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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, February 7, 2011

storm winding down... (pm.7.feb.11)>

what a climax to our past 3-4 days of dealing with this storm system.!  i have to say that i've never seen such dark skies during the afternoon here in mcleod ganj, or anywhere else for that matter.  the thunderstorm complex that rolled through here between 2 and 5 pm was intense, indeed.  late this evening it is 43F (6C), and my rain gauge shows 1.47" (3.7cm), most of which fell this afternoon.  one of our weathergeek observers below OM Hotel reported more than 2" (5cm) of rain.  snowfall has been very heavy up the mountain... well over 1 meter (3ft+) in many areas from the dhaladaurs into lahaul and spiti, kashmir and ladakh.

the latest satellite pic clearly shows the backside of this storm system moving over us right at this moment.  i think there could still be some random light rain and/or snow showers overnight into early tomorrow morning, but for the most part, this event is over.  the winds have died down, and skies will be clearing.  temperatures will remain on the cool side tomorrow, but then we should gradual move back into a more comfortable zone by the end of the week.  BUT... there will be another round of precipitation coming as well...

MONDAY NIGHT: still a few rain and/or snow showers around.  otherwise partly to mostly cloudy and colder.
low: 3C (37F)

TUESDAY: a random snow shower in the early morning...?  then partly cloudy and cool.
high: 9C (49F)

WEDNESDAY: partly to mostly sunny skies.  a bit milder.
high: 11C (52F)

THURDAY: partly cloudy with a slight chance of an afternoon shower.
high: 12C (53F)

FRIDAY: partly to mostly cloudy with a random shower or two possible.
high: 12C (54F)

SATURDAY: mostly cloudy with scattered light rain showers.
high: 12C (54F)