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Monday, February 9, 2015

launching a warm-up... (am.09.feb.15)>

Our sky is absolutely clear on this Monday morning.  I'm recording a mild overnight low temp of 44.1F (6.7C), and there has been no precipitation to report.

We're in for a stretch of quiet weather, it appears, that could last for about a week.  There may be a few weak disturbances embedded in the northwesterly flow aloft that could graze us with some periods of cloudiness from time to time, otherwise there's very little going on.  Our air mass will be gradually warming, from the surface into the upper-levels, and that will more than likely deliver our warmest temperatures since November -- by the time we reach the end of this week.  Average high temps rise steadily during February, but we'll probably go ahead of that rate of increase, putting us above normal by Friday.

The next significant change in the weather pattern that might bring us our next chance of rain and snow looks like it could happen by Sunday into Monday of next week.  But -- the models have been doing a lot of flipping and flopping on the extended range data, so we'll just keep an eye on it day by day...