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Sunday, January 10, 2016

mid-winter tranquility... (pm.10.jan.16)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 43.0F (6.1C)
High temp: 54.1F (12.3C)
Precipitation: none

The sky at dusk this evening is very colorful, with only a few scattered thin cirrus clouds overhead.  It's been an extremely nice mid-January day, with a healthy bump in temps over and above what we experienced on both Friday and Saturday... and more sunshine as well.  The few patches of high clouds were never enough to put up much of a challenge to the sun.

A short-lived ridge of high pressure will remain in control tomorrow (Mon), and that should deliver another day with a majority of sunshine, along with even another one or two degree rise in temperatures.  The rest of the week will be a little less settled, however, with two main disturbances scheduled to roll across the western Himalayas and northern India between Tuesday night and Friday night.  Both of these upper-level low pressure circulations still look to be weak, however, with a really pathetic supply of moisture available as well.  There will probably be a lot more mainly mid- and high cloudiness to deal with on Tuesday and Wednesday, and again on Friday, but at least as of right now, the chance of significant rain/snow in our general area appears to be small -- probably no more than perhaps some brief, isolated showers.

Temperature-wise, we'll be dropping a bit starting as early as Tuesday, but more likely by Friday into the weekend.  Even so, it's going to be just near or even slightly milder than normal/average for the middle of winter.

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