Tuesday, March 19, 2019

increasing thundershower risk... (pm.19.mar.19)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 51.3ºF (10.7ºC)
High temp: 64.1ºF (17.8ºC)
Precipitation: none

There was a greater percentage of sunshine today than expected (no complaints), and that allowed temperatures to end up a bit warmer than expected as well.  I've now recorded four days in a row with temps above 60ºF (16ºC), and I think we'd all agree that it's been much more pleasant and comfortable.

A rather intense storm system is centered over south-central Turkmenistan this evening, and will be weakening as it pushes east-northeastward during the coming 48hrs or so.  Models had been showing some thundershower development in our vicinity to be starting by now, but the latest data indicates that will be holding off until after midnight, at least.  If and when we do get those thundershowers, temperatures will fall significantly, erasing the gains we've enjoyed the last few days.  That risk of precipitation will be around tomorrow (Wed) and tomorrow night -- and possibly even into Thursday, which is Holi, and also the official first day of Spring.

But rebounding temps are in the forecast through the weekend into early next week.. 

Monday, March 18, 2019

another high for the year... (pm.18.mar.19)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 50.2ºF (10.1ºC)
High temp: 64.2ºF (17.9ºC)
Precipitation: none

I registered another new high temp today for the season and the year... with assistance coming from totally sunny skies into the early afternoon, enhancing a milder air mass nosing in from the south.  Shower development was confined to the higher elevations this afternoon, though we did take part in an increase in cloudiness.

We'll continue in this variety-mode tomorrow (Tue) -- with a mix of clouds and sun and a slight chance of a shower or thundershower late in the day.  But there is another storm system on the way which will give us a better chance of rain showers and thunder on Tuesday night and Wednesday... with a chance of some random thundershowers lasting into Thursday as well.  Thursday happens to be HOLI, and also the Spring Equinox.

It has been so nice to get a taste of some milder/more pleasant temperatures, and in spite of a set-back during the mid-week period... we should resume our warming trend by the weekend.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

a march mix... (pm.17.mar.19)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 48.4ºF (9.1ºC)
High temp: 61.0ºF (16.1ºC)
Precipitation: 0.02" (less than 1mm)

We've had all kinds of variety today... with a brief shower along with very gusty winds just before sunrise this morning... lots of cloudiness into the late morning... then a good amount of sunshine mid-day into the late afternoon... a period of light thundershowers this evening... and finally, a return to partly cloudy skies after dark.  For the second day in a row I recorded a high temp above 60ºF (16ºC) -- and that's the first time that's happened this year.

There's nothing all that new to report, as we remain under the influence of a relatively unstable atmosphere... in spite of these milder temperatures.  Look out for the risk of isolated/passing thundershowers tomorrow (Mon) and Tuesday as well, with a better chance of more persistent/consistent rain/thundershowers Tuesday night and Wednesday.  Even the latter part of the week will feature unstable conditions with a decent chance of a passing thundershower or two... but it looks like our temps will be a bit milder into next weekend.

Forecast details are available on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab above.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

tops for 2019... (pm.16.mar.19)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 46.9ºF (8.3ºC)
High temp: 62.1ºF (16.7ºC)
Precipitation: none

I recorded the mildest/warmest high temp of 2019 early this afternoon, in the midst of sunshine and patchy high cloudiness.  There's still a bit of a chill in the air, but it was nice to see the thermometer climbing a bit.

Our overall pattern remains disturbed, however, and that means we're going to see some cloudy periods, along with occasional chances of some periods of showers and/or thundershowers during this upcoming week.  There are no major storm systems threatening, but disturbances in the upper atmosphere rippling through, combined with at least a moderate amount of moisture availability will keep us a bit on our toes.  It still looks like the best chance of showers exists in the window between late Tuesday and Wednesday.

Check THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK for details.