Sunday, May 15, 2016

new warmest of 2016... (pm.15.may.16)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 67.6F (19.8C)
High temp: 88.9F (31.6C)
Rainfall: none

It is rare indeed, especially outside of the winter season, to see 100% clear skies as the sun goes down -- but that's exactly what we have this evening.  The sun was in full force all day, except for a few clouds along the mountains during the early morning, and again some cumulus percolating along the mountain slopes during the afternoon.  My high temperature was the new warmest for the month, the season, and the year -- and believe it or not, was only 0.5ºF shy of the warmest I recorded during all of last year (2015).  Humidity has been low... not much above 25% throughout the day.

The huge bubble of very warm air that has pretty much taken over all of northwest and northcentral India the last three days has been more aggressive than any of the models were hinting at last week, and the stabilization of the atmosphere has also happened much more rapidly than expected.  No complaints, considering the fact that we are so far above normal with regard to rainfall for the month of May -- but this blast of heat will take some getting used to.

There is not a zero chance of a random thundershower over the course of the coming days, so don't be surprised if something pops up, but the main issue will be the summertime heat which does not look like it will be abating much at all as we progress through the new week.

Forecast details can be found on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab located on the top of the page...