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

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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There are lots of high clouds across the area early this morning, but temperatures are mild.  I recorded an overnight low of 54.0F (12.2C), and it's 56.8F (13.8C) at 7am.  Humidity is rather low, at 40%.

It's Holi, and that means there will be rogue gangs in certain parts of town dousing people with multi-colored powdered paint.  It's nice to have sunshine on Holi, but from the way satellite pics are looking at the moment, we may not get too much of it today.  Although there are no showers to be found, extensive high cloudiness blankets much of eastern Pakistan and northwest India.  There should be a few breaks here and there, allowing occasional sunshine through, but I think those high clouds will hold the majority today.

Our next upper-level disturbance is currently located over southern Afghanistan, and is still expected to move slowly across northern India tomorrow (Thu) into early Saturday.  This system isn't nearly as dynamic and well-organized as last weekend's rain/thunder-maker, but it will likely stir up some scattered shower and thundershower action -- especially from Thursday afternoon through Friday evening.  Lingering instability will keep at least some afternoon mountain thundershowers in the forecast through Easter Sunday and perhaps into next week as well.

Temperatures will be very sun-dependent today and Thursday, with this mild air mass in place.  If we get a couple of hours of sun, we could get close to 70F/21C.  It will then cool down again over the weekend, keeping us below average for the March/April transition.

The CURRENT FORECAST is on the tab above.