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Monday, February 23, 2015

way warmer than normal... (am.23.feb.15)>

It's mostly clear early this Monday morning, with spring-like warmth.  My overnight low has been 57.2F (14.0C), which is much more typical for late March than late February.  There has been no rainfall since last report.

This unseasonably mild air mass is going to hang around for another couple of days, but we will have to contend with some waves of mainly high cloudiness developing to our west-southwest and sweeping across northern India.  The cloud development is in advance of a very intense late winter storm system which is now tracking across southern Iran -- heading toward northern Pakistan by Wednesday night.  Computer models have been very consistent the last couple of days with the movement/effects of this system -- bringing the first rain chances into our area Tuesday evening.  It still looks like we are in for some moderate to heavy rain, thunderstorms, and strong/gusty winds from late Tuesday night into perhaps early Thursday.  Temperatures will plunge as well -- proabably back to levels that are well below normal for this time of year.

In the meantime, enjoy this temporary flirtation with springtime -- but don't get too attached to it!  Check THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK at the top of the page for details.