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Thursday, October 9, 2014

undeniably brilliant... (pm.09.oct.14)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 58.6F (14.8C)
High temp: 69.3F (20.7C)
Rainfall: none

What's left of mountain cumulus clouds are dissipating rapidly just after sunset this evening... at the end of a downright gorgeous October day.  The average humidity reading today has been about 45%, and that's by far the lowest since way back in late May before the first traces of tropical moisture started to appear.  There was that cumulus development over the mountains, starting around 11:00am, but it remained pretty tame, and allowed us to enjoy a very sunny day here in McLeod.

If the computer models have any handle at all on this situation, then we can expect even drier air to continue flowing in during the next couple of days.  That should provide us with generally sunny skies, along with very pleasant humidity levels and seasonably comfortable temperatures.  If you've spent much time here at all, you know that our afternoons can often surprise us with sudden rapid cloud development and even random showers/thunder, but at this point, the risk of that happening looks to be small.  I'm trying not to get too overconfident!

You may have heard about a tropical cyclone over the Bay of Bengal that is heading toward the east-central Indian coastline.  Moisture associated with that system may threaten us by the middle of next week, but at this point it seems that most of its effects will remain well to our south and east.