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Saturday, February 5, 2011

wet weather ahead... (pm.5.feb.11)>

skies are cloudy early this evening, with a mix of light rain and snow falling on the mountains above town.  already there are reports that rohtang pass is unpassable (again).  we had more light showers this morning, and some random sprinkles this afternoon... along with a mild high temp of 61F (16C).

our intense late-winter storm is still organizing just to our west, and will bring deteriorating weather conditions as the weekend progresses.  showers and even some thunderstorms are likely to increase overnight and sunday... with some steady and fairly heavy rainfall expected on monday and tuesday, as moisture from the arabian sea gets pulled northward against the western himalayas.  a very heavy snow event is forecast for elevations above 2500m (8200ft)... with one to two meters (3-6ft) of snow likely.  bad news for trekkers and travelers, but very good news for the spring water supply!!

once precipitation begins, our temperatures are going to start falling... how far and how fast they fall will determine whether or not we get in on the snow action here in the immediate mcleod ganj area.  right now, i think a change to sleet and snow is a good bet sometime on monday.  stay tuned for further updates...

SATURDAY NIGHT: mostly cloudy skies with an increasing chance of showers and thunderstorms.
low: 9C (48F)

SUNDAY: cloudy and colder with periods of rain and thunderstorms likely.  temperatures will be steady or slowly falling...
high: 9C (49F)

SUNDAY NIGHT: occasional rain and thunderstorms likely.
low: 5C (41F)

MONDAY: cloudy and colder with rain and some thunder.  rain could mix with snow and sleet.
high: 7C (44F)

TUESDAY: good chance of an icy mix of rain, snow and sleet... mainly in the morning.
high: 6C (43F)

WEDNESDAY: becoming partly cloudy, with a chance of a lingering rain/snow shower.
high: 9C (48F)

THURSDAY: partly to mostly sunny.  milder!
high: 12C (53F)