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Friday, December 2, 2016

milder air coming, again... (pm.02.dec.16)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 52.0F (11.1C)
High temp: 59.0F (15.0C)
Rainfall: none

It's totally clear this evening, at the end of a sunshine-filled day.  There were only the faintest and feeblest attempts at cloud development along the mountain peaks this afternoon, along with a period of light haze from the mid-afternoon through the early evening hours -- otherwise the December sun was unhindered.  Temperatures are on the cool side, but actually, more in line with mid-November norms.

Significant warming is just now starting to appear in the upper-levels of the atmosphere, and that's going to set the stage for our weather situation over the coming several days.  It may take a little time for milder temps to appear here at our elevation, but it is looking like we'll see a gradual warming trend over the weekend into early next week.  There could be a few waves of high clouds from time to time, otherwise there should still be a good amount of sunshine.

The next surge of cooler air is currently scheduled for the end of next week -- with extended range computer models continuing to hint at the potential for some kind of storm system in our general vicinity by the 11th of the month, which is a week from Sunday.  It has been a long long long long stretch of dry and uneventful weather around here, so I would be more than happy if we could see our first round of winter precipitation.  We'll keep an eye on it...

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