Thursday, November 12, 2015

the next thing to watch... (pm.12.nov.15)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 53.6F (12.0C)
High temp: 62.2F (16.8C)
Rainfall: none

We have a broken layer of high cirrus clouds overhead at dusk this evening, but it's only been since around 3:30pm that those high clouds started to arrive in earnest.  The sun hung around longer than anticipated, but I'll bet there aren't too many complaints about that.  In response to the sunshine and a warmer air mass in general, my high temp in the upper part of town was the warmest of the last 10 days.  Humidity ranged from 45 to 53%.

Satellite pics are showing a rather impressive and broad band of cloudiness just sneaking in from the west, in association with our next upper-level disturbance which will be moving from Turkmenistan into Afghanistan overnight.  All of the computer model data is keeping the most significant outbreak of precipitation just barely to our north during the coming 36 hours or so, but we're going to have to be on alert for at least a couple of periods of rain showers and possible thunderstorms -- mainly between early Friday morning and late Friday night.  Cloudiness will also be more prevalent than we've seen the last couple of days.  Of course we'll also get a temporary temperature-plunge in association with a rain/thunder event, with another few inches of snow dusting the Dhauladhars.

By Saturday morning, we'll begin the next trend toward stabilization... and that should mean a good-looking weekend.  Right now the models are showing a push of the driest overall air mass of this autumn season early next week, providing us with quiet and seasonably pleasant weather for a while.

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