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Monday, March 13, 2017

recovery in progress... (pm.13.mar.17)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 40.1F (4.5C)
High temp: 52.6F (11.4C)
Precipitation: none

The thermometer made some nice gains today, though we remain very far below normal for the middle of March.  All day long there were fluctuations between clouds and sun, but there was definitely enough sunshine to make this HOLI a decent one for those celebrating.  Late this afternoon there was some thundershower development off to our east, but for the first time in exactly one week, there was no precipitation here in our immediate area.  This evening just after sunset there are only a few high clouds to be found.

The weather pattern during the next week or so isn't a totally quiet one, but neither will it be very active -- with only weak disturbances gliding through, along a general westerly flow aloft.  We can expect occasional waves of cloudiness, and also at least a slight to moderate chance of a few isolated or scattered light rain showers, especially during the mid-week period, but things are looking good compared to what we've just come out of.

Temperatures have already been rebounding the last 36 hours or so, and we can look forward to that trend continuing all the way into early next week.  We're still running about 12ºF (5-6ºC) below normal for the season, but I think we will be able to erase much of that deficit by Sunday or Monday.