“It snowed for a while today then it stopped. Now it’s all just slop. Wintery slop!” 

Good evening! Light snow and 27 degrees in City of Albany. There is a southeast breeze at 7 mph. 

We had an emergency evacuation of the skyscraper I work in downtown. It was a lot of stairs to go down, especially in a suit and tie with dress shoes on. Fortunately we didn’t have to wait outside because they got the alarm off shortly after I got down to the lobby. 

Waxing Crescent Moon tonight with 30% illuminated. The moon will set around 10:59 pm. The First Quarter Moon is on Saturday night with partly cloudy expected. The Full “Snow” Moon is on Saturday, February 11th. The sun will rise at 7:08 am with the first light at 6:39 am, which is 1 minutes and 2 seconds earlier then yesterday. Tonight will have 13 hours and 59 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 24 seconds over last night.

Tonight will snow, mainly before 3am. The snow will end with a low of 24 degrees at 4am. Nine degrees above normal. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. In 2016, it got down to 35 degrees with periods of rain. The record low of -20 occurred back in 1920.

More snow later but I’m not concerned about tomorrow as I expect it to stop early. Probably the sidewalks down to the express bus will be fine by morning. I might walk down to the library later. 

A nice weekend coming up with somewhat cool temperatures. Saturday, partly sunny, with a high near 27. Sunday, partly sunny, with a high near 31.Typical average high for the weekend is 32 degrees.

In four weeks on February 28 the sun will be setting at 5:44 pm, which is 36 minutes later then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 57 and 32 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 38 and 20 degrees. The record high of 63 degrees was set back in 1903. Tomorrow it will be four weeks until March 1st. 

Looking ahead, Valentines Day is in 2 weeks, Spring is in 7 weeks, Average High is 50 is in 8 weeks, Tax Day is in 11 weeks, Average High is 70 is in 15 weeks and Independence Day is in 22 weeks.