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Thursday, January 22, 2015

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Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 39.0F (3.9C)
High temp: 43.5F (6.4C)
Precip since 7:30am: 0.82" (2.1cm)*
Storm total precip: 1.80" (4.6cm)*
*updated @ 8:10pm

For one of the very few moments during the past 24 hours or so, there is nothing falling from the sky at the time of this writing.  It's been overwhelmingly wet, otherwise, as you can see from the precip totals above.  Here at our elevation, it's all been rain with a couple of brief spells of sleet mixed in... but there are reports of around two feet of snow already near Triund.

We're still in the thick of it, with regard to this storm system.  What's left of the upper-level circulation is over northern Pakistan this evening, and will continue weakening as it moves across Kashmir during the next 24 hours.  There is plenty of moisture still in place however, as temperatures throughout all layers of the atmosphere steadily drop.  That combo is keeping most of the computer models showing a few more waves of precipitation between now and Friday afternoon.  It may seem that we're out of the woods in terms of snowfall potential here in McLeod Ganj and surrounding areas, but I still think it's too soon to turn our backs on that possibility as we cool down a few degrees overnight into Friday morning.

Much-improved conditions are on tap for the Friday night through Monday morning period, but then yet another system dropping in from the west-northwest will increase the rain/snow risk from roughly noon Monday through Tuesday night.  There are indications that colder air may accompany that system as well.