2017 February 14

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February 2017
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“It was a pretty good Valentines Day. Fairly quiet but what needed to get done got done. Off to bed shortly. Hump Day tomorrow. Possibly quick inch or two of snow tomorrow. So be it. Hopefully it will melt enough by the weekend so I don’t dig out my truck too much.” 

Good evening! Mostly cloudy and 30 degrees in Delmar. There is a south breeze at 8 mph. After a fairly sunny afternoon today we will have some clouds until Friday around 1 am.

Tonight will have a slight chance of snow before 4am, then a slight chance of snow after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low of 29 degrees at 5am. Nine degrees above normal. South wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. In 2016, it got down to -4 degrees with periods of fog and rain and snow. The record low of -22 occurred back in 1943.

Waning Gibbous Moon tonight with 73% illuminated. The Last Quarter Moon is on Saturday night with partly cloudy skies expected. The Full “Worm” Moon is on Sunday, March 12th. The sun will rise at 6:51 am with the first light at 6:22 am, which is 1 minutes and 23 seconds earlier then yesterday. Tonight will have 13 hours and 23 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 43 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will have a chance of snow before 10am, then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high of 36 degrees at 11am. One degree above normal. South wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. A year ago, we had fog, rain, snow and a high of 20 degrees. The record high of 55 was set in 2006. 9 inches of snow fell back in 1894.

Still the weekend forecast looks quite nice. Saturday, mostly sunny, with a high near 38. Sunday, mostly sunny, with a high near 49.Typical average high for the weekend is 35 degrees.

In four weeks on March 14 the sun will be setting at 7:01 pm (Daylight Savings Time), which is 1 hour and 34 minutes later then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had rain and temperatures between 47 and 40 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 43 and 25 degrees. The record high of 75 degrees was set back in 1946.

Looking ahead, Spring is in 5 weeks, Average High is 50 is in 6 weeks, Good Friday is in 2 months, Tax Day is in 9 weeks, Mother’s Day is in 3 months, Average High is 70 is in 13 weeks, Flag Day is in 4 months and Independence Day is in 20 weeks.

Why do we no longer use $1,000 bills?

I wish they would do away with the $100 bill. I occasionally get them at work, and they are a pain to deal with. 90% of currency I keep in my wallet is $1 bills, because they are most useful. I occassionally have a $5 or $10, or maybe a few $20 when i am on a road trip, but these days plastic is much easier, as you don't deal with change.

Employees Manufacturing Chocolate Confectionaries

This chart shows the number of employees working at establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing chocolate confectioneries from chocolate produced elsewhere. Included in this industry are establishments primarily engaged in retailing chocolate confectionery products not for immediate consumption made on the premises from chocolate made elsewhere (311352).

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 County Business Patterns. https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=BP_2013_00A1&prodType=table

Particulate Matter Emissions, Title V Emitters, by percentage

In 2013, the latest year that data is available, Title V Large Industrial Air Pollution emitters released 15,973 tons of particulate matter in New York State. The largest emitter was Finch Paper in Glens Falls, releasing 5,795 tons or about 36% of state's total particulate emissions from Title V facilities. LaFarge aka Blue Circle Cement in Coeymans was second, releasing 1,440 tons of particulate matter or about 9% of state's total Title V industrial emissions.

Data Source: Title V Emissions Inventory. https://data.ny.gov/Energy-Environment/Title-V-Emissions-Inventory-Beginning-2010/4ry5-tfin