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Monday, May 18, 2015

warmth finally surges... (pm.18.may.15)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 62.2F (16.8C)
High temp: 81.6F (27.6C)
Rainfall: 0.03" (less than 1mm)

There are a couple of showers moving through the area just before sunset this evening, but so far, I've seen only some random fat raindrops here at my location.  It's been a day of extreme variability, as we were talking about this morning, with some major swings between sun, clouds, thunder and light showers until between 10:00 and 11:00am, and then abundant sunshine dominating from the late morning until the late afternoon.  After 5:00pm clouds increased once again, bringing in the spotty showers this evening.

We finally got the major jump in temperatures today that we've been waiting for since Friday.  I was close to losing my sanity during the last 72 hours, waiting for the ground-truth reality to catch up with what the computer models kept advertising.  It was a painfully tenuous pattern shift we've just gone through, but it now looks like we'll be seeing these warmer temperatures stick around for the remainder of the week, as the big bubble of summertime air to our south finally invades.  We're not entirely out of the woods, though, with regard to this recent random thunder/shower activity -- as occasional weak upper-level disturbances ripple through from time to time.  But there is going to be less and less moisture available to work with as we head into the latter half of the week.

It's getting close to the core of the summer/pre-monsoon season here in the Dharamsala area -- so get used to very warm temperatures and only fleeting bouts of rain as we progress through the final couple of weeks of May.

For a look at forecast specifics, check THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab above.