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**The first morning of MAY has arrived... and we have beautifully clear skies at dawn, with a relatively cool temp near 59ºF/15ºC.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

instability issues remain... (pm.29.may.16)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 59.6F (15.3C)
High temp: 80.9F (27.2C)
Rainfall: none

Clouds have begun to stream in from the northwest during the last hour or so, in advance of a few clusters of thundershowers which developed over western Jammu & Kashmir this afternoon.  Otherwise, we've been able to enjoy a mostly sunny day, with cumulus development over the Dhauladhars never really crossing the line and progressing into anything like we saw yesterday.  Despite all the sunshine, temps were several degrees lower than normal for the very end of May, and that's one of the reasons why things didn't become so unstable.  Humidity was in the range of 35-40% all day.

We've missed out on the thundershowers so far... but this evening's satellite pics show quite a bit of activity northwest of us, which could affect us later tonight.  Also there has been some development across eastern Himachal Pradesh into central Uttarakhand.  Even though it's been dry since last night around 9:00pm, the ingredients are still mostly in place for another round or two of showers/thunder until Monday night, with a lingering risk of an isolated thundershower on Tuesday.  Temps should stay on the cool side of normal as we close out the month.

However, the most potent ridge of summertime high pressure of the season is being projected to take over all of north India by the middle of the week -- and it looks like we have a good shot of reaching or exceeding our high temp for the year (90.4F/32.4C) by Friday or Saturday.  That's still a very long way into the future, meteorologically speaking, but it will be interesting to see if that kind of heatwave pattern truly materializes...

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