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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

truly balmy... (pm.24.mar.15)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 58.3F (14.6C)
High temp: 73.0F (22.8C)
Rainfall: none

We can call it partly cloudy this evening as the sun sets -- with some large patches of mainly high cloudiness visible in all directions.  But even with those high clouds drifting overhead from time to time, there was still plenty of sunshine for us to enjoy today, with very little afternoon cumulus development over the mountains.  I registered yet another high temperature for 2015... and it was the eighth consecutive day of steady warming.

A weak upper-level disturbance is knocking on the door at the moment, and will move across northern India later tonight into Wednesday.  For several days there have been hints of some scattered shower and thundershower development with this system, but as it gets closer, most of the computer models have all but dropped the rain chances.  I think there could still be some isolated to widely scattered light rain showers during the next 24 hours somewhere around the area -- but I'll be very surprised if anything more than that materializes.

By tomorrow (Wed) evening the high pressure ridge over most of the Indian subcontinent will begin to strengthen even more, providing us with generally stable and unseasonably warm weather through the first part of the weekend.  Our temps are already well above normal for late March, and could even rise another degree or two between Thursday and Saturday.  Thereafter, things start to go downhill.  A significant storm system will be taking shape to our west, increasing the risk of some widespread rain and thunderstorm action by late Saturday night or Sunday.  That could be only the beginning, as it's looking more and more like all of next week will feature a return to cooler and unsettled conditions.  Savor this good stuff while it lasts!

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