Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 55.6F (13.1C)
High temp: 72.1F (22.3C)
Rainfall: none

A very nice spring evening is underway, with just a scattering of clouds along with pleasant temperatures.  It seems the sunshine won the day, though we did see some patches of high clouds from time to time, as well as a fairly decent build-up of cumulus clouds over the mountains during the early to mid-afternoon hours.  In fact, I heard a couple of rumbles of thunder coming from up-mountain right around 2:40pm -- but I never personally witnessed any raindrops, if there were any at all.

The basically flat west-to-east flow we've been talking about the last couple of days should remain in place for the remainder of this week, with occasional very weak ripples in the upper-levels keeping us subject to a couple of hours of moderate instability during mainly the afternoon hours.  There have been attempts at some weak shower/thunder development along the Dhauladhars every afternoon, and I see no reason why that should completely disappear.  Enjoy this comfortable springtime weather, but be aware of that thundershower potential - especially if you are heading into the higher elevations.

Temperatures have reached their warmest of the season and all of 2016 thus far -- and unless we get totally clobbered by some longer lasting and thicker cloudiness, we should see them climb even higher as we approach the end of the week and the beginning of the new month.  The risk of showers and thunderstorms may increase a bit over the weekend into early next week, but right now it still doesn't look like any major storm systems are on the way.  We'll keep watch...

Check out THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab above for forecast specifics.