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SATURDAY EVENING... Today's high temp was the warmest I've recorded since the 20th of December, exactly one month ago...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

major realignments... (pm.08.apr.15)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 45.0F (7.2C)
High temp: 59.1F (15.1C)
Rainfall since 7:00am: 0.09" (2mm)
24 hour rainfall: 0.45" (1.1cm)

Changes are in the air this evening -- we have the setting sun shining in the west, dissipating clouds over the mountains to the north and east, and just a hint of mildness setting in.  Today has featured more sunshine than almost any day since the 29th of March, though we did have quite a build-up of clouds over the mountains by late morning, which led to a few sprinkles of rain by 1:00pm, and then a brief period of thundershowers between 2:30 and 3:00pm.  Our temperatures are struggling upward, but only very very slowly.

We now find ourselves at the very tail end of an unbelievably long period of unseasonably cool and wet weather, as the overall weather pattern finally begins to shift toward something much more favorable and pleasant.  Significant warming throughout all layers of the atmosphere is just now setting in, and will continue pretty much unabated over the course of the coming week.  All of the available data points to a general stabilization of the atmosphere tomorrow (Thu) and Friday -- but I have to stay I still have concerns about mainly afternoon and early evening thundershower development over the Dhauladhars.  Let's hope for the best, but don't be surprised if we have a showery interlude during the PM hours.  I expect a dramatic warm-up during the next 48-72 hours which will take us to within striking distance of normal/average for the first half of April.

Computer models are trying to show some isolated/scattered thundershower development over the weekend, but right now it appears that most of that activity will occur further to our southeast.  Even if we do catch some of that, it still looks like our temperatures are going to be seasonably warm -- and that warmer weather should stick around at least through the middle of next week.

THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK is always the place to find forecast specifics...