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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...

Sunday, April 7, 2013

sun vs. clouds... (pm.07.apr.13)>

Sunday's stats:

Early morning low temp: 57.9F (14.4C)
Afternoon high temp: 72.0F (22.2C)
Rainfall: none

Skies are partly cloudy just before sunset on this Sunday evening after a day of rather wild swings between sun and clouds.  Although there was at least dim sun shining through most of the time, we did have an extended period of high cloudiness from about 11am until 4pm or so -- and that kept temperatures from going quite as high as expected.  Still, the high temp was very close to yesterday's warmest of the season.

Those high clouds today were the result of a burst of energy along with some warming in the upper-levels of the atmosphere which is occurring as our ridge of high pressure continues to build across northern India.  There's still a good chance of occasional periods of mainly high clouds during the next couple of days, but the air mass will continue to warm up, so a few hours of sunshine here and there will boost temperatures ever higher.  April is behaving pretty much like April is supposed to behave, actually.

A strong storm system continues to roll across southern Iran, the center of which will be located over the middle of Pakistan by Wednesday morning.  It still looks like it will be unable to survive as it crashes into the high pressure ridge over India, so it will weaken dramatically and rapidly as it gets closer to us.  The chance of a few scattered showers and thundershowers is still in the forecast for the mid-week period, but at this point, it doesn't look like we'll see much appreciable rainfall.

The CURRENT FORECAST tab at the top of the page has all the details.