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Saturday, March 26, 2016

turbulence in the neighborhood... (am.26.mar.16)>

**Saturday's stats (added at 7:53pm)
Low temp: 54.1F (12.3C)
High temp: 68.3F (20.2C)
Rainfall: 0.04" (1mm)

It's been extremely windy since before 4:00am, and remains so at the moment (6:45am).  There has also been a little bit of thunder, along with some brief and (so far) very light rain showers.  My rain gauge is showing just 0.03" (less than 1mm).  Temperatures have been swinging wildly, due to this intense mixing of the atmosphere taking place -- I have 61.7ºF (16.5ºC) right now, but the thermometer dipped to a low of 54.1FºF (12.3ºC) during a rain shower a couple of hours ago.

An upper-level disturbance, the center of which is now pushing into northern Pakistan, is responsible for the rowdy weather early this morning.  It is expected to weaken as it slowly slides toward the east-southeast during the next 36 hours or so.  Models are not showing anything other than scattered shower/thunderstorm activity today, with any showers/storms becoming even more isolated by tonight into Easter Sunday.  Be prepared for a sudden thundershower, but I don't think we'll have to deal with any long-term rains.  Otherwise we can probably expect to see quite a bit of back and forth between clouds and sun both today and tomorrow.

Temperatures will cool off several degrees during the passing of a shower, otherwise the overall air mass is not going to cool down very much as this system passes by.  In fact, it's looking like we'll see very comfortable temps for the final days of March, along with more of this variable mix of clouds and sun...

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