Thursday, April 23, 2015

the comfort mode... (am.23.apr.15)>

It's another totally clear morning, with full sunshine on the way shortly.  There were a few clouds hanging around late last evening, but skies cleared out completely overnight.  I'm recording a low temp of 60.6F (15.9C), and there has been no precipitation to report.

Apart from the back-burner concern about a risk of isolated thundershower development over the mountains during the afternoon hours, our overall weather situation should remain relatively calm and comfortable as we push into and through the weekend.  The atmosphere is generally stable -- but with lots of morning sunshine warming up the surface layers, we've got to watch cloud development over the mountains by noon, and then at least be aware of those couple of mid-afternoon isolated thundershowers popping up somewhere.  Temperatures continue to run slightly warmer than computer model projections, and also a bit warmer than normal/average for this time of year.  No complaints there.

There are hints of some kind of pattern change on the way early next week which could bring us a better chance of a few waves of showers and thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday, while also possibly cooling us off several degrees as we progress through next week.  That's far enough away that anything could change... but we'll keep an eye on it.

As always, THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK (above) has the details.