Wednesday, November 25, 2015

moisture-deprived system... (pm.25.nov.15)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 55.0F (12.8C)
High temp: 61.5F (16.4C)
Rainfall today: none
Rainfall for November: 0.69" (1.8cm)

There's a broken layer of high clouds across the sky this evening, and it remains comfortably mild for the season.  Today was the very textbook definition of a 'variably cloudy' day, with numerous transitions back and forth between periods of sun and clouds.  The humidity reading was quite variable as well -- ranging from 28 to 48%.

For the last few days our main weather feature has been an upper-level low pressure circulation off to our west, and tonight it remains parked over Afghanistan.  It has kept wave after wave of mid- and high cloud development happening in the southwesterly flow ahead of it, but very little in the way of precipitation.  That's due to the very dry atmosphere in place across Pakistan into north India.  This system will finally be on the move by tomorrow morning, and is scheduled to trek directly across Himachal Pradesh on Friday morning.  Most of the computer model data is showing little or no shower or thundershower development in our area, but there is one lone model suggesting that we could get minor amounts of rain sometime between tomorrow (Thu) afternoon and Friday morning.  Let's see.

A batch of cooler air will flow in as this system moves through, dropping our temps a few degrees as the weekend arrives.  Other than that, things are looking very uneventful for us for the November-into-December transition, but that's nothing out of the ordinary for this typically quiet time of the year.

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