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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

from sun to showers and back... (pm.28.apr.15)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 55.0F (12.8C)
High temp: 72.3F (22.4C)
Rainfall: 0.14" (4mm)

It's bright and pleasant this evening before sunset, with towering thunderheads visible off to our southeast.  We started off with hazy sunshine this morning, but clouds developed over the mountains by 11:00am, which led to lots of rumbling thunder (but no rain) for a couple of hours during the early afternoon.  We did finally get a few light rain showers, with even a brief period or two of small hail, between about 2:30 and 4:30pm -- but even then the sun was peeking through from time to time.  The low temp for the day (see above) occurred during a rain shower shortly past 4:00pm, but then it warmed up again quickly thereafter.

It was starting to look like we wouldn't get any rain at all in association with the upper-level disturbance which has been moving across northern India since yesterday afternoon -- but this afternoon we finally caught a little action.  That disturbance is departing now, but there is another one on the way for Thursday into Friday.  Tomorrow (Wed) we will be 'in between' disturbances, but there may still be enough instability during the afternoon to trigger a lone thundershower somewhere along the Dhauladhars.  Keep that in mind.  The risk of scattered thundershowers increases again either late Wednesday night or Thursday morning, continuing through Friday.  Again, long-lasting and widespread rainfall is not expected, but we could get at least two or three hours of rain during that period.

The first weekend of the new month will feature a good amount of sunshine, but there could yet be an isolated afternoon thundershower, especially on Saturday.  Temperatures are expected to be slightly cooler than normal as we enter May, but still in a very comfortable range for the season, or for any time of the year for that matter.

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