At this point I’m hoping I am done with the heat for the year but only time will tell. It is a bit damp out there this morning but it seems like the rain has stopped or at least let up to a drizzle with temperatures around 47 degrees on our way up to maybe 51. More rain later with more sun expected for Wednesday with temperatures around 57 degrees. Should be very spring like. The best day of the weekend continues to be Sunday with sun and 58 degrees.
Definitely a rather wet morning today but mild wet mornings like today will ultimately bring spring or so I hope. This snow can’t last forever, it must become awesome torrents of water spinning hydroelectric turbines and overflowing urban sewage treatment plants. The Normans Kill looks like a giant milkshake and the Hudson River looks to be full of shit.
The sun will set at 7:25 pm with dusk around 7:54 pm, which is one minute and 8 seconds later than yesterday. Today will have 12 hours and 55 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 51 seconds over yesterday.
Tonight will have showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low of 42 degrees at 6am. Nine degrees above normal. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. In 2016, it got down to 14 degrees under mostly clear skies. The record low of 14 occurred back in 2016.
I found my headphones that I lost last week under my bed after much searching previous weeks and ultimately buying another pair. I guess I’m set once one of the existing sets broke. I generally just get the $7 Walmart specials which seem not to last a long time even though I use them much too much. I often salvage as much off the broken ones as possible or use them as radio antennas when I use the radio feature with my Bluetooth speaker.
I’ve ordered the wire and ring connections for running the new 8 gauge wire back to truck cap so I have sufficient power back there. I also will use the wire to relocate the inverter so I can permanently mount the low voltage disconnect. I am hoping to get most of the wiring done by this weekend, or at least power back to new switch block in the truck cap.
I don’t know if I will get out camping for the Easter Weekend. A lot depends on weather and if I have the wiring done and the new battery in the truck. Its possible that I might only go for one night, or maybe leave late on Good Friday, assuming I have Good Friday. And I don’t know how much snow will be left or if things will be really muddy up north. It might be better to wait until things thaw out — and I’m still looking at taking off April 19th through April 23rd, assuming that I can get it off due to the late state budget.
As previously noted, there are 2 weeks until Tax Day when the sun will be setting at 7:41 pm with dusk at 8:11 pm. On that day in 2016, we had partly cloudy skies and temperatures between 78 and 40 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 60 degrees. We hit a record high of 90 back in 1976.