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Sunday, December 20, 2015

minor ups and downs... (pm.20.dec.15)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 39.6F (4.2C)
High temp: 48.0F (8.9C)
Rainfall: none

Other than some light haze in the air, our skies are clear early tonight -- after a textbook "partly cloudy" day.  There was more cloudiness today than on both Friday and Saturday, but not as much as was feared.  Most of those clouds gathered along the mountains during the afternoon, and if there was any precipitation development, it was confined to the higher elevations to our north and east.  All in all it was an acceptable late December day, though our temperatures continue to run on the low side of normal for this time of year.

The disturbance zipping across north India today was indeed a weak one... failing to deliver on our slight chances of getting a few raindrops.  No complaints there.  There will be another couple of wiggles and wobbles in the upper-atmosphere moving across our area later this week, however, and that keeps us from removing the slight risk of some brief light showers at some point -- mainly on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

There are no big storm systems on the horizon, but neither is there a big massive blob of warmer and perfectly stable air coming our way.  That means we can expect the same general pattern to continue through the week and beyond Christmas Day, with temperatures staying either near or a bit below normal for the season.  Extended range weather charts are just starting to hint at a stormy pattern as the New Year arrives... but that is still way in the future.  Stay tuned.

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