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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

a bit of heat-relief... (pm.09.may.17)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 57.7F (14.3C)
High temp: 84.3F (29.1C)
Rainfall: 0.19" (5mm)

Quite a day it has been, with lots of sunshine and very warm temperatures during the morning being replaced by rapidly developing thundershowers to our northwest during the noon hour.  Those thundershowers swept through during the early afternoon with some gusty winds, a few periods of small hail, and a minor amount of rainfall.  The vast majority of my precipitation total for the day occurred between 1:15 and 2:15pm, with only a few sprinkles and spritzes of rain thereafter, which lasted off and on into the early evening.  And take a look at the temperature stats -- the high occurred shortly after noon, with the chilly low temp only an hour and a half later in the midst of rain showers and hail.  Those temps have rebounded dramatically during the afternoon/evening, however.

We'll have to remain in thundershower-dodging mode during the next day or two, thanks to a marginally unstable atmosphere across Himalayan north India -- but this air mass remains a very warm one, so with a few hours of sunshine and an absence of showers, temperatures will continue to be in the mid-summer range.  We'll see fluctuations in temps through the rest of this week and on into the weekend, but on average, we'll stay above normal for this stage of May.

Friday and Saturday could be thundershower-free, but then the risk of more shower/thunder action re-enters the forecast as early as Sunday, as fresh disturbances wobble in from the west.