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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

milder day by day... (pm.14.mar.17)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 43.9F (6.6C)
High temp: 54.1F (12.3C)
Precipitation: trace

Our sky has cleared out rapidly as of sunset this evening, but we dealt with quite a lot of convective cloudiness over the Dhauladhars starting just before noon, which kept our sunshine coming and going throughout the latter half of the day.  There were even some periods of light sprinkles of rain at times, though it was not nearly enough to register a measurement in the rain gauge.  Temperatures crept up another degree or two today, but we remain well short of the normal range for this time of year.

There are no major storm systems anywhere in sight, but the upper-level flow is restless and fickle, allowing random weak disturbances to wobble across Himalayan north India.  That's going to remain the case all the way through the coming weekend, so we are not going to be breaking into a totally sunny and zero-rain-chance scenario.  We can expect more cloud development just about every day, with at least a mentionable chance of some widely scattered shower activity -- mainly during the PM hours.  Rainfall amounts will be very light, most probably.

This pattern is favorable for a continued slow and gradual warm-up over the coming few days, but then there are some interesting hints at a more aggressive upward bounce in temperatures about a week from now.  We'll keep an eye on that, in anticipation of maybe finally getting into the zone that we should be experiencing by this stage of the evolving spring season...

A new post, SPRING INTO SUMMER, can be found on a tab above, with some thoughts on what we might expect during the coming few months.