May 16, 2017 9 AM Update

Sunny and 63 degrees this morning on our way up to 73 degrees with more clouds later. Today is the first day when the average temperature is above 70, a typical day between now and September 22 will reach at least 80.

The sun will set at 8:12 pm with dusk around 8:45 pm, which is one minute and one second later than yesterday. At sunset, look for mostly cloudy conditions and 67 degrees. The dew point will be 47 degrees. There will be a west-northwest breeze at 5 mph. Today will have 14 hours and 41 minutes of daytime, an increase of 2 minutes over yesterday.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy, with a low of 57 degrees at 3am. Eight degrees above normal. Maximum dew point of 50 at 6am. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. In 2016, it got down to 40 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. The record low of 30 occurred back in 1959.

I got out and cast my protest vote in the school elections and made sure to support my local library. The way I look at voting its mostly a way to confound and annoy the establishment. After all, that’s why I voted for Jill Stein even though I knew she had no chance of winning. Maybe that’s why I sort of like Donald Trump more than I like to admit – he’s blowing up the government establishment, proposing cuts to long established government programs. But not enough cuts to law enforcement or military and defense. Still liberals and conservatives alike need to learn our country needs to change.

I just think society has gotten to addicted to expanding government at all costs, and inventing new laws and crimes to appease special interests. Government should be less democratic, less receptive to every fad or puppy or dead child. I know that cutting government will have short term pain and have people reminiscing about the good old days when government spent lavishly but we can’t afford to go on living the way we are today.

As previously noted, there are 3 weeks until the 8:30 PM Sunset when the sun will be setting at 8:30 pm with dusk at 9:05 pm. On that day in 2016, we had mostly cloudy skies and temperatures between 83 and 59 degrees. Typically, the high temperature is 75 degrees. We hit a record high of 94 back in 1925.