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Monday, November 11, 2013

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Monday's stats:

Low temp: 50.0F (10.0C)
High temp: 58.1F (14.5C)
Rainfall: none

The entire nature and character of our atmosphere has been through an overhaul during the past week or so, finally shoving us into the kind of scenario that is more typical for this time of year.  We've just had a beautiful sunset, with mostly clear skies and just a few patches of thin mid-level clouds.  Temperatures continue to run a bit below normal for this stage of November, but not by too much -- with sunshine trumping the clouds during the past two days.

Apart from the coolish temps, I think we've had more consistent sunshine yesterday (Sunday) and today than we've been able to scrounge up this entire post-monsoon autumn season.  The daily doses of thick cloud build-up over the mountains has been lacking all of a sudden... and that is thanks to consistently drier air flowing in from the north and west throughout all layers of the atmosphere, along with near total stability, for a change.  

It looks like we're in for some typically quiet November weather during the next week at least, with no significant storm systems or surges of moisture anywhere in sight.  I have a slight concern for a greater build-up of afternoon clouds tomorrow into Wednesday, due to a pool of very cold air in the upper-atmosphere sinking into the western Himalayas -- but I think it will remain dry and cool enough in the lower levels to prevent things from getting out of hand.

By the way, since I haven't posted in exactly a week, I wanted to let you know that our vigorous stormy period last Wednesday evening through early Friday morning brought 1.77" (4.5cm) to my rain gauge in the upper part of McLeod.  That's more than double the average total for the entire month of November... and of course it was plain to see that heavy snowfall occurred well below Triund.  I recorded a low temp of 39.7F (4.3C) early Friday morning during the rain, which was ridiculously cold for so early in the winter season.

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