Monday, March 23, 2015

even more warming... (am.23.mar.15)>

A gorgeous Monday morning is unfolding for us, in complete contrast to what was happening last week at this time, if you remember.  We've got totally clear skies, along with comfortably mild temperatures.  My low temp has been 55.8F (13.2C), and there has been no precipitation overnight.

A gigantic ridge of high pressure continues to strengthen across the Indian subcontinent, extending its influence northward into the Himalayas.  This has provided us with a warming trend which has been going on since last Tuesday, and will continue for at least a couple of more days.  We've finally reached normal/average temperatures for this time of year, but another degree or two (C) will put us above normal -- for the first time in about a month.  The sunshine should continue to be plentiful during the morning hours, but it's likely we'll see more afternoon cloud development, especially in the vicinity of the mountains.

A very weak disturbance will move in on Wednesday, which could destabilize our air mass enough to trigger some isolated thundershowers.  Otherwise, the remainder of the week is looking good.  It should remain comfortably warm with a mix of clouds and sunshine right through Saturday.  The next chance of a period of more significant rainfall enters the picture starting on Sunday...

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