You don’t get many December days as nice as today with mostly clear skies and forty four degrees in temperature. Sun angle is so weak and sunset so early it’s 3:45 and its already getting close to dark. There is a south-southwest breeze at 6 mph.
The sun will set at 4:26 pm with dusk around 4:58 pm, which is 36 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for mostly clear conditions and 40 degrees. There will be a south-southwest breeze at 6 mph.
We closed the office down a little early and I’m taking the express bus to the park and ride. I will have to walk home from there as the 3:40 bus doesn’t go past there. But I don’t mind as it’s a nice day for a walk and I skipped my lunchtime walk.
Tonight will have increasing clouds, with a low of 31 degrees at 11pm. 13 degrees above normal. South wind 5 to 7 mph. In 2015, it got down to 43 degrees with periods of fog and rain. The record low of -15 occurred back in 1989.
Waning Crescent Moon tonight with 31% illuminated. The moon will rise around 1:36 am. In the meantime enjoy the December stars because tonight should be a clear evening.
Tomorrow will rain, snow, and sleet before 1pm, then a chance of rain between 1pm and 4pm. High of 40 degrees at 1pm. Seven degrees above normal. South wind 8 to 11 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible. A year ago, we had fog, rain and a high of 72 degrees. The record high of 72 was set in 2015. 13 inches of snow fell back in 1966.
Now that it’s warmed up I finally got my winter coat today in the mail. I ordered it a week and a half ago, and when I waited a week I sent a follow-up email and it was one day shipped the next day. I don’t know what the delay was but Gander Mountain some how screwed up and I’m a bit annoyed with the delay. I guess it’s not the end of the world. I got the coat. It looks nice and hopefully it will fit well. They have free returns if it doesn’t fit.
In four weeks on January 20 the sun will be setting at 4:54 pm, which is 27 minutes later then today. In 2016 on that day, we had mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 30 and 16 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 30 and 14 degrees. The record high of 53 degrees was set back in 2006.
Basically zero traffic on 787 with the holiday but also it’s still fairly early. So the express bus really was express. It will be a nice walk home and I should be home by dusk. A quick dinner then off to the library then the evening to walk. I might start packing for camping although it should be fairly light as I’m only camping one night.