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Monday, May 1, 2017

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Monday's stats:

Low temp: 58.1F (14.5C)
High temp: 76.7F (24.8C)
Rainfall: none

This inaugural day of May 2017 has been a very fine one.  We had full sunshine until the late morning, but then there was a fairly impressive amount of mountain cloud development during the afternoon -- but nothing came of it -- and we're back to mostly sunny skies during this half hour or so before sunset.  The normal/average high temp for the first day of May is 78ºF/26ºC, and you can see from the stats at the top of this post that we were just a little below that.

We're still looking at an absence of major storm systems across the western Himalayan region, which is fairly normal for this time of year.  However, just as has been the case the last ten days or so, we're locked into an upper-level pattern that is wiggly and wobbly, containing several fast-moving upper-level disturbances of varying intensity.  This pattern will keep us fluctuating between sunshine and clouds over the course of this week, with the risk of a period of thundershowers or two not out of the question.  Right now the best chance of some rain appears to be on Wednesday, but frankly, there is at least a 10-15% chance of a shower on any given day.  Not a big deal, but keep that in mind.

Temperatures will also wobble up and down between now and Thursday, but it looks like we still have a fairly aggressive warming trend on the way over the weekend into about the middle of next week.