Monday, November 2, 2015

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Monday's stats:

Low temp: 55.6F (13.1C)
High temp: 63.6F (17.6C)
Rainfall: none

All of the lower cloudiness has dissipated, but it remains hazy with a few scattered high clouds just after dark this evening.  There was less sunshine today than yesterday, thanks to those scattered high clouds drifting in from the west, and more pronounced cumulus development all along the front slopes of the Dhauladhars.  The high temperature was a couple of degrees cooler than Sunday's, while humidity climbed back toward 55% for a while this afternoon.

An upper-level disturbance trying to get organized just east of the Caspian Sea will be the main driver of our weather situation during the next 72 hours or so, as it shifts eastward into Jammu & Kashmir.  As is normally the case this time of year, there's only a marginal amount of moisture for this system to tap into -- but with a bit of rotation and some colder air aloft, along with the unique mountain factors that we always have to deal with, there's going to be a pretty good chance of a wave or two of showers and or thunderstorms sometime between Wednesday and mid-day Thursday.  At the moment it looks like the very best chance of some kind of action would be during the overnight hours of Wednesday, into early Thursday morning.  A round of thunderstorms would definitely be accompanied by gusty winds, mountain snow, and a sharp but temporary drop in temps.

Precipitation chances decrease again by late Thursday, with another few days of mixed sunshine and clouds and seasonable temperatures through the weekend.  If you're into weather excitement, we kind of have to stretch to find it this time of year.

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