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Monday, October 21, 2013

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Crystal clear skies await the rising sun early on this Monday morning.  Here at my location, I am recording the coolest overnight low temp of the autumn season -- at 55.0F (12.8C).  Humidity is on the high side this morning at 68%.  There has been no rainfall overnight, and 0.02" (less than 1mm) during the past 24 hours.

A weak upper-level low pressure area and associated pool of colder air aloft has been lingering just to our north and east the last couple of days.  Winds in the higher levels of the atmosphere are from the north, while we have a weak southeasterly flow which develops closer to the surface during the daylight hours.  This combination has kept some isolated shower/thunder development happening along the front slopes of the Dhauladhars during the afternoons -- despite all the computer model data painting a totally dry picture across northern India.  As we talk about all the time on this blog, our Dhauladhar thunder machine is moody and fickle, and has to be monitored on a daily basis to see what it might decide to do on a given day.

Sunshine was not as prevalent yesterday as it had been during most of last week -- but it looks like we'll be seeing greater amounts of sun and less cloud development as soon as this upper-level feature shifts off to the east during the next couple of days at most.  Temperatures, which have been above normal for most of October thus far, have fallen at least a little closer to where they should be for this time of year.  But still, it doesn't look like we'll drop below normal for the season as this week wears on.

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