Friday, November 15, 2013

all that sun... (pm.15.nov.13)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 49.8F (9.9C)
High temp: 58.3F (14.6C)
Rainfall: none

We're wrapping up another day of nearly 100% sunny skies -- the second in a row.  And it's been the sixth consecutive day without mountain cloud development encroaching upon us and providing at least a degree of afternoon gloom.  I've said it before and I'll say it again -- this final transition into clear conditions and prolonged sunny and dry weather has occurred more than a month late this year.  

The last time I recorded a high temp of 60F or above was on the 2nd of this month, and I thought we might reach it again today.  That was not the case, however, despite the unlimited sunshine.  There is still a warming trend expected to get underway shortly, which should boost us above normal for mid-November, and deliver higher temps than we've seen since the end of October.  We can thank a west-southwesterly flow in the upper-atmosphere for that, which should continue to provide low humidity and plenty of sunshine interspersed with a couple of periods of high cloudiness over the weekend into early next week.

Jet stream winds are expected to turn back to the northwest by late Tuesday or Wednesday, delivering our next shot of cooler air.  Right now it appears that there is little chance of any significant moisture appearing in our part of the world, so the cooling trend during the middle of next week should occur unaccompanied by rainfall.

CURRENT FORECAST info can be found on the tab at the top of the page.