Tuesday, October 20, 2015

generally gorgeous... (pm.20.oct.15)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 53.8F (12.1C)
High temp: 70.5F (21.4C)
Rainfall: 0.14" (4mm)

It's just a few minutes past sunset, and it's absolutely beautiful.  There are a few clouds lingering along the mountain slopes, otherwise we have mostly clear skies with pleasant temps and low humidity.  We did finally come up with a period or two of thundershowers very early this morning -- between about 3:00 and 4:15am -- which delivered a small amount of rain to my gauge here in the upper part of town.  But already the clouds had broken up by sunrise, and there never was any redevelopment of showers in our immediate area as sunshine held sway.  Humidity settled into the 45-50% range during the afternoon.

The upper-level disturbance/circulation which has been drifting across northern India since very late Sunday night has been very tame.  There has only been some scattered shower/thunder action across the western Himalayan region in association with this system, and it doesn't appear that much of it was particularly heavy.  Also, temperatures have failed to drop as much as expected, as we've hit the 70ºF mark both yesterday and today thanks to a good amount of sunshine.  To sum it up -- other than our wee hour thundershowers this morning and a temporary dip in temperatures, this little system has been almost a non-event.

A push of dry and generally stable air is expected to dominate for the remainder of this week, with humidity dropping into the 30-40% range and very little chance of any shower action.  Sunshine should be at least as plentiful as we've already seen this post-monsoon period.  However, there are ominous signs of a developing storm system by late Saturday into Sunday, which could keep occasional showers/thunder in the forecast all the way into Tuesday of next week.

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