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

Monday, October 6, 2014

stagnant for now... (pm.06.oct.14)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 63.0F (17.2C)
High temp: 70.4F (21.3C)
Rainfall: none

It's mostly cloudy and foggy at this exact moment... but there has again been a lot of sudden variability between sun, clouds, and fog since the noon hour.  We started off with fantastic sunshine this morning -- but with humidity remaining above 80%, it's just a matter of time before the cloud/fog show begins.  I heard some thunder between 2:00 and 2:30pm, and satellite pics show a cluster of thundershowers to our east, but we never had any rain today in the immediate McLeod Ganj vicinity.  Another note -- today's high temp (see above) was the warmest I've recorded since the 23rd of September.

Today was the first full day since our official monsoon withdrawal declaration... but that technicality didn't seem to matter.  We've still had to endure our daily dose of thick clouds and fog during the PM hours.  There are some changes taking shape, however, which could jolt us out of this very stagnant pattern of the past few weeks.  In the near term, there will be a couple of upper-level disturbances dropping in from the northwest between tomorrow and Wednesday evening, which could give us a better chance of some scattered shower and thundershower action as they roll over and above this lingering moist air in the lower levels.  But then we've got a fairly respectable-looking push of drier and slightly cooler air projected to sweep across the area starting on Thursday.

Totally removing this residual moisture along the mountain slopes is always a tough task, but computer models are showing the driest air mass of the season settling in by this weekend.  You can check on forecast details and other info on tabs at the top of the page...