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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...

Saturday, May 4, 2013

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Saturday's stats:

Early morning low temp: 63.3F (17.4C)
Afternoon high temp: 81.7F (27.6C) -- warmest of 2013
Rainfall: none

There are many patches of mid-level clouds across the area this evening, but sunshine was in charge for most of the day, helping boost my high temp in the upper part of town to its warmest of the season and the year.  Humidity has remained very low all day -- mainly in the 25-35% range.

Well if there was any doubt that real summertime weather would ever arrive this year, those doubts have been erased today.  A broad area of very warm air covers most of northern India... not only at the surface, but into the mid- and upper-levels of the atmosphere as well.  There has only been marginal instability in a few isolated spots along the mountains today, and the lack of moisture has prevented any significant shower development, even in the higher elevations.  We will have to watch what happens as an upper-level disturbance drifts through between tomorrow (Sun) and Monday afternoon, but I'll be very surprised if it can stir up enough shower activity to do anything more than perhaps wet the rain gauge a little.

By Tuesday, a ridge of high pressure will re-establish itself across the western Himalayan region, providing generally stable, dry and unseasonably warm temperatures for the remainder of the week.  Without a good rainfall, our air mass is going to become increasingly hazy and dusty over the course of the next several days.

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