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Friday, February 22, 2013

another wet weekend... (pm.22.feb.13)>

*Update @ 8:59pm... There are only a few sprinkles and very light showers happening right now, with cloudy skies and gusty winds.  I have a temp of 48.5F (9.2C) and 66% humidity.  Current satellite pics show a lot going on from Pakistan into northwestern India as the atmosphere responds to the developing storm system to our west.  Still waiting for the rain to increase in intensity either later tonight or tomorrow...

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 43.3F (6.3C) -- around 4:30pm
High temp: 55.9F (13.3C) -- just after 12:30pm
Rainfall: 0.20" (5mm) -- as of 7:00pm

Skies are totally overcast at sunset this evening, with a few very light showers scattered around the area.  It has been an interesting day, with a mix of clouds and sun (and even some random sprinkles) until 2:30pm or so when clouds thickened and thundershowers began developing.  Temperatures have fluctuated all day in response to sun, clouds and showers.

An upper-level storm circulation continues to develop over eastern Afghanistan this evening, and will then move eastward into central Pakistan by tomorrow morning, and eventually to northeast of Delhi by Sunday morning.  The counter-clockwise rotation around this system will pull moisture northward along the mountains until late Saturday night, and that will keep occasional rain and even a few thundershowers likely.  The missing ingredient -- and a sign of the changing seasons -- will be the lack of significantly colder air associated with this storm.  That should keep the snow line well up-mountain from us here in McLeod, where a couple of feet of fresh snow will be likely around Triund and above.

Gradual improvement is expected on Sunday, with milder temperatures and a moderately unsettled atmosphere to hold sway across northern India during the first part of next week.  There will be another storm system moving in by mid-week, but right now it looks like it may remain just to our north, as warmer air builds across the Plains to our south.

mostly cloudy with occasional rain showers, along with a chance of some thundershowers.
low: 6C (42F)

mostly cloudy and unseasonably chilly.  periods of rain likely, with some thunder possible as well.
high: 11C (52F)

cloudy skies, with more rain likely.
low: 5C (41F)

partly cloudy.  good chance of a lingering shower or two.
high: 12C (53F)

 a mix of sun and clouds.  milder.
morning low: 7C (45F)
daytime high: 14C (57F)

partly cloudy with a slight chance of a PM shower.  temps on the rise.
morning low: 8C (47F)
daytime high: 15C (59F)

both clouds and some sun, with a chance of a couple of rain showers.  warmest of 2013?
morning low: 9C (49F)
daytime high: 16C (60F)