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Good morning! Tonight is the  February Save the Pine Bush Dinner – the 40th Anniversary. 🌁Foggy and 58 degrees in Delmar, NY. There is a south breeze at 10 mph. The dew point is 52 degrees. Today marks five weeks to Average High is 50.😄

The sun will set at 5:35 pm with dusk around 6:04 pm, which is one minute and 17 seconds later than yesterday.🌇  At sunset, look for mostly cloudy conditions and 61 degrees. The dew point will be 49 degrees. Breezy, 16 mph breeze from the west-northwest.

Today will have a slight chance of rain after 2pm. Patchy dense fog before 9am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high of 70 degrees at 1pm.😎 36 degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 54 at 10am. South wind 10 to 16 mph becoming west in the afternoon. Going to be a nice day, especially for February. 🌞☀🌞Chance of precipitation is 20%. A year ago, we had mostly cloudy skies. The high last year was 44 degrees. The record high of 65 was set in 1981. 11 inches of snow fell back in 1929.

Tonight will have a Waxing Crescent Moon with 38% illuminated with the moon setting at 11:44 pm. 🌓The First Quarter Moon will be tomorrow. The Full Moon is next Wednesday. The sun will rise at 6:42 am with the first light at 6:13 am, which is one minute and 31 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 13 hours and 4 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 49 seconds over last night.

Tonight will have a slight chance of rain before 4am, then a slight chance of rain and snow. ❄💦Mostly cloudy, with a low of 33 degrees at 6am. 13 degrees above normal. Northwest wind 7 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. In 2017, we had cloudy skies. It got down to 38 degrees. The record low of -8 occurred back in 1963.

Warm but wet this weekend. 💦Saturday, mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Sunday, rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 44. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Typical average high for the weekend is 37 degrees.

I don’t have a lot to say today, except that warm temperatures are tackling the snow, so hopefully I’ll be able to get out camping come March. ⛺Although I’ve heard that we are getting some snow tomorrow.

I struggle not to get involved in the bigotry and hatred I see on Facebook every day. 😡I hate the over simplistic viewpoints not based on science or evidence that are too common in politics today.🙈 I know I should just scroll past those posts as arguing won’t change anybody’s minds. Obnoxious liberals are going to just be that. 🐐

In four weeks on March 21 the sun will be setting at 7:09 pm (Daylight Savings Time), 🌆which is one hour, 33 minutes and 39 seconds later then today. In 2017 on that day, we had mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 51 and 32 degrees. ☁Typically, you have temperatures between 46 and 27 degrees. The record high of 78 degrees was set back in 1921.

Looking ahead, Average High is 50 is in 5 weeks,🌼 Average High is 60 is in 8 weeks, 🌻Earth Day is in 2 months, 🌱Average High is 70 is in 12 weeks, 🌷Independence Day is in 19 weeks🌺, Halloween is in 36 weeks, Day After Election Day is in 37 weeks, Boxing Day is in 44 weeks and Inauguration day 2021 is in 152 weeks.

🎆🎇Only 93 days remain until the start of Memorial Day Weekend!🎇🎆

Moon Illumination

Upcoming Moon Phases:

First Quarter - Friday, February 23 - Rise: 11:10am, Set: 1:59am
Worm Moon - Thursday, March 1
Last Quarter - Friday, March 9 - Rise: 1:55am, Set: 11:37am

New Moon - Saturday, March 17
First Quarter - Saturday, March 24 - Rise: 9:46am, Set: 12:58am
Second Blue Moon of 2018 - Saturday, March 31
Last Quarter - Sunday, April 8 - Rise: 1:08am, Set: 11:01am

New Moon - Sunday, April 15
First Quarter - Sunday, April 22 - Rise: 9:42am, Set: 12:40am
Pink Moon - Sunday, April 29
Last Quarter - Monday, May 7 - Rise: 12:21am, Set: 10:43am

New Moon - Tuesday, May 15

Last year was pretty mild too …

On Monday 02/20/17 we had mostly sunny skies with high of 43 and a low of 26, which is seven degrees above normal.

On Tuesday 02/21/17 we had drizzle and mostly cloudy skies with high of 44 and a low of 18, which is eight degrees above normal.

On Wednesday 02/22/17 we had rain and partly cloudy skies with high of 57 and a low of 38, which is 21 degrees above normal.

On Thursday 02/23/17 we had mostly sunny skies with high of 69 and a low of 41, which is 32 degrees above normal.

On Friday 02/24/17 we had rain, patches of fog and partly cloudy skies with high of 74 and a low of 41, which is 37 degrees above normal.

On Saturday 02/25/17 we had thunderstorm, thunderstorm rain, rain, mist and mostly cloudy skies with high of 70 and a low of 37, which is 33 degrees above normal.

On Sunday 02/26/17 we had rain, snow and cloudy skies with high of 38 and a low of 24, which is normal.

Good morning! What day is it? 💘Valentine’s Day,💖 of course. Next Wednesday is February Save the Pine Bush Dinner, the 40th Anniversary. Cloudy☁ and 33 degrees in Albany. There is a south breeze at 8 mph. The skies will clear mid-morning.

🌻Only 34 days remain until the first day of calendar spring!🌻

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high of 46 degrees at 4pm. 12 degrees above normal. South wind 7 to 10 mph.🌞 It’s going to be a long sought out February thaw. This is going to be a nice day, hopefully melting the ice that is making the sidewalks and driveways so treacherous. ⛄A year ago, we had cloudy skies, clearing in the afternoon. The high last year was 36 degrees. The record high of 63 was set in 1946. 23.5 inches of snow fell back in 1914.

The sun will set at 5:26 pm with dusk around 5:55 pm, which is one minute and 18 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for partly clear conditions and 44 degrees. 🌚There will be a south-southwest breeze at 7 mph. Today will have 10 hours and 34 minutes of daytime, a decrease of 2 minutes and 42 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will have a slight chance of rain and snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low of 35 degrees at 9pm.⛅ 18 degrees above normal. South wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. In 2017, we had partly cloudy skies with more clouds in the early hours of the next day. It got down to 32 degrees. The record low of -22 occurred back in 1943.☃

Last night I was playing with the GPS logger I built. It worked well, although it didn’t start up right away when I got out of the parking garage.🌍 But I don’t normally park Big Red in a parking garage. Next I have to figure out how to translate the points into lines.♈ It does a pretty good job of recording my position every second, along with speed altitude and direction heading. It also would be interesting if I could join it along a highway map so I could spit out a list of roads traveled and make graphs of speed and particularly elevation. 🏔I expect to have this perfected and mounted on perfboard🔬 within the next weeks.

This weekend, probably going to stay in town but I will go out hiking or maybe skiing, if there is any snow left. The woods might be muddy but I will wear my boots.👞 I know of many trails that won’t be a complete mosh pit for hiking, although I will have to plan where I’m going. I could go to the Catskills but I would be worried about the ice, even with the micro-spikes.🌲

As previously noted, next Wednesday is the February Save the Pine Bush Dinner – 40th Anniversary🍝 when the sun will be setting at 5:35 pm with dusk at 6:04 pm. 🌲On that day in 2017, we had drizzle, mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 44 and 18 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 36 degrees. We hit a record high of 65 back in 1981.

Average Temperatures

This table shows the average high, median, and low temperatures for the next year. Previous year values are shown in parenthesis.

Date High Median Low
Thursday, February 15 35 (39) 26 (36) 17 (32)
Sunday, March 4 40 (23) 31 (16) 22 (8)
Saturday, March 17 45 (40) 35 (28) 26 (16)
Wednesday, March 28 50 (51) 40 (45) 30 (38)
Saturday, April 7 55 (46) 44 (42) 34 (37)
Wednesday, April 18 60 (58) 49 (49) 38 (40)
Tuesday, May 1 65 (74) 54 (62) 43 (49)
Wednesday, May 16 70 (77) 58 (61) 47 (44)
Sunday, June 3 75 (72) 64 (59) 53 (45)
Friday, June 22 80 (81) 69 (67) 59 (53)
Saturday, August 18 80 (77) 70 (74) 60 (71)
Saturday, September 8 75 (68) 65 (59) 55 (49)
Friday, September 21 70 (81) 60 (72) 50 (63)
Tuesday, October 2 65 (69) 55 (54) 45 (39)
Monday, October 15 60 (74) 50 (66) 40 (57)
Sunday, October 28 55 (67) 46 (52) 36 (37)
Saturday, November 10 50 (50) 42 (40) 33 (29)
Thursday, November 22 45 (37) 38 (34) 30 (30)
Tuesday, December 4 40 (36) 33 (30) 26 (23)
Monday, December 17 35 (35) 28 (28) 21 (20)
Tuesday, January 8 30 (23) 22 (16) 15 (9)

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