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SATURDAY EVENING... Today's high temp was the warmest I've recorded since the 20th of December, exactly one month ago...

Friday, April 26, 2013

fluctuations continue... (am.26.apr.13)>

*Update @ 2:23pm... The sun is back again, after nearly 2 hours of rain between roughly 10:15am and 12:15pm.  Just checked my rain gauge and I'm surprised to see only 0.17" (4mm) -- i was thinking it would have been more than a quarter of an inch.  Anyway, that's our most significant amount since the 1" (2.5cm) we received back on Sunday.  The atmosphere has stabilized nicely for now, and with any luck, we'll be in good shape for the rest of the day.

*Update @ 10:01am... Since 6:30am, we've gone from mostly cloudy, to mostly sunny, and now to very thick clouds and fog.  Insane!!  Still waiting to see if we'll get some showers squeezed out of this.  I won't be able to post updates for awhile, but I think everything you need to know has already been said in discussions below.

*Update @ 8:58am... We've had some nice sunshine during the past 45 minutes or so, but a big area of clouds and embedded showers is still lurking to our west, according to the satellite view. It may all fall apart as it approaches, but be ready for a shower if you're going to be out and about. Current temp: 66.7F (19.3C), humidity: 72%.

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This morning is strangely similar to yesterday morning, as we have the remains of overnight thunderstorms in Pakistan rolling into our area.  It's mostly cloudy just after sunrise, and there may be a few light showers scattered around.  My current temp of 61.0F (16.1C) is also the overnight/early morning low.

The latest in our endless string of upper-level disturbances kicked off a large area of thunderstorms over west-central Pakistan late last evening, and we'll be dealing with that disturbance this morning -- delivering clouds and perhaps a period or two of showers/thundershowers.  As has been the case the last several days, rainfall amounts should be light, but it's something to keep an eye on nonetheless.

I'm still not seeing a major change in this rather active weather pattern through the weekend and all the way into the early part of next week.  The back-and-forth between sun and clouds will continue, with a fairly good chance of a round or two of showers/thunder on just about any given day.  Until we get a definitive push of drier air into northern India and a shift in the upper-level flow, it's going to be pretty much status quo.

This warm air mass will respond quickly to sunshine, but a significant period of rainfall will cool things off considerably... so the thermometer will be fluctuating.  Get your CURRENT FORECAST on the tab at the top of the page.