the latest...

**Our six-day rainfall total, since last Saturday, is 10.55" (26.8cm). That's one heck of a big amount of rain for so early in our evolving monsoon season...

Friday, September 11, 2015

another gorgeous one... (pm.11.sep.15)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 63.5F (17.5C)
High temp: 79.1F (26.2C)
Rainfall: none

We're in the midst of another beautiful September evening, with only traces of leftover clouds along the mountains just after sunset.  Sunshine was just as plentiful today as it was yesterday -- and maybe even more so.  The clouds that did develop remained in the immediate vicinity of the Dhauladhars, and only dimmed the sun for a brief period during the mid-afternoon here in town.  As far as the temperature is concerned... we continued our upward trend which has been ongoing throughout the week.

There have been no more official monsoon withdrawal declarations from the India Met Department during the last three days, but it's quite obvious that monsoon conditions are not present across most of northwest India.  There are certain criteria used by the IMD to declare both onset and withdrawal of the monsoon each year, and all of those conditions must be met in a particular district of a particular state before official word goes out.  I would expect that to happen across more sections of northwest India either tomorrow or Sunday.

As the discussion on THE TRANSITION TO AUTUMN tab above makes very clear, September is a notoriously fickle month for us, so even though we are currently enjoying excellent weather conditons, be aware of the fact that there could still be another resurgence (or two) of tropical moisture sometime before the end of the month.  In fact, computer models are showing at least a couple of weak to moderate waves of moisture lapping up against the mountains of Himachal Pradesh during the next two weeks.  Of course we will watch....

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