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Thursday, February 9, 2017

toward stability... (pm.09.feb.17)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 41.0F (5.0C)
High temp: 50.5F (10.3C)
Precipitation: trace

Temps today averaged the coolest since the 28th of January.  We had a couple of hours of nice sunshine early this morning, but clouds, haze and a bit of fog developed rapidly by about 10:30am.  Then, after some back and forth between clouds, fog and sun, we had a period of thunder and very light rain showers between roughly 3:00 and 5:00pm... even though there was not enough to register a measurement in the rain gauge.

Leftovers of an upper-level disturbance have been moving overhead today, providing us with this instability... but gradually and slowly, some warming will be occurring aloft, and eventually in the lower layers of the atmosphere as we move through the coming several days.

There are no major storm systems on the horizon during the next couple of weeks, and it looks like we'll get a taste of a moderating trend, temperature-wise, as would be expected during the middle and latter parts of February...