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Saturday, October 11, 2014

close to perfection... (pm.11.oct.14)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 58.8F (14.9C)
High temp: 69.8F (21.0C)
Rainfall: none

For the third evening in a row, we have clear skies and pleasantly cool temperatures just after dark.  It's also been the third picture-perfect day -- with only some afternoon mountain cumulus clouds putting a dent in otherwise totally sunny skies.  Humidity was even lower today, as it dipped into the 35-40% range at times this morning.

This is the kind of classic October weather that we all look forward to, and which ranks among the most pleasant times of year here along the front slopes of the north Indian Himalayas.  The much drier flow of air from central Asia we've been enjoying since Wednesday night and Thursday is responsible for this -- having pushed all remnants of tropical moisture way into extreme eastern and southern portions of India.

It's still looking dry and quiet for another couple of days, but then there are some question marks lurking as early as Tuesday.  The tropical cyclone now approaching the east-central coast of India will drift west-northwestward during the next 48 hours or so, its center reaching the middle of the sub-continent.  Computer models are showing some divergent solutions thereafter, so it remains to be seen whether or not the northwestern fringes of this dying system might affect us sometime between Tuesday and Thursday.  At any rate, that potential interruption in our recent super-nice autumn weather should be gone by next Friday...