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**Our early Sunday morning round of thundershowers is winding down now (8:20am)... after depositing 1.18" (3.0cm) in the rain gauge.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

much better than before... (pm.25.may.16)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 61.2F (16.2C)
High temp: 80.2F (26.8C)
Rainfall: none

There are some patchy clouds around the area this evening, but we also have a good amount of blue sky, with very pleasant temperatures.  Our whole situation has been much improved today, with the expected mix of sunshine and clouds (but with the sun winning the majority), and only some isolated thundershower development right along the Dhauladhars during the afternoon.  I heard thunder rumbling a few times between 1:40 and around 4:00pm, but as far as I am aware, there was no rain at all here in town.  Temps were more than 10ºF/6ºC warmer today than yesterday... back more in line for this time of year.

A fairly uninteresting west-northwesterly flow in the upper-atmosphere will dominate our weather pattern for the remainder of this week, as the moisture content of our air mass decreases.  Gradual warming is expected throughout all layers of the atmosphere, and that should push our temps back into the normal range, and even a bit above, for this final week of May.  Each and every day there will be at least a slight risk of some kind of PM mountain thundershower development, but the vast majority of our hours will be dry ones, with a good amount of sunshine.  In other words, it's a quiet weather pattern we'll be dealing with, apart from the usual wild card concerning mountain thunder issues during the afternoons.

Humidity levels will be quite low for the next 48 hours or so, but there is a good chance they will creep up again over the weekend into early next week, as a more moisture-laden air mass gathers just to our south.

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