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Saturday, May 2, 2015

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It's mostly clear at sunrise on this Saturday morning.  Patches of clouds which were left over from some dying thundershowers to our west and northwest moved across the area overnight, but those have pushed off to the east now.  I'm recording a low temp of 59.5F (15.3C), and there has been no rainfall since last report.

The weather charts and data are showing fairly typical early May conditions for us during the coming several days -- though our temperatures are actually going to be rising a few degrees above normal by the middle of next week, if not before.  In the near term, we have lots of sunshine on the way this morning, with some mid-day mountain cumulus development likely.  Once again, we have to keep an eye on the risk of an isolated afternoon thundershower somewhere along the mountain slopes, which could flirt with us here in town after 2:30 or 3:00pm.

A rather strong ridge of high pressure building in from the west-southwest should still erase most of the afternoon instability starting tomorrow (Sun), but again, as you know if you've been around here long enough, we can never totally ignore the risk of isolated PM thunder development during the warm season -- so keep that in mind.  All of next week is looking basically quiet and summery, as temperatures climb to new highs of the season and the year.

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