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TOTAL RAINFALL yesterday afternoon/evening = 0.41" (1.0cm)

Monday, May 25, 2015

a little rain would be nice... (pm.25.may.15)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 66.7F (19.3C)
High temp: 86.7F (30.4C)
Rainfall: trace

There are a few clear patches, otherwise we have clouds in all directions this evening just before sunset.  Thundershowers have been threatening since late afternoon as well, though we've yet to get any action here in McLeod proper -- apart from some faint thunder and gusty winds.  Otherwise we've had a mix of sunshine and occasional clouds all day, with temperatures very close to normal for the latter week of May.

We remain under the influence of a disturbed upper atmosphere, as has been the case since late Saturday.  There are some pockets of significantly cooler air up above 15,000ft, while the air remains very warm in the surface layers.  This is creating enough instability to trigger isolated to widely scattered thundershowers across the western Himalayas during the afternoon, evening and overnight hours, and will keep us under threat tonight. Models are showing a return to generally stable conditions tomorrow (Tues) and along with a fresh push of very dry air from the west, that should get rid of our shower/thunder risk through Friday.  The chance of some mainly PM thundershowers will creep back into the forecast over the weekend, but we're still not talking about a major storm system or a significant amount of rain.

If you're waiting for any kind of a turn to long-term cooler temperatures, you'll be disappointed.  It's going to be plenty warm throughout the week... and could even get warmer by a couple of degrees over the course of the coming few days.

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