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Thursday, April 23, 2015

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Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 60.6F (15.9C)
High temp: 79.8F (26.6C)
Rainfall: none

The gorgeousness continues on... it's another perfect evening, with clear skies to the west and south, and a few mountain clouds lingering to our north and east.  Apart from that build-up of mountain cumulus clouds this afternoon, we had pretty much unrestricted sunshine today, allowing the thermometer at my location in the upper part of town to nudge 80ºF yet again.  Temperatures the last several days have been above normal for the season -- which contributes toward an attempt to balance out the cooler than normal temps of the first half of the month.

Afternoon thundershower development was a phenomenon once again today along the Himalayan ranges... but the most significant activity was well to our southeast, according to satellite photos.  We did have some very minor showers pop up in the higher elevations along the Dhauladhars, but none of it came close to us here in McLeod.  From this vantage point, it appears that we'll have more of the same all the way through the weekend, with a mix of sunshine and mountain clouds, along with that risk of some isolated thundershower development during the afternoon or early evening hours.  Our temperatures may even warm up another couple of degrees between tomorrow (Fri) and Sunday.

A pattern shift in the form of cooler air aloft and encroaching moisture from the southeast spells a better chance of a few periods of showers and thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday, and again on Thursday of next week.  Our temperatures may temporarily cool off as well, as we make the April to May transition.  Stay tuned.

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