March 16, 2017 Evening

Good evening! Partly sunny and 27 degrees in City of Albany. Breezy, 20 mph breeze from the west-northwest with gusts up to 34 mph. The current wind chill is 14.

The sun will set at 7:03 pm with dusk around 7:31 pm, which is one minute and 10 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for partly cloudy conditions and 25 degrees. The wind chill around sunset will be 12. Breezy, 16 mph breeze from the west-northwest with gusts up to 26mph. Going to be a chilly evening but the first day of spring on Tuesday will see a warm up for at least a day or two with temperatures reaching a normal of about 47 with sun.

More delays heading out of the city tonight. Traffic has been so bad downtown since the snowstorm. The bus was only a few minutes late but both traffic is delayed downtown and on the old 787.  Amazing what a little snow can do to back up traffic. It doesn’t take much to create all kinds of traffic problems. I’m sure I’ll get home eventually. 

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 15 degrees at 6am. 12 degrees below normal. Maximum wind chill around 5 at 6am; Northwest wind 13 to 18 mph decreasing to 7 to 12 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 28 mph. In 2016, it got down to 38 degrees with periods of fog and rain and thunderstorm. The record low of -1 occurred back in 1916.

I will probably have fish for dinner tonight, as I’m not Catholic and I don’t believe in trends. Maybe clean off my truck again and walk down to the library. The sidewalks look pretty decent at this point. Outside of the city the roads are all bare. I have a DVD to return to the library this evening. Won’t be pitch black walking down there now with the time change. 

Waning Gibbous Moon tonight with 71% illuminated. The moon will rise around 9:36 pm. The Last Quarter Moon is on Monday night with mostly cloudy then scattered snow showers skies expected. The Full “Pink” Moon is on Tuesday, April 11th. The sun will rise at 7:03 am with the first light at 6:35 am, which is one minute and 45 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 11 hours and 57 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 54 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will be sunny, with a high of 33 degrees at 4pm. 12 degrees below normal. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph. A year ago, we had fog, rain, thunderstorm and a high of 61 degrees. The record high of 75 was set in 1990. 4.1 inches of snow fell back in 1982.

Right now, a split verdict on the weekend. Saturday, a chance of snow showers, mainly after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 35. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Sunday, partly sunny, with a high near 38. Typical average high for the weekend is 45 degrees. Still looking cold for the weekend but not that bad in the grand scheme of things. 

In four weeks on April 13 the sun will be setting at 7:35 pm, which is 32 minutes and 7 seconds later then today. In 2016 on that day, we had partly sunny skies and temperatures between 53 and 31 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 57 and 37 degrees. The record high of 87 degrees was set back in 1977.

Looking ahead, Easter is in 1 month, Average High is 70 is in 2 months and Start of June is in 11 weeks.