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

Friday, March 15, 2013

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After some welcome springtime rainfall during the past 36 hours or so, things are much improved this morning, with sun shining across most of northern India.  There remains a weak area of low pressure in the upper atmosphere, however, and its associated cold/unsettled air aloft could lead to some cloud development and even some random showers later in the day along the mountain slopes.

A mildly unstable situation will continue into early next week, with the potential for mainly afternoon clouds, along with isolated mountain showers -- otherwise the overall weather pattern should be relatively quiet.  Temperatures will moderate a bit, but will likely remain a bit cooler than we were enjoying earlier in the month.

Extended range computer model data shows a nice ridge of high pressure building into northwest India by the middle of the coming week, providing some very pleasant conditions for late March, including a nice warming trend.