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Thursday, April 25, 2013

moods of april... (pm.25.apr.13)>

*Update @ 9:17pm... Satellite pics show a steadily developing mass of thunderstorms over central Pakistan.  With a relatively warm and moist atmosphere in place between here and there, it could survive and remain intact as it moves east-northeastward overnight.  Whatever is left of it could arrive here during the early morning hours... just a heads-up!

Thursday's stats:

Early morning low temp: 57.6F (14.2C)
Afternoon high temp: 75.4F (24.1C)
Rainfall: trace

There's a scattering of clouds across the area this evening, otherwise it's very pleasant as we approach sunset.  The day started off cloudy and breezy with a couple of periods of very light showers, but we ended up with a good amount of sunshine from late morning throughout the afternoon... with a build-up of clouds over the mountains only yielding a few sprinkles around 5pm.  Temperatures have been comfortably warm, and only a couple of degrees (F) below normal for the end of April.

Our weather pattern remains touch-and-go, with a moderately moist air mass being overrun by a constant stream of upper-level disturbances drifting through from the west-southwest.  This has been the situation all week long, and it doesn't look like there are any dramatic changes in our near future.  In the grand scheme of things it hasn't been all that bad, with occasional showers and thundershowers only delivering very light amounts of rain since our early Sunday morning downpour.  It looks like we're in line for more of the same in the coming days -- alternating periods of clouds and sun, along with passing showers and some thunder at times.  We may be due for a more substantial round of thunderstorms at some point, but it's almost impossible to predict when that might occur.  Just be aware of the potential.

Barring that potential major blast of thunderstorms, temperatures should balance out near or just slightly below normal for the season -- which means right in the middle of the 'pleasantly warm' range.  We're actually fortunate here at our elevation, because it's now getting miserably hot not too far downslope from us.

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