the latest...

**Temperatures have averaged very close to normal during this final week of April, just as we were expecting, with the next major warming trend possible by the end of next week...

Saturday, January 28, 2017

ups and downs... (pm.28.jan.17)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 40.6F (4.8C)
High temp: 49.8F (9.9C)
Precipitation: none

Temperatures today were just slightly on the mild side of normal for the final few days of January, with a fairly even split between sunshine and high clouds.  There was some rain/snow shower development in the mountains to our north-northeast this afternoon, but none of that affected us here at our elevation.

There is a new upper-level disturbance waiting in the wings, however, which will sweep across north India between late Monday and early Tuesday.  Precipitation amounts will be light, for the most part, but it is looking like there's better than a 50/50 chance of a few periods of rain showers between late Monday afternoon and roughly noon on Tuesday.

Further into the future... models are still advertising a strong storm system to develop west of us by next weekend, increasing the rain/snow potential for our area once again by Sunday through Tuesday of the following week.  That's just beyond our forecast range at the moment, but it is at least something to watch as we cross the line into February...