Tuesday, September 8, 2015

not a drop today... (pm.08.sep.15)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 60.8F (16.0C)
High temp: 72.5F (22.5C)
Rainfall: none

We are totally socked in with clouds and some fog at sunset this evening, at the end of a day which has actually been quite a good one.  Gorgeous sunshine this morning gave way to scattered cloud development by the late morning, but we had occasional sunshine throughout most of the afternoon.  It's only been since about 5:30pm that the clouds have thickened up and fog has formed.  If there was a drop or two of rain, I missed it, making this the first totally dry day since the 27th of July according to my books.

Check out THE TRANSITION TO AUTUMN tab above if you haven't already, for a discussion concerning the issues that we normally deal with during this very fickle month of September.  Computer models are advertising a very significant retreat of tropical moisture from northern India -- effective immediately -- but here along the slopes of the Dhauladhars we are often deprived of much immediate benefit of that.  Although every single set of model data available is painting a dry picture for us during the coming week to ten days (or more), we'll just have to take it day by day to see whether or not we can truly escape from the daily build-up of clouds/fog and the potential for mainly afternoon thundershowers.  Things have obviously improved markedly during the past three weeks or so -- but we're not entirely breaking free just yet.

One thing looks fairly certain, and that's that we'll be dealing with pleasantly comfortable temperatures these next couple of weeks.

THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK (tab above) contains forecast details.