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Monday, April 13, 2015

unwelcome clouds... (pm.13.apr.15)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 55.6F (13.1C)
High temp: 66.3F (19.1C)
Rainfall: none

It's hazy, with a lot of low cloudiness across the area just after sunset this evening.  Today has been an overall disappointment, as our sunny skies early this morning quickly gave way to extensive cloud development.  Although we've had occasional glimpses of sunshine, we could say that it's been mostly cloudy since about 10:00am.  In response to the limited sunshine, our temperatures were several degrees cooler than expected.

As you may have gathered from this morning's post, I had some misgivings about this current weather pattern delivering what the computer models were suggesting.  But even so, I was surprised that we had so much cloud development today.  Satellite pics all day long have showed cloudiness confined to the vicinity of the front slopes of the mountains, with lots of sun across the rest of northern India -- the price we occasionally pay for our location this close to the Dhauladhar range.  Rapid warming aloft is obviously not in agreement with the relatively cooler layer of air trapped in the mid-levels of the atmosphere.

Although we have no major storm systems on the weather charts during the next several days, these nuances of low-level moisture and temperature disparities in our early summertime atmosphere will keep us on edge with regard to both cloudiness and potential shower/thunder development.  This air mass is warm enough to deliver temperatures right in the normal range for mid-April, as long as we can get enough sunshine on the subject...

Forecast details can be found on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab above.