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SATURDAY EVENING... Today's high temp was the warmest I've recorded since the 20th of December, exactly one month ago...

Thursday, October 9, 2014

humidity way down... (am.09.oct.14)>

The humidity reading at sunrise this morning is 47% -- and the sky is 100% clear.  I've recorded no rainfall overnight, along with a low temperature of 58.6F (14.8C).

There's going to be a lot of sunshine for us to enjoy this morning, but the big question (as always) will be what to expect as the afternoon unfolds.  The series of upper-level disturbances that delivered about an inch and a half of rain, strong and gusty winds, and the first snowfall of the season on the Dhauladhars the last 48 hours has also pulled in a nice batch of much drier central Asian air in its wake.  We've got the kind of brisk west-northwesterly flow in the mid- and upper-levels of the atmosphere that effectively eats away at what's left of the tropical moisture remaining stuck along the mountain slopes -- but the real test will be to see what kind of cloud development might occur (or not occur) anytime between about noon and 4-5pm.

The overall pattern looks to be the most calm, quiet and dry we've had the pleasure to enjoy in recent months -- through the weekend and into Monday or Tuesday of next week.  I really hope there are no major monkey-wrenches thrown into the situation... here in our very fickle weather neighborhood on the southwestern slopes of the Dhauladhars it seems there are often surprises.  Let's hope for the best!!