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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 2, 2014

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Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 59.9F (15.5C)
High temp: 67.5F (19.7C)
Rainfall: trace

We have very hazy skies just after sunset this evening, with a few clumps of clouds and fog drifting around.  Although clouds and fog definitely trumped the sunshine today, we only had a few brief sprinkles of rain from the late morning into mid-afternoon which didn't do much more than barely wet the ground.

There's obviously still a lot lingering moisture here along the front slopes of the Dhauladhars -- and that ribbon of moisture actually extends all along the Himalayan ranges -- from Jammu & Kashmir all the way into Nepal.  A very weak northwesterly flow in the upper-levels of the atmosphere is interacting with that residual moisture to keep widespread cloud/fog development happening, along with a few isolated showers/thundershowers as well.

I think I've said it about a thousand times -- but until we get a definitive and decisive push of deep drier air from the west-northwest, this latent moisture is going to continue to plague us.  The last several days our average humidity has been in the 75-90% range.  That number may drop a bit between tomorrow (Fri) and Monday, but it's not going to be enough to set us on a totally dry and sunny track...