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

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

atmosphere disturbed... (pm.02.apr.13)>

*Update @ 8:21pm...  Although there are lots of mid- and high clouds around, there is no evidence of any shower/thundershower development right now.  Conditions will become more favorable for that to happen overnight, but I'm still less than impressed with this system's ability to stir up much action for us.

Tuesday's stats:

Early morning low temp: 56.3F (13.5C)
Afternoon high temp: 70.3F (21.3C)
Rainfall: none

Skies are partly cloudy just before sunset this evening.  We've had about a 50/50 split between clouds and sun today, but no rain at all as of yet.  Temperatures were squarely in the comfort zone again, with the second-warmest high temp of the year.

An area of disturbed weather is lurking just to our west, providing us with a chance of some scattered showers and thundershowers during the next 24 to 36 hours or so.  The system itself is not well-organized, as the main upper-level energy remains very far to our northwest.  However, we should see significant cooling aloft late tonight and Wednesday which will cause the warmer and more moist air in the lower-levels to be lifted along the mountains -- that's why computer models are showing around 1cm (0.40") of rainfall for our area by late tomorrow (Wed) night.  I'm seeing no impressive development at all thus far, but it will have to be watched.

A blast of drier air will begin arriving on Thursday, and should give us a few days of quiet and generally sunny weather through the weekend into the very first part of next week.  Temperatures will cool temporarily starting tonight, but will warm dramatically again over the weekend -- we should be hitting new highs for the season by Sunday and Monday.

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