the latest...

The average or 'normal' precipitation total for the month of January is 4.5" (11.4cm), but we've yet to receive even one drop of rain or one flake of snow during Jan 2018...

Thursday, February 5, 2015

late winter sun... (pm.05.feb.15)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 42.9F (6.1C)
High temp: 51.9F (11.1C)
Precipitation: none

A few high, thin cirrus clouds are making for a beautiful post-sunset scene this evening, at the end of a really nice late winter day.  We ended up being able to enjoy a lot of sunshine, with very little clouds of any type able to challenge its dominance.  My high temp in the upper part of town (see above) was very close to normal for early February.

There's not much to be concerned about over the course of the next couple of days, apart from a pretty good chance of an increase in cloudiness as we head into the weekend.  Already there is high cloud development west of us, and that will keep us from getting the kind of blue/sunny skies we enjoyed today.  Temperatures should remain in the same general ballpark as we had today.

A wave of energy in the upper atmosphere along with some colder air up above 15,000ft (4500m) or so, in combination with a slight increase in the moisture content of our air mass will bring in the next chance of some rain shower action for the second half of the weekend.  Precipitation amounts are looking much smaller than what we had earlier this week -- maybe up to a half-inch (1.2cm) -- mainly between Saturday night and very early on Monday.  Then, things should be dry and quiet for the remainder of next week...