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Thursday, April 9, 2015

news is mostly good... (am.09.apr.15)>

Our sky is 100% clear at sunrise this morning, and I'm recording a current temperature of 50.4F (10.2C), which is also the overnight low.  There were lingering clouds last evening that produced a few sprinkles of rain until 9:00pm or so -- so we've had a trace of precipitation since last report.

The overall weather pattern continues to undergo a major realignment, which will be very much in our favor as we finish up the week.  Sunshine will be plentiful this morning, with temperatures expected to warm up rather dramatically -- putting us into a range that we haven't seen in the past 11-12 days or so.  And it looks like we'll be warming further, day by day, probably reaching 70ºF/21ºC either tomorrow (Fri) or Saturday.  Temperatures will then start to approach normal/average for mid-April as we move into early next week, which means 73-74ºF/23ºC.

The forecast isn't entirely 'worry-free', however.  Although we're seeing a general stabilization of the atmosphere after a very long stretch of unsettled, unstable, wet and unseasonably cool weather, I think there remains a good chance of considerable cloud development over the mountains during the afternoon hours, which could lead to a couple of isolated thundershowers.  That could occur virtually any day through this upcoming forecast period.  But the main issue is that we continue to move in a positive direction in the grand scheme of things.

I will be away the next few days and unable to post -- probably until late Saturday.  So I apologize in advance for the upcoming silence here.  Hopefully there won't be any totally unexpected dramas.