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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...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

the sun/shower combo... (pm.25.sep.13)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 62.2F (16.8C)
High temp: 71.6F (22.0C)
Rainfall: 0.17" (4mm) 

We have a combination of clouds, light fog, and some glimpses of sunshine across the area this evening.  Today has been an improvement over the past couple of days, with nearly unlimited sunshine until noon, slightly lower humidity, and considerably less rain.  There was a fairly brief period of showers between 3 and 4pm, but satellite pics show only isolated showers across Himachal Pradesh during the past several hours.

The lush green ferns have long ago turned yellow and withered away, but traces of lingering monsoon/tropical moisture continue to haunt us, and don't really show strong signs of getting totally swept out of here.  We are in need of another hefty surge of drier air from continental Asia to drive this murky stuff to the southeast, but there is really nothing like that appearing on the weather charts right now, so it looks like we're going to be stuck with this marginally moist and unstable air mass as we close out the month of September.

There will continue to be some fantastic periods of sunshine, mainly during the mornings, but afternoons all the way into the weekend and early next week will be filled with wild cards.  The development of clouds, some patchy fog, and random visitations of showers and thundershowers will unfortunately remain in the forecast.  The likelihood of warmer temps (near 80F) that had been advertised a few days ago seems to be disappearing, thanks to the presence of this lurking moisture and all of its effects.

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