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

Sunday, April 26, 2015

fluctuation phase... (pm.26.apr.15)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 58.3F (14.6C)
High temp: 68.9F (20.5C)
Rainfall: none

We have partly cloudy, hazy skies at sunset this evening, here at the end of a day which has featured much more cloudiness than we've seen during the past week or so.  There were also some nice periods of sunshine here and there, however, especially during the mid- to late afternoon hours.  My high temp in the upper part of McLeod was the coolest of the past nine days -- but still pleasant enough.

There was no thundershower development anywhere near us today -- just as all of the computer models were suggesting.  And that's because much warmer air moved in aloft, trapping a layer of relatively cooler air below, creating a mild inversion... which cut off any semblance of the instability necessary to produce showers and thunderstorms.  Yes, we had the clouds, but it was a shallow layer, unable to build very far upward.

It still looks like we're going to be dealing with an active and changeable weather pattern for most of this coming week, which is going to provide us with a variety of conditions.  The first in a series of two or three upper-level disturbances will begin to move in by tomorrow (Mon) afternoon, increasing our risk of some shower and thunderstorm development lasting through most of Tuesday.  There will probably be some kind of temporary stabilization on Wednesday, with another disturbance bringing us a chance of more scattered shower/thunder action on Thursday into Friday.  In the meantime, our temperatures will be going on a sort of roller-coaster ride -- entirely dependent on periods of sun versus periods of rain and thunder.  The bottom line is that we'll probably have a taste of everything by the time next weekend arrives.

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