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

Friday, October 25, 2013

more autumn-like... (pm.25.oct.13)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 56.1F (13.4C)
High temp: 64.6F (18.1C)
Rainfall: none

Patchy evening cloudiness is dissipating rapidly after sunset, leaving us with mostly clear but rather hazy skies.  Today has turned out to be one of the better days of the month, actually, with full sunshine until late morning, and then partly cloudy conditions for the rest of the day, with only a brief spell of totally cloudy skies during the middle of the afternoon.  The humidity reading at my location in the upper part of town was between 55% and 70% for most of the day -- still on the high side for this time of year, but not high enough to support thicker/more persistent clouds.

We've now had five days in a row with not so much as a drop of rain... and that's the first time that has happened since way back in late May, believe it or not.  Rainfall potential isn't exactly zero during the next several days, but right now it appears that any showers should be very isolated and light, and clinging mainly to the higher elevations of the mountains during the PM hours.  There is an authentic autumn type of weather pattern finally setting up across the western Himalayan region, with strong and steady jet stream winds dipping southward, and some much cooler air appearing in the higher levels of the atmosphere as we move into early next week.

Despite lingering traces of moisture here along the mountains at our elevation, the average moisture content of the entire air mass is way too low to provide fuel for any heavier precipitation as instability increases during the coming days.  Stay tuned as we watch this shifting weather pattern this week -- which will likely drag our temperatures down a few degrees as well.

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