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TOTAL RAINFALL yesterday afternoon/evening = 0.41" (1.0cm)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

fresh hope... (am.17.mar.15)>

My internet connection was dead as a doornail this morning... so this will be an abbreviated post.

It's a much brighter picture out there, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures attempting to rebound a bit.  I'm recording an overnight low of 43.5F (6.4C), but it's already above 47F (8.3C) as of 8:00am.  Last night's rain showers fizzled out fairly quickly, and my rain gauge shows just 0.02" (less than 1mm) since about 9:00pm.  But that gives us a grand total of 3.32" (8.4cm) of rain since our first showers got cranked up late Saturday night into early Sunday morning.

Some lingering instability in the area could lead to a few random showers re-developing yet today, but the overall trend is looking much better.  We'll be seeing a general warming trend throughout the rest of the week, with the only real bump in the road coming in the form of a fast-moving upper-level disturbance which could bring us a shot of rain showers on Friday.

What looks to be a very strong ridge of high pressure is expected to build in over the weekend, providing us with plenty of sun, along with the warmest temperatures of our spring season so far.  Let's hope that outlook holds!  THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab above has the details...