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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...

Saturday, October 9, 2010

saturday morning (9oct)>

it's the coolest morning of the season so far... with 12.8C/55F just before sunrise.  skies are clear.  here is a recap of rainfall totals from yesterday afternoon and evening:
-near main temple... 1.45" (3.7cm)
-upper mcleod ganj... 1.12" (2.8cm)

we've been stuck in a rut for almost a week now... with our routine of morning sun, a mid-day build-up of clouds, followed by a period or two of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoons and early evenings.  can we break out of that pattern anytime soon?  first, we have to get rid of the pool of colder air aloft that is responsible for the recently unstable conditions.  this time of year, the temperatures are gradually cooling down in all levels of the atmosphere... but it is the relative difference between temps at the surface and aloft that creates the volatility leading to PM storms.  there are subtle indications that things will become more stable as we head into next week, but in the meantime, be prepared to dodge more thundershowers.  evening and night-time temperatures have been cooling down... but we're still managing to get some mild to warm temps in the daytime, thanks to our sunny mornings...

SATURDAY: morning sunshine... then becoming partly to mostly cloudy in the afternoon with a good chance of a couple of thundershowers.
high: 21C (69F)

SATURDAY NIGHT: evening thundershowers ending.  becoming mostly clear and cool overnight.
low: 13C (56F)

SUNDAY: sunshine in the morning.  partly cloudy in the afternoon with a continuing risk of a thundershower or two.
high: 21C (69F)

MONDAY: sunny in the morning, partly cloudy in the PM, with just a slight chance of a thundershower.
high: 21C (69F)

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

WEDNESDAY: mostly sunny and pleasantly mild.
high: 20C (68F)