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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 5, 2013

warmer weekend... (pm.05.apr.13)>

Friday's stats:

Early morning low temp: 51.3F (10.7C)
Afternoon high temp: 68.4F (20.2C)
Rainfall: none

It is clear, quiet and comfortably cool this evening, after a day of almost full sunshine.  Even the normal mountain instability was nearly squashed this afternoon, with only a few clusters of cumulus clouds managing to develop for a few hours up there.  Temperatures remain a few degrees below normal for this time of year, but if you spent much time in the direct sun, it was hard to tell.

The atmosphere is ever-changing, and that's what keeps things interesting.  We are now on the brink of a significant warm-up, as a ridge of high pressure from the surface into the upper-atmosphere develops across northwestern India.  With that warming will eventually come a chance of our mountain thunder machine springing into action again -- but right now it appears that the upper-level flow should steer any activity east-northeastward and away from us.  Enjoy the sunshine and increasing warmth this weekend, but just be prepared for a sudden afternoon Himalayan thundershower if you plan to be heading uphill.

The warmest air of the season will be drawn northward ahead of a really intense-looking storm system which will roll from the Persian Gulf into southern Pakistan by late Tuesday.  However, this system is still expected to die a fairly rapid death as it moves into India, providing us with only scattered shower or thundershower activity mainly from late Tuesday into Wednesday.  Stay tuned for further developments during the coming few days.

The latest CURRENT FORECAST is available on the tab above.