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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...

Thursday, September 26, 2013

mountain murkiness... (pm.26.sep.13)>

*Update at 8:14pm... Our sky cleared out rapidly between 7:15-7:45pm after the sun's influence disappeared.  But humidity is still around 85%, so there is still plenty of latent moisture in the air which isn't going to go away anytime soon.

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Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 62.2F (16.8C)
High temp: 70.9F (21.6C)
Rainfall: 0.09" (2mm)

It's another gloomy evening, with lots of clouds and fog around at the moment.  In fact, I don't think we've had more than a brief glimmer of sunshine since around 12:30pm -- though we did have some bright and sunny weather up until about 10:30am.  Despite all the clouds this afternoon, there have only been a couple of brief, light rain showers.  Most of my meagre rainfall total for the day occurred during a 10 minute shower around 3:15pm.

Satellite pics this evening show clouds and fog piled up on the front slopes of the Himalayan mountain ranges, from northern India southeastward into Nepal.  There's really not much rain/thunder action happening anywhere in this area today -- but the moisture content of the air is quite high, and that has fueled the widespread murky clouds and fog after the morning sunshine.

At my location, today has been the fourth day in a row of measurable rainfall, which has put a big huge damper on the initial seven days in a row of dry weather we enjoyed as the 'official' monsoon season came to an end.  Unfortunately, this resurgence of moisture doesn't appear to be planning a dramatic exit, so we're going to have to accept the fact that our autumn sunshine will continue to be interrupted by mainly afternoon/evening clouds and fog.  There will also be a good chance of some random shower and thundershower action, also during the PM hours, through the weekend.  I am seeing subtle signs of improvement early next week, but not enough to clean this mess up completely.

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