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TOTAL RAINFALL yesterday afternoon/evening = 0.41" (1.0cm)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

tuesday morning (12oct)>

clear skies, a light breeze, and 13C/56F before sunrise this morning.  the only rainfall we've had in the past 24 hours was just a few light showers between noon and 1:00pm yesterday... but it was not enough to measure.

for the first time this month, the signs are looking optimistic for improving weather.  the first 11 days of october have been wetter than normal... thanks to thundershowers which have developed nearly every afternoon.  but some significant changes in the general pattern are in progress right now.  temperatures in the upper atmosphere are gradually warming up, which will finally bring some stability... it will be more difficult for the afternoon clouds to build large and high enough to develop into the kind of thundershower/storm action we've had over and over again.  our sunny mornings will continue, of course, but as we move through the week, the afternoons should gradually improve as well... with more sunshine and lower rain chances.  in response to the increasing sunshine, temperatures will be pleasant...

TUESDAY: sunny this morning.  becoming partly to mostly cloudy by afternoon, with risk of a brief, passing shower.
high: 21C (69F)

TUESDAY NIGHT: slight chance of brief evening shower, then becoming clear.
low: 13C (56F)

WEDNESDAY: sunny skies in the morning, partly cloudy in the afternoon.
high: 21C (70F)

THURSDAY: morning sunshine, with just a few afternoon clouds over the mountains.
high: 21C (70F)

FRIDAY: mostly sunny and mild.
high: 21C (69F)

SATURDAY: still lots of sunshine, with pleasantly mild temps.
high: 21C (69F)