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**Temperatures have averaged very close to normal during this final week of April, just as we were expecting, with the next major warming trend possible by the end of next week...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

from warm to hot... (pm.18.may.16)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 69.6F (20.9C)
High temp: 89.6F (32.0C)
Rainfall: none

The airport in Gaggal is visible from many parts of McLeod -- and down there the temperature reached 101ºF/38ºC this afternoon.  It wasn't nearly that hot here, but still, I recorded a new high temp for the season and the year which was just shy of 90ºF, and exactly spot-on 32ºC.  Once again sunshine prevailed, with only some minor cumulus development along the Dhauladhars this afternoon, and humidity just barely 20%.  It's a bit hazy now, otherwise we have clear skies as the sun sinks toward the western horizon.

This month of May has been an interesting one.  We started off with a spell of unusually warm weather for a few days, followed by a very wet and unseasonably cool period which lasted from about the 4th until the 11th of the month, which then rapidly turned into a stretch of basically dry and unseasonably warm weather again during this past week or so.  This is why i consider monthly 'normals' to be kind of a joke, since it takes a lot of ups and downs to create an 'average' or 'normal' statistic for the record books.  On any given month, things can (and do) often go to extremes for a few days at a time.

Anyway, we continue to find ourselves in a very stable situation, though there are hints of some instability returning as early as tomorrow, and then again for a while next week.  There are also indications of a return of at least moderate moisture, flowing in from the east-southeast, which will give us a bump in humidity over the course of the coming 5-6 days or so.  What this means is that we could see a random thundershower at some point, with an even better chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms by Monday night or Tuesday.  Summertime temperatures, running near the warmest/hottest of the season will remain with us at least through the weekend...

Forecast details can be found on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab, with lots of other information on those tabs above as well.