Thursday, May 14, 2015

typical may issues... (pm.14.may.15)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 59.2F (15.1C)
High temp: 75.2F (24.0C)
Rainfall: none

Although there are a few breaks in the overcast, we've got a lot of clouds around the area as the sun gradually sets this evening.  We could almost call it equal parts clouds and sun today -- but the sunshine was plentiful enough to give us a high temp exactly the same as yesterday's.  There have been isolated to widely scattered showers and some thundershowers in all directions this afternoon/evening, but nothing has affected us as of now.

What's left of the upper-level disturbance and circulation center affecting our weather for the past few days remains close to the Kashmir/Pakistan border this evening, as it continues to weaken.  Even so, there are some ominous-looking clusters of thundershowers close to the center of that circulation off to our west and northwest this evening... and if they don't dissipate quickly, we may catch some of that action during the overnight hours.  Our atmosphere will move another step in the direction of stabilization tomorrow (Fri), but I am still concerned about the potential of some mainly afternoon shower/thunder development over the mountains which could drift into town.  Keep that in mind.

By Saturday, we're going to see an aggressive move of a strong high pressure ridge to our southwest.  This should lead to a big jump in temperatures over the weekend into early next week, and keep us free and clear of rain development for the most part.  Of course the mountain thunder machine issues could wreck that -- but right now things are looking dry for the weekend.  We could see a wave or two of thunderstorms sometime between Monday night and Wednesday, with temps close to normal (or even a bit above) for mid-May.

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