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SATURDAY EVENING... Today's high temp was the warmest I've recorded since the 20th of December, exactly one month ago...

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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The sky is 100% clear at dawn, so it looks like we've got a sunny morning unfolding.  Isolated evening thundershowers dissipated rapidly after dark, leaving us with mostly clear skies overnight.  I'm recording a low temp of 59.5F (15.3C), with no rainfall since last report.

On the surface of things, our weather pattern is very quiet and uneventful.  The atmosphere contains very little moisture, temps in the lower levels continue to run near to slightly above normal for this time of year, while some cooler air filters into the upper-levels of the atmosphere from the north-northwest.  This scenario should provide us with lots of sunshine during the morning hours during the remainder of this week, but that cooler air aloft is going to create some instability during the afternoon hours.  Be on the lookout for a cloud build-up over the mountains by mid-day, with the risk of random thundershower development after about 2-3pm or so.  It's a coin-toss as to whether one of those isolated thundershowers will pop up over us, or not -- but there will be some development along the Himalayan chains from Kashmir all the way southeastward into Nepal.

Our temps have surpassed 80ºF the last two days in a row, but I think we'll fall short of that the next couple of days at least.  Still, it's going to be very warm and comfortable... pretty much right on target for late April.

THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK has all of the forecast details, above.