Friday, April 17, 2015

a warm weekend... (pm.17.apr.15)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 53.2F (11.8C)
High temp: 71.7F (22.1C)
Rainfall: none

We have a comfortable evening underway, with partly cloudy skies.  Today has been the warmest since last Sunday -- as we've finally cracked the 70ºF mark again -- and maybe the best all-around performance since Sunday as well.  There's been lots of sunshine, despite the attempt at a build-up of clouds over the mountains this afternoon.

Our current pattern is allowing a surge of much warmer air to progress north and northeastward into Himachal Pradesh, taking us back close to where we should be for mid-April.  As I've been saying, it's not a totally clean and clear and care-free situation we're in, but it is looking like things should be fairly quiet for most of the upcoming weekend.  The main concerns during the next 36 hours or so will be the potential for enough mainly afternoon instability to lend itself to some mountain clouds and perhaps a stray thundershower up there in the higher elevations.  Temperature-wise, we should be close to the warmest of this spring/early summer season thus far.

A weak upper-level disturbance is scheduled for the Sunday late afternoon through Tuesday morning timeframe.  Slightly cooler air aloft is going to overrun these warm temperatures at the surface -- setting the stage for a couple of periods of showers and thunderstorms.  Apart from the risk of some isolated afternoon thundershowers, the rest of next week looks seasonably warm with a good amount of April sunshine.

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