Monday, January 26, 2015

plenty chilly... (pm.26.jan.15)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 37.0F (2.8C)
High temp: 46.2F (7.9C)
Precipitation: none

There is a variety of scattered/broken cloudiness out there just after sunset this evening, at the end of a day which has featured everything from sun to clouds to fog.  It felt quite a bit colder today -- confirmed by the actual temperature readings, but also due to the fact that there wasn't a whole lot of opportunity to enjoy any lasting sunshine.  Still our temps were fairly close to where they should be during the waning days of January.

Significant storm systems are lacking during the coming several days -- at least according to the current charts and data.  However, the pattern is not really stable at all, as a few disturbances in the upper atmosphere ripple through from the west-northwest.  One of those is starting to move in now, and could stir up a few rain and snow showers around the area during the next 24 hours or so.  I'm not seeing much in the way of notable precipitation totals, but a few inches of snow is not out of the question in the higher elevations.  Yet another such disturbance may bring us a repeat performance on Thursday.

It's going to be hard to get any kind of decent warm-up until maybe the very end of this week... with the pattern remaining on the unstable side.