Monday, November 30, 2015

crossing into december... (pm.30.nov.15)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 51.8F (11.0C)
High temp: 59.7F (15.4C)
Rainfall today: none
Rainfall for November: 0.91" (2.3cm)

This final evening of November features partly cloudy and hazy skies, along with very mild temperatures for the season.  There were no surprises today, with pretty much every element of our weather conditions falling in line with expectations.  The haze and smog was rather ugly for an hour or two early this afternoon, but that, along with occasional cloudiness, never put a huge damper on the sunshine up here in McLeod proper.  It's been very close to 60ºF the last two days -- which is a pleasant way to end the month.

You can see from the stats at the top of this post that our total rainfall for November was less than one inch -- but it was just slightly above the normal amount of 0.70" (1.7m) -- during what averages out to be the driest month of the year in our area.  Apart from a couple of rather short spells of colder temperatures, the month averaged out a bit warmer than normal overall.  I'll be tallying all those numbers shortly.

Looking ahead, a weak upper-level disturbance will be dropping into the area as we greet the new month, but it looks like it won't have much of a noticeable effect on our weather conditions.  Whatever lingering moisture in our air mass should be swept away as this little system rolls through, dropping our humidity readings back down toward the 25-30% range later in the week.  None of the models are projecting any precipitation with this disturbance, though we will probably see a slight drop in temperatures during the coming two or three days.

A new high pressure ridge will build in by Thursday afternoon into Friday, providing us with a very stable atmosphere, and also another upward trend in temps.  At present, things are looking very tolerable for the opening week of December...

Get a look at details on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab above.