Wednesday, October 7, 2015

calm-quiet-dry-pleasant... (pm.07.oct.15)

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 60.1F (15.6C)
High temp: 73.7F (23.2C)
Rainfall: none

As the sky goes dark, it's mostly clear -- though there are a couple of lingering clouds along the mountains, and also some haze in the air.  It's been another in a long string of beautiful days, with unlimited sunshine until the early afternoon, and then gradual cloud development in the vicinity of the Dhauladhars.  Today those clouds were more widespread for a couple of hours during the late afternoon, but we've had rapid clearing this evening.  Temperatures remain very comfortable for the season.

The rain ended very dramatically about 12 days ago, which is not always the way it goes during the monsoon-to-autumn transition.  But it is worth remembering that the average rainfall for the month of October is 2.60" (6.6cm), so although we've had a long dry streak, a significant bout or two of rain is not out of the question before the month comes to an end.  In the near term, our pattern should remain calm and quiet, but it does look like there could be some moisture creeping in from the south by early next week, which could set us up for an unstable period for several days.

I'm not sure I remember such mild temperatures persisting consistently into the second week of October, but it doesn't look like a significant cool-down is on the horizon just yet.  Autumn bliss -- for sure.

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