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

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

struggling... (pm.23.apr.13)>

Tuesday's stats:

Early morning low temp: 55.2F (12.9C)
Afternoon high temp: 68.5F (20.3C)
Rainfall: 0.07" (2mm)

We have a combination of sun, high clouds, and lingering cumulus clouds over the mountains just prior to sunset this evening.  There's been some back-and-forth between sun and clouds today, along with a period of thundershowers during the early afternoon which delivered only brief, light rainfall.  Temperature were a bit warmer today, but are still struggling to get back anywhere close to where we were last week.

Ingredients remain in place for more of this cloud-sun-cloud-sun scenario along with some scattered thundershower action.  Weak upper-level disturbances continue to move from the west-southwest across the very moist air mass in place across northern India, and there doesn't seem to be any kind of significant shift in the pattern during the coming several days.  Slightly drier air may displace some of this moisture by the end of the week, lowering our thundershower chances, but there will remain at least a slight chance of some rain nearly every day.

Although there is plenty of heat just downhill from us, instability-generated cloudiness over the mountains has kept us from getting the robust warming trend we've been waiting for.  Warming of the air mass will be occurring gradually between now and Saturday, but if we keep getting extended periods of clouds during the middle of the day, it'll be hard for us to fully take advantage of that.

The CURRENT FORECAST for the next 5 days is on the tab at the top of the page.