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The average or 'normal' precipitation total for the month of January is 4.5" (11.4cm), but we've yet to receive even one drop of rain or one flake of snow during Jan 2018...

Thursday, January 19, 2017

upward temperature trend... (pm.19.jan.17)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 38.7F (3.7C)

High temp: 48.6F (9.2C)
Precipitation: none

The sunshine today was certainly nice to see, assisting us to our mildest day since Sunday.  It looks like we have embarked on a warming trend that will continue for the coming several days, though an increasing chance of waves of high clouds developing and moving in from the west could keep us from reaching the maximum potential of this incoming air mass.

At any rate, we should have a fairly quiet weather scenario until sometime on Tuesday, when we could start to feel the effects of a very strong storm system that the models are projecting to push into northwest India for the middle/end of next week.  Initially, it's going to be very mild, with rain, and even some thunderstorms possible... but by Thursday into early Friday, temperatures will plunge, with the snow potential back in the forecast.  Of course this system is still 5-6 days away, so all the computer model guidance is sure to do some flip-flopping before settling on a more reliable solution...