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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

struggling upward... (pm.18.mar.15)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 46.6F (8.1C)
High temp: 61.5F (16.4C)
Rainfall: none

There is a lone thundershower visible well off to our southeast just before sunset this evening, otherwise our sky is mostly clear.  This morning's gorgeous sunshine had to share space with a lot of cumulus cloud development over the mountains by the afternoon -- as we were expecting -- but fortunately, the isolated showers that developed remained up-mountain from us.  We did end up with a rise in temperatures of a couple of degrees over yesterday, but it did feel breezy and chilly for awhile during the afternoon at the peak of that cloud development.

The general weather pattern is a rather variable and nondescript one during the coming 48 hours or so, as we see a weak push of high pressure try to come in from the south, while a very weak wiggle of energy in the upper atmosphere passes across northern India. That means that our temps will continue to moderate, but also there will likely be some periods of cloudiness -- especially by late tomorrow (Thu) through the day on Friday.  I'm still including a risk of a few scattered light rain showers on Friday, though most of the computer model data has been trending away from anything very significant.

The better news highlights the Saturday through Monday period, showing a very robust warm-up that will boost our temps to the highest levels of 2015, more than likely.  As I've been mentioning the last couple of days, we could be getting very close to 70F/21C even at my location in the upper part of McLeod Ganj by Sunday and Monday... and it's about time.

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