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SATURDAY EVENING... Today's high temp was the warmest I've recorded since the 20th of December, exactly one month ago...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

feels like april... (am.24.mar.15)>

There are just a few traces of very thin cirrus clouds across the area early this morning, otherwise we have clear skies, which will soon be full of sunshine.  It's been another uneventful night, with a very mild low temp of 58.5F (14.7C) and no precipitation.  That overnight low is actually more typical for about the 10th of April, by the way.

Yes, we're now enjoying an air mass which is considerably warmer than normal for late March, and it looks like we will STILL be warming up another couple of degrees before the temperature trend starts heading downward again.  A giant bubble of high pressure dominates the weather pattern all across south Asia, keeping things generally calm and stable, with summertime temps showing up on the plains of north India.  There is a weak disturbance which a couple of the computer models are trying to squeeze a few showers/thundershowers out of on Wednesday -- but at this point it seems like any precipitation here in our area will be rather brief and light.  Otherwise we'll see a mix of sun and clouds all the way through Saturday, with only a slight chance of a passing shower, mainly during the afternoons/evenings.

A more organized storm system will begin to threaten us by late Saturday night or early Sunday.  And there are indications it could be the beginning of a trend back toward an extended period of unstable/usettled conditions which could last all the way through next week.  SO -- be prepared for increasing rain/thunder chances, along with temperatures dropping back to normal and below, starting on Sunday.

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