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

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

ahead of schedule... (pm.05.may.15)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 63.0F (17.2C)
High temp: 82.9F (28.3C)
Rainfall: none

Apart from some streaks of high, thin cirrus clouds mainly in the southwestern sky, it's mostly clear as the sun goes down this evening.  Yes, it was another 'warmest of the year' kind of day -- with mostly sunny skies.  There were a few patches of high clouds here and there, and more of a build-up of mountain cumulus during the afternoon than we saw yesterday, but the sun definitely did its job.

The dominant weather pattern right now is about two or three weeks ahead of schedule -- delivering the kind of temperatures and conditions across most of northwest India that are more common during the latter half of May.  The massive high pressure ridge in control is providing generally clear and stable conditions along with above normal temperatures across a wide area.  It's likely that our temps will be warming even further before the weekend arrives.

We do have to keep an eye on some evolving changes, however.  First, some increasingly moisture-laden air is going to start moving in from the Arabian Sea during the coming several days.  In addition, we're going to see a couple of minor disturbances ripple northeastward from southern Pakistan by Saturday or Sunday.  All of this is going to give us a better chance of some more significant cloud development, along with the potential for scattered shower and thunderstorm action.  Even so, our air mass will remain very warm all the way into early next week -- meaning that any periods of sun will keep temperatures on the warm side of normal/average.

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