the latest...

Check archived posts (right column) and stats (above) for general information.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

watching for a shower... (am.08.feb.15)>

Waking up to cloudy skies on this Sunday morning, but there's no sign of any precipitation out there at the moment.  I'm recording a current and overnight low temp of 44.2F (6.8C), and there's been nothing more than a trace of rain since last report -- if that.

A wimpy upper-level disturbance is gliding across northern India this morning, and with a bit of "lift" in the atmosphere along with a batch of moisture that has been drawn northward up and against the mountains... there could yet be some shower development today.  For the last several days, computer models have been consistently projecting only light amounts of precipitation (less than 1cm/0.40") with this system in our area, and unless something gets going in the next 6-8 hours or so, we won't even get that.  Still -- be aware of the risk of a couple of periods of rain today, and a bit of thunder isn't impossible in the midst of it.  Rain chances should diminish altogether by about 8:00pm at the latest.

The remainder of this week looks storm-free, with the main headline being a significant warming trend which could take us close to 60F (16C) by Friday.  Weather charts now are showing a sort of preliminary taste of spring, before things cool off a bit and rain chances increase once again around Losar.

Check THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab above for forecast details.