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Check the DECEMBER STATS at the top of the home page for this month's temp/precip details.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

quiet for now... (pm.28.may.15)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 67.1F (19.5C)
High temp: 87.8F (31.0C)
Rainfall: none

The sun is setting just now as I begin to type, and other than one last tiny cumulus cloud over the mountains, our sky is clear.  It's been a gorgeous summer day, with lots of sunshine, low humidity (around 25%), and temperatures just slightly above the norm for these waning days of May.  There was some afternoon cloud development over the mountains along with the occasional patch of high, thin cirrus clouds -- otherwise the sun was firmly in control.

Our generally stable atmosphere the last couple of days has kept the thundershowers away, except for a couple of hours of feeble development higher up along the mountains during the mid- to late afternoons.  The moisture supply has also been virtually non-existent.  However, we're on the verge of some changes over the coming three or four days, as our overall pattern begins shifting.  The upper-level flow will shift to the north-northwest by Sunday and Monday, and that's going to bring in some cooler air aloft, along with what looks to be a fairly significant low pressure circulation.  We may get some mainly PM shower/thunder activity starting tomorrow, but the better chances of a few periods of more substantial rain/thunder will hold off until perhaps late Sunday or Monday... lasting through Wednesday.

Temperatures will stay in the near to slightly above normal range to end the month, but we will likely drop several degrees as June arrives, giving us a temporary repite from the very warm weather we've dealt with recently.

Get a look at THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK (tab above) for details.