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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 64.0F (17.8C)
High temp: 84.3F (29.1C)
Rainfall: trace

We've just had a brief period of sprinkles/very light rain showers zip through here this evening before sunset, but as of only a few minutes ago, the sun was shining brightly again.  It's been a fantastic, warm and sunny summer day, with that build-up of clouds over the mountains beginning during the late morning, but never really amounting to much.  As expected, today's high temp was a bit below yesterday's, but still very warm.

My thermometer at my location on Tushita Road just below the mountaineering center surpassed 80ºF/27ºC for the third day in a row, as we get back into the groove we were in  during the period of the 4th through 10th of May.  The moisture content of our air mass has been decreasing during the past couple of days, with drier and drier air filtering in between now and early next week.  This is allowing our humidity readings to drop below 30% for the first time since the beginning of the month.  But even with this very warm and relatively dry air mass in place, we have to keep our eyes on some weak upper-level disturbances moving quickly across northern Pakistan and northern India.  They could trigger more of the isolated mainly late afternoon/evening thundershower activity we've seen from time to time lately -- but probably won't produce very much to measure in the rain gauge.

There could be some temperature fluctuations if and when we get a rogue thundershower moving through, otherwise it's going to remain near or slightly warmer than normal/average for at least the next several days.

Check tabs at the top of the page for other important historical/climatological info for our area, as well as THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK.