2017 February 17

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Albany Pine Bush
Clinton County
Corning Tower Observation Deck
Granger State Forest
Partridge Run Game Management Area

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“The sun has set on another work week. I had a few things after five to finish up at work but now I’m heading home. Today was fairly day cold but a warm up is expected for the weekend. “

Happy Weekend! Mostly clear and 29 degrees in City of Albany. There is a west-northwest breeze at 8 mph.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 21 degrees at 1am. Three degrees above normal. West wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable. In 2016, it got down to 16 degrees with periods of snow. The record low of -21 occurred back in 1973.

Waning Gibbous Moon tonight with 54% illuminated. The moon will rise around 10:34 pm. The Last Quarter Moon is on Saturday night with mostly cloudy skies expected. The Full “Worm” Moon is on Sunday, March 12th. The sun will rise at 6:47 am with the first light at 6:18 am, which is 1 minutes and 27 seconds earlier then yesterday. Tonight will have 13 hours and 15 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 45 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high of 46 degrees at 3pm. 11 degrees above normal. South wind 6 to 9 mph. A year ago, we had snow and a high of 30 degrees. The record high of 63 was set in 1981. 6.3 inches of snow fell back in 2000.

Should be a very nice day. I should get out skiing or doing something fun. It’s going to be quite nice weather this weekend. 

In four weeks on March 17 the sun will be setting at 7:04 pm (Daylight Savings Time), which is 1 hour and 34 minutes later then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had fog, rain, thunderstorm and temperatures between 61 and 38 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 45 and 26 degrees. The record high of 75 degrees was set back in 1990.

Looking ahead, St. Patrick’s Day is a month away, Good Friday is in 8 weeks, Patriots Day is in 2 months, Arbor Day is in 10 weeks, Cinco de Mayo is in 11 weeks and Memorial Day Weekend is in 14 weeks.

Chemical Dependence Treatment Program Admissions by Drug Type, 2007-2015

In the past seven years, fewer New Yorkers are seeking treatment for chemical substance abuse, especially alcohol and marijuana abuse, but treatment for heroin and opoid abuse has increased.

NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) certified chemical dependence treatment programs report admissions of people served in programs throughout NYS. This dataset includes the number of admissions to NYS OASAS certified treatment programs aggregated by primary substance of abuse group.

Data Source: https://data.ny.gov/Human-Services/Chemical-Dependence-Treatment-Program-Admissions-B/ngbt-9rwf