Thursday, May 7, 2015

another warmest of 2015... (pm.07.may.15)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 67.1F (19.5C)
High temp: 86.7F (30.4C)
Rainfall: none

There are just a few clouds scattered around the area as the sun sets this evening.  Once again today we had nearly unlimited sunshine in the morning, but then a considerable amount of cloud development over the mountains during the afternoon hours -- there were also some patches of high clouds drifting in from the west at times.  I recorded a new high temperature for the season and the year for the fourth consecutive day, keeping us significantly warmer than normal for early May.

It looks like our warming trend of the past several days may be peaking, as the high pressure ridge in control of the weather pattern across all of northwest India advances and builds about as far northward as it will.  From this point forward, there will be a gradual destabilization of the atmosphere, as some ripples of energy combined with some slightly cooler air in the upper-levels start to ease their way into northern India from the west.  This slowly changing scenario will give us a slightly better chance of some mainly afternoon shower/thunder development over the next few days -- though it's not looking like any kind of dramatic and definitive turn to a long-term wet weather pattern.

The best risk of scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will come between Sunday and Tuesday, but I think there will still be good periods of sunshine anyway.  Our temperatures will cool down a bit early next week... perhaps back closer to the normal range for the season, which is still warm enough.

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