Monday, December 2, 2013

cooler with some clouds... (am.02.dec.13)>

There's quite a lot of high cloudiness across the area just after sunrise on this Monday morning.  Temperatures are cooler than we've seen in several days -- my early morning low temp here in the upper part of town has been 49.1F (9.5C).  Humidity is currently 40%.

The upper-level disturbance that was just beginning to move into northwestern Pakistan last evening is strengthening and deepening as it moves slowly eastward.  There is still very little moisture to speak of associated with this system, but some extensive patches of mid- and high-level clouds have developed all across the western Himalayan region.  There could be some light rain/snow showers in the highest elevations, mainly to our north, but any precipitation still looks unlikely here.  Cooler air began to filter in yesterday, with temperatures expected to remain rather chilly for the next couple of days before a slight moderating trend on Wednesday into Thursday.  Still... it will only be average or slightly below average for early December.

The jet stream pattern looks a bit fickle and changeable toward the end of this week and beyond.  We'll likely be dealing with a weak disturbance or two -- but with a continuing lack of moisture, significant rain or snow potential should remain low.

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