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Monday, September 23, 2013

the autumnal equinox... (am.23.sep.13)>

It's unseasonably mild again this morning, with an overnight low temp of just 65.5F (18.6C).  There's a broken overcast, much like yesterday morning, and humidity stands at 64%.  It's now officially autumn -- the equinox occurred shortly after 2 o'clock this morning.

Our weather hasn't been perfect the last couple of days, but it hasn't been all that bad either.  The resurgence of moisture-laden air which has been flirting with us since Friday night has so far failed to stir up any significant rainfall, though it has kept us dealing with quite a few clouds, some periods of fog, and humidity which is running higher than it was during most of last week.  One computer model in particular keeps insisting that we're going to get some measurable rain in the form of showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two over the next couple of days, so it's not a bad idea to be prepared -- just in case.

Otherwise, a gradual and subtle drying of the atmosphere is expected as we move into the middle of this week, which should continue through the end of the week as well.  That means we should see humidity dropping well below 50% again, along with a greater percentage of sunshine.  Temperatures still look like they could be very close to 80F (26.7C) by Thursday/Friday, for the first time since early June.

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