Wednesday, May 27, 2015

a summery groove... (am.27.may.15)>

It's totally clear as the sun comes up on this Wednesday morning.  Thunder was rumbling last evening between about 8:00 and 9:30pm, but it was accompanied by not even a drop of rain here at my location on Tushita Road below the mountaineering center.  So -- the rain gauge is empty, and I'm recording a low temperature of 68.2F (20.1C).

Disturbances in the upper atmosphere between Saturday night and late last evening brought thunder and some gusty winds during mainly the late evening and overnight hours, but I recorded only one-tenth of an inch (3mm) of rain during all of that.  But with very little moisture available in this late May air mass, it's not surprising the amounts were so tiny.  It looks like our air mass will be more stable between now and Friday afternoon, as some warmer air returns in the mid- and upper-levels.  Of course we can never totally rule out a late afternoon or evening thundershower along the Dhauladhars, but we should stay dry here in town during the next couple of days.  We'll see plenty of summer sunshine -- as temperatures remain seasonably warm.  I still think it's possible we'll nudge 90ºF/32ºC sometime late this week.

A new series of disturbances will begin to organize and drop in from the northwest over the weekend, and could hang around for much of next week.  We'll have to keep an eye on the moisture supply, but from what I'm seeing at the moment, rainfall amounts should be very sparse once again -- until perhaps next Tuesday or Wednesday when we could be dealing with something more substantial.

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