the latest...

**Our six-day rainfall total, since last Saturday, is 10.55" (26.8cm). That's one heck of a big amount of rain for so early in our evolving monsoon season...

Friday, December 11, 2015

a memorable day... (pm.11.dec.15)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 38.3F (3.5C)
High temp: 47.6F (8.7C)
Rainfall since midnight: 2.25" (5.7cm)
Storm total rainfall: 2.47" (6.3cm)

THE 9TH OF MARCH -- That's how far back we have to go to find a day with colder temperatures than we had today.

THE 2ND OF SEPTEMBER -- That's how far back we have to go to find a greater one-day precipitation total than we had today.

So it's clear that today has been one for the books, as we've been slammed with the first significant storm system of this new winter season.  It was very impressive, as December storms go... it felt to me more like a February system... delivering more rainfall than we normally get during the entire month of December (see WETTEST MONTHS above for month-by-month rainfall stats).  The snow line was uncharacteristically low for this early in the season as well, reaching down below Magic View, but remaining above Galu.  The amount of rain we received here in McLeod would translate into nearly two feet of snow up around Triund.

Most of the rain was over before noon, though there were a couple of brief and random light showers during the early to mid-afternoon.  There was some sun trying hard to bust out as well, which was a nice surprise.  Early tonight it's mostly cloudy with patches of fog drifting around the area.

If you're not excited about winter wetness (or whiteness), you'll be pleased to know that rain chances will diminish to almost zero after midnight, with a dry and quiet weather pattern taking shape for the next several days, or even longer.  Temperatures will moderate a bit with the return of some sunshine, but the persistent winter chill may have arrived now, with little chance of a return to the mild temps we've seen up until just recently.

Of course THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK has all the details, above.