Saturday, May 16, 2015

struggling upward... (pm.16.may.15)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 59.7F (15.4C)
High temp: 76.4F (24.7C)
Rainfall: none

There are just a few lingering clouds during these few minutes before sunset this evening, after a mostly cloudy afternoon.  Full sunshine this morning was replaced by some fairly rapid cloud development over the mountains just before the noon hour, but our skies are bright again here at the end of the day.  My high temp in the upper part of town was the warmest since Monday, but still well short of the 80ºF mark -- and still below normal for the middle of May.

A huge mass of much warmer air continues to lurk to our south and west, and wasn't able to make its push as far as the Dhauladhars yet today.  That's still going to happen, most likely during the next 24 hours or so, very quickly taking us into the above normal/average temperature range for the season.  It's always a nail-biter as we watch a new warmer air mass interact with the mountains, but I still think we won't see anything more than some very isolated shower or thunder development, mainly during the PM hours, during much of the coming week.  Earlier it had looked like we may have a better chance of a round or two of thunderstorms during the mid-week period, but that now looks questionable.  Anyway, as always, check in here for twice daily updates in case the scenario changes.

THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK has the forecast details...