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

Thursday, April 16, 2015

making another turn... (pm.16.apr.15)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 52.7F (11.5C)
High temp: 61.8F (16.6C)
Rainfall since 6:30am: 0.12" (3mm)
Rainfall since Wed noon: 0.30" (8mm)

We're in excellent shape as we finish off this Thursday, with mostly clear skies.  Our day has indeed turned around, with plenty of sunshine since shortly after 3:00pm -- but it was a damp, cool and gloomy story up until that point.  Although the amount of rain we've received has been fairly light (see stats above), the showers were frequent throughout the morning into the early afternoon hours.  Temperatures today have been way below normal, and even a few degrees cooler than expected.

A large area of unseasonably moist air has been sprawled across northern India the last couple of days, and even though there's been no really discernable disturbance moving through the area, the fluctuating temperatures in the various levels of the atmosphere have provided the 'lift' here along the front ranges of the Himalayas necessary to trigger these light showers and thundershowers during the last 30 hours or so.  It should be some consolation, however, that our temps haven't been as cool as they were during the rainy period just a little over a week ago.

Drier air is moving in right now, and with a west-northwest flow in the mid- and upper-levels of the atmosphere this weekend, all of the computer models are projecting at least a couple of days of nicer and more pleasant weather.  In fact, as long as we don't get some rogue thundershower development over the mountains during the afternoons (which is not impossible), there should be a good amount of sunshine on the way, along with a major jump in temperatures.  There is a disturbance on the way by Sunday night which will increase the risk of some shower/thunderstorm action through Monday -- but at least right now, it looks like a quiet stretch will set in again by Tuesday.

Stay tuned as we keep watching day by day... and check THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK on the tab above for forecast details.