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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

a temporary wrinkle... (am.11.feb.15)>

It's partly cloudy just before sunrise this morning, and I'm recording a current temp (and overnight low) of 46.0F (7.8C).  There has been no precipitation since last report -- and it's now been exactly one week since there has been anything measurable in my rain gauge.

A weak upper-level disturbance has been wobbling into northern India during the past 12 hours or so, and will be the main influence on our weather today.  Clouds will be more prevalent than we've seen in the past two or three days, and there could even be an isolated light shower or two popping up somewhere around the area, according to the latest satellite pics.

This system will scoot off to the east tonight, allowing a fresh ridge of high pressure to build in for the latter part of the week.  A very mild air mass is developing to our south and southwest which is expected to surge northward as we head into the weekend -- bringing us our warmest temps since last autumn.  It still looks very likely that even my thermometer here at the top of McLeod Ganj will show temps above 60F (16C) sometime between Friday and Sunday.

But... a return to unsettled and potentially wet and stormy weather is looking like a good bet as early as Monday, and lasting through much of next week.