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

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

variety in the sky... (am.09.apr.13)>

Our mornings keep getting milder and milder.  My overnight low has been 61.2F (16.2C), which is the first time this year the low has remained above 60F.  Skies are partly cloudy at sunrise, and the humidity is 39%.

A steep ridge of high pressure remains overhead, providing warm temperatures from the surface well into the upper atmosphere, while keeping things relatively stable for now.  There are many patches of high cloudiness across northern India however, in advance of a storm system which is centered over the middle of Afghanistan this morning.  This system is still expected to weaken dramatically as it shifts eastward during the next two or three days, but could stir up a few scattered showers and thundershowers nonetheless.  One set of computer model data is a little more aggressive with measurable rainfall between late tonight and Thursday, but the other models are much less impressive.  The atmosphere should become only marginally moist, but lets see if we can squeeze out a little rain, which is always nice to get during the dry season.

Temperatures may drop a few degrees on Wednesday and Thursday with the passage of this system, but should rebound again by the weekend.  I'm not seeing any indication that we'll lose these pleasantly warm, seasonable temps anytime soon.

CURRENT FORECAST details are on the tab at the top of the page.