Good evening! Mostly cloudy and 34 degrees in Delmar, NY. There is a north breeze at 6 mph. The skies will clear Wednesday around 6 am.

Went to the store and they didn’t have my size for pants for work but the guy explained how to order online. I did buy some extra dress shirts and honestly I think I will be able to wear one or another pair of the pants more than one day at work next week. They don’t get that dirty wearing them only for work. 

Made up some more graphs, maps and updated the Google County Map Tracks on my blog today. Worked on some other code and templates for future use. Walked down to the library for a bit. Been watching some videos and reading about the mini house / off grid home movement. I love the simplicity of some of those mini houses. Less technology means less to break. And so relatively inexpensive. I’ll have to share some of the videos I’ve been watching lately. 

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 29 degrees at 3am. Typical for tonight. North wind around 6 mph. In 2016, it got down to 34 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. The record low of 2 occurred back in 1960.

Waning Crescent Moon tonight with 13% illuminated. The moon will rise around 4:23 am. The New Moon is on Tuesday night with chance of showers expected. The Full “Pink” Moon is on Tuesday, April 11th. The sun will rise at 6:47 am with the first light at 6:19 am, which is one minute and 45 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 11 hours and 31 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 54 seconds over last night. Definitely the nights are getting shorter and mornings aren’t so dark, despite the time change two weeks ago. 

Tomorrow will have a slight chance of freezing rain between 9am and 10am, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high of 40 degrees at 6pm. Nine degrees below normal. Southeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. A year ago, we had mostly cloudy skies and a high of 52 degrees. The record high of 74 was set in 1986. 6.1 inches of snow fell back in 1899.

Big Red is remarkably muddy and needs a good bath tomorrow. I also need to run to Walmart and get dress socks and food for next week. Then Sunday dinner at my parents house. Baking cookie brownies for them come morning. Hopefully I won’t sink so far out of sight and sling so much mud driving on their dirt driveway. I doubt the weather will be good for hiking. 

Going to be a busy week at work next week, but I expect an on time budget and things will get quieter in April. Kind of lucked out with timing this year. I am hoping in four weeks when I have off, I will be able to have a nice trip to the North Country and hopefully the Deer River will have good fishing. 

In four weeks on April 22 the sun will be setting at 7:46 pm, which is 31 minutes and 55 seconds later then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had rain and temperatures between 76 and 58 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 61 and 40 degrees. The record high of 86 degrees was set back in 1985.

Looking ahead, April Fools Day is Next Saturday and Earth Day is in 4 weeks.

Today was rather cold and wet … Compared to the very mild year of last year it was about ten degrees colder but just about as cloudy. It was a very mild start to April last year. We are expecting a warm up later in the week but nothing like this…

Saturday 03/26/16. Mostly cloudy, a high of 52 and a low of 34.

Sunday 03/27/16. Mostly cloudy, a high of 58 and a low of 40.

Monday 03/28/16. Cloudy and rain, a high of 50 and a low of 41.

Tuesday 03/29/16. Partly cloudy, a high of 46 and a low of 34.

Wednesday 03/30/16. Partly sunny, a high of 60 and a low of 27.

Thursday 03/31/16. Cloudy and rain, a high of 71 and a low of 49.

Friday 04/01/16. Mostly cloudy and rain, a high of 70 and a low of 42.

Good morning! Happy Saturday. Next Saturday starts April. Damp, gray and 39 degrees in Delmar, NY. There is a north breeze at 6 mph. We aren’t expecting a lot of sun or nice weather until Wednesday. That way March can officially leave like a lamb. 

Today will rain, mainly before 4pm. Cloudy, with a high of 39 degrees at 8am. Eight degrees below normal. North wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. A year ago, we had rain and a high of 61 degrees. The record high of 74 was set in 1910. 1.9 inches of snow fell back in 1960.

The sun will set at 7:14 pm with dusk around 7:42 pm, which is one minute and 9 seconds later than yesterday. Today will have 12 hours and 26 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 54 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will have a chance of rain before 8pm, then a chance of snow after 3am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low of 31 degrees at 2am. Two degrees above normal. North wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. In 2016, it got down to 34 degrees under mostly cloudy skies. The record low of 2 occurred back in 1960.

I don’t have a lot of plans for the weekend but this evening I will probably run to the store. I need to get some more clothes for work and I want to buy the wire I need to wire up the truck cap. I’m hoping next weekend to clean up the truck cap, hook up the low voltage disconnect and switches. 

As previously noted, next Saturday starts April when the sun will be setting at 7:22 pm with dusk at 7:50 pm. On that day in 2016, we had rain and temperatures between 70 and 42 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 52 degrees. We hit a record high of 77 back in 1986.

Happy Weekend! Cloudy and 40 degrees in Albany. There is a south breeze at 13 mph. The skies will clear Wednesday around 10 am. Don’t expect much sun until the midpoint of next week but it might get quite nice at that point. 

The sun will set at 7:12 pm with dusk around 7:40 pm, which is one minute and 9 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for cloudy conditions and 42 degrees. There will be a south breeze at 10 mph. Kind of icky but hopefully it will keep the snow melting. 

Tonight will have a chance of rain before 9pm, then a chance of rain or drizzle between 9pm and 3am, then a chance of rain after 3am. Cloudy, with a low of 41 degrees at 6pm. 10 degrees above normal. South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. In 2016, it got down to 35 degrees with periods of rain. The record low of 0 occurred back in 1875.

Waning Crescent Moon tonight with 19% illuminated. The moon will rise around 3:37 am. The New Moon is on Tuesday night with chance of rain expected. The Full “Pink” Moon is on Tuesday, April 11th. The sun will rise at 6:49 am with the first light at 6:21 am, which is one minute and 45 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 11 hours and 34 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 54 seconds over last night.

Not a particularly nice weekend on tap. Saturday, a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Light and variable wind becoming north around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Sunday, a chance of freezing rain before 8am, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 44. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Typical average high for the weekend is 48 degrees. Next weekend the average high will be 50.

In four weeks on April 21 the sun will be setting at 7:44 pm, which is 31 minutes and 58 seconds later then today. By then hopefully lower elevations will start greening up. I hopefully should be on vacation in the North Country at that point. In 2016 on that day, we had rain and temperatures between 76 and 32 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 61 and 39 degrees. The record high of 89 degrees was set back in 1923.

It was a fairly quiet Friday at work. Next week will probably be much busier. But then the state budget will be done. I’m still hoping to get up to the Adirondacks during Easter Weekend, and then the week after, head up to the North Country. I do want to wire my truck up in the meantime but I’m hopeful at some point we will get a warm enough weekend to do that. 

Looking ahead, Good Friday is in 3 weeks, Arbor Day is in 5 weeks, Cinco de Mayo is in 6 weeks and Memorial Day Weekend is in 9 weeks. I’m sure black fly season is just around the corner. 

Chilly, gray and 31 degrees in Delmar, NY. There is a south breeze at 8 mph. Kind of a chilly walk down to the Park and Ride, especially because I skipped the winter coat in favor of the rain coat, as rain is expected by mid day. 41 degrees by late afternoon. 

 It’s a Friday as we head into our final week of March. Next Saturday is April Fools Day. I’m hoping that this is the last week for the deicers on the road and that next week we will have all rain which will wash away the snow. I’m still hoping to get out camping in mid April once the snow is gone. And that the rain will stop by next weekend so we have reasonable amount of water in the creeks for trout season. 

The sun will set at 7:13 pm with dusk around 7:41 pm, which is one minute and 9 seconds later than yesterday. Today will have 12 hours and 23 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 54 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will have a chance of rain before 9pm, then a chance of drizzle after 9pm. Cloudy, with a low of 37 degrees at 6am. Eight degrees above normal. South wind 5 to 9 mph becoming calm after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. In 2016, it got down to 35 degrees with periods of rain. The record low of 0 occurred back in 1875.

Traffic is moving well heading downtown, although a Trooper has somebody pulled over on the expressway southbound. I have my camera but pictures aren’t worthwhile on this rather gray morning. I’m ready for winter to melt away. 

Woke up fairly early this morning, as I went to bed early and wanted to ensure ample time to walk down to the Park and Ride. I tend to go to bed early which means I wake early in the morning. Sometimes I reset my alarm and go back to bed but not this morning. That said, as the coffee wears off I’m starting to feel a bit drowsy. So be it. 

As previously noted, there are 3 weeks until 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.

Good morning! It may be dark but, it’s Friday! Three weeks to Good Friday. Dark and  cloudy this morning and 30 degrees in Delmar. There is a south-southeast breeze at 6 mph. No snow or ice in Delmar but definitely some in the Southern Adirondacks and Green Mountains. Don’t expect much sun, the skies will clear next Wednesday around 10 am.

Today will have a chance of freezing rain, sleet and snow then periods of rain later.  Generally cloudy, with a high of 41 degrees at 4pm. Six degrees below normal. South wind 6 to 11 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph. Forget your umbrella, it will be useless. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch possible. A year ago, we had rain and a high of 59 degrees. The record high of 69 was set in 1976. 5.5 inches of snow fell back in 1956.

Good evening! Sunny and 36 degrees in City of Albany. There is a west-northwest breeze at 13 mph. A rather cool evening for late March, but one must enjoy the sunlight before we get stuck with a week of ample rain. At least that should help the snow melt away. 

The sun will set at 7:11 pm with dusk around 7:39 pm, which is one minute and 9 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for mostly clear conditions and 31 degrees. There will be a west breeze at 8 mph.

Bus was running a little bit late this evening because Interstate 787 was backed up onto the South Mall Arterial but traffic southbound on 787 so we are making up time. You can complain about the dirty snow and the cold but skies are quite blue without clouds but they aren’t expected to last. 

Tonight will have increasing clouds, with a low of 19 degrees at 11pm. 10 degrees below normal. West wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable. In 2016, it got down to 33 degrees with periods of rain. The record low of 0 occurred back in 1875. Warming up at the night progresses but we will still see some snow, ice and road salt come the morning. 

Waning Crescent Moon tonight with 26% illuminated. The moon will rise around 2:51 am. The New Moon is on Tuesday night with chance of rain expected. The Full “Pink” Moon is on Tuesday, April 11th. The sun will rise at 6:50 am with the first light at 6:22 am, which is one minute and 45 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 11 hours and 37 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 55 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will have snow, freezing rain, and sleet likely before noon, then rain, freezing rain, and sleet between noon and 1pm, then rain likely after 1pm. High of 40 degrees at 6pm. Seven degrees below normal. South wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible. A year ago, we had rain and a high of 59 degrees. The record high of 69 was set in 1976. 5.5 inches of snow fell back in 1956.

Not a particularly nice weekend on tap. Saturday, a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 47. Light and variable wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. Not a wash out.  Sunday, freezing rain likely before 8am, then a chance of rain between 8am and 5pm, then a chance of drizzle after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Typical average high for the weekend is 48 degrees. Hopefully we will get some good soaking rains that melt the snow and reduce the fire risks. 

In four weeks on April 20 the sun will be setting at 7:43 pm, which is 31 minutes and 59 seconds later then today. In 2016 on that day, we had mostly sunny skies and temperatures between 62 and 42 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 61 and 39 degrees. The record high of 93 degrees was set back in 1941.

Looking ahead, Start of June is in 10 weeks. At one level that seems like a long ways away but I know time goes by quickly and it will be here before one realizes. 

Tomorrow morning, we will be waking up to a sloppy commute, with a mix of snow and ice turning to rain by afternoon. The rain will continue on and off through the weekend into next week. Temperatures are expected to moderate over the weekend to close to normal, although we have to watch for periods of freezing rain through the next week. I am not sure if you can say March will be leaving us like a lamb, at least not an ice-covered lamb that smells like wet wool.

Weather Summary
Today. Sunny and 37 degrees , 12 max wind chill, 7:12 sunset.
Tonight. Increasing Clouds and 18 degrees , 18 max wind chill, 6:49 sunrise.
Friday. Chance of Snow then Chance of Rain/Sleet and 43 degrees , 7:13 sunset.
Friday Night. Chance of Rain and 38 degrees , 6:47 sunrise.
Saturday. Rain is likely and 50 degrees , 7:14 sunset.
Saturday Night. Chance of Rain then Rain
/ Freezing Rain is likely and
30 degrees , 6:46 sunrise.
Sunday. Rain/Freezing Rain is likely
then Rain is likely and
41 degrees , 7:15 sunset.
Sunday Night. Rain is likely
then Rain/Freezing Rain is likely and
32 degrees , 6:44 sunrise.
Monday. Rain/Freezing Rain is likely
then Rain is likely and
43 degrees , 7:16 sunset.
Monday Night. Chance of Rain and 38 degrees , 6:42 sunrise.
Tuesday. Chance of Rain and 47 degrees , 7:17 sunset.
Tuesday Night. Chance of Rain
then Chance of Rain/Snow and
34 degrees , 6:40 sunrise.
Wednesday. Chance of Rain/Snow
then Chance of Rain and
48 degrees , 7:18 sunset.

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There is a lot of sun this morning, but definitely still fairly chilly for late March with temperatures around 23, climbing to 37 later. Breezy throughout the day but at least lots of sun. With the snow though, I wasn’t seriously contemplating going to the park at any rate after work. Eventually thought it will get nice enough to head down to the park.

I had the darnest time getting going this morning, even though I killed the lights by nine and it was a sunny morning. Many mornings I wake up around five and open the shades but not today. I miss those evenings in the woods around the campfire and waking up to fresh air in my bedroom. I think summer will make sleeping so pleasurable — even on those hot and sticky evenings we sometimes get.

The sun will set at 7:12 pm with dusk around 7:40 pm, which is one minute and 9 seconds later than yesterday. Today will have 12 hours and 20 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 54 seconds over yesterday.

Every day we will get closer to the summer, now that we are ten weeks away from June. At some point the snow will melt and I’ll be able to get up to the Adirondacks. I am hoping they stock the Sacandaga River with trout fairly early this year, although I suspect it will be a while before Pumpkin Hollow Road will be open all the way to the campsites. But I can always stop there on the way back from camping in other parts of the Adirondacks.

Tonight will have increasing clouds, with a low of 18 degrees at 12am. 11 degrees below normal. Light and variable wind. In 2016, it got down to 33 degrees with periods of rain. The record low of zero occurred back in 1875. It doesn’t get that cold in late March.

Tomorrow will be sloppy. Rain and snow in the morning changing to rain showers late. High 44. Winds SSE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 70%. At least it won’t be another big snow storm and the rain we are expected to get through the weekend should help melt the snow away.

As previously mentioned, there are 10 weeks until Start of June when the sun will be setting at 8:27 pm with dusk at 9:01 pm. On that day in 2016, we had partly cloudy skies and temperatures between 85 and 57 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 74 degrees. We hit a record high of 94 back in 1918.

Good morning! Happy Thursday. It’s the Direct Drive of the Work Week. Sunny and 19 degrees in Delmar, NY. Calm wind. Cold but it could certainly be a lot colder this morning, as was the case yesterday. 

Today will be sunny, with a high of 37 degrees at 3pm. 10 degrees below normal. Winter must die now what it’s calendar spring. Northwest wind 7 to 14 mph. A year ago, we had rain and a high of 55 degrees. The record high of 80 was set in 1938. 2.7 inches of snow fell back in 2005. Snow records are getting smaller as spring approaches. 

Good evening! Mostly sunny and 24 degrees in City of Albany. Breezy, 23 mph breeze from the northwest with gusts up to 40 mph. The current wind chill is 9. Absurdly cold for late March, but then again, it is still March, and sometimes it gets cold. At least it’s sunny, and we have more time now in the evenings. I don’t think I will be going to the park this evening. Eventually it will get nice enough to head to the park after work, I”m sure.

Tonight will be clear, with a low of 14 degrees at 4am. 18 degrees below normal. Maximum wind chill around 8 at 6pm; Northwest wind 6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. In 2016, it got down to 34 degrees with periods of rain. The record low of -4 occurred back in 1875.

Waning Crescent Moon tonight with 33% illuminated. The moon will rise around 2:05 am. The New Moon is on Tuesday night with chance of rain then chance of rain/snow expected. The Full “Pink” Moon is on Tuesday, April 11th. The sun will rise at 6:52 am with the first light at 6:24 am, which is one minute and 45 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 11 hours and 40 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 54 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will be somewhat warmer, with a high near 34.  Generally, sunny. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph. The record high is 80, set back in 1938. The climate normal for Thursday is 47 degrees.

The weekend forecast keeps going downhill, but at least Saturday won’t be that frigid. Saturday, rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Sunday, snow likely before 11am, then rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Typical average high for the weekend is 48 degrees. I guess I better not plan on doing much this weekend. At least it will be warm, so I won’t be spending much on heat.

In four weeks on April 19 the sun will be setting at 7:42 pm, which is 31 minutes and 59 seconds later then today. In 2016 on that day, we had rain and temperatures between 65 and 44 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 60 and 39 degrees. The record high of 92 degrees was set back in 1976.

Looking ahead, Average High is 60 is in 4 weeks, Earth Day is in 1 months, Pack Rat Day is in 8 weeks, Flag Day is in 12 weeks, Summer is in 13 weeks and Inauguration Day 2021 is in 200 weeks.

While one would not realize it on this rather brisk morning, today marks four weeks until the average high is at least 60. It is 26 degrees with the wind whipping around with some sun to the south. It’s a pretty chilly morning but I timed things fairly well, so I didn’t have to wait at the bus stop.

I wish I had I had turned the heat up before I went to bed because it was cold when I got up but things warmed up quickly because it’s cold out but still lacks the cold of January. I did leave the heat turned up a bit before I left so it won’t take too long to warm up when I get home this evening. We are only getting a few degrees warmer as the day progresses and that stiff wind is expected to continue.

I tried yet another type of waffle mix this morning. It was the Krutez Waffle Mix. I now have that along with a whole grain waffles mix and corn muffin mix that I use in the waffle maker. It’s good to mix it up different days and I figured I would experiment with which waffle mix I like the best. I think I prefer the whole grain waffle mix, as it has nice texture and works well with fresh fruit on top. I like the corn waffles better, but I don’t think it quite works taste-wise with the fruit.

If it going to be warm on Saturday and the precipitation holds off, I might wire up the low voltage disconnect, although at the same time I think I should run back the new power wire back to the truck cap — because I think it’s probably easier to hook all of the wiring up at once. I will see how the weather is. At some point it’s going to be nice, and I’m going to want to get out camping and not spending my time hooking up wires at home. Then again, there is a lot of summer remaining, and I don’t expect at this point to get out camping before Easter Weekend, at the earliest.

The sun will set at 7:10 pm with dusk around 7:38 pm, which is one minute and 9 seconds later than yesterday. Today will have 12 hours and 17 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes and 54 seconds over yesterday.

Tonight will be clear, with a low of 12 degrees at 6am. 16 degrees below normal. Maximum wind chill around 8 at 7pm; Northwest wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. In 2016, it got down to 34 degrees with periods of rain. The record low of -4 occurred back in 1875.

Looking ahead, there are 4 weeks until Average High is 60 when the sun will be setting at 7:42 pm with dusk at 8:12 pm. On that day in 2016, we had rain and temperatures between 65 and 44 degrees. We hit a record high of 92 back in 1976. By then, at least in the city we should start seeing some green grass.  In the mountains though, we will have to wait to the first or second week of May to see much green, although it tends to be the most beautiful up there.