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Sunday, March 22, 2015

warmest of the year... (pm.22.mar.15)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 54.5ºF (12.5ºC)
High temp: 69.8ºF (21.0ºC)
Rainfall: none

Our sky is partly cloudy this evening, here at the end of the warmest day of 2015 so far.  It was about as close to 70ºF as it could get this afternoon, with full sunshine during the morning giving way to some afternoon cloud development mainly over the mountains again.  It has actually been very close to a climatologically normal day for this stage of the month of March.

We've been talking constantly about a building ridge of high pressure across the Indian subcontinent which is finally delivering this seasonably mild air mass to our area -- and it still looks like our temperatures will be on an upward trend during at least the next couple of days.  There are still some concerns about a variety of cloud development in the midst of the sunshine from time to time, however.  But it's probably nit-picking to worry about that, considering how much better this whole scenario is -- compared to what we've recently escaped from.

There are some difuse and disorganized upper-level disturbances projected by the computer models to affect us starting on Wednesday, but at this point anything more than some isolated to widely scattered mainly afternoon/evening showers or thundershowers doesn't look likely at all.  Even with that slightly better chance of some precipitation, our temperatures should remain very close to 70ºF/21ºC right into the weekend... and probably even a bit above that.

Specifics can be found on THE 7-DAY FORECAST tab above.