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Monday, May 23, 2016

cooler with storm threat... (pm.23.may.16)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 59.2F (15.1C)
High temp: 79.7F (26.5C)

Rainfall: 0.22" (6mm)

It's looking and feeling great out there this evening, with only a few scattered clouds, and a bright sun sinking in the western sky.  The morning started out with sunshine, but it didn't last very long, with rapidly increasing cloudiness by 10:00am, and then thunder, gusty winds and some light showers kicking in not long after 11:00am.  We then had a couple of hours of rain showers, wind, thunder and lightning which finally came to an end shortly after 1:00pm -- with the sun gradually breaking out again around 3:30pm or so.  Temperatures have been all over the place, with the high occurring mid-morning before the clouds rolled in, and the low for the day happening right around noon during those thundershowers.

And our temps will continue fluctuating overnight and on Tuesday, as our air mass battles continue.  There are a few upper-level disturbances rolling through the western Himalayan region, with some pockets of much cooler air in the higher levels of the atmosphere over-running warm and humid air in the surface layers.  This is going to keep things unstable and changeable for the next 48 hours or so, which also means that we'll have to remain aware of the good chance of occasional waves of showers and thunderstorms.  Computer model data does a good job predicting general macro-scale weather features, but not such a good job at nailing specific development of individual thunderstorms, so we'll just have to remain braced for action, especially later tonight through tomorrow (Tues).  A period of stability will try to establish itself late Wednesday through Friday, but then the risk of scattered showers and thundershowers increases again over the weekend.

We've already seen some very warm temperatures so far this season, but it looks like the coming week will average out cooler than we've averaged the last ten to twelve days or so.

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