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

Monday, April 13, 2015

right on track... (am.13.apr.15)>

Our Monday morning is dawning with clear skies, after a clear and quiet night.  I'm recording an overnight low temp of 55.8F (13.2C) and there has been no precipitation.

Although there's not much going on weatherwise during the coming week or so, there are a few tricky spots that need to be watched.  A weak but large area of low pressure aloft is spinning over central India this morning, and will continue weakening as it drifts off to the east-southeast during the next 24-36 hours.  In the meantime, a new high pressure ridge will begin to build in from the west.  On the surface of things, that kind of scenario would point to a dry and quiet week ahead, with gradually warming temperatures.  However there is some unseasonably moist air in the lower layers of the atmosphere lurking to our south and southeast which, with only a bit of instability, could lead to some widely scattered thundershowers along the front ranges of the mountains -- all the way from Kashmir to Nepal.  The best chance of that happening looks to be between Wednesday and Thursday evening, but I think there could be some isolated development during the afternoon/evening hours pretty much any day this week.  Otherwise, the sunshine is looking plentiful... just be aware of that PM shower risk.

Our temperatures have cooled off a couple of degrees since yesterday, but should be gradually on their way up again over the course of the coming six to seven days or so.  That will keep us in a very pleasant zone -- and very close to where we should be for this time of year.

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