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Monday, March 4, 2013

mild wx continues... (pm.04.mar.13)>

Monday's stats:

Early morning low temp: 54.3F (12.4C)
Afternoon high temp: 66.7F (19.3C)
Rainfall: none

There are a few clouds lingering along the mountains at sunset this evening, and it's quite hazy downhill to the south and southwest.  Today's sunshine was more limited than in recent days, with a good amount of high clouds this morning, and then a significant build-up of mountain cloudiness during the afternoon.  Still, temperatures remain near the warmest of this young spring season.

A rather disorganized upper-level disturbance is currently moving across the western Himalayan region, creating a small amount of instability, but only one or two isolated showers along some of the higher mountain ranges.  This weak system will move off to the east tomorrow, but a slightly more moist atmosphere along with marginally cooler air aloft could stir up a random shower or two... again, mainly in the mountains.  By Wednesday, high pressure will again be building across northern India, leading to stable conditions and temperatures which will continue to run a bit above normal for the first part of March.  It's still possible that we could nudge 70F (21.1C) by the end of this week, for the first time this season.

Computer models are showing a moderate intensity storm system moving into our neighborhood by the latter part of the weekend.  Right now it doesn't look like much to get excited about, but we could see a better chance of a few showers and thundershowers by Saturday night into Sunday.

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