Tuesday, March 26, 2013

temps creeping up... (pm.26.mar.13)>

Tuesday's stats:

Early morning low temp: 51.3F (10.7C)
Afternoon high temp: 66.9F (19.4C)
Rainfall: none

It's partly cloudy across the area early this evening, after a day featuring a mix of sunshine and clouds.  There were both high, thin cirrus clouds drifting in from the west-southwest and afternoon cumulus cloud development along the front slopes of the mountains.  Temperatures today continued their ascent, but are still running a few degrees cooler than normal for this time of year.

Holi is arriving here in India, and it looks like the weather will be cooperating for the most part.  The weak ridge of high pressure which has been in control for the past couple of days will hang on for one more day, providing a mix of sun and mainly high clouds... along with a continuing warming trend.

A large but relatively weak upper-level disturbance will then move into northern India on Thursday, and hang around until Saturday.  I still don't think it's going to be that big of a deal, but the risk of a few showers and thundershowers will be on the increase, with temps cooling down a couple of degrees (again) as we end the month.  The extended range weather charts are still devoid of any evidence of a leap into the temperature range we would expect as April arrives.

The CURRENT FORECAST is on the tab above.