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

Monday, September 23, 2013

return of the rain... (pm.23.sep.13)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 62.2F (16.8C) -- updated at 9pm
High temp: 73.4F (23.0C)
Rainfall: 0.51" (1.3cm) -- updated at 9pm

After seven full days without measurable rainfall, we are getting some significant shower and thundershower action now.  There were a couple of brief light showers as early as 1:30pm, but right at 3:00pm a heavier thundershower developed overhead, then some even heavier downpours with thunder during the past hour or so.  The humidity today has topped 80% for a while, but we've had some periods of sunshine in the midst of the clouds and showers as well.

If you've been keeping up with the blog the last few days, you know we've been watching this resurgence of tropical moisture into northwest India since Friday evening.  Up until this afternoon, there hasn't been any measurable rainfall in my gauge in the upper part of town, but humidity has remained higher than it was for most of last week, and there has definitely been more clouds and patchy fog to deal with.  The increasing moisture content of the atmosphere in the last few days has obviously finally reached the tipping point, providing us with the rain this afternoon.

It still looks like there is going to be a drying trend taking shape for us as we move into the middle of the week -- but I have to say -- a marginally moist and unstable air mass is going to linger precariously close to us, according to the latest data.  I expect increasing amounts of sun, lower humidity, and decreasing chances of rain during the remainder of the week, as well as some warmer temperatures -- but check here for the ever-evolving outlook.

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