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

Monday, November 18, 2013

streak of glory... (pm.18.nov.13)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 53.2F (11.8C)
High temp: 62.2 (16.8C)
Rainfall: none

A few high clouds started to appear on the western horizon just as the sun was setting this evening, otherwise it has been another bright and sunny day -- the ninth day in a row that can go down in the books as 'mostly sunny'.  As expected, today's temperatures were November's warmest, and the highest I've recorded at my location in the upper part of town since the 30th of October.  Humidity was in the 25-45% range.

This is the kind of weather we dream of during other times of year when it's either too hot, too cold, too rainy, or too cloudy.  November has certainly been performing up to expectations the last week or more -- and perhaps over-performing in the last couple of days since temperatures have warmed up so nicely.  The combination of a stable atmosphere and a very dry air mass has been our recipe for perfection.

I think we could still warm up another degree or two tomorrow (Tues), before an upper-level disturbance dropping in from the northwest provides us with a glancing blow of some slightly cooler air for a couple of days during the mid-week period.  This system will move in and out very quickly, however, which means temperatures will be on the rise again as the weekend arrives.  There is still a chance of some kind of storm system, or at least some unsettled weather early next week... but the extended data has been inconsistent thus far, and could flip-flop in either direction.  Stay tuned.

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