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Monday, September 30, 2013

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*Update @ 8:54am... We're getting robbed of our morning sunshine today so far, and there are now some new rumbles of thunder in the area.

There was some thunder and lightning around the area just before dawn, but most of that activity seems to have dissipated, just as the sun comes up.  I have a couple of light rain showers here in the upper part of town, but there is no measurable rain in my gauge as of now -- and there has been only a trace of rainfall in the past 24 hours.  The sunrise temperature is near 62F (16.7C), and humidity is currently 81%.

If you are a regular reader/follower of this blog, then you are fully aware of what's going on, and what kind of weather pattern we're trapped in -- and you might be pretty tired of hearing about it day after day.  I'd love to spice it up somehow, but the fact of the matter is that we are continuing to languish in a rather stagnant post-monsoon pattern that features a widespread area of lingering tropical moisture sprawled across the vast majority of northern India.  The pattern in the upper-atmosphere is much more like summer than autumn, as the jet stream winds remain very far to our north over central Asia.  This set-up is giving us basically no chance at all of receiving the delivery of a fresh blast of drier air from the northwest, which is absolutely essential to sweep this leftover moisture out of here.  All the way into the weekend, I am seeing very little sign of any significant changes to this scenario.

On the bright side, our average daily humidity is well below the saturation point, which means (despite what people might be saying) this is NOT technically 'monsoon' anymore. Another positive note is that we're continuing to enjoy daily temperatures which are quite pleasant, and trending above normal for the September/October transition.

Still, expect the very familiar mix of sun, clouds, patchy fog, and the occasional shower and/or thundershower as we make the move into the first week of the new month -- and check here regularly for any hints of a favorably changing pattern.

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