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Friday, April 7, 2017

weekend rebound... (pm.07.apr.17)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 51.6F (10.9C)
High temp: 63.2F (17.3C)
Rainfall: 0.03" (1mm)
Storm total rainfall since Tuesday afternoon: 2.80" (7.1cm)

There was a lot of cloudiness, dust and haze in the area this morning, along with some occasionally gusty winds, but we had a good amount of sunshine throughout the afternoon, as those winds settled down.  Rainfall today has been confined to some predawn thundershowers which actually consisted more of wind and thunder than rain.  And the good news -- temperatures remained a few degrees above expectations, and that kept the snow line well above Triund throughout this three-day stormy period.

This evening we have partly cloudy skies, here on the southern fringes of our dying upper-level circulation, which is now centered very close to the northwestern corner of Kashmir.  Already warmer air aloft is trying to sneak in from the west-southwest, which signals the pattern change which is going to bring significantly improving weather conditions for us over the weekend into the middle of next week.  We'll have to keep an eye on some rogue shower/thunder development tonight, and then perhaps a 10-20% chance of an isolated thundershower over the mountains tomorrow afternoon -- otherwise it looks like calm and quiet weather is on the way for several days.  A warming trend will start tomorrow, but it will be rather slow until Tuesday/Wednesday, when we should find ourselves back on the plus-side of normal for the season.

Another disturbance dropping in from the northwest late next week will give us the next chance of a bit of thundershower development, but at least as of now, it's not looking anything like the system that we're just now getting rid of...