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Thursday, March 28, 2013

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*Update @ 8:21pm... It's quite windy at the moment, with very light rain.  Despite the occasional showers which have been happening since late this morning, I've only got 0.13" (3mm) in my rain gauge.  Current temp: 51.1F (10.6C).

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 49.5F (9.7C) -- around 1:15pm
High temp: 62.4 (16.9C) -- around 10:50am
Rainfall: 0.10" (3mm)

It's cloudy this evening, after a generally gloomy day.  There were only a couple of brief breaks in the clouds, allowing some fleeting glimpses of sunshine -- with off and on showers from late morning.  After a mild start, temperatures rose little, and then actually plummeted once the rain showers got going.  We ended up much cooler than expected.

A disorganized area of low pressure in the upper atmosphere is centered over the middle of Pakistan this evening.  This system will wobble its way eastward during the next 48 hours, passing through Punjab and Himachal by tomorrow evening.  Although there have been no areas of widespread significant rainfall, we'll continue to see scattered showers and perhaps some thundershowers circulating around this system as it passes by.  Rainfall amounts are still expected to be relatively light, but we'll have to see if our mountain micro-climate factors will come into play later tonight into Friday, which could give us a spell or two of heavier rain.

Sunshine potential should be on the increase over the weekend, although lingering instability will be responsible for mountain cloudiness and perhaps a stray shower or thundershower somewhere in the area.  Then, yet another upper-level disturbance will be flirting with northern India by Tuesday.

The high temperature for March has only been 70.0F (21.1C) thus far.  It looks unlikely that we'll surpass that benchmark before month's end -- despite the fact that normal/average high temps are right around 72F (22.2C) for the 1st of April.

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