Saturday, October 31, 2015

drama-free transition... (pm.31.oct.15)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 55.4F (13.0C)
High temp: 65.3F (18.5C)
Rainfall: none

There are a few scattered clouds around the area at dusk this evening, along with some remaining haze in the air.  Our air mass today wasn't as chock full of haze and dust, etc., as it was yesterday, so we managed to see significant improvement.  There were some mainly mountain clouds... there was some haze... but the sunshine did a good job as well, making for a very nice end to the month of October.  My high temp in the upper part of town was the warmest of the past eight days.

Yesterday at this time I mentioned that we would need to warm up a few degrees to cancel out the inversion that had trapped us -- and that did indeed happen today.  Better warming at the surface ignited some vertical movement of the air mass by late morning, breaking up the stagnancy a bit.  It's still very warm in the upper-levels, thanks to a big ridge of high pressure sprawled across the western Himalayas.  The next two to three days should remain quiet and calm, as our temps climb even another degree or two.  November will arrive noticeably warmer than normal/average for the season.

The next main issue to deal with will be an approaching upper-level disturbance expected to scoot across Himalayan north India during the mid-week period.  Models are showing at least a moderate risk of some shower/thunderstorm activity on Wednesday and Thursday, though that rain chance should drop again for the tail end of the week.

Other info can be found on tabs at the top of the page, including THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK which contains our forecast details.