Tuesday, November 24, 2015

still on the mild side... (pm.24.nov.15)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 54.3F (12.4C)
High temp: 61.8F (16.6C)
Rainfall: none

Although it's not totally overcast, there is a considerable amount of high cloudiness overhead just after dark this evening.  Most of the day was filled with sunshine, though we did see this latest batch of high clouds start to develop and move in during the mid-afternoon.  Temperatures here at our general elevation remain mild for this time of year, with humidity down again today -- as low as 28% for a couple of hours this morning.

The center of an area of low pressure in the upper atmosphere remains over northwestern Afghanistan... pretty close to where it was this time last evening.  A southwesterly flow prevails ahead of this system, funneling unseasonably mild air into northwest India, but also generating this patchy high cloud development.  That upper-level circulation will remain nearly stationary for another 24 hours or so, then begin to move eastward and right over the top of us by Friday morning.  As I've been saying, there's a very small amount of moisture available to this system, but with much colder air aloft and a good bit of dynamic energy, we've still got to keep an eye out for some isolated to widely scattered shower/thunder development around here between Thursday evening and late Friday night.  Otherwise expect this variable sun/clouds scenario to continue on.

Our temperatures should drop a few degrees by Thursday night into Friday as the core of that disturbance moves through, and especially if we do manage to get a period of rain showers.  But then a rebound in temps should kick in pretty quickly by early next week, though things are still looking slightly unsettled as we head toward the first of December.

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