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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 58.6F (14.8C)
High temp: 70.2F (21.2C)
Precipitation: none

Another day of significant warming, and now we have to go all the way back to the 16th of October to find a temp that was warmer than today's.  Finally we have broken above 70ºF/21ºC, and also, finally, we have risen slightly above normal for the date, after spending most of the month of March below normal... and sometimes shockingly colder than normal.  There were some pretty major stretches of nice sunshine in the midst of the clouds today, and that allowed temps to rise higher than expected.  No complaints.  This evening it is mostly cloudy and hazy, but still very mild and comfortable.

A ripple of energy in the upper-atmosphere, accompanied by some slight cooling aloft, is heading into Himalayan north India right now, and will bring us a spell of unstable conditions overnight into perhaps the first half of Friday.  With this warm and marginally moist atmosphere in the lower levels, the incoming disturbance could stir up some widely scattered shower and thundershower activity as it sweeps through -- with the best chance of some rain expected late tonight through late tomorrow (Thu) night.  I don't think there will be anything too dramatic, but that shower/thunder chance exists nonetheless.

Stabilization will kick in again gradually on Friday, with quiet weather expected for the most part all the way through at least the first half of next week.  Along with generally stable conditions, temperatures will climb higher and higher.  We should be well above normal by Monday and Tuesday... from one extreme to the other this month.