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Saturday, March 2, 2013

decisively warmer... (am.02.mar.13)>

The overnight low temp here in the upper part of town was 52.0F (11.1C) -- so our recent dramatic warm-up is shifting into high gear now.  It is totally sunny again this morning.

I've just bumped up high temps a degree or two, and that may not be enough.  Warming from the surface into the mid- and upper-levels of the atmosphere is happening more quickly and decisively than expected, and looks like it is going to hold firm right through the next several days.  It's quite a shock, really, to be enjoying such a radical turn of events after the wet and cold weather of the last couple of weeks.  Temperatures will rise slightly above early March normals today, and then will likely remain above normal for much of the coming week.

General high pressure from the Arabian Sea into northern India will pretty much hold firm, apart from a very weak disturbance expected to slip by late Monday into Tuesday.  Only a wave or two of mainly high cloudiness should be associated with this little disturbance -- with rainfall potential remaining low.

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