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Sunday, February 8, 2015

an uneventful pattern... (pm.08.feb.15)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 43.7F (6.5C)
High temp: 52.8F (11.6C)
Precipitation: none

It's looking just fine out there this evening, with partly cloudy skies and very tolerable temperatures for this time of year.  We started out with mostly cloudy conditions today, but some glimpses of sun became more frequent as the afternoon unfolded -- and as far as I am aware, there was never any rain shower action in McLeod itself.

The weak upper-level disturbance which has been tracking across northern India during the past 18 hours or so was never able to really get its act together -- producing only some scattered snow showers in the highest elevations along the Dhauladhars overnight into mid-day.  All along we were expecting any rainfall in our area to be only scattered and on the light side, but I don't think anyone was expecting us to get nothing at all.  But since the major storm system early last week gave us our entire normal/average amount of precipitation for February, it isn't a crisis.

Unless there are some pretty dramatic twists/turns in the plot, we should see generally dry weather during the coming week to ten days or so, as an uneventful northwesterly flow pattern puts the brakes on any potential storm system development.  There will be a series of weak disturbances drifting through, however, which will keep us in and out of the sun.  The bigger news is the warming trend which is expected this week... it's still looking like we could push the magical 60F (16C) mark here in town by Friday or Saturday.

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