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Thursday, March 5, 2015

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Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 39.7F (4.3C)
High temp: 46.4F (8.0C)
Rainfall: 0.06" (2mm)

Thick cloudiness covers the sky at sunset this evening -- much as it has done throughout the day.  There are still a few light sprinkles and patchy drizzle hanging around as well.  Although there has been off and on light rain today, it has mostly been of the annoyance/nuisance variety, instead of the kind that fills up the rain gauge (see stats above).  Amounts have been very light, but combined with the clouds and occasional gusty breezes, have provided us with yet another fairly miserable early March day.

The weak upper-level disturbance over north India right now has been moving at a snail's pace, allowing it to lift the little moisture available upward along the mountain slopes, keeping the clouds and very light precipitation from fizzling out just yet.  Although the air mass in the middle and upper-levels is starting to warm up a bit, none of that moderation in temps has been able to get going in the lower layers of the atmosphere.  It still looks like that's going to happen, but only briefly, before the next storm system begins to move in.

Tomorrow is Holi, and it may end up being the most tolerable day of the week -- with some sunshine and milder temps expected.  Saturday will start out fine, but clouds will increase and rain chances will reappear by evening.  Sunday is looking like a wet day, with some thunder and gusty winds possible -- all of which could linger into Monday.  The pendulum swings in a positive direction once again on Tuesday, but not for long before yet another in this seemingly endless series of early spring storm systems knocks on the door.

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