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Monday, October 18, 2010

monday evening (18oct)>

it's partly cloudy and hazy just before sunset tonight... after a gloomy day much like yesterday.  the high temp this afternoon in upper mcleod ganj was only 18.3C/65F.

the hazy sunshine lasted only until mid-morning... then we had mostly cloudy skies for the remainder of the day.  it's still very warm aloft, compared to the surface, so our coolish, moist air has remained trapped since yesterday morning.  there shouldn't be any major changes during the next couple of days... expect a continued mixture of sun, haze, light fog and clouds during the day, with hazy nights.  but the computer models continue to hint at a strong upper-level disturbance coming our way for the end of the week.  a strong jetstream is associated with this disturbance, and it will plow into northern india, tapping the moisture that is already in place.  rain and thunderstorm chances will increase on friday into saturday, and temps will start to fall.  as i mentioned this morning, this looks like the first snow-maker for the mountains this season, so it would be smart to avoid trekking and crossing passes above 3200m or so after thursday...

**FYI** weathergeek forecasts will be more limited starting tomorrow... i am traveling, and will be out of mcleod ganj for the next couple of months..  i'll do my best to provide updates when i can, with the help of computer models, satellite pics, and info provided by local observers, but i apologize that some of the daily details i've enjoyed blogging about during the past 5 months will be impossible until i return!

MONDAY NIGHT:  some haze and light fog, otherwise mostly clear skies overnight.
low: 14C (58F)

TUESDAY: a little morning sun, then partly to mostly cloudy and hazy.  just a slight chance of a PM shower.
high: 19C (67F)

WEDNESDAY: partly sunny and pleasantly cool.
high: 20C (68F)

THURSDAY: partly sunny and breezy, with a slight chance of showers by evening.
high: 21C (69F)

FRIDAY: mostly cloudy, breezy and turning cooler, with an increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms.
high: 18C (65F)

SATURDAY: mostly cloudy, cool and breezy with periods of rain and thunderstorms likely.
high: 17C (62F)