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Friday, February 20, 2015

not much better... (am.20.feb.15)>

Things are looking no better early this second morning of Losar than they did yesterday.  It's cloudy and showery, with occasionally gusty winds as well.  The rain gauge shows an additional 0.64" (1.6cm) since about 10 o'clock last night, and that brings the total rainfall since mid-day Wednesday up to 1.68" (4.3cm).  I've recorded an overnight low temp of 42.1F (5.6C).

The way satellite pics are looking this morning, I'm not sure if we're going to taste all that much improvement before the day is over.  There's still plenty of moisture at the beck and call of this upper-level dynamic energy which continues to ripple across northern India -- and it's going to take at least another 12 hours before the right combination of ingredients  falls apart.  That means we need to be braced for more of this occasional shower and thundershower action into the evening hours, though one computer model is showing rain chances diminishing considerably by the early to mid-afternoon.

A rapidly building ridge of high pressure aloft is going to take over the weather pattern starting tomorrow... providing us with at least three days of drier and much warmer conditions.  It's questionable as to whether or not we're going to get rid of at least some patchy/occasional cloudiness during the Saturday to Monday period, but if the sun can dominate at all, we'll see the warmest temperatures of the year.

The next storm system will be nudging its way in by Tuesday, with a good chance of a significant round of rain, thunder, and mountain snow between Tuesday evening and Thursday.