Tuesday, November 3, 2015

minor system approaching... (pm.03.nov.15)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 53.4F (11.9C)
High temp: 60.2F (15.7C)
Rainfall: none

This evening we have hazy and partly cloudy skies, after a generally hazy and partly cloudy day.  Actually, it was mostly cloudy at times, and the limited sunshine held temperatures a few degrees lower than expected.  The high temp at my location on Tushita Road just below the mountaineering center was the coolest I've recorded since the 8th of April -- nearly seven months ago.  Humidity spiked at 67% during the mid-afternoon.

There's an upper-level disturbance zipping across northeastern Iran right now, which will be reaching northern Pakistan by tomorrow (Wed) night.  The latest runs of the various computer models are keeping the core of this system a bit further north, with less impressive-looking shower and thunderstorm development in our immediate area.  We still have to watch this thing, though, and be prepared for a round or two of rain showers and thunder sometime between tomorrow afternoon and Thursday morning.  If we do get some rain, the colder air aloft will be brought down to the surface temporarily, providing us with some of our coolest weather of the season thus far.  There will also probably be a fresh coating of snow across most of the higher mountain ranges of Himachal.

Although rain chances diminish by late Thursday, things are looking slightly unstable all the way through the weekend into early next week.  That may not translate into any measurable rainfall for us, but I doubt if we will see unlimited sunshine.  We'll still have to deal with some degree of daily cloud development, as temperatures run fairly close to normal/average for early November.

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