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Thursday, April 13, 2017

unseasonable warmth returns... (pm.13.apr.17)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 63.0F (17.2C)
High temp: 79.4F (26.3C)
Rainfall: none

Here is the progression of our high temperatures over the last seven days:

  • Fri 7 Apr        63.2F (17.3C)
  • Sat 8 Apr       66.8F (19.3C)
  • Sun 9 Apr       67.1F (19.5C)
  • Mon 10 Apr    68.6F (20.3C)
  • Tue 11 Apr     73.5F (23.1C)
  • Wed 12 Apr    77.7F (25.4C)
  • Thu 13 Apr     79.4F (26.3C)
That's a rise of 16.2F (9.0C) during the last week, which has definitely been nice to experience.  And now we are well above normal for the middle of April, as today's high temp becomes the new maximum for 2017.  We've had a few thin, high clouds today, along with just a scattering of afternoon mountain cumulus, otherwise the sunshine has been abundant once again.

As we've been talking about, there is a little wiggle in the upper-level flow that is now going to be dropping southeastward across Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh later tonight through Friday.  It will bring with it a very slight bit of cooling aloft, and models are still showing the possibility of some isolated thundershower development between late tonight and tomorrow (Fri) evening.  I still think the risk of significant rainfall is very slight, but something to be aware of nonetheless.

Our recent aggressive warming trend may slow down a bit during the next couple of days, but then should kick in strongly again during the early to middle parts of next week. A huge summertime high pressure ridge will provide May-like temps for all of central and northern India until around next Thursday or Friday...