March 8, 2017 Evening

Good evening! Partly cloudy and 50 degrees in Albany. Breezy, 16 mph breeze from the west-southwest with gusts up to 32 mph. Enjoy the warm weather, it’s only going to get cooler from here on out. Snow storm next Tuesday? 

Didn’t get out of work tonight I’m time for the express bus, so I decided to to get a beer at Center Square Pub. The beer was good, but I’m a bit tired after the week and I have a bit of an upset stomach tonight. Wasn’t doing that great last night either but after some coffee, felt better.  I kind of wanted to catch that express home, just so I could be home. I’ll get to bed early tonight so that I have a chance to recover by morning.  

Tonight will have a chance of rain showers before 3am, then a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Some thunder is also possible. Mostly cloudy, with a low of 34 degrees at 6am. Nine degrees above normal. West wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected. In 2016, it got down to 48 degrees under partly cloudy skies. The record low of -14 occurred back in 1943.

Waxing Gibbous Moon tonight with 77% illuminated. The moon will set around 4:55 am. The Full “Worm” Moon is on Sunday night with partly cloudy skies expected. The sun will rise at 6:16 am with the first light at 5:48 am, which is one minute and 42 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 12 hours and 21 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 54 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high of 44 degrees at 2pm. Three degrees above normal. Breezy, with a west wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. A year ago, we had partly cloudy skies and a high of 81 degrees. Record broken that year. Much colder this year. 6.9 inches of snow fell back in 1961.

Super cold this weekend with temperatures running 17 degrees below normal but otherwise sunny. Saturday, mostly sunny, with a high near 22. Sunday, mostly sunny, with a high near 28.Typical average high for the weekend is 42 degrees. January weather.  This weekend just keeps getting colder. Best enjoyed from behind the comfort of your window. 

In four weeks on April 5 the sun will be setting at 7:26 pm (Daylight Savings Time), which is one hour, 32 minutes and 24 seconds later then tonight. In 2016 on that day, we had mostly sunny skies and temperatures between 36 and 14 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 54 and 33 degrees. The record high of 82 degrees was set back in 1928.

Looking ahead, Ides of March is Next Wednesday, Average High is 60 is in 6 weeks, Pack Rat Day is in 10 weeks, Flag Day is in 14 weeks, Summer is in 15 weeks and Inaugeration Day 2021 is in 202 weeks. Maybe we’ll get a better president by then. 

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