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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

pleasant overall... (pm.25.apr.17)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 60.1F (15.6C)
High temp: 78.4F (25.8C)
Rainfall: none

Today has been the first day since last Friday without measurable rainfall, and also I recorded the warmest high temp since Friday.  A very pleasant and comfortable one it has been... with plenty of sunshine, punctuated on either side by some early morning patchy cloudiness, and a fairly impressive build-up of towering cumulus clouds over the mountains from mid-day into the mid-afternoon.  There have been scattered thundershowers again this afternoon, but all of that action has stayed in the higher elevations to our north and northeast.

As I said yesterday, although things have stabilized significantly for us since very early Monday morning, this is not a totally dead and calm and quiet weather pattern.  There is still a weak upper-level low pressure circulation swirling around just north of us, and there are all kinds of minor disturbances in that upper-level flow which will be flirting with Himalayan north India for the remainder of the week/month, and even as we cross into May early next week.  That means we can't totally exclude at least a slight risk of some random shower or thundershower activity -- with an even better chance of a period or two of showers/thunder over the weekend.

Average temperatures during mid- to late April are about the most pleasant of the entire year around here, and we should remain close to, or even slightly above those averages as we close out the month.  Not too much to complain about.