Tuesday, October 5, 2010

tuesday morning (5oct)>

according to my records, this is the coolest morning of the new fall season (just barely)... with a pre-sunrise temp of 13.9C/57F.  skies are 100% clear.  here are rainfall totals from our thunderstorm yesterday afternoon:
-near main temple... 0.20" (5mm)
-upper mcleod ganj... 0.09" (2mm)
this was the first measurable rain in mcleod ganj since 24 september.

...and more may be coming this afternoon.  we'll start off with brilliant sunshine again this morning, but clouds will be on the increase by noon, with a good chance of another round of scattered showers/storms developing over the mountains and drifting through town during the afternoon hours.  this recent action is thanks to an upper-level circulation and pool of colder air aloft, which has increased the instability of the atmosphere.  with colder air aloft, the heat and moisture building at the surface rises much more easily (and rapidly), condensing into towering cumulus clouds...which are the pre-cursor of thunderstorms.  anyway... most of the day will be nice, just be ready to take cover if/when things turn nasty for an hour or two.  conditions will stabilize somewhat as we head into the latter half of the week... so afternoon shower potential will gradually diminish.

TUESDAY: lots of morning sun.  increasing clouds by mid-day, with a good chance of a shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon.
high: 21C (69F)

TUESDAY NIGHT: chance of an evening thundershower... then becoming mostly clear overnight.
low: 14C (57F)

WEDNESDAY: sunny in the morning, then partly to mostly cloudy in the PM.  only a slight chance of a passing thundershower.
high: 21C (69F)

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

FRIDAY: plenty of morning sun, with partly cloudy skies in the PM.
high: 20C (68F)

SATURDAY: sun and a few clouds.
high: 20C (68F)