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Monday, October 18, 2010

monday morning (18oct)>

we have quite a bit of haze and light fog early this morning, with a current temp of 14.7C/58.5F here in upper mcleod ganj.

the low-level moisture that snuck in yesterday morning is still hanging around, giving us nearly saturated conditions before sunrise this morning.  that means, as soon as the sun comes up, clouds are going to quickly develop once again.  it is still quite warm in the middle and upper levels of the atmosphere, so all this cool dampness will remain trapped down here at ground level.  we may get a few peeks of sun throughout the day, but probably not much.  there is also at least a slight chance of a shower or thundershower both this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon.  THEN... our focus shifts to the end of the week when a strong upper-level disturbance will move from central asia into northern india.  this will be the first major snow-maker for the higher mountains... and will bring a period of rain and thunderstorms to the rest of us, starting on friday.  it's still too early to tell for sure, but this system could be the one that ends travel over the higher passes in lahaul, spiti and ladakh for this season...

MONDAY: some hazy sunshine early this morning... then partly to mostly cloudy.  a random shower or thundershower is possible during the PM.
high: 19C (67F)

MONDAY NIGHT: an evening shower possible, then becoming mostly clear, except for some light fog.
low: 15C (59F)

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

WEDNESDAY: a mix of sun and clouds.
high: 20C (68F)

THURSDAY: partly sunny and mild.
high: 21C (69F)

FRIDAY: becoming cloudy and breezy, with a good chance of rain and some thunderstorms developing.  turning cooler.
high: 18C (65F)