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

Thursday, March 19, 2015

some cloud issues... (pm.19.mar.15)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 48.8F (9.3C)
High temp: 63.3F (17.4C)
Rainfall: none

This afternoon's mountain cumulus clouds have dissipated, but there is quite a lot of thin, high cloudiness across the area just as the sun sets this evening.  We had another day featuring nearly unlimited sunshine during the morning, with a significant degree of afternoon clouds over the mountains for a couple of hours.  Still, we managed to warm up another couple of degrees -- registering the highest temps since the last week of February.

The overall weather situation is a very positive one, though we do have a weak disturbance set to move across north India tomorrow (Fri) -- riding the line along a push of much milder air which is still in the forecast for the weekend into early next week.  This disturbance is already causing some significant high cloud development, and may even stir up a few scattered light rain showers on Friday into Friday evening.  Computer models have recently backed off of anything more than barely measurable precipitation, but we'll need to watch it nonetheless.

After that disturbance departs on Friday night, a very strong ridge of high pressure will build into our area, delivering the warmest temperatures of the season and the year thus far.  All week I have been trying to hold back and be conservative with the forecast, but I am getting more and more confident that we are going to have a genuine and authentic taste of Himalayan springtime -- just in time for the official start of spring.

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