Monday, April 8, 2013

april's progression... (am.08.apr.13)>

There are a few thin patches of high clouds early this morning, otherwise it is mostly clear as the sun comes up.  My overnight low of 58.8F (14.9C) is a new warmest of the season, as we continue to erase what remains of any lingering late winter/early spring early morning chill.

We've had two days in a row of 72F and above for the first time this year -- and it looks like we'll be adding another few degrees onto that during the next couple of days.  A ridge of high pressure continues to strengthen across northern India, allowing temperatures to warm throughout all layers of the atmosphere, and keeping things generally stable.  Warming aloft is what triggers patches of high clouds (which we experienced for several hours yesterday), and we may get another round or two of those high clouds during the next 36 hours or so.  Otherwise, the April sun will do its thing and keep us pleasantly warm.

The remnants of a storm system now pushing into extreme southwestern Pakistan will roll into northwest India starting tomorrow (Tue) night, but is still expected to fall apart rapidly as it does so.  The risk of scattered showers and thundershowers will be with us between then and Thursday, but I still don't think we stand much of a chance to pick up any significant/extended rainfall.  In fact, although our temperatures will dip a bit on Wednesday into Thursday, they should rapidly recover... remaining in the normal range for early April.

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