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Happy Weekend! Mostly sunny and 83 degrees in City of Albany. There is a west breeze at 8 mph. The dew point is 50 degrees. You might say it’s a pretty pleasant evening but he aware it won’t last. 
The sun will set at 7:52 pm with dusk around 8:23 pm, which is one minute and 7 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for mostly clear conditions and 74 degrees. The dew point will be 50 degrees. There will be a west breeze at 7 mph. You can’t complain about that. 

Tonight will have increasing clouds, with a low of 58 degrees at 5am. 13 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 52 at 1am. West wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south in the evening. In 2016, it got down to 37 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. The record low of 27 occurred back in 1947.

Waxing Crescent Moon tonight with 21% illuminated. The moon will set around 11:21 pm. The First Quarter Moon is on Wednesday night with chance of rain then mostly cloudy expected. The Full “Flower” Moon is on Wednesday, May 10th. The sun will rise at 5:52 am with the first light at 5:21 am, which is one minute and 25 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 9 hours and 57 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 30 seconds over last night.

With an evening like that on tap, it makes me wish I was heading up to the wilderness. But I’m sure it’s still pretty brown up north, as spring hadn’t yet arrived to the Adirondacks. It will come but it’s always delayed to mid May. I’m sure black flies will be fierce by the time I get up there again. Then summer will occur. I love summer. 

Tomorrow will have a chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2pm, then a slight chance of showers between 2pm and 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high of 76 degrees at 3pm. 12 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 57 at 11am. South wind 8 to 16 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. A year ago, we had mostly cloudy skies and a high of 59 degrees. The record high of 88 was set in 1888. 1 inches of snow fell back in 1885.

Sunday, a slight chance of showers between 9am and 3pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms. Maximum dew point of 45 at 5pm. Typical average high for the weekend is 64 degrees.

Left my truck at the Park and Ride. I had better remember to get off at that stop. I had better type quickly as traffic is moving well tonight. And I better remember to pick up my sport jacket next Wednesday from the dry cleaners too.  I wonder how much butchery the landlord has done to the trees during the day. I hope he replants what he cuts. He’s a pretty good guy, so I have a feeling he will replace the trees but it will take years fully to grow. 

Bought a fan and electric LED reading lamp to use up at camp. This way I can further avoid using the inverter which is not real efficient compared to running things directly on 12 volts direct current. Neither was real expensive but will put the power upgrades I made on the truck cap to good use. I like having a fan on warm nights, and this fan using only about 10 watts should provide some air on sticky nights without discharging the accessory battery too quickly. 

In four weeks it will be start of Memorial Day Weekend aka the Unofficial Start to Summer, which starts this year on May 26 the sun will be setting at 8:21 pm, which is 29 minutes and 15 seconds later then today. In 2016 on that day, we had mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 88 and 58 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 72 and 50 degrees. The record high of 94 degrees was set back in 2010.

Looking ahead, Cinco de Mayo is Next Friday and Memorial Day Weekend is in 4 weeks. I can’t wait. Spring time is awesome. 

Get out and enjoy this beautiful evening!