Monday, February 25, 2013

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Monday's stats:

Early morning low temp: 46.9F (8.3C)
Afternoon high temp: 60.8F (16.0C) -- warmest since 9th December, 2012
Rainfall: none

Clouds and patchy fog cover most of the area before sunset this evening, but the sunshine was firmly in control until the early afternoon, allowing us to crack 60F (15.5C) for the first time since way back in early December.  It's hard to call 60F 'warm', but with all that sunshine earlier today it certainly felt great.

This evening's fog will dissipate quickly after dark, but then we'll shift our attention to the west, where a new storm system is already developing over extreme eastern Iran.  A couple of today's computer models are painting a more robust scenario for late Tuesday through Wednesday as the center of this system shifts eastward.  With moist and warmer air trying to push into northern India ahead of the storm, it looks like we could see some significant thunderstorm activity as the upper-level energy swings through, along with the potential for 3-4cm (1.2-1.6") of rain -- most of it happening on Wednesday.  The various computer model projections are far from unanimous at this point, so it will be interesting, as usual, to see how it all comes together.

Our recent warming trend will reverse itself for about 48 hours during mid-week, but then we should see a rapid rebound in temperatures just in time for March's arrival on Friday.  In fact, with a drier air mass in place over the weekend, we may be rising above normal for the first time in a few weeks.

fog dissipating, but skies will remain partly cloudy overnight.  rather mild.
low: 9C (49F)

partly cloudy with a chance of a shower or thundershower developing late in the day.  mild temps.
high: 16C (61F)

partly to mostly cloudy with an increasing chance of a few thundershowers.
low: 10C (50F)

clouds and just a few peeks of sun.  periods of rain and thunderstorms likely.  turning cooler again.
high: 14C (57F)

a left-over shower or two... mainly in the morning.  otherwise partly cloudy.
morning low: 7C (44F)
daytime high: 14C (58F)

sunny to partly cloudy.  warming up.
morning low: 8C (47F)
daytime high: 17C (62F)

mostly sunny skies -- warmest of the season.
morning low: 10C (50F)
daytime high: 18C (64F)