Tuesday, October 29, 2013

one of the nicer ones... (pm.29.oct.31)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 53.2F (11.8C)
High temp: 63.1F (17.3C)
Rainfall: none

Sunshine today was definitely more plentiful than almost any day in months.  Cloud development over the mountains was rather feeble, though in combination with some high clouds drifting through, did add up to a rather short period of broken overcast during the mid-afternoon.  Humidity was in the 40-55% range all day, with temperatures pretty close to normal for the end of October.  It is now mostly clear just after sunset.

There are some things to watch on the weather horizon during the coming several days.  Strong jet stream winds are developing and strengthening across the western Himalayan region, and will be affecting the higher passes of Himachal as we head into the latter half of the week.  A couple of upper-level disturbances will be riding east-southeastward on the strong jet stream flow between late tomorrow (Wed) and early Saturday.  The overall moisture content of the air mass over north India is quite low, but the moisture that is available may be lifted and condensed into some scattered showers and possibly a random thundershower -- with chances best between Wednesday night and Friday.  Right now it certainly looks like any rainfall amounts will be on the light side -- probably less than a half inch (1cm or so) -- but keep in mind the potential nonetheless.

By Friday and Saturday the next surge of cooler air will arrive, giving us temperatures near or perhaps slightly below normal for the first few days of November.  Our winter season is getting closer and closer...

CURRENT FORECAST details for the next 5 days are available on the tab above.