Good morning! Average High for Today is 40. Early April Fools joke? Four weeks to April Fools Day. Mostly sunny and 11 degrees in Delmar, NY. There is a northwest breeze at 11 mph. The current wind chill is -3. So dang cold, especially after having a 74 degree day a week ago.
Today will be mostly sunny, with a high of 24 degrees at 2pm. 16 degrees below normal. Wind chill values as low as -3. Blustery, with a northwest wind 11 to 16 mph increasing to 19 to 24 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph. No outside activities planned for today besides walking down to the library. A year ago, we had snow and a high of 38 degrees. The record high of 59 was set in 1919. 8.3 inches of snow fell back in 1971.
The only good news I have for you is next Saturday will be the last day of Regular Time with a week from Sunday starting Daylight Savings Time. Next weekend may have a significant snow storm, but we have to watch it carefully. It might also be too warm and just rain or it might push off the coast. A lot can change in a week with the weather. Only 15 days and 14 hours until calendar spring. You might in other words say a bit over two weeks. It’s a Monday the first day of spring.
The sun will set at 5:49 pm with dusk around 6:17 pm, which is 1 minutes and 13 seconds later than yesterday. Today will have 11 hours and 25 minutes of daylight, an increase of 2 minutes and 53 seconds over yesterday.
Tonight will be clear, with a low of 4 degrees at 5am. 18 degrees below normal. Wind chill values as low as -10. Northwest wind 9 to 16 mph. Thanks Trump. In 2016, it got down to 17 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. The record low of -12 occurred back in 1948.
Today in 1985, Food and Drug Administration approves a blood test for AIDS infection, used since then for screening all blood donations in the United States. So your blood transfusion won’t likely give you AIDS. In 1917, Jeannette Rankin of Montana becomes the first female member of the United States House of Representatives. Unfortunately for all Americans, a woman didn’t become president in 2017, so we’re stuck with Donald John Trump for four years. And in 1957, S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90. It better keep going up so I make a lot of money and can eventually move out of the state, have no neighbors so I can burn my trash and shoot my guns whenever I want – and even get a bigger jacked up truck. Haha. I hear Montana is nice.
I got to do some more cleaning around the house and I will do some reading and working on the blog. I most likely will go to the grocery store store later and maybe see if car wash place is open. Or maybe that’s a Sunday thing when it ain’t so freaking cold. Thinking about hiking Wolf Hill on Sunday, but if I have to go to Greenville to wash my truck, I might go for a walk at the town park out there.
Gave it more thought and I decided to mount the low voltage disconnect under the rear seat next to the inverter and run the truck cap power from a wire
No reason to put the voltage disconnect under the hood. This means less wire runned all together and then I can move the truck cap power in to the front of the bed and mount the various gang switches and dimmer on the shelf. I will probably run 4 gauge wire back to the cap from the inverter to ensure my growing needs for 12 volt power is met. I could envision using a 12 volt fan and the pizzo electric cooler more now that I have the battery protector.
Looking ahead, there are 4 weeks until April Fools Day when the sun will be setting at 7:22 pm with dusk at 7:50 pm (Daylight Savings Time). On that day in 2016, we had rain and temperatures between 70 and 42 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 52 degrees. We hit a record high of 77 back in 1986. I’m tired of cold, snowy winter. That date better come sooner than later. I do need to renew my fishing license. Trout season starts on a Saturday this year. Yummy trout. Hit up the Catskill Creek opening day, maybe?