Monday, May 16, 2016

very warm all week... (pm.16.may.16)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 66.4F (19.1C)
High temp: 85.8F (29.9C)
Rainfall: 0.01" (less than 1mm)

A cumulonimbus cloud is visible almost directly north of us right now, indicative of some lingering shower/thunder action along the mountains this evening.  We caught a little of that this afternoon -- between about 1:30 and 2:30pm -- but the rain was barely enough to register a measurement in the gauge, and the whole thing was over very quickly.  Still, it was nice to get a little break in the middle of another day featuring plenty of sunshine and warmth.  My high temp was down a bit from yesterday, but not all that much.

One of those little ripples of upper-level energy that we seem to always be talking about is passing across Himalayan north India at the moment, and will keep at least a small chance of a passing shower or thundershower in the forecast overnight.  Otherwise, a rather quiet northwesterly flow aloft will dominate the weather pattern throughout the week, with a dry air mass in place in the middle and lower levels of the atmosphere.  This is the kind of pattern that allows heat to build in the surface layers, and that will keep our temperatures running above normal all week long, with a chance of us nudging the 90ºF/32ºF mark by Thursday or Friday.  That means it's going to be 100ºF/38ºC or a bit above down towards Gaggal and Kangra.  Full-on summer.

It looks like we could be free and clear of the thundershower threat between tomorrow (Tue) and Thursday, with rising chances of some shower development on Friday evening into Saturday.  Even then, I think we're talking about very isolated activity, but of course we'll watch it day-by-day.

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