water+Data+Information
Currents:
https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaacurrents/Predictions?id=HUR0509_9
Moon Phases, Sunrise/Sunset
https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/@z-us-12401
https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/night/
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Waterways, Rowing and Regattas: rowing through the ages https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSK-R8LzHc0

My Reach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NyQrFYuYKY&t=193s

How to read a compass: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/how-to-read-a-compass#:~:text=The%20most%20important%20part%20on,in%20the%20direction%20of%20south.
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Waterflow at Rosendale
Click on this
https://dashboard.waterdata.usgs.gov/app/nwd/?region=lower48&aoi=default

Click on Bottom right “Detailed map symbology……”

Click on “+” to zoom into dot over Rosendale, NY

A very curious day on the Rondout Creek

From the Tides and Currents reports you can see that the current was ebbing at 2:18am and should have hit low tide at 4:02am and about an hour and a half later slack (no current) should be visible.
Ebb current is when the flow is from inland (Rosendale) and heads towards the Hudson.
The prediction, as seen here in the USGS data, was for the reverse to commence about 8:30am when the “flood” current begins. Flood current is when the water flows from the Hudson to its source in the north and pushes inward towards Eddyville and Rosendale. Flood current ends with high time. Supposedly at 9:39 am.

At around 7:10am I went down to the waterfront at the bottom of Front Street and noted that the wind was supposedly blowing from the northeast towards the southwest.

At about 7:30am I threw a twig into the water to see where it would go. It headed easterly towards the Hudson as if it was ebb current.  (See the video link below). 

OK. So even though the discharge rate at Rosendale is much higher than normal, the velocity (speed) is never greater than 1.5 knots (in this instance).

 

This is me testing the direction of the current by tossing a twig to see in which direction it will go.  To the left is ebbing current, to the right is flood current.  What was it at 7:20am this morning? 

https://youtu.be/1yrZS9Pq7Ok

Rondout Creek TIDES AND CURRENTS

SATURDAY ……..October 30th, 2021….. Time:….5:24 am EDT
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Feels like 46°F (High 60)…. LIGHT RAIN …..Humidity 91 % …….
Wind 8 mph NE falling to 5 mph at 12:00 pm …… Precipitation : 82 %
@ 5:30 am……Water temperature 53.3 °F (11.7 °C); …………………..
Water plus air temperature = 99.3°F
Lat Long: 41.92 N ..73.96 W
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—————-Tides—————-
Low Tide 4:02 AM 0.81 ft (0.25 m)
High Tide 9:39 AM 3.15 ft (0.96 m)
Low Tide 4:05 PM 1.02 ft (0.31 m)
High Tide 9:28 PM 3.59 ft (1.09 m)
————Currents—————
Time…………Event……..Knots
02:18 AM ebb -1.10
05:18 AM slack –
08:30 AM flood 0.95
11:18 AM slack –
02:36 PM ebb -1.04
05:18 PM slack –
07:48 PM flood 1.01
11:12 PM slack –
———-Sun & Moon—————-
Sunrise : 7:26 am↑ 108° East
Sunset : 5:52 pm↑ 252° West
Moonrise : 12:58 am↑ 64° Northeast, 34.7 % Waning Crescent
Moonset : 3:37 pm↑ 292° Northwest
Daylight Hours: 10 hours, 26 minutes (-2m 31s)

[Ebb current is when the water flows towards the south (Poughkeepsie). Flood current is when the tide flows towards the north (Albany). Slack is the period in between when the water is still (not flowing north or south).]
Understanding USCG markers in our area: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP8vNMQctjM&t=157s
.
NOTE: For updates throughout the day, use the links below. Also there are interesting links to videos about “our reach”.. ENJOY!
.
theRondoutRower.com
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Kingston Weather: https://weather.com/weather/today/l/261a6340f82e978bc855b4f078e56ada8064b7df9db6b61ef062f63e9d515dcb
Tides:
https://www.tide-forecast.com/locations/Kingston-Hudson-River-New-York/tides/latest
Water Temperature
https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ny/nwis/uv/?site_no=01359139&blurb=%20USGS+Real-Time+Water+Data+Information
Currents:
https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaacurrents/Predictions?id=HUR0509_9
Moon Phases, Sunrise/Sunset
https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/@z-us-12401
https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/night/
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Waterways, Rowing and Regattas: rowing through the ages https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSK-R8LzHc0

My Reach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NyQrFYuYKY&t=193s

How to read a compass: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/how-to-read-a-compass#:~:text=The%20most%20important%20part%20on,in%20the%20direction%20of%20south.
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Waterflow at Rosendale
Click on this
https://dashboard.waterdata.usgs.gov/app/nwd/?region=lower48&aoi=default

Click on Bottom right “Detailed map symbology……”

Click on “+” to zoom into dot over Rosendale, NY
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