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

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

tolerable temperatures... (pm.11.mar.15)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 50.2F (10.1C)
High temp: 61.7F (16.5C)
Precipitation: none

Patches of high clouds are drifting across the evening sky, as they have been doing all day long.  We still had a good amount of sunshine in the midst of those thin cirrus clouds today, but the sun was dimmer than it was yesterday -- as we were expecting.  My high temp in the upper part of town got a lot closer to normal for this stage of the month of March, but we're still lagging a couple of degrees cooler than average.

It's certainly a lot more pleasant now... as our big ridge of high pressure continues to dominate the weather pattern across most of India.  We're on the northern fringes of a much warmer air mass, but that warmer air is probably not going to make much more northward progress as the effects of our next weather system begin to materialize.  Already we've seen that increase in high cloudiness today, and it's likely that we'll be dealing with more of the sun-cloud battles both tomorrow (Thu) and Friday.

The approaching weather system in question is a large area of low pressure in the upper atmosphere which is now centered over the southeastern part of Iran.  It will slowly move along the coast of the Arabian Sea during the coming 48 hours or so, then swing northeastward toward northwest India over the weekend into early next week.  It's starting to look like we may not get much action before Saturday... and even then, the better chances of significant rainfall may hold off until Saturday night and Sunday.  Lingering periods of rain showers are a good bet into Monday as well.  It will cool down as this system moves through, but I'm still fairly confident that temps will stay above the nasty mid-winter cold that accompanied the last one.

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