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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

abnormally cool... (pm.04.mar.15)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 37.8F (3.2C)
High temp: 49.4F (9.7C)
Precipitation: none

A full moon is rising over the Dhauladhars at sunset this evening, with leftover cloudiness rapidly dissipating.  It's a beautiful sight, with all of that fresh snow on the mountains from our recent wintry storm system.  Fortunately we were able to get a good amount of sunshine today -- though there was quite a bit of cloud build-up over the mountains threatening to sabotage us from late morning until late afternoon.  Temperatures remain more than 10F/6C colder than normal for early March.

There's not a lot to be extremely concerned about weather-wise during the next few days, as a relatively flat and lifeless upper-level flow dominates the pattern across north India. A weak disturbance is still scheduled to zip through here sometime between tomorrow (Thu) afternoon and Friday morning, but at this point, it looks like it won't do more than bring us another increase in cloudiness and perhaps squeeze out a couple of periods of mainly light rain showers.  We'll soon be heading into Holi weekend, and I'm happy to say that our temps will moderate a few degrees -- though it will remain cooler than normal for this time of year.

On the extended range charts there is a developing storm system creating a threat for the Sunday evening through Tuesday period.  Although it shouldn't be as cold as it was during this last system, some moderate to heavy rainfall is a good bet.  Stay tuned for more on that, and check THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK for specs.