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Sunday, March 3, 2013

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Sunday's stats:

Early morning low temp: 54.1F (12.3C)
Afternoon high temp: 67.5F (19.7C)
Rainfall: none

Everyday recently we've been reaching temperature milestones.  Today's high temp was the warmest I've recorded since way back on the 19th of October, and is about 2C/4F above normal for early March.  There were a few clouds over the mountains this afternoon along with some very thin wisps of high clouds moving in from the west, otherwise the sun has been the main player.

The weather in March is notorious for being able to go either way -- extremely nice or extremely ugly -- but we've definitely been seeing the finer side since the month began.  The big high pressure ridge responsible for our recent sunny and comfortable conditions will take a minor hit tomorrow (Mon) and Tuesday, thanks to a weak upper-level disturbance which will move across northern India.  It still appears that an increase in clouds is all we'll get out of this system, but our warming trend should come to a halt until it passes.  There's also an outside shot at a brief light shower somewhere around the area, but measurable rainfall is unlikely.

That ridge of high pressure will bounce back and strengthen again during the latter half of the week, allowing us to warm up another degree or two.  Then, by late Saturday, we may be dealing with a stronger weather system capable of ending our streak of warmer-than-normal temps, while giving us a better chance of some thundershower action into early the following week.

The latest 5-day outlook always available on the CURRENT FORECAST tab above.