Thursday, October 8, 2015

sun/cloud struggles... (pm.08.oct.15)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 62.2F (16.8C)
High temp: 73.9F (23.3C)
Rainfall: trace

Strangely enough, we're socked in with clouds and fog just after sunset this evening, at the end of a rather bizarre day.  Sunshine dominated until just after noon, as it has almost every day during the past couple of weeks -- but then there was rapid cloud development over and along the mountains which led to some light sprinkles of rain and even a few rumbles of thunder between about 2:15 and 3:00pm.  We had a mix of clouds and sun thereafter, but then this thick cloud/fog development has set in this evening.  Humidity has been highly variable between 40% and 90%.

There are some subtle realignments of the upper-level pattern going on right now, and apparently those changes aren't setting well here along the front slopes of the Dhauladhars.  I think this cloudiness/fog will dissipate later this evening, but we'll have to watch for the potential for another round of this during the afternoon/evening hours over the next two or three days.  If there is more isolated/random shower development, it should be very light and brief.

Computer models are still showing a period of unstable and potentially showery weather off and on next week, with less sunshine than we've been soaking up recently.  Temperatures should continue to run a bit above normal for the season...

THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK (tab above) has the details.