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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...

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 68.2F (20.1C)
High temp: 87.2F (30.7C)
Rainfall: none

The day started with 100% clear skies, and we're ending it the same way.  In between, we did have a moderate build-up of clouds over the mountains during the afternoon hours, and even some rumbling thunder up there around 4:00pm or so.  Otherwise, the sunshine was pretty much unhindered here in town, taking us to a high temp which is almost exactly on target for the last week of May.

Our weather pattern during the next few days is not exactly uneventful, but it's not featuring much drama either.  We have a general ridge of high pressure across northern India at the moment, providing us with a relatively stable air mass and these seasonably warm temperatures.  However, there will be some twists in the plot as the weekend arrives, in the form of an evolving pattern more favorable for some weak to moderate upper-level circulations to begin moving in from the west-northwest.  With a very limited moisture source, I'm not that enthused about our chances for significant rainfall, but that risk of some shower/thunder activity will be on the increase again by late Friday.  Then, there will be at least a mentionable chance of thundershowers each and every day -- into the middle of next week at least.

The heatwave happening further south of us looks nasty, but lucky for us, our elevation keeps us protected from all that.  Still, we're going to be running in the range of near to slightly above normal as we finish off the month of May, with some cooling possible during the first week of June.  Stay tuned as we keep an eye on that.

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