the latest...

**Our six-day rainfall total, since last Saturday, is 10.55" (26.8cm). That's one heck of a big amount of rain for so early in our evolving monsoon season...

Monday, April 10, 2017

climbing back to normal... (pm.10.apr.17)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 51.6F (10.9C)
High temp: 68.6F (20.3C)
Rainfall: none

Our early morning low temperatures have not been moderating during the last few days, but we have seen very slow, incremental warming of our daytime highs since Friday.  It's been another sunny one today, with only a few scattered cumulus clouds along the mountains during the afternoon.  At sunset this evening it is totally clear.

For six days in a row we've had below-normal temperatures, after an impressive stretch of warmer-than-average temps between the 22nd of March and the 4th of April.  And now, we're on the brink of another swing of the pendulum -- back to warmer weather that will likely end up being the warmest of the season and the year.  Tomorrow (Tues) we should be back to normal for this stage of April, with temps climbing even higher as the rest of the week plays out.  There could be some periods of mainly high clouds at times, but sunshine should continue to dominate.  By Friday there will be just a minor ripple of energy passing by in the upper-levels of the atmosphere, which could stir up a couple of isolated/random thundershowers around the area, but that looks to be our only chance of rainfall during the coming several days at least.

Easter Sunday should mark the next phase of significant warming for us, as an incredibly warm bubble of air expands across nearly all of the Indian subcontinent.  The strong upper-level winds of the jet stream will be forced very far to our north, giving us what looks to be the first hints of a truly summertime weather pattern.