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Thursday, February 2, 2017

stormy weekend ahead... (pm.02.feb.17)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 47.1F (8.4C)
High temp: 55.2F (12.9C)
Precipitation: none

@ 8:46pm... Extensive bands of high, thin cirrus clouds are overhead late this evening, and we should continue to see more waves of high cloudiness during the next 48 hours before our rain chances rapidly increase.

The center of a developing storm system is swirling away just to the southwest of Tehran at the moment, with milder and more moisture-laden air being drawn north-northeastward ahead of it.  Initially, this system will be packing a major punch, as it moves toward northern Pakistan.  But then most of the computer guidance/models are showing rapid weakening, as the upper-level flow boots the main circulation center into western China.  Still... we'll expect some windy, wet and stormy conditions from Saturday night through Sunday night, with things gradually calming down on Monday.

Temperatures will plunge on Sunday, but maybe not enough to get a changeover from rain to snow here in McLeod.  Of course up-mountain locations are under the gun for some moderate to heavy snowfall, with something on the order of 1 to 2 feet a good bet for Triund.