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“You might tell me where to go, but there ain’t nobody going to me what to do.” – As the sign on the dashboard of my old pickup truck said, quoting Van Zandt. 

Good evening! Going home time. Partly clear and 53 degrees in Delmar. There is a south-southeast breeze at 6 mph.

The sun will set at 5:37 pm with dusk around 6:05 pm, which is 1 minutes and 16 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for partly clear conditions and 52 degrees. There will be a south-southeast breeze at 6 mph. A very pleasant evening is on tap. Me thinks tailgate drinking weather. I hope the beer sitting in the bed of my pickup ain’t too warm but I guess I can stick it in the remaining snowbank. 

Tomorrow will be 63 degrees which will help melt away the snow. Rail trail has increasingly less snow. This weekend will only be good for playing in the mud. I can’t wait until things green up a bit.  

Such a nice day. I hate that I was behind bars of the window most of day but I got a nice walk at lunch time. Pretty sunset tonight. 

Tonight will have patchy fog after 10pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low of 36 degrees at 6am. 17 degrees above normal. South wind 3 to 6 mph. In 2016, it got down to 17 degrees with periods of snow. The record low of -16 occurred back in 1972.

Waning Crescent Moon tonight with 22% illuminated. The moon will rise around 2:46 am. The New Moon is on Sunday night with partly cloudy skies expected. The Full “Worm” Moon is on Sunday, March 12th. The sun will rise at 6:40 am with the first light at 6:11 am, which is 1 minute and 32 seconds earlier then yesterday. Tonight will have 13 hours and 1 minute of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 49 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will have a slight chance of showers after noon. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high of 63 degrees at 3pm. 26 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 49 at 2pm. South wind 5 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. A year ago, we had snow and a high of 38 degrees. The record high of 62 was set in 1984. 6.9 inches of snow fell back in 1935.

Right now, a split verdict on the weekend. Saturday, a chance of showers, then rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Maximum dew point of 53 at 12pm. Sunday, partly sunny, with a high near 40. We don’t care about the dew point when it’s that cold. Typical average high for the weekend is 37 degrees.

In four weeks on March 22 the sun will be setting at 7:10 pm (Daylight Savings Time), which is 1 hour and 33 minutes later then today. In 2016 on that day, we had snow and temperatures between 53 and 27 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 47 and 28 degrees. The record high of 81 degrees was set back in 2012.

Looking ahead, March 1st is Next Wednesday, Ides of March is in 3 weeks, Average High is 60 is in 8 weeks, Flag Day is in 16 weeks and Summer is in 17 weeks.

Manufacturing Employees in New York State

In 1990, approximately 1,012,300 New Yorkers worked in manufacturing. Since then many plants have closed, and only 443,300 manufacturing jobs remain in our state. These monthly numbers are seasonally adjusted.

Data Source:
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, All Employees: Manufacturing in New York [NYMFG], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/NYMFG, February 22, 2017.