Sunday, November 1, 2015

graceful november entry... (pm.01.nov.15)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 56.4F (13.6C)
High temp: 66.2F (19.0C)
Rainfall: none

We've reached the time of the year when it is totally dark by 6:30pm... funny how that creeps up.  This first day of November has been a fine one, and just about as nice as it can be, actually.  Temperatures are pleasantly mild, humidity in the neighborhood of 45%, and there was a large majority of sunshine today, despite the scattering of cumulus, broken stratus and even some high cirrus that threatened from time to time.

Climatologically speaking, the driest time of the entire year here in the Dharamsala area runs from the second half of October through about the middle of December.  We're obviously well into that period now, and in fact, I only recorded a total of 1.79" (4.5cm) of rain during the entire month of October.  Compare that to the 35-40" (89-102cm) we received during July and then again in August!  There are always exceptions to the rule, but generally speaking, significant rainfall is hard to come by during the fall season around here.

There is an upper-level disturbance on the way, however, which will be sliding in from the west-northwest as we approach the middle of the week.  Models are in fair agreement on some shower and thunderstorm development beginning to threaten us on Wednesday -- but that threat appears to last only into Thursday.  Rapid clearing/drying will kick in again for the end of the week, as our temps remain close to or a bit above normal for the season.  Not bad.

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