Wednesday, January 28, 2015

wintry... (pm.28.jan.15)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 37.9F (3.3C)
High temp: 46.9F (8.3C)
Precipitation: none

It's hazy just after dark this evening, with variable patches of clouds and fog around the area.  We were able to enjoy a good amount of sunshine until the early afternoon, but then clouds thickened up again during the remainder of the day.

Another upper-level disturbance is going to be easing its way into northern Pakistan during the next 12 hours, bringing with it what looks to be the coldest air of this winter season.  It is also drawing a band of moisture northward ahead of it, which could end up being enough to get squeezed out in the form of some rain and snow between late tonight and mid-afternoon tomorrow (Thu).  None of the computer models indicate more than about 8mm (0.32") of precipitation in our vicinity... but if we do manage to get that much, it would equal 3-5 inches of snow in areas above us that should be cold enough for frozen forms of that precip.  It will be interesting to see what develops, since the models were woefully out of touch with regard to the weak disturbance that moved through here earlier in the week.  Temperatures should be a couple of degrees colder, and that could be enough to bring that snow line further downhill than we've seen yet this winter.

Looking further ahead... the next potential weather-maker begins to affect us on Sunday, with what looks to be an increasing chance of rain and snow lasting through Tuesday.  If you're interested in specific info, you can check out THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK on the tab above.