Good evening! Mostly cloudy and 46 degrees in Albany. There is a west breeze at 10 mph. A bit chilly with that breeze this evening. The skies will clear Saturday around 11 pm.
Lately I’ve gotten into listening to the Guess Who, that early 70s Canadian soft rock band most famous for American Women. I hadn’t heard She’s Come Undun in almost a decade but then I heard it ON XM Radio’s free preview and I got hooked on it.
Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 36 degrees at 6am. Nine degrees above normal. West wind 6 to 10 mph. In 2015, it got down to 41 degrees with periods of rain. The record low of -2 occurred back in 1875.
Look towards the west for beautiful the Waxing Crescent Moon tonight with 17% illuminated. At times it will be hidden by clouds. The moon will set around 8:30 pm. The First Quarter Moon is on Tuesday night with a chance of rain orsnow expected. The Full “Cold” Moon is on Wednesday, December 14th.
Another evening in soon to be Donald Trump’s America. All I can say is that the bus is running on time, and traffic wasn’t that bad. I really should go to Sears tonight but I really don’t feel like going anywhere tonight.
“Too many mountains and not enough stairs to climb / Too many churches and not enough truth / Too many people and not enough eyes to see / Too many lives to lead and not enough time” – She’s Come Undun, The Guess Who
Tomorrow will have a slight chance of showers after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high of 47 degrees at 1pm. Six degrees above normal. West wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. A year ago, we had rain and a high of 50 degrees. The record high of 66 was set in 1998. 6.2 inches of snow fell back in 1949.
Looking colder and generally nastier for Saturday but Sunday still looks nice if I don’t get stuck in the office. Much like most of America. Saturday, a slight chance of rain and snow showers before 10am, then a slight chance of rain showers between 10am and 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42. Northwest wind 10 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Sunday, mostly sunny, with a high near 40.Typical average high for the weekend is 41 degrees. I’m increasingly looking at staying in town this weekend because I think Saturday could be cold in the wilderness, even if it is snow free. I’ll make a decision tomorrow. I might have to go into the office on Sunday. On the other hand, it might be nice to get away before it gets super frigid outside with the blast of cold air certainly on its way.
In four weeks on December 29 the sun will be setting at 4:30 pm, which is 8 minutes later then tonight. In 2015 on that day, we had rain, snow and temperatures between 35 and 24 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 32 and 17 degrees. The record high of 71 degrees was set back in 1984. It must have been nice on that late December day to get up to 71. I’ll have to check the record book to see see if it was sunny on that warm day a few days before 1985 rolled around.
After doing extensive research I found that the problem I was having with my PyQGIS script is that the SIP module that ships with Python 2.7 is broken and not properly allowing methods to be called through their parents. Nothing I can do to easily fix it unless I want to re-compile Python 2.5 and QGIS. For now, I’m just going to disable the problematic code.