February 16, 2017 Night

“Kind of a chilly evening with the wind. Not a terrible night though when I walked down to the library. I am looking forward to nicer weather come the weekend but at least tomorrow we will have more sun, even if it’s expected to remain cold.” 

Good evening! Partly cloudy and 24 degrees in Delmar. There is a west-northwest breeze at 14 mph. The current wind chill is 12. The skies will clear around 10 pm.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 17 degrees at 6am. One degrees below normal. Northwest wind 11 to 14 mph. In 2016, it got down to 28 degrees with periods of snow. The record low of -16 occurred back in 1973.

Waning Gibbous Moon tonight with 60% illuminated. The Last Quarter Moon is on Saturday night with partly cloudy skies expected. The Full “Worm” Moon is on Sunday, March 12th. The sun will rise at 6:49 am with the first light at 6:20 am, which is 1 minutes and 26 seconds earlier then yesterday. Tonight will have 13 hours and 17 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 45 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high of 32 degrees at 2pm. Three degrees below normal. Northwest wind 10 to 13 mph. A year ago, we had snow and a high of 37 degrees. The record high of 60 was set in 1981. 11.9 inches of snow fell back in 2003.

Weekend forecast looks quite nice. Saturday, partly sunny, with a high near 47. South wind 3 to 6 mph. Sunday, partly sunny, with a high near 45.Typical average high for the weekend is 35 degrees. If there wasn’t so much snow which I’m sure will be wet and melting I’d definitely consider camping but in the meantime I expect to spend a good amount of the long weekend our cross country skiing. 

In four weeks on March 16 the sun will be setting at 7:03 pm (Daylight Savings Time), which is 1 hour and 34 minutes later then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had rain with a thunderstorm and temperatures between 64 and 44 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 44 and 26 degrees. The record high of 82 degrees was set back in 1990.

Looking ahead, Easter is in 2 months, Average High is 70 is in 3 months and Start of June is in 15 weeks.