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Friday, March 20, 2015

temperatures going higher... pm.20.mar.15)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 51.6F (10.9C)
High temp: 66.3F (19.1C)
Rainfall: none

It's a partly cloudy evening -- mainly patches of mid- and high clouds.  We managed to come up with about the same amount of sunshine today as we've had the last two or three days, and despite the weak disturbance moving through the area, there have been no rain showers here in McLeod proper.  My high temperature in the upper part of town was a bit warmer than expected, and very close to the highest of the year thus far.

The computer model data has done a good job gauging the advance of a milder air mass nosing in from the south -- and if anything, our actual temps have been even a bit warmer than what those models have suggested.  I don't think there are any complaints about that, since we've been consistently cooler than normal around here for more than three weeks.  There will be an even stronger surge of warmer air on the way over the weekend into early next week, and that's going to fast-forward us to above normal temps in a matter of just two or three days.  Spring officially begins at 4:15am tomorrow (Sat), so I guess it makes sense.

I'm stunned at how warm this air mass is looking by Tuesday, and even through the rest of next week.  BUT -- there will be an increasing chance of showers or thundershowers popping up in our vicinity starting on Wednesday.  At least at this point, there are no more major storm systems on the horizon...

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