Saturday, May 30, 2015

still superb... (pm.30.may.15)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 66.7F (19.3C)
High temp: 87.0F (30.6C)
Rainfall: none

We're enjoying yet another gorgeous May evening, with partly cloudy skies and comfortably warm temperatures.  The cloud development over the mountains this afternoon looked threatening for a little while, but if there was any thundershower development up there, it never got close to us.  The sun dominated the day, with temps exactly as expected.

Changes in the weather pattern are just now starting to get underway, but it may take until tomorrow (Sun) night or Monday before there is much evidence of it.  Some upper-level energy is dropping southward across central Asia at the moment, as the moisture supply to our south-southwest gradually increases.  By Monday, we'll have a fairly well-defined upper-level circulation center moving into northern Pakistan, which will be accompanied by some cooler air aloft.  With our moisture source improving at the same time, that's going to lead to a better chance of a few periods of showers and thunderstorms in the vicinity through Wednesday.  Right now I don't think the rain amounts will be excessive at all, but considering we've seen very sparse rainfall during the past couple of weeks, whatever we can get would be welcome.

A greater percentage of cloudiness along with periods of showers should bring a very noticeable drop in temperatures as June arrives -- but it still looks like we'll rebound again by the end of the week, back close to the normal range for the season.

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