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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, November 23, 2013

sun vs. high clouds... (am.23.nov.13)>

There are a few small patches of high clouds around, otherwise it is mostly clear at sunrise on this Saturday morning.  The current temp (and overnight low) is right around 52F (11C), which is on the mild side for the season.  Humidity is 51%.

Satellite pics this morning are looking ominous off to our west -- as a strong storm system centered in extreme northeastern Iran continues to spin around.  However, a healthy ridge of high pressure remains parked over much of Pakistan and the northwest third of India, so it still looks like that storm system will not be able to make much headway to the east.  Instead, it is forecast to lift north-northeastward and weaken during the next 48 hours.  We're going to get brushed with a few waves of high cloudiness over the weekend, but it looks like the chance of any significant precipitation will be very low.  I think there could be some random rain/snow showers up along the higher mountain peaks tomorrow (Sun), but that should be about it.

Temperatures remain a bit of a wild card during the next couple of days -- this air mass is warming up enough that we could see temperatures in the 60-64F (16-18C) range, as long as the sun cooperates.  The problem is, a few hours of high cloud cover could rob us of that unseasonable warmth.  Still, nothing particularly cold for this time of year should affect us over the course of the coming several days at least.

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