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Good evening! Currently some drizzle and 57 degrees with a 5 mph north-northeast wind. There is heavy rain everywhere but Albany. It’s nearly 11 PM and my windows are still open. I may close them before morning though as the mercury is expected to drop into the forties by morning, aka a few degrees above the average high for mid-March.

I skipped my evening walk, as I thought it could pour at any minute. I did go down to the library for a while and upload the January 2016 unemployment rate map that I am featuring this evening on the blog. I also figured walking down to the express bus stop got me close to where I need to be on my daily walking goals.

I watched the PBS special, Peter, Paul and Mary 50 years together. Kind of tragic when you think about the death of Mary Travers and all their music that I listened to them as a kid. Then I started watching some more of Gods1Marine bushcraft videos. Ever since I got that wireless keyboard, I much more like watching Internet videos that I’ve downloaded.

Tonight look for times of rain and drizzle, mainly before 3am. Patchy fog before midnight. Low around 45. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. That’s about 21 degrees above normal.

Tonight will have 12 hours and 14 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 54 seconds over last night. Tomorrow the sun will rise at 6:11 am with the first light at 5:43 am, which is 1 minutes and 43 seconds earlier then today. Next Wednesday, for the first time this year we will have more daylight then daylight.

Earlier tonight we had a Waxing Cresent Moon with 13% illuminated. It set around 7:29 pm. Tomorrow the moon will be up until 8:19 pm. The First Quarter Moon is next Thursday and the March’s Full Worm Moon is on March 22nd.

Friday will be mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 54. Northwest wind 13 to 15 mph. That’s about 12 degrees above normal. The record high of 70 degrees was set back in 1977. Still pretty nice, what you would expect for the second week of April rather than the second week of March. Followed by amazing weekend.

The average high in four weeks on Friday April 8th is 55 degrees, and the record for that date is 87 degrees was set back in 2010.

The mild weather was nice today and the rain will greatly reduce the fire risk, despite the warm and sunny conditions expected for the weekend.

All and all I think it was a good Thursday. Sleep well! Tomorrow is Friday. Plus we lose an hour this weekend with the coming time change.

Good evening! Currently it’s pouring out there and 60 degrees with a 7 mph south wind. The dew point is a comfortable 56 degrees if you are out of the rain.

It’s raining hard enough tonight I got a bit damp but not wet out out waiting for the bus. Traffic is moving slowly heading north out of downtown and heading south with the rain, I’m sure not exactly flying either. Rain covered roads can be slick, so it’s good to take your time.

If the heavy rain continues I may just stay home this evening. We will see. I’m tired and there is some videos I’d like to watch on my laptop.

Remember if it wasn’t so darn warm, this heavy rain instead could be a lot of snow. It is only March 10th. Some years we get some real big blizzards in March. I’m certainly not discounting the fact that we may get a heavy snow storm before the end of winter. But it won’t happen until late March or early April, which means that the snow regardless of how deep it is, won’t last.

Tonight the sun will set at 5:57 pm with darkness around 6:25 pm, which is 1 minutes and 11 seconds later than yesterday. In four weeks on April 7 the sun will be setting at 7:29 pm (Daylight Savings Time), which is 1 hour and 32 minutes later then today.

Tonight we have a Waxing Cresent Moon with 13% illuminated. It will set at 7:29 pm. The First Quarter Moon is next Thursday and the March’s Full Worm Moon is on March 22nd.

Tonight look for some more rain, mainly before 3am. Low around 45. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. A very mild evening on tap, about 21 degrees above normal. The record low of -10 degrees was set back in 1939. We can still have some pretty frigid evenings this time of year.

Looking ahead to the weekend, the forecast only seems to improve. Saturday will be sunny, with a high near 61. Southwest wind 3 to 8 mph. Saturday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 39. Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 58. I may have to go into the office on Saturday morning but it should be an exceptionally nice weekend if the forecast is to believed.

Pretty busy day today at work. The important thing is that I kept things moving along. Tomorrow is a new day with new adventures. I really hope I can get out of town and this weekend promises to be as nice as the early forecasts suggest.

I hope your Thursday is going well. Have a great evening!

Good morning! Happy Thursday. Currently cloudy and 58 degrees with calm wind. The dew point is creeping up to 53 degrees. It is already raining in the Adirondacks and the rain will be heading south in the next few hours.

Walked down to the express bus stop with nothing more than a t-shirt and a rain coat. It is nice not having the heat on and the windows open to hear the birds in the morning. I know this warm weather won’t last so it’s best to enjoy if while you still can.

Today look for rain, mainly after 10am. High near 67. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Continued warmth today, with temperatures about 25 degrees above normal. The record high of 72 degrees was set back in 1977. We aren’t expected to break the record today, especially with the rain coming.

Tonight the sun will set at 5:57 pm with darkness around 6:25 pm, which is 1 minutes and 11 seconds later than yesterday. Today will have 11 hours and 43 minutes of daylight, an increase of 2 minutes and 54 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight look for more rain, mainly before 3am. Low around 43. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. That’s about 19 degrees above normal. The record low of -10 degrees was set back in 1939. We won’t be anywhere close to that record.

There are 1 month, 8 days until Tax Day when the sun will be setting at 7:41 pm (Daylight Savings Time). The average high temperature for Tax Day is 60 degrees, with a record high of 90 in 1976.

While I doubt you’d want to wish him a happy birthday, today is the birthday of the late┬áJames Earl Ray, assassin of┬áMartin Luther King, Jr. He passed away in 1998. Today in 1969, he plead guilty to the assassination and then unsuccessfully tried to withdraw the plea, claiming he was coerced into the plea by the federal prosecutor. Who knows, there is a lot of lingering questions about the role of J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI in the assassination.