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Sunday, October 13, 2013

transition continues... (pm.13.oct.13)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 61.3F (16.3C)
High temp: 67.3F (19.6C)
Rainfall: trace

We've just had a beautiful sunset... for the second night in a row... but there are still some large patches of mid-level clouds around the area this evening.  Periods of sunshine did occur today, but the clouds were definitely more dominant.  The good news is that we've had another day with very little fog at all, as humidity averaged in the 50-60% range for the majority of the daylight hours.  I counted a handful of sprinkles around 1:00pm or so, but significant shower/thundershower action never got going here along the front slopes of the Dhauladhars.

The radical weather pattern transition which began on Friday is ongoing, and has another stage or two to go before it is complete.  Although the moisture content of this air mass has dropped a lot during the past 48 hours, it's not dry enough yet to totally preclude the development of some widely scattered showers or thundershowers during the next 12-24 hours or so.  We've had virtually no rain since Saturday morning, but don't be surprised if something pops up later tonight, or even on Monday, as the last vestiges of instability are erased.

All signs point toward a classically dry, quiet and pleasant October weather scenario as we progress through the new week.  The kind of west-northwesterly flow which is normal for this time of year will finally become established across the western Himalayan region, providing us with plenty of sunshine, humidity dropping into the 25-45% range, and very little chance of any significant rainfall.  Considering what a horrible post-monsoon period we've dealt with this year, we'll still have to brace ourselves for potential cloud/fog development during the late afternoon and evening hours.  From what I'm seeing now, that shouldn't be too much of an issue, but we'll have to take it day by day (as always).

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