Monday, February 9, 2015

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Monday's stats:

Low temp: 43.9F (6.6C)
High temp: 54.3F (12.4C)
Precipitation: none

It's on the hazy side, otherwise we have clear skies just after sunset this evening.  Today was gorgeous -- as early February days go -- with lots of sunshine along with temperatures almost spot-on average for the date.  There was a good amount of cloud build-up over the mountains during the afternoon hours, but it never spoiled our sun in the least.

The weather pattern across the western Himalayan region is a quiet one, and will remain that way for the most part -- all the way into the weekend.  We have a general west-northwesterly upper-level flow in place, and it's going to keep a rather dry air mass anchored here, with only occasional periods of clouds.  There is a disturbance scheduled to drop in on Wednesday which has me a little concerned.  It will be moisture-starved, but with an infusion of slightly colder air aloft, I think it could give us a period of considerable cloud cover, along with a temporary halt in our recent warming trend.

But a very impressive push of unseasonably mild air will follow that weak system... and the data is still pointing to a springtime preview between Friday and Sunday, as temperatures surge well above normal for the middle of February.

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