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Sunday, April 24, 2016

a fresh warming trend... (pm.24.apr.16)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 57.0F (13.9C)
High temp: 75.5F (24.2C)
Rainfall: none

There are just a handful of small, scraggly cumulus clouds right along the mountains in this half hour before sunset, otherwise it's mostly clear -- a gorgeous evening, really.  And the day has worked out almost exactly according to plan, with full sunshine early this morning yielding to partly cloudy skies by mid-day, and temps warming up a couple of degrees.  Even with that mid-day build-up of cumulus along the mountain slopes, the sun was still dominant, and as far as I'm aware, there was no thundershower development anywhere near us.

Warmer air streaming in aloft has stabilized our atmosphere somewhat, with even greater stability expected on Monday as the mid- and upper-levels continue to warm.  Even here in the lower elevations temps will be on the rise... not only tomorrow, but all the way through the week, taking us back to the above normal range as we finish off the month of April.  There is some kind of a weak disturbance showing up on the charts between Wednesday evening and Thursday evening, but moisture will be severely limited, so only the most isolated shower/thunder development is expected at this point.  Of course we'll keep an eye on it as always... I'm never very smug about a zero probability of rain around here.  Sunshine will alternate with some periods of high clouds throughout the week, otherwise.

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