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SATURDAY EVENING... Today's high temp was the warmest I've recorded since the 20th of December, exactly one month ago...

Monday, October 4, 2010

monday evening (4oct)>

our thunderstorm this afternoon broke a nine-day rainless streak.  thunder began just after 1:00pm, with a period of mostly light showers between 2:00 and 3:00pm.  i was less than 100 meters away from a cloud-to-ground lightning strike at around 2:15pm that hit a tree just below the cell tower up near rishi bawan... there was orange smoke for a minute or two!  despite all the thunder and lightning drama, my rainfall total in upper mcleod ganj was just 0.09" (2mm).  the high temp today before the rain was 21C/69.5F.

a "wiggle" in the upper air pattern is overhead right now, and will gradually shift south and east of us during the next 24-48 hours.  during this time... we can expect a few afternoon/early evening thundershowers.  we'll still get our morning sunshine, but just be aware that between early afternoon and sunset, there could be a random thundershower or two.  the instability should pass by the latter half of the week... leaving us with sunny to partly cloudy skies.  temperatures have really not been cooling down much just yet.  but due to the shorter hours of daylight, we will see a slow downward progression toward the weekend...

MONDAY NIGHT: partly cloudy with just a slight chance of a shower before 10pm... then becoming clear overnight.
low: 14C (58F)

TUESDAY: morning sunshine... with increasing clouds around noon.  partly to mostly cloudy PM, with a good chance of a thundershower.
high: 21C (69F)

WEDNESDAY: sunny in the morning... partly cloudy in the afternoon with a chance of a brief thundershower.
high: 21C (69F)

THURSDAY: partly to mostly sunny skies with only a slight chance of a PM thundershower.
high: 20C (68F)

FRIDAY: sunny to partly cloudy.
high: 20C (68F)

SATURDAY: sunshine in the morning, with some afternoon clouds.
high: 20C (68F)