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Friday, October 22, 2010

friday afternoon (22oct)>

i've been in transit between continents and hemispheres the last couple of days, so i apologize for my absence!  thanks to my observers for letting me know that the rain, thunderstorms and snow on the mountains have indeed occurred as anticipated...  :-)

**UPDATE @545pm**  rainfall of 1.1" (2.8cm) was recorded near the main temple in mcleod ganj today.  the temperature dipped to 9.5C/49F during the storm... which is the coldest of the season.**

the center of the upper-level disturbance responsible for the stormy weather is sitting right on top of western kashmir late this afternoon, but is moving quickly southeast as it weakens... so it will be out of the picture by late tomorrow.  the potential for showers and thunderstorms will remain with us overnight into tomorrow afternoon (thanks to very cold air aloft), but then decrease rapidly thereafter.  temperatures have obviously cooled down quite a bit... and should remain on the comfortably cool side, with just slight moderation into early next week.  the good news is that we should have a string of dry and mostly sunny days in the wake of this storm system... some near perfect late october weather!

FRIDAY NIGHT:  a few showers and possible thunderstorms in the area.  otherwise partly cloudy and cool.
low: 11C (51F)

SATURDAY: still a good chance of some scattered shower and/or thundershowers.  otherwise partly to mostly cloudy and chilly.
high: 15C (59F)

SUNDAY: morning sunshine, with partly cloudy skies in the afternoon.  still on the coolish side.
high: 16C (61F)

MONDAY: mostly sunny and not quite as cool.
high: 18C (64F)

TUESDAY: lots of sun... pleasantly mild autumn temps
high: 18C (65F)

WEDNESDAY: sunny to partly cloudy skies.  still very nice...
high: 19C (66F)