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Thursday, March 26, 2015

another two days of this... (pm.26.mar.15)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 60.6F (15.9C)
High temp: 74.6F (23.7C)
Rainfall: none

There is a lot of high cloudiness out there at sunset this evening, and there have been more of those high clouds today in general than we've seen the last several days.  Still, the sunshine was present enough to boost temperatures to almost exactly the same level as yesterday -- keeping us at our warmest of the season and the year.

A massive ridge of high pressure is still sitting on top of the subcontinent, but a gradually developing trough of low pressure way out to the west over the Persian Gulf is causing more extensive high clouds to develop and move across roughly the northwest half of India.  The air mass itself remains significantly warmer than normal for the final week of March -- but along with these warm temps we will be seeing occasional waves of mainly high clouds during the next couple of days.

Further ahead, Sunday is still looking like the day when things go downhill on us.  The first in a long series of upper-level storm systems will move in by then... increasing the risk of a few periods of rain and thunderstorms.  Tonight's data seems to make it clear that all of next week will be very unsettled, with that string of disturbances triggering occasional showers and thunderstorms almost on a daily basis.  As that happens, our recent unseasonably warm air mass will be replaced by an unseasonably COOL air mass instead.  I'm afraid all of this is going to be unpopular with the majority of us...

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