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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...

Thursday, May 2, 2013

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Thursday's stats:

Early morning low temp: 61.3F (16.3C)
Afternoon high temp: 75.7F (24.3C)
Rainfall: trace

Our sky has been clearing out rapidly as sunset approaches this evening, after a pretty major build-up of clouds this afternoon which led to a couple of sprinkles of rain in some parts of town.  There wasn't enough to measure in the rain gauge, as has been the case for many days now.  My high temp in the upper part of town wasn't as warm as yesterday, but still only a couple of degrees (F) below normal for early May.

The upper-level circulation which was overhead this morning has been moving slowly to the east all day, but lingering cold air up there above 15,000ft or so has kept us unstable enough for those random light showers during the PM.  We're now poised to see a gradual warming trend throughout all layers of the atmosphere over the weekend into early next week.  Our atmosphere should be stable for the most part, although daytime heating could trigger an isolated shower or thundershower over the mountains on nearly any afternoon -- be prepared for that if you plan to be heading uphill.  

Computer models this evening are hinting at the first 40C (104F) temps of the season in Kangra by Sunday and Monday.  Every year, this event makes an impression on me, as it tends to be an indication that full-on summer has indeed arrived.  Of course it won't be nearly that hot up here in McLeod, but we're still looking at our warmest temps of the season just around the corner.

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