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

Saturday, January 31, 2015

crossing into feb... (pm.31.jan.15)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 38.7F (3.7C)
High temp: 48.3F (9.1C)
Precipitation: none

There are only a few scattered clouds around the area this evening, here at the end of a fairly nice Saturday.  Although we did have some periods of mainly high cloudiness from time to time, there turned out to be a good amount of sunshine today, which was very pleasant if you had the opportunity to enjoy it.  Temperatures were considerably milder than they've been the last few days, but still just slightly below normal for the final day of January.

Other than a gathering swirl of cloudiness which remains mainly to our west, there is not yet a whole lot of evidence of the storm system which is going to be dominating our weather during the first half of this new week -- and during the first few days of a new month.  A very broad and deep circulation will be developing over southern Kazakhstan during the coming 36 hours or so, and that will set in motion many meteorological factors, leading to a major precipitation event here in north India.  Although clouds will thicken and the risk of some scattered showers will increase on Sunday, we'll probably be waiting until sometime on Monday for the main event to get underway.

There are some slight disagreements between the various sets of computer model data, but it still looks like Monday afternoon through Tuesday night will be the main target time-frame for us to receive several periods of moderate to heavy rain here in our area.  It also still seems like the best snow potential will remain well above us here in McLeod, but of course it is always a challenge to determine where that rain/snow line will eventually settle.

The latter part of the week should be much quieter, drier, and hopefully a bit milder.  Check the tabs above for more weather info of interest....