April 1, 2017 Night

Good evening! I hope people didn’t play too many tricks on you during April Fools Day. Light rain and 38 degrees in Delmar. There is a north-northwest breeze at 5 mph. The skies will clear tomorrow around 5 am.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 33 degrees at 5am. Typical for tonight. Nights on average in April do not get below freezing. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph. In 2016, it got down to 37 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. The record low of 17 occurred back in 1964.

Waxing Crescent Moon tonight with 39% illuminated. The moon will set around 1:14 am. The First Quarter Moon is on Monday night with chance of rain then rain expected. The Full “Pink” Moon is on Tuesday, April 11th. The sun will rise at 6:35 am with the first light at 6:07 am, which is one minute and 43 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 11 hours and 11 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 52 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high of 49 degrees at 5pm. Three degrees below normal. Northwest wind 8 to 14 mph. A year ago, we had mostly cloudy skies and a high of 53 degrees. The record high of 77 was set in 2010. 8 inches of snow fell back in 1924.

I’m thinking about heading out hiking somewhere early tomorrow. Maybe the preserve on Wolf Hill? I don’t know. I might also just go for a walk at Five Rivers. I don’t want to go too far, and I think I’d rather go somewhere I won’t need snowshoes or skis. I don’t know when I’ll be heading downtown tomorrow for work as part of the continuing budget saga, but I’m hoping at least I’ll have my morning free, so I can get out and enjoy it before putting on my suit and tie.

Went to the laundromat and to the grocery store to pick up some supplies. Only bought $20 in groceries, will probably need more supplies later in the week but then I’ll probably run to Walmart and wash the latest batch of salt off my truck. I think I will kill the lights and go to bed shortly, so to try catch up on sleep. No alarm tomorrow, but I do plan to get a fairly early start.

In four weeks on April 29 the sun will be setting at 7:54 pm, which is 31 minutes and 51 seconds later then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 59 and 37 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 64 and 42 degrees. The record high of 88 degrees was set back in 1888.

Looking ahead, Earth Day is in 3 weeks, May Day is a month away and the Start of June is in 2 months.