Monday, March 30, 2015

more like end of feb... (pm.30.mar.15)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 49.3F (9.6C)
High temp: 59.5F (15.3C)
Rainfall since 7am: 0.05" (1mm)
24 hour rainfall: 0.46" (1.1cm)

Our sky is partly to mostly cloudy this evening, and there have been some sprinkles and very light rain showers within just the past hour or so.  All day long we've been dealing with brief periods of very light rain showers, though there have been some nice periods of sun breaking through in the midst of the cloudiness as well.  The rainfall tally since this morning's report has been unimpressive -- but I've now logged close to one inch (2.5cm) of rain since the first showers and thundershowers developed during the wee hours of Sunday morning.  Temperatures today were closer to normal for the very end of February instead of the very end of March.

The first in a series of upper-level disturbances is located over eastern Punjab right now, and is gradually weakening and ceasing to be an issue for us.  There could still be a couple of periods of showers and/or thunder tonight, but it does seem like we may find ourselves in an 'in between' phase on Tuesday into early Wednesday -- with a lower likelihood of rain, and maybe even a decent amount of sunshine.  Temperatures may rebound slightly, but will remain well below normal for the March-to-April transition.

The next disturbance and batch of moisture will head our way by mid-day Wednesday, bringing us our next round of showers and thundershowers.  There could be another break on Thursday, before an even stronger system moves across northern India on Friday and Saturday with what looks to be a good chance of some periods of moderate to heavy rain and thunder.  I am still hopeful for some kind of a positive trend setting in either on Easter Sunday or the following Monday -- but it's going to take until at least the middle of next week for our temperatures to rise back to where they should be for the season.

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