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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...

Sunday, October 5, 2014

the official word... (pm.05.oct.14)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 61.3F (16.3C)
High temp: 69.3F (20.7C)
Rainfall: trace

An official monsoon withdrawal declaration has come down from the India Met Department today.  All of HImachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab and Uttarakhand have been cleared.  Of course the "official" declaration of monsoon withdrawal is kind of an arbitrary thing, as the same lingering moisture issues remain with us here in the hills and mountain slopes of northern India.  But -- it's a sign that the overall pattern is indeed shifting.

We have an interesting week ahead of us, with some changes that could bring in a significantly drier air mass by Thursday into Friday.  In the meantime, we're still going to be dealing with this sun/cloud/fog variability, with at least a mentionable risk of a period of showers, mainly during the afternoons.