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TOTAL RAINFALL yesterday afternoon/evening = 0.41" (1.0cm)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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Tuesday's stats:

Early morning low temp: 42.8F (6.0C)
Afternoon high temp: 54.7F (12.6C) -- at 2:45pm
Rainfall: trace

We've been dealing with thick clouds and fog once again late this afternoon/evening, but today it was a little later developing -- mainly after about 3pm.  I heard some thunder just before 4:30pm, and there have been a few sprinkles in town this evening.  Sunshine and occasional clouds from the morning into the early afternoon allowed our high temp to rise to its mildest since Thursday of last week.

Clouds should dissipate very quickly this evening after sunset, but with a moist air mass remaining trapped here along the mountains, we could see the same development of clouds, fog, and random sprinkles once again tomorrow.  Fortunately, there will be a few hours of sun as well, helping our temps to continue their slow moderation.  Definitely not a super pleasant late-winter pattern, but it could be worse.

And it looks like it will get worse as we approach the weekend.  Yet another significant storm system is expected to develop to our west by Friday, sweeping eastward across northern India on Saturday and perhaps into early Sunday.  This looks like nearly a repeat of what we just experienced last weekend, although the good news is that temperatures shouldn't be as cold this time around.  Even into next week the weather pattern should remain quite active, with little chance of a streak of sunny and warmer days.

TUESDAY NIGHT:
 a shower in the area this evening?  otherwise clearing skies.
low: 7C (44F)

WEDNESDAY:
both clouds and sun.  an isolated PM shower?
high: 13C (55F)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT:
partly cloudy.
low: 7C (45F)

THURSDAY:
the sun/cloud battle continues.  temps still below normal for late feb.
high: 14C (57F)

FRIDAY:
clouds and a few peeks of sun.  good chance of a few rain showers in the area.
morning low: 9C (48F)
daytime high: 14C (57F)

SATURDAY:
mostly cloudy skies with periods of rain likely.  cooler.
morning low: 8C (46F)
daytime high: 11C (52F)

SUNDAY:
clouds giving way to some sun.  but still a chance of a couple of lingering showers.  too cool for the season!
morning low: 5C (41F)
daytime high: 11C (52F)