Tuesday, October 13, 2015

gloomy enough... (pm.13.oct.15)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 60.4F (15.8C)
High temp: 65.4F (18.6C)
Rainfall: trace

The haze is very thick out there just after sunset this evening, though there are only a few patches of genuine cloudiness hovering around.  It's been a gloomy day, that's for sure, with only a few fleeting glimpses of sunshine during the morning, which never posed much of a challenge to the predominant clouds and haze.  Once again, the rain drops were few and far between, even though it looked like it could dump at any moment.  As far as I saw, the sprinkles of rain were mainly confined to about a 15-30 minute period either side of 5:00pm.  Temperatures today were the coolest of the month, but not as cool as we experienced a few days during the latter half of September.

The upper-level pattern is pretty flat and lifeless, but we've had an influx of low-level moisture coming in from the south and southeast the last couple of days which is piling up along the front slopes of the north Indian Himalayan ranges.  There have been some isolated to scattered showers and thundershowers from central Nepal northwestward through Uttarakhand and Himachal -- but so far, there's been nothing of consequence affecting us here in our immediate neighborhood.  All of the model data continues to show at least a 50/50 chance of scattered shower/thunder action between now and Thursday, with the best chance tomorrow and tomorrow night.  I've still not recorded measurable rain this October, so it wouldn't hurt us at all to pick up a healthy shower to settle the dust and pollen in the air.

Rain chances appear to diminish on Friday and Saturday, with another mentionable chance of some showers Sunday afternoon through Monday or Tuesday.  We're still not talking about a major storm system -- and we're also still not talking about a significant long-term drop in temperatures.

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