Saturday, May 23, 2015

another high reached... (pm.23.may.15)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 68.5F (20.3C)
High temp: 89.4F (31.9C)
Rainfall: none

There are only a few clouds hovering around the area just before sunset this evening, here at the end of another mostly sunny day.  Cloud development mainly in the vicinity of the mountains this afternoon never really got to the threatening stage, as all thundershower development thus far has been to our north... with some isolated activity well south of us as well.  My high temperature on Tushita Road just below the mountaineering center set the bar for the new maximum of the season and the year.

A series of minor disturbances in the upper-level flow is starting to move across northern India now -- so it will be interesting to see how that affects us between now and Monday night.  With some cooler air moving in aloft, and a push of moisture coming in from the southwest, we have to be aware of the better chances of at least some isolated to widely scattered shower/thunder action during the coming 48 hours or so.  The models are looking very lethargic when it comes to rainfall amounts for us -- but this time of year it's always nice to get a refreshing round of showers, so let's see what we might be able to come up with.

We should return to a stable atmosphere by Tuesday, with things looking calm and quiet and VERY WARM for us all the way through the rest of next week.  But just think -- exactly one month from now, the monsoon could be knocking on our door.

Check out forecast specifics on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab above.