Monday, November 16, 2015

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Monday's stats:

Low temp: 53.4F (11.9C)
High temp: 62.6F (17.0C)
Rainfall: none

Our sky this evening is 100% clear -- and it hasn't been often we've been able to say that during this autumn season.  What a beautiful day it has been, with sunshine only yielding to some rather feeble cumulus cloud development in the immediate vicinity of the Dhauladhars during the mid-day into the afternoon hours.  Temperatures were slightly cooler than they've been since Friday, but are still running a bit above normal for the middle of November.  Humidity readings have been generally in the 35-45% range.

Weather charts and data continue to indicate a stretch of very calm and quiet weather for us over the course of the coming several days.  A northwesterly upper-level flow will gradually weaken during the next 48 hours, as a large ridge of high pressure builds across nearly all of central and northern India.  With a comprehensively dry air mass in place, there is virtually no chance of any precipitation for us through Saturday at least, but we may be dealing with increasing high clouds by Friday, if not a bit earlier.  I have a concern about a mild inversion setting up by Wednesday, as warmer air flows in aloft, but it may not mean anything tangible for us.  If we can hold on to a majority of sunshine, our temps will be dramatically above normal during the latter part of the week.

Some of the models are wrestling with some kind of a developing storm system by late Sunday through the middle of next week, though so far, there has been very little consistency in how this thing might take shape.  

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