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Sunday, November 24, 2013

15 days without rain... (am.24.nov.13)>

Some thin patches of high clouds are scattered across the area at sunrise this morning, but it is a beautiful start to the day nonetheless.  My temperature on Tushita Road just below the mountaineering center is 54.5F (12.5C), which is extremely mild for the latter part of November.  Humidity is currently 40%.  We've now had 15 days in a row without so much as a drop of rain.

Varying degrees of high cloudiness has been moving across the area on fast upper-level winds throughout the night and early morning hours.  The storm system way off to our west that we've been watching the last few days is nearly stationary, just to the east of the Caspian Sea, and weakening rapidly.  The high pressure ridge locked in place over northwest India recently will break down only slightly over the next several days, which should keep our weather dry and rather mild for this time of year.  There will continue to be occasional waves of high clouds being carried along from west-to-east in the rapid upper flow, but our skies should still balance out mostly sunny.

No drama whatsoever is showing up on the weather charts all the way through the coming week, so November should end pretty much as it should -- boring.

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