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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

sun and high clouds... (am.11.mar.15)>

There are a few streaks of high clouds across the dawn sky, otherwise it's looking and feeling great.  I'm recording a mild early morning low temp of 50.2F (10.1C) which is warmer than our high temps were on five days during this month so far.  There has been no precipitation since last report.

A much milder air mass has obviously chased away the unseasonably cold air we've been dealing with so much recently -- thanks to a nice big ridge of high pressure sprawled across most of the Indian subcontinent.  It's not that often that our atmosphere stabilizes enough to even prevent the development of cumulus clouds over the mountains during the afternoon, but that's what has happened since yesterday.  We've got another couple of days of quiet weather, though there is already an increase in high cloudiness showing up on satellite pics, which will prevent us from enjoying the totally blue and sunny skies of Tuesday.  Still, it's looking very nice, with temperatures expected to nudge or even slightly rise above the 60F/16C mark for the first time in more than two weeks.

The next storm system is taking shape on the weather charts for the weekend.  We could start to see some scattered rain showers as early as Friday late afternoon, but the better chances of rain still look like they'll hold off until the Saturday through Monday period.  It probably won't rain continuously during that time frame, but we're going to have to gear up for another few days of off-and-on rain and thunderstorms -- along with a moderate drop in temps.  Again.

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