Good evening! Partly sunny and 63 degrees in the City of Albany. There is a northeast breeze at 6 mph. The dew point is 41 degrees. Not a terrible afternoon, maybe a little bit cool. Still early May though. 

The sun will set at 8:07 pm with dusk around 8:39 pm, which is one minute and 4 seconds later than yesterday. At sunset, look for partly clear conditions and 58 degrees. There will be a northeast breeze at 5 mph. Going to be a pretty nice evening, although I wish it was a bit closer to seventy but with a sweater it will be nice watching the moon rise. 

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 44 degrees at 5am. Two degrees below normal. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming southeast after midnight. In 2016, it got down to 43 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. The record low of 29 occurred back in 1969.

Waning Gibbous Moon tonight with 92% illuminated. The moon will rise around 8:13 pm. The Last Quarter Moon is on Friday, May 19th with mostly cloudy expected. The Full “Strawberry” Moon is on Friday, June 9th. The sun will rise at 5:35 am with the first light at 5:03 am, which is one minute and 7 seconds earlier than yesterday. Tonight will have 9 hours and 27 minutes of darkness, a decrease of 2 minutes and 9 seconds over last night.

Tomorrow will be partly sunny, with a high of 65 degrees at 3pm. Three degrees below normal. East wind 3 to 6 mph. A year ago, we had mostly cloudy skies and a high of 80 degrees. The record high of 91 was set in 1881. There was a dusting of snow in 1996.

Not a particularly nice weekend on tap. Saturday, rain, mainly after 8am. High near 56. Southeast wind 3 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Sunday, rain likely before 2pm, then showers likely after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 57. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Typical average high for the weekend is 69 degrees.

In four weeks on June 8 the sun will be setting at 8:31 pm, which is 24 minutes and 31 seconds later then today. In 2016 on that day, we had drizzle, mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 65 and 52 degrees. Typically, you have temperatures between 76 and 54 degrees. The record high of 93 degrees was set back in 2011.

Looking ahead, June 1st is in 3 weeks, Average High is 8 in 6 weeks, National Fried Chicken Day is in 8 weeks, Hottest Day of Year (83 Average) is in 9 weeks, Ugly Truck Day is in 10 weeks, State Fair Opens is in 15 weeks, 7:30 PM Sunset is in 16 weeks, September 11th is in 4 months, Average High is 70 is in 19 weeks, Hunter’s Moon is in 21 weeks and Thanksgiving is in 28 weeks.

Talk about a beautiful day. Sucks that I had to work today but I look forward to quick dinner and heading down to the town park. I will bring a book and my lamp hooked to a USB battery pack so I can read for a while this evening. Should be a great evening. 

I was kind of fortunate that I could enjoy the greens of spring time, driving my dad to the doctors this morning, heading out to Westerlo this morning. With the blue skies and the fresh green everything looks quite spring like. 

Quite a lot of traffic heading home this evening but I guess it’s a nice day so everybody is leaving to try to get home, so they can enjoy the nice weather. 

I think the time for replacing my Carhartt vest is coming near. I noticed an enormous rip in outer shell and it has has been frayed on the bottom for years. I’ve started look this week for places with a good prices. Almost bought from Cabellas as I’ve done in the past but the shipping was a deal breaker.  I am going to stick with the same color and size, so it’s just a matter of shopping around on the Internet and allocating the funds. 

Fifteen days from now will be Memorial Day Weekend. I am really hoping for nice weather which will jinx it for sure. Vermont is quite nice in the spring time. I just have to get up there fairly early to get a good campsite, although I made out pretty good last year. I had the perfect site for my purposes. A little buggy but so it is on most Memorial Day Weekends. I am going to try out using some of the new bug sprays and that new fan I have for the truck. A breeze from a fan can really help keep the bugs away.