Wednesday, September 2, 2015

swinging between extremes... (pm.02.sep.15)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 56.5F (13.6C) -- at 2:40pm during heavy rain
High temp: 70.3F (21.3C)
Rainfall: 2.31" (5.9cm)

  • Today's rainfall was the largest daily total since 15 August
  • Today's low temperature was the coolest since 15 June
It's partly cloudy at the moment, but there are some freshly developing thundershowers just west of us which could be a threat yet this evening.  We've had another day of incredible extremes -- from full sunshine this morning and again late this afternoon, to rapidly building clouds which led to a period of very heavy rainfall between roughly 1:30 and 3:10pm.

Macro-scale features are totally unimpressive, but we're still dealing with late monsoon season mountain factors here along the front slopes of the Dhauladhars.  That's providing us with daily periods of nice sunshine, but also daily spells of fairly significant rain and thunderstorm activity.  Models continue to show some kind of drying trend as we head toward the end of the week, but as I've said many times lately, I don't put a whole lot of stock in that guidance.  Best to stay prepared for wild swings between sunshine, clouds/fog, and sudden downpours -- mainly during the afternoon through the early evening hours.

Just for the sake of perspective:  Our humidity today ranged from 64% to 96% -- but during the first two weeks of August our daily humidity was stuck in the 90-100% range for many days on end.

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