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Saturday, April 8, 2017

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Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 54.3F (12.4C)
High temp: 66.8F (19.3C)
Rainfall: none

There are still some clouds hugging the mountain peaks just before sunset this evening, otherwise we have mostly clear skies.  It has been a fairly decent Saturday, with the expected mix of sunshine and clouds, and temperatures which moderated pretty much according to plan.  But even with the beginnings of a warming trend today, we've got quite a deficit to close, as we remain well below normal as we enter the second week of April.

Leftovers of this past week's strong storm system are actually still swirling around over northwestern Kashmir and northern Pakistan, and though the upper-level pattern is trying to morph into something more pleasant and favorable for us, it's slow-going right now.  Our atmosphere is still trying to stabilize, and will continue to do so during the coming 48 hours or so, but the moderation in temperatures will remain rather tentative until probably Tuesday or Wednesday, when we should get more of a significant bounce.  In fact, by that time we'll be getting back to normal, and probably even warmer than normal/average during the latter part of the week.

The next upper-level disturbance scheduled for roughly late Thursday through Saturday is looking less significant with each recent run of the computer model data.  That means rain chances will be only in the 20-40% range by that time -- and that's OK, considering we've already received more rainfall than we normally get during the entire month of April.