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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...

Sunday, May 31, 2015

unsettled june arrival... (pm.31.may.15)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 61.2F (16.2C)
High temp: 80.1F (26.7C)
Rainfall: 0.02" (less than 1mm)

There are still some healthy cumulus clouds hanging along the Dhauladhars this evening as the sun sets, otherwise we have mostly clear skies.  We've had the expected alternations between clouds and sun today -- along with a few periods of very light rain showers concentrated during the early afternoon.  As you can see from the stats above, the rain was barely measurable... and didn't do much more than temporarily wet the pavement... but rain it was, which we've seen very little of recently.  The clouds and showers held our temps down significantly.

For the better part of the last week we've been anticipating this shift in the weather pattern -- and it looks like it's only just begun.  The flow aloft is becoming realigned, and is allowing an upper-level low pressure circulation to take shape just west-northwest of us.  This feature is going to reach its peak of maturity by Tuesday, then only slowly weaken by Thursday as it slowly lifts northeastward.  What this means for us is an extended period of unsettled weather conditions which will include a few periods of showers and possible thunderstorms all the way through the middle of the week.  Right now it looks like rain chances will diminish considerably by Friday and Saturday -- but that's a long way off.

Today's high temp was the coolest I've recorded since the 17th of the month... and it looks like these first several days of June will be on the cool side of normal/average, with an attempt at a warm-up starting on Thursday or Friday.

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