Friday, October 16, 2015

close to the norm... (pm.16.oct.15)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 57.2F (14.0C)
High temp: 66.0F (18.9C)
Rainfall: none

It's partly cloudy with a thin sliver of a cresent moon visible at dusk this evening.  We had a lot of sunshine this morning, but there was a more pronounced build-up of clouds by the noon hour today than we saw yesterday, which led to mostly cloudy skies for a couple of hours during the afternoon.  Our temps have finally settled close to where they should be for the season.

A minor ridge of high pressure is in control across north India, and should keep things relatively calm and quiet over the weekend.  Of course we'll still have to deal with afternoon mountain cloud development issues, but that's about the extent of the drama.  By Sunday night, our eyes turn to the west, as an upper-level circulation approaches.  There's not going to be a super great amount of moisture for this system to work with, but a couple of the computer models are showing some fairly significant shower and thundershower development between very late Sunday night and Tuesday.  Monday would be the peak time to get measurable rainfall around here.

A clearing and stabilizing trend should kick in by Tuesday evening, setting us up for a quiet and seasonably cool stretch for the latter half of next week.  We'll likely be dealing with the coolest temps of this autumn season by Wednesday and Thursday.

THE 7-DAY OULOOK on a tab at the top of this page has the forecast details.