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SATURDAY EVENING... Today's high temp was the warmest I've recorded since the 20th of December, exactly one month ago...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 59.5F (15.3C)
High temp: 85.8F (29.9C)
Rainfall since 6:30am: none
24 hour rainfall: 0.10" (3mm)

We've got a very pleasant evening underway, with some cumulonimbus (thunderheads) visible off to our east-southeast -- otherwise it's partly cloudy with temps dropping just below 80ºF (27ºC).  Today we had our expected mix of sun and clouds, temperatures very close to seasonal norms, and isolated thunder development flirting.  No thundershower action happened here in McLeod since the very early morning (pre-dawn) hours, however.

What remains of an upper-level disturbance/circulation is centered between Sringar and Leh this evening... continuing to fire up those isolated thundershowers to our east.  That weather feature is on its way out, to be replaced by a generally stable and quiet westerly upper-level flow which will take us into late Friday.  We should see plenty of sunshine during this mid-week period, with temperatures on the rise once again.  I still think we could nudge the 90ºF (32ºC) mark, perhaps on Thursday.  Drier air is moving in again, so even if we get some late-day thunder over the mountains, I can't imagine there being enough rainfall to even register a measurement in the gauge.

Some kind of a new disturbance is forecast to drop in from the northwest over the weekend, however, and that will give us the next better chance of some isolated to widely scattered thundershowers -- starting as early as Friday evening.  BUT -- we're still not talking about a whole lot of moisture to work with, so rainfall amounts to end the month will likely be minor...

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