About Cayte Bosler

Cayte Bosler is an investigative journalist covering the intersections of climate change, wildlife and community resilience in the Adirondack wilderness. Throughout her career, she has researched ecology and wildlife biology in protected areas in the Bolivian Amazon and in Cuba, trekked to an extreme altitude ecosystem in the Peruvian Andes, and boated through the mangrove-filled estuaries of Guatemala — all to chronicle solutions for conserving the natural world. She holds a master of science from Columbia University’s sustainability program and is a fellow of the Explorer’s Club.

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  1. Todd Miller says

    I believe there is an error in the Saranac Lake temp data in this article. This graph indicates the average summer temp between 1980 to 2020 for Saranac Lake ranged from about 72 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit, which is 5 degrees warmer than at Burlington and Lake George which doesn’t make sense because Saranac Lake is at a much higher elevation. The summer temp graph by Climate Reanalyzer for Saranac Lake in a previous article (https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/mapping-summer-temperatures-across-the-adirondacks#respond) indicates that average summer temps at Saranac Lake from 1980 to 2020 ranged from about 63 to 66 degrees which agrees with climate data from other websites such as weather spark.

  2. Todd Miller says

    I believe there is an error in the temp data for Saranac Lake in your article “Mapping summer temperatures across the Adirondacks” on June 17, 2022. In your graph of Average Summer Temperatures Adirondacks, you show that the average summer temps for Saranac Lake ranged from 72 to 75 degrees from 1970 to 2020 which was was 5-6 degrees F warmer than for Burlington and Lake George, which is highly unlikely since Saranac Lake is at a much higher elevation than Burlington and Lake George. I would expect that the average summer temps for Saranac Lake to be similar to those at Indian Lake (63 to 66 degrees), which is at a roughly similar elevation as that of Saranac Lake.

    In a previous article on June 13 (https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/record-summer-high-temperatures) that compares summer average temps for Saranac Lake with those of NYC, the graph indicates that the average summer temps for Saranac Lake from 1970 to 2020 ranged from 63 to 65 degrees (which seems reasonable) and temps for NYC during that period that ranged from 72 to 74 degrees. Average summer temps that range from low 60s to mid 60s for Saranac Lake is what is typically found on other climate websites such as Weather Shark.

    It appears that you mistakenly used NYC average summer temp data to represent Saranac Lake.

    Todd Miller

  3. adkresident says

    Ehhhh, where is the data from?

    I knew a man who did temp collection for the NWS in the 50’s and 60’s.

    I asked him what he di when he was gone for a week here and there.

    “OH I just make it up”.

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