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Saturday, June 4, 2016

maximums... (pm.04.jun.16)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 69.1F (20.6C)
High temp: 90.3F (32.4C)
Rainfall: none

My high temp this afternoon, measured on Tushita Road just below the mountaineering center, was only 0.1ºF lower than the previous warmest temperature for the season, and for all of 2016 -- so I think that qualifies as a tie!  Yes, back on the 19th of May I recorded 90.4F (32.4C), but on that evening we had a shower which gave us a cooler low temp than we've had today, so technically, that makes this the warmest day of the season and the year.  Sunshine has been abundant all day, with moderate cloud development mainly along the mountains remaining under control.  This evening there are some isolated thundershowers to our north, but those should fizzle out as the sun goes down.

During the summer of 2015, the temp at my recording location never hit 90ºF (32.2C), and this year it's happened twice (so far).  We can thank this massive ridge of high pressure strung out across northwest India for this latest surge above the 90ºF mark, and also the lack of a random pocket of cooler air overhead today, which prevented us from seeing the thundershower development that happened yesterday afternoon.  The overall pattern is not expected to change all that appreciably during the coming several days, so apart from the risk of a random thundershower during mainly the afternoon/evening hours one of these days, we should continue to see a good amount of hazy sunshine, with temperatures running above normal, and very close to the warmest of the summer season.

Unless we can get one of those random thundershowers to blast through here, our overnight temps will continue to be on the rise as well.  This is the time of year when we can get a few nights of not-so-comfortable sleeping weather, and that looks like what we're faced with at least through the middle of the coming week.

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