Saturday, November 7, 2015

sun/clouds/sun/clouds... (pm.07.nov.15)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 51.6F (10.9C)
High temp: 60.2F (15.7C)
Rainfall: none

There's quite a lot of high cloudiness out there at nightfall, and actually we've been dealing with varying degrees of that all day.  The sunshine won the majority during the morning into the very early afternoon, but sometime between 1:00 and 2:00pm, it seemed that the sun began having a hard time overcoming the patches of mainly mid- and high clouds moving from west to east across the sky.  Humidity averaged 47% today, with temperatures very similar to yesterday's.

No significant storm systems are showing up on the weather charts, but a rapid west-to-east flow in the upper atmosphere is carrying several weak ripples and wiggles across northern India, and will continue to do so over the course of the coming week or more.  Models are a little more aggressive with a few widely scattered showers or thundershowers sometime during the Monday/Tuesday period, but right now it's looking like rainfall amounts would be sparse.  What we will have to deal with is this battle between clouds and sun, which will make our temperatures difficult to nail down.  With a few hours of sunshine it will be nice and pleasant, but periods of cloudiness will make it feel rather chilly.  This is the time of year when we start to experience a stark contrast between sun and shade.

There are hints of a rather noticeable warm-up by the end of next week, but that's a long way off...

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