April 7, 2017 9 AM Update

Heading into the nine o’clock hour it is 44 degrees, cloudy and damp. More rain expected later, looks like the high temperatures will only be two or three degrees warmer. More sun tomorrow and temperatures around 50. I sure hope I don’t have to work but gawd I don’t know what to think at this point.

The sun will set at 7:29 pm with dusk around 7:57 pm, which is one minute and 8 seconds later than yesterday. Today will have 13 hours and 3 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 50 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will have a chance of rain showers before 3am, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low of 33 degrees at 5am. Two degrees below normal. Northwest wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. In 2016, it got down to 31 degrees with periods of rain and snow. The record low of 19 occurred back in 1982.

Decided to catch the bus to work. We’ll see how things go later on tonight, I might swing by home later and get Big Red or make alternative arrangements. Hopefully it won’t be that long of a day. I just so hate driving in the city. I’m willing to wait a half hour for the bus them fight traffic downtown. Plus I can’t blog or play on my smartphone when driving, so using my fossil fuel burner to go downtown is a waste of time. I like having that quiet time to my self when I’m on the bus in the morning and afternoon.

I am pretty sure that I will be staying in town for Easter Weekend based on the latest forecast and because I have a lot of shit to get done because everything has gotten all backed up because I’ve been at work so much lately. That and I’m planning on going on vacation either that Tuesday evening or Wednesday day after Easter. I got to that wiring done by then and the new battery in. Plus I think it’s going to rain next weekend. Which is good because the week is going to be fairly warm and sunny, and until things green up, I don’t want things to dry out too much. Camping would suck if I couldn’t have a nice big fire every night.

As previously noted, next Friday is Good Friday when the sun will be setting at 7:37 pm with dusk at 8:06 pm. On that day in 2016, we had sunny skies and temperatures between 58 and 31 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 58 degrees. We hit a record high of 83 back in 1968.