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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, January 29, 2015

just a little snow... (pm.29.jan.15)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 33.8F (1.0C)
High temp: 41.8F (5.4C)
Precipitation: 0.17" (4mm)

There is a "last gasp" snow shower in progress just as the sky goes dark this evening, though we had some promising-looking clearing during the late afternoon and early evening.  Clearing should commence again shortly, leaving us with a quiet night.

Showers of snow and snow grains/pellets were kind of fun to watch today -- most of it occurring between about 10:45am and 1:30pm -- but other than some white on the rooftops which quickly melted away, there wasn't any accumulation to speak of here in McLeod Ganj.  There may have been a few inches of new snow further uphill, but this hasn't been what we would call a major storm.  The weak upper-level disturbance responsible for the light precipitation is on its way out at this very moment, and will leave us with a couple of days of quiet weather.  Tomorrow will still be very chilly, but could end up being the nicest day of the next several, due to a good amount of sunshine.

Unfortunately (or not, depending on your perspective), the computer models are showing an interesting evolution in the pattern starting late Saturday night, which will bring us what appears to be a significant storm system to kick off the month of February.  It's starting to look like we could get heavy precipitation (rain here, snow above) -- with the likely window roughly between mid-day Sunday and very early Wednesday morning.  That timing could shift a bit as we get closer, of course.

Temperatures will try to warm up during the next 48 hours, but increasing clouds and the onset of rain/snow will cause another drop over the weekend.  Check the tabs above for plenty of other info...