Sunday, February 12, 2017

mild temps -- some high clouds... (pm.12.feb.17)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 46.6F (8.1C)
High temp: 56.6F (13.7C)
Precipitation: none

Saturday, February 11, 2017

winter waning for now... (pm.11.feb.17)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 46.6F (8.1C)
High temp: 56.1F (13.4C)
Precipitation: none

After a very active weather pattern which began during the first week of January, things have settled down a lot during the last several days.  The progression of strong disturbances sweeping in from the west, tapping significant amounts of tropical moisture from the Arabian Sea and forcing it up against the western Himalayan ranges has come to an end -- for now.  A generally quiet westerly flow aloft is expected to continue during the coming five or six days, with a fairly impressive ridge of high pressure attempting to build (temporarily) into northwest India.

Temperatures the last couple of days are already starting to nudge just slightly above normal for this time of year, but right now it's looking likely that we'll be pushing 60ºF/16ºC by the middle of this coming week -- for the first time since the end of December.  That's not summer, of course, but it would at least be a little bit of a taste of the spring season which is not too far away.

Mainly high clouds will challenge the sun from time to time, but the risk of any significant precipitation seems to be very small during the next week or more...

Friday, February 10, 2017

peaceful times... (pm.10.feb.17)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 42.3F (5.7C)
High temp: 55.1F (12.8C)
Precipitation: none

Thursday, February 9, 2017

toward stability... (pm.09.feb.17)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 41.0F (5.0C)
High temp: 50.5F (10.3C)
Precipitation: trace

Temps today averaged the coolest since the 28th of January.  We had a couple of hours of nice sunshine early this morning, but clouds, haze and a bit of fog developed rapidly by about 10:30am.  Then, after some back and forth between clouds, fog and sun, we had a period of thunder and very light rain showers between roughly 3:00 and 5:00pm... even though there was not enough to register a measurement in the rain gauge.

Leftovers of an upper-level disturbance have been moving overhead today, providing us with this instability... but gradually and slowly, some warming will be occurring aloft, and eventually in the lower layers of the atmosphere as we move through the coming several days.

There are no major storm systems on the horizon during the next couple of weeks, and it looks like we'll get a taste of a moderating trend, temperature-wise, as would be expected during the middle and latter parts of February...