Friday, February 15, 2013

W.D update from Mcleod Ganj... "Cold and Soggy"

*Update @ 8:20pm... Steady light rain is falling, and the winds have been kicking up again during the past 45 minutes.  I have a current temp of 43.0F (6.1C) here in the upper part of town.  Will post an updated rainfall total in an hour or so.

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 41.3F (5.2C) -- 5:50pm
High temp: 51.4F (10.8C) -- 9:15am
Rainfall: 0.12" (3mm) -- as of 7:00pm

We have a snowy scene just up-mountain from us this evening, as very light rain continues here in McLeod.  Today's warmest temperatures occurred during the morning, and have been on a slide ever since.

The center of a strong upper-level storm system is settling into extreme southern Pakistan this evening, and is expected to start making a turn to the east-northeast in a few hours, winding up in southwest Rajasthan by tomorrow (Sat) morning, and then just east of Delhi on Sunday morning.  Upper-level energy, a moderate supply of moisture, and a batch of colder air are all converging on northern India right now -- and believe it or not, the array of computer models are STILL disagreeing on how this is all going to play out.

Thus far, precipitation has been scattered across a wide area, but there has been nothing particularly heavy or well-organized.  As that upper-level energy moves closer tonight and Saturday we may see an increase in the intensity of rain and snow across our immediate area -or- this system could continue to languish in a disorganized state.  I'm thinking a forecast of total rain and melted snow of 1-3cm (0.40"-1.20") is still a good bet, though computer model data is skewing both higher and lower than that amount.

The snow line has made it down to near Magic View Cafe as of early this evening, and should drop lower during the next 24 hours as colder air continues to flow in.  Unless we never get much precipitation cranking up, there should be a very good chance of some snow making it as far downhill as McLeod.  Stay tuned for updates as things continue to evolve.

Lingering snow showers will be possible on Sunday, with a very chilly air mass overhead, but then it looks like we'll get some improvements underway during the first part of next week -- though temps will remain cooler than normal.

Taken from 
RT @rajugana: Bangalore 8.30pm, Partially cloudy day,dark clouds developed in the eve & rained in some parts..a pic 

8pm, Showers continue over S,S-E.Kashmir, Himachal and W.Uttarpradesh ...

8pm, Rain also seen over S,S-central Andhra, central,N. W-Ghats of Kerala, central,E.Madhyapradesh, E.Maharastra ..

RT @qinnairen: No Rains. Just drizzling in #Delhi. Expected showers didn't actually happen. Far less rains. 
4pm, As expected showers popping over S,S-central,N-E Karnataka, central,N.Maharastra... and Heavy rain over Himachal. 
In 24hrs, due to easterlies and W.D, showers are expected from Uttarpradesh to S.tip of Tamilnadu.

On 16,17-Feb, while the W.D pushes East, the rains will drift East into E.Uttarpradesh, Bihar and over entire S-E coast

Tomorrow evening, W.D rains will push into Bihar, Jharkand, Chatisgarh, Orissa. Some rains also possible for Andhra..

Tomorrow, scattered rain possible over most of Andhra ... 

Today and tomorrow, rain possible over S,S-central Karnataka, #Bangalore.!
@ntshamz2010 >> #Chennai - More rain forecast for tomorrow and Sunday !

Low level circulation over S.Rajasthan persists, it'll merge with W.D and move E-N-E into Uttarpradesh in next 24hrs.

In 24hrs, W.D Heavy rain will be over Kashmir, Himachal, Uttarakand, most of Uttarpradesh, central,N-E.Madhyapradesh.. 
11:30am, Heavy rains due to W.D is marching into Kashmir, Himachal and Uttarakand, Rain also seen over Punjab, Haryana. 

11:30am, Showers also seen over W,N-W Uttarpradesh ..

11:30am, T.showers seen over #Chennai and Rain over S.Tamilnadu, N.Kerala and S-W Karnataka coast ...
#chennai - It's like a Cloud Burst here in Polichalur zone .. 10:18am.
#chennai - 10am, Heavy rain now over Polichalur zone.

RT @nishanth_cs: Heavy rain in #Chennai Stuck in IT corridor traffic (10:04am)
RT @vinoth15: @weatherofindia it's raining well in siruseri #Chennai 9.45am..

.#chennai - 9:47am, Rain started over Polichalur zone with "large sized drops"
RT @sarakumar1: @weatherofindia just started little shower in #chennai suburb #Kovilambakkam. (9:13am)

9am, RADAR shows heavy rain over zones 45km South,S-S-W, S-S-E from #chennai city and slowly drifting N-N-E..

#Chennai - 9:30am, getting ready to host a heavy rain before noon. Light rain already witnessed in some Southern suburbs of city.

RT @abdul_gafoor: very nice cloudy weather!! #chennai (9:36am)

5:30am, showers also seen over N,S.Kerala and S.Tamilnadu..

5:30am, showers seen over Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal, Haryana and Uttarakand..