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

Saturday, March 21, 2015

pushing toward 70ºF... (pm.21.mar.15)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 53.1ºF (11.7ºC)
High temp: 68.0ºF (20.0ºC)
Rainfall: trace

The last traces of cumulus clouds over the Dhauladhars are dissipating at this moment, leaving us with mostly clear skies as the sun sets.  Temperatures today were spot-on, but we did have a threatening build-up of clouds over the mountains during the mid-afternoon which actually yielded a brief period of sprinkles of rain at my location in the very upper part of town -- between about 3:00 and 3:20pm.  The sun was shining in the midst of it though, so it's been a nice Saturday overall, and the warmest of 2015 thus far.

A warming air mass pushing in from the south is creating a bit of conflict with some layers of cooler air lingering aloft -- and that is the little fly in the ointment that has me slightly concerned about more of that mid-afternoon weak convective development tomorrow (Sun).  By Monday there should be enough warming throughout all layers of the atmosphere to put a damper on that threat, but we'll just have to watch it day by day.  Otherwise we'll continue to see sunshine with occasional periods of cloudiness over the course of the next three days or so.  There remains little doubt about our temperatures rising above normal for this time of year, as we breach the 70ºF/21ºC mark either tomorrow or Monday.

Even further warming is likely as the new week progresses, but there will be at least a mentionable risk of some mainly afternoon or early evening shower or thundershower development starting on Wednesday, as a couple of weak disturbances ripple across north India.  Still no major storm systems on the horizon, however...

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