Saturday, November 14, 2015

a drying air mass... (pm.14.nov.15)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 56.1F (13.4C)
High temp: 65.1F (18.4C)
Rainfall: none

There are only a few traces of mid-level clouds this evening, here at the end of one of the  finest days of this November up til now.  My temperatures in the upper part of town were the mildest since the first day of the month, and we had a greater percentage of sunshine than we've seen on the vast majority of days these last couple of weeks.  Pretty fantastic stuff.

As we've been anticipating, we're catching the first stages of an influx of the driest air of this autumn season -- and our air mass will dry out even more by Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.  Even though there will be a rather potent upper-level circulation moving across Himalayan north India between mid-day tomorrow (Sun) and Monday morning, the amount of moisture available for it to work with will be minuscule.  Thus, none of the computer models are stirring up any precipitation at all across Himachal Pradesh, though there could be some isolated light showers north of us in Kashmir.

By mid-week a strong ridge of high pressure will build across northwest India, providing us with plenty of sun, along with a run of temperatures several degrees above normal for the season.  At least as of now, the coming week is looking like the best of our autumn season thus far... let's see if that really pans out.!

Details of the forecast can be found on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab at the top of the page.