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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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Wednesday's stats: 

Low temp: 59.2F (15.1C)
High temp: 74.6F (23.7C)
Rainfall: trace

We've had so many beautiful evenings in a row -- they're all starting to blend together now.  There are only a few high clouds streaking the sky, along with some dissipating cumulus over the mountains as the sun sets, otherwise it's mostly clear.  The sunshine was prevalent again today, despite occasional clouds and even a brief period of sprinkles and very light rain showers in the middle of the afternoon.  But even when combined with those brief light rain showers before dawn this morning, there has been nothing measurable in the rain gauge.  The high temp was again a new high for the year...

The weak disturbance which moved across northern India during the past 18 hours or so behaved exactly as expected, stirring up only light showers which were insigificant for the most part.  It's gone now, and will allow the big ridge of high pressure sprawled out just to our south to build back in during the latter part of the week.  Already our temps are well above normal for the end of March, and it still looks like we may yet add on another degree or two between tomorrow (Thu) and Saturday.  We can't totally rule out an isolated afternoon shower, but it's looking quiet for the next three days, with a mix of sunshine and occasional clouds.

This extended period of fantastically pleasant weather will be on its way out by Sunday, however.  There is a major shift in the pattern showing up on computer models which will allow at least a couple of storm systems to develop and move across our area next week.  We may see a significant amount of rain and thunderstorm action on Sunday and Monday, as temperatures drop back below normal before April arrives.

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