Good evening! Mostly cloudy and 17 degrees in Delmar, NY. There is a southeast breeze at 5 mph. The skies will clear Saturday around 5 am. Right about when the deep freeze really gets underway. 

Tonight will have a chance of snow, mainly after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low of 12 degrees at 1am. Three degrees below normal. Maximum wind chill around 10 at 10pm; Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible. In 2017, we had light rain and mist in the evening, which became light drizzle and fog by the early hours of the morning. It got down to 22 degrees. The record low of -15 occurred back in 1904.

Tonight will have a Waning Gibbous Moon with 93% illuminated. The moon will set tomorrow at 9:24 am. The Last Quarter Moon is on Sunday night. The Blue Moon is on Wednesday, January 31th. The sun will rise at 7:25 am with the first light at 6:53 am, which is one second earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 14 hours and 50 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 59 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will snow. Areas of blowing snow after noon. High of 21 degrees at 1pm. 10 degrees below normal. North wind 7 to 12 mph increasing to 13 to 18 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible. A year ago, we had light freezing drizzle and mist in the morning, which became light rain and mist by afternoon. The high last year was 44 degrees. The record high of 64 was set in 1950.  After tomorrow’s snow, it will get extremely cold and windy, Friday through the weekend. 

Cold but clear for the weekend. Saturday, mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 2. Sunday, partly sunny, with a high near 15. Typical average high for the weekend is 31 degrees.

This weekend I plan primarily to stay inside. I moved my truck so the landlord can plow and not plow me in. I also went to the grocery store to buy groceries and just top off my battery so it will be good to go when the cold comes this weekend. I’m sure it would start in the cold just fine, it did so tonight but I don’t like to leave it parked for a full week before turning over the engine at something below zero. 

In four weeks on January 31 the sun will be setting at 5:08 pm, which is 33 minutes and 14 seconds later then tonight. In 2017 on that day, we had snow, mist, cloudy skies and temperatures between 26 and 11 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 32 and 15 degrees. The record high of 58 degrees was set back in 1913.

Looking ahead, Coldest Day of Year (Avg. 14-30 degrees) is in 1 week, Blue Moon is in 4 weeks, The Day the Music Died is a month away, February Save the Pine Bush Dinner – 40th Anniversary is in 7 weeks, Independence Day is in 26 weeks, Labor Day is in 7 months, Election Day 2020 is in 33 months and Inaugeration Day 2021 is in 159 weeks.

Only 141 days remain until the start of Memorial Day Weekend!

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