August 31, 2017 Morning

Good morning! Tonight is the first 7:30 PM sunset of autumn season. August is basically done. And in only three weeks to Average High is 70. Autumn is really coming quickly. Overcast and 62 degrees in Albany, NY. There is a west-southwest breeze at 6 mph. The dew point is 57 degrees. The skies will clear around 1 pm.

Today will have isolated showers. Partly sunny, with a high of 72 degrees at 2pm. Four degrees below normal. Maximum dew point of 59 at 10am. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%. A year ago, we had mostly cloudy skies. It was sticky. The high last year was 76 degrees. The record high of 93 was set in 1953.

The sun will set at 7:30 pm with dusk around 7:59 pm, which is one minute and 42 seconds earlier than yesterday. At sunset, look for mostly clear conditions and 65 degrees. The dew point will be 50 degrees. There will be a northwest breeze at 14 mph. Today will have 13 hours and 9 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 46 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low of 46 degrees at 5am. 11 degrees below normal. Northwest wind 6 to 13 mph. In 2016, we had mostly cloudy skies. It was somewhat humid. It got down to 62 degrees. The record low of 41 occurred back in 1967.

This morning I got my hair cut, and let me landlord into the apartment. The dripping faucet in the tub is being fixed today.  That’s one less thing to worry about for me. I won’t have to keep things as clean, as I await the landlord. The hair cut is done so I won’t have long hair to get all icky if I decide to head out of town for the long weekend — which seems increasingly unlikely with the rain expected on Sunday. If it was Saturday or Labor Day, I might just do a two day trip, but now it looks like all day rain on Sunday. Or maybe I will go out to the Green Mountains for just Friday into Sunday. I’d rather get away before it gets cold out.

On this day in 1965, Super Guppy took it’s first flight. The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy is a large, wide-bodied cargo aircraft that is used for hauling outsize cargo components. It was the successor to the Pregnant Guppy, the first of the Guppy aircraft produced by Aero Spacelines, which in turn was named for its resemblance to a pregnant guppy. Five were built in two variants, both of which were colloquially referred to as the “Super Guppy”.

As previously noted, there are 3 weeks until Average High is 70 when the sun will be setting at 6:53 pm with dusk at 7:21 pm. On that day in 2016, we had mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 80 and 58 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 70 degrees. We hit a record high of 95 back in 1895.