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Monday, April 6, 2015

less horrible than before... (am.06.apr.15)>

The sun will be peeking above the Dhauladhars in a matter of minutes, and as it does, it will be shining through a layer of high, thin cirrus clouds.  We've had a nice and quiet night with no rainfall, and a low temperature of 50.4F (10.2C).

Unlike last week, there are no major storm systems affecting or threatening the western Himalayan region as we push into this new week.  However, we are still dealing with a rather unsettled and unstable atmosphere, due to lingering weak circulations and pools of unseasonably cold air in the upper-levels.  That means that any degree of warming happening at the surface will set off cloud development and a few showers and thundershowers across northern India.  As I've been trying to emphasize, it's an improvement over last week, but it's still not totally smooth sailing.  Although we could see a thundershower today, the better chance of a few periods of showers/thunder is looking like it will come in tonight, Tuesday, and Tuesday night.  In the meantime, our temperatures will continue their attempt at a slight warm-up.

A more significant turn to nicer weather still seems to wait for us by late Wednesday, through Thursday and Friday.  Warmer air aloft will accompany more aggressive warming at the surface, and that should allow our temps to approach 70ºF/21ºC for the first time since the 25th of March.  It also looks like we may get away with at least a couple of days without that recent constant threat of showers.  Unfortunately it won't last long, as another risk of at least scattered showers/thundershowers creeps back in by the weekend.

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