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Friday, April 24, 2015

weekend looking good... (pm.24.apr.15)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 61.7F (16.5C)
High temp: 80.2F (26.8C)
Rainfall: trace

It's partly cloudy this evening just before sunset, at the end of another nice and warm day.  We started off with full sunshine again this morning, but clouds developed more aggressively over the mountains starting around 11:00am, and we had a couple of hours during the early afternoon during which things were looking a bit threatening.  There was a clap of thunder or two at about 3:00pm, and then a few random sprinkles of rain between then and about 4:30pm, but once again we got through the day without much drama.  My high temperature on Tushita Road just below the mountaineering center was tied for the second warmest of the season and the year.

The weekend is upon us, but right now it looks like we'll be making it through without much change from what we've been experiencing the last several days.  There is still the risk of an isolated afternoon thundershower, mainly tomorrow (Sat) -- otherwise we should see a mix of sunshine and PM mountain cloudiness, along with temperatures running a few degrees warmer than normal for this stage of April.  That means we'll be hovering very close to 80ºF/27ºC for afternoon highs.

There is a pattern shift in our future, however, as moisture begins to creep in from the southeast and a couple of upper-level disturbances approach from the west.  This will give us a better chance of a few periods of showers and thunderstorms next week -- with the best chances between Monday afternoon and Tuesday night, then again on Thursday into Friday.  Right now it's not looking like anything to get overly worried about, but I think there is more of a potential for some bouts of wetter and cooler weather as we wrap up April and move into the month of May.

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