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

Saturday, March 2, 2013

a great leap... (pm.02.mar.13)>

Saturday's stats:

Early morning low temp: 52.0F (11.1C)
Afternoon high temp: 66.4F (19.1C)
Rainfall: none

The last time I recorded a temperature as high as 66.4F (19.1C) was on the 1st of November, 2012.  So, it's been a little more than four months since we've enjoyed these kinds of pleasant conditions.  Other than just a few scraggly cumulus clouds which tried to develop over the mountains this afternoon, we had wall-to-wall sunshine today.

It looks like this early springtime air mass may be able to warm up even a bit more during the coming several days, which will take us precariously close to 70F (21C) for the first time since the middle of October last year.  I don't know about you, but I'm still a little disoriented by such a rapid and dramatic leap into this comfortable temperature category.  But -- it's for real, with no regression back to cooler weather expected for at least the next week or so.

A weak upper-level disturbance is expected to slide just to our north across Jammu & Kashmir on Monday into Tuesday morning.  At this point it appears that only an increase in clouds will accompany it, with rain chances remaining minimal.  There could be a more significant storm system on the distant horizon, but it shouldn't begin to affect us until next Saturday at the earliest.  It might not be a great idea to pack up all the winter gear just yet, as March is capable of pulling tricks.

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