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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...

Friday, June 12, 2015

a perfect start... (am.12.jun.15)>

It's about as close to perfection for a morning in mid-June as it can get.  We have 100% clear skies, comfortably mild temperatures and relatively low humidity.  My current temp here in the upper part of town is also the overnight low -- 66.6F (19.2C) -- and there has been no rainfall since last report.

There's actually been no rain for just over 24 hours, as our atmosphere has gone back into a mode of stability, at least temporarily.  All of the same elements are in place -- a northwesterly upper-level flow, a seasonably moisture-laden air mass building just to our south, and temperatures running very close to, if not a little bit above normal.  All of the computer models are showing varying degrees of mainly afternoon, evening and overnight shower/thunder development each and every day into at least Monday of next week, but there's no real consistency on the timing of individual events.  We'll just have to keep an eye to the sky by the early afternoon to see how those cumulus clouds are building.  Otherwise, we should continue to see generous daily doses of sunshine.

Temperatures will remain dependent on the fluctuations between sun, clouds and thundershowers -- seasonably warm during periods of sun, but dropping quickly and dramatically if/when we get a round of thundershowers.  All in all, we're doing pretty well as we inch ever-closer to the onset of the monsoon in a couple of weeks or so.

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