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Thursday, April 27, 2017

relatively minor issues... (pm.27.apr.17)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 57.6F (14.2C)
High temp: 75.5F (24.2C)
Rainfall: 0.01" (less than 1mm) -- updated @ 8:12pm

A very pleasant late April evening is underway, after our brush with some mountain thundershowers earlier.  There was a bit of thunder rumbling up-mountain shortly after 1:00pm, but it wasn't until 5:00-5:20pm that we actually got a brief period of light rain showers.  Otherwise it has been a day of both sunshine and cloudiness, with temperatures (both low and high) a bit cooler than expected.

Believe it or not, we are STILL dealing with the remnants of last weekend's upper-level low pressure system -- it has been lethargically spinning around over Kashmir for the last two or three days, triggering scattered showers/thunder over the higher elevations -- and finally a little of that action drifted into our neighborhood late this afternoon.  Still, rainfall was barely enough to register a measurement in the gauge.  Our pattern all the way into the middle of next week is going to remain touch-and-go, as a few more weak disturbances in the upper flow are expected to ripple across Himalayan north India.  As I have already said a few times... we're not talking about any kind of major storm system, but neither are we talking about a totally dead, quiet and care-free pattern.  Not a bad idea to have a small umbrella tucked away somewhere, just in case.

Otherwise, our temps should remain pretty close to the normal range as we close out April and shift into May, with no really major fluctuations on either side.