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Saturday, May 13, 2017

randomness is the story... (pm.13.may.17)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 67.1F (19.5C)
High temp: 86.7F (30.4C)
Rainfall: none

Much like yesterday afternoon and evening, there has been a lot of attempted thundershower development around our area, in spite of the fact that nothing has happened here in McLeod itself.  Yesterday there were a few sprinkles of rain during the early evening, but today (at least as of 6:30pm) there hasn't been a single drop.  We started off with full sunshine once again this morning, but our sky turned partly cloudy before noon, with alternations between sunshine and clouds for the rest of the day.  It was warmer -- as expected -- my high temp was the third-warmest of 2017.

Our weather scenario and forecast remain in the same mode as we move into the new week.  We're dealing with a fairly typical mid-May air mass, though the risk of scattered showers and thundershowers is a bit more pervasive and prevalent than it normally is this time of year.  But it is a hit-and-miss kind of situation -- we've had no measurable rain for two days now -- with randomness and irregularity the main feature.  It does look like the risk of getting hit with some significant thunderstorms will increase into Tuesday and Wednesday, however, as temporarily cooler air arrives in the upper-levels of the atmosphere.

Models are hinting at a notable drop in temperatures by the latter half of the coming week, with the overall weather pattern remaining on the unstable side even into the following week...