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Saturday, March 28, 2015

heavenly wx to depart... (am.28.mar.15)>

There's a lot of high, thin cirrus clouds out there early this morning, but the sun is still visible as it peeks over the Dhauladhars right at this moment.  I'm recording a balmy overnight low temp of 61.3F (16.3C), and there has been no precipitation since last report.

We find ourselves today right at the end of our recent long stretch of fantastic springtime weather which has lasted about ten days.  An unseasonably robust area of high pressure aloft has been pretty much anchored tightly over the Indian subcontinent, forcing the main storm track to remain well north of us.  But that is going to change shortly.  Already today there will be some cooling occurring in the higher levels of the atmosphere -- the first signs of the destabilization on the way.  Still, there should be a good amount of sun in the midst of periods of cloudiness today, as temperatures remain close to where they've been most of this past week.

A batch of moisture moving in from the southwest, colder air arriving aloft, and some dynamic energy/rotation in the upper atmosphere will all start to converge on us tomorrow (Sun).  That's going to bring in our first chance of some shower and thunderstorm development -- with temperatures dropping a few degrees.  Unfortunately, this more active pattern will remain with us throughout next week, with several waves of showers and thunderstorms likely, as we cool down below normal for the transition from March into April.  There will be some periods of dry weather and probably some sunshine in the midst of this more turbulent pattern, but it won't be as heavenly as what we've had this past week and a half.

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