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Good afternoon! Partly clear and 17 degrees in Albany. There is a south breeze at 6 mph.

Tonight will snow, mainly after midnight. Low of 17 degrees at 6pm. Seven degrees below normal. South wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of around an inch possible. In 2015, it got down to 44 degrees with periods of fog and rain. The record low of -8 occurred back in 1942.

Waning Gibbous Moon tonight with 77% illuminated. The moon will rise around 6:25 pm. The Last Quarter Moon is on Tuesday night with mostly cloudy expected. The Full “Wolf” Moon is on Wednesday night.

Tomorrow will snow before 2pm, then snow and sleet likely between 2pm and 3pm, then a chance of rain and sleet after 3pm. High of 35 degrees at 5pm. One degree above normal. South wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. A year ago, we had fog, rain and a high of 52 degrees. The record high of 59 was set in 1984. 11.1 inches of snow fell back in 1970. The sun will rise at 7:19 am with the first light at 6:47 am, which is 39 seconds later then yesterday.

In four weeks on January 13 the sun will be setting at 4:45 pm, which is 22 minutes later then today. In 2016 on that day, we had snow and temperatures between 25 and 12 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 30 and 14 degrees. The record high of 71 degrees was set back in 1932.

2.9 inches of snow expected between Saturday 1:00 AM and Saturday 9:00 AM. Here is how I estimate it will pile up from this storm:

  • 1 inch – 4 AM
  • 2 inches – 8 AM

It will turn to rain by mid day, so I don’t expect the snow to last. We will see. 

Looking ahead, Epiphany is in 3 weeks, Martin Luther King Day is in 2 months, Inauguration Day is in 5 weeks, St. Patrick’s Day is in 13 weeks, Good Friday is in 17 weeks, Easter is in 4 months, Arbor Day is in 19 weeks, Cinco de Mayo is in 20 weeks, Average High is 70 is in 5 months and Memorial Day Weekend is in 23 weeks.

Good morning! 15 days until New Years Eve! Three weeks to Epiphany. Mostly sunny and six degrees in Albany. See we are warming up. There is a west breeze at 6 mph. The windchill isn’t that significant now and with the sun feels quite nice. 

The ravioli is baked and ready to go, sitting on my lap nice and warm. It was a lot of cooking this morning but it took the chill off my apartment. Four cheeses on meat ravioli with breadcrumbs, meatballs, corn, mushrooms, jalapeños and sauce. Should be good. I accidentally made up too much ravioli but I refroze that. 

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high of 18 degrees at 4pm. 18 degrees below normal. Wind chill values as low as -4. West wind around 6 mph becoming south in the afternoon. A year ago, we had mostly cloudy skies and a high of 46 degrees. The record high of 55 was set in 1971. 9.5 inches of snow fell back in 1981.

The sun will set at 4:22 pm with dusk around 4:55 pm, which is 19 seconds later than yesterday. Today will have 9 hours and 3 minutes of daylight, a decrease of 20 seconds over yesterday. Next week we throw that in reverse! 

Tonight will snow after 10pm. Low of 17 degrees at 6pm. Not as cold. Five degrees rbelow normal. South wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Warming through Sunday, turning to rain in the afternoon. Rain on Sunday. 

Last year tonight in 2015, it got down to 44 degrees with periods of fog and rain. The record low of -8 occurred back in 1942.
As previously noted, there are 3 weeks until Epiphany when the sun will be setting at 4:37 pm with dusk at 5:09 pm. On that day in 2016, we had mostly sunny skies and temperatures between 34 and 5 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 31 degrees. We hit a record high of 71 back in 2007.

Good morning! Talk about a cold late autumn morning with temperatures around three above but quite clear. There is a northwest breeze at 8 mph. Math wizards would tell you that the current wind chill is -11.

Next Wednesday is the first day of Winter. 

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high of 18 degrees at 4pm. 18 degrees below normal. Wind chill values as low as -11. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph becoming south in the afternoon.