Saturday, September 12, 2015

a backward slip... (pm.12.sep.15)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 64.6F (18.1C)
High temp: 77.1F (25.1C)
Rainfall: 0.08" (2mm)

We have partly cloudy skies this evening as the sun goes down.  Our morning was stunningly gorgeous -- again -- but we had a more impressive build-up of clouds taking place by the noon hour, which led to some rumbling thunder and a few brief, light rain showers off and on between about 2:45 and 4:45pm.  There were glimpses of sun even in the midst of the showers, with sunshine the main theme throughout the evening.

Today's weather was a very good example of why I tend to spend the month of September on pins and needles.  Though we had four days in a row without a drop of rain, it doesn't take much to trigger a more significant build-up of clouds and some random showers and thundershowers along the front slopes of the mountains here in these dying stages of the monsoon season.  Although the rain was light, it's a reminder that we can't get over-confident about unlimited sunshine and dry weather - yet.

All of the available computer model data continues to show very little drama for us during the next week at least... and that means there should be plenty of sunshine on a daily basis, with only isolated mainly PM shower/thunder development around the area.  It's actually a pretty good scenario for this early in September... our recent dry weather has been a week or two ahead of the normal curve.

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