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Sunday, February 24, 2013

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*Update @ 8:50pm... The warmest temperature I've recorded during 2013 (and since the 9th of December) has been 58.8F (14.9C) on the 14th of this month.  If clouds don't spoil the show, we should finally exceed that, either Monday or Tuesday.  The normal high for these last few days of February is around 62F (17C), so..... it's time.

Sunday's stats:

Early morning low temp: 40.6F (4.8C)
Afternoon high temp: 57.4F (14.1C)
Rainfall: none

A calm and serene Sunday evening is underway, with clear to partly cloudy skies at sunset.  There was a build-up of clouds from late morning into late afternoon, but the sun only disappeared for a short time, allowing temperatures to warm up dramatically after a chilly early morning start.

The weather headlines for the coming week feature milder temperatures, but also yet another storm system to keep our eyes on.  The milder temps are effective immediately, as a weak ridge of high pressure sits over northern India during the next 48 hours or so.  In fact, it is likely that we'll be experiencing the warmest weather since the second week of December -- a sign that winter is finally starting to lose its grip.  The ongoing battle between sun and clouds will determine just how high temps might go between tomorrow (Mon) and Wednesday.

A fresh storm system moving in late Tuesday will stall that warm-up, and bring us a good chance of a few periods of showers and thunderstorms during the mid-week period.  Right now the best chance of rain appears to be on Wednesday, with things calming down again on Thursday, just in time for the transition to March.  Then, there are hints of some truly spring-like temperatures by next weekend.

mostly clear skies.  not as cold.
low: 8C (46F)

sunny to partly cloudy.  milder temps.
high: 15C (59F)

clear to partly cloudy.
low: 9C (48F)

partly cloudy with a chance of a thundershower by late afternoon or evening.  warmest of 2013?
high: 16C (61F)

both clouds and some sun at times.  good chance of a round or two of showers and thunderstorms.
morning low: 10C (50F)
daytime high: 16C (61F)

an early morning shower possible, otherwise a mix of sun and some clouds.  slightly cooler.
morning low: 8C (47F)
daytime high: 14C (58F)

sunshine and a few clouds.  temps close to normal.
morning low: 9C (49F)
daytime high: 17C (62F)