Good morning! Tonight is the Hunter’s Moon. That said, with increasing clouds tonight, probably not  Mostly cloudy and 63 degrees in Delmar. Calm wind. The dew point is 56 degrees. Some sun peaking out to the east, and we expect to break out by mid-afternoon for a quite a pleasant day.

Walked down to the Park and Ride. A pretty nice morning, although traffic was heavy crossing the street. The real-time bus info on my phone said the bus was running on time, it was not. Only about 3 minutes late, probably pulled into the station by 8:27, and left by 8:30. Close enough. Of course, the bus was running 8 minutes late according to the bus time, but the bus was idling at the station when I got there at 8:22 AM yesterday.

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high of 75 degrees at 3pm. 11 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 56 at 9am. Calm wind becoming northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. A year ago, we had mostly sunny skies. The high last year was 72 degrees. The record high of 91 was set in 1941.

The sun will set at 6:28 pm with dusk around 6:56 pm, which is one minute and 43 seconds earlier than yesterday. At sunset, look for mostly clear conditions and 72 degrees. The dew point will be 56 degrees. There will be a west breeze at 8 mph. Today will have 11 hours and 30 minutes of daytime, a decrease of 2 minutes and 50 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will have increasing clouds, with a low of 54 degrees at 6am. 11 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 56 at 6pm. Light southwest wind. In 2016, we had mostly clear skies. It got down to 41 degrees. The record low of 24 occurred back in 1965.

There are 1 months until Daylight Savings Time Ends when the sun will be setting at 4:42 pm with dusk at 5:12 pm (Standard Time). The average high temperature is 32 degrees, with a record high of 61 in 1895.

Sunrise October 5 through January 25

The truth is that for most of the winter the sunrise is quite late in Albany, except for a brief time after the time change. But if we didn't have the time change on November 5th, we would have sunrises after 8 AM for a good portion of the winter, and that would make getting up and going to work even less fun.

State sends out more money than it receives

Redistributing wealth from the rich (states) to the poor (states). What a novel concept. What will politicians think up next?

People forget at New York State has Wall Street and the largest metropolitan region in the nation. Of course, we will be sending a lot of the excess tax money from Wall Street to help people in poorer states, who have a lot less then New York residents who live high on the hog. Governor Nelson Rockefeller used to complain about this a lot -- and that was back when New York State was the most populated and by far the wealthiest. So it's not shocking people still complain about it.