Wednesday, December 30, 2015

a quiet end to 2015... (pm.30.dec.15)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 47.7F (8.7C)
High temp: 56.1F (13.4C)
Precipitation: none

We're now eight-nine days beyond the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year, which means there's starting to be a noticeably greater amount of light lingering in the evenings at the time that I normally sit down to compose this blog.  Currently, at dusk, we have totally clear skies, with great visibility in all directions.  There was a bit more cloudiness to deal with today, but the sunshine was still dominant -- and temps were a notch cooler than the last three days or so.

Our weather pattern remains uneventful up here along the outer Himalayan ranges of north India.  Though there are, and will continue to be a few weak little circulation centers moving along the jetstream flow in the mid- and upper-levels of the atmosphere, there's hardly any moisture available, and the most we can expect over the course of the coming several days will be occasional periods of mainly high clouds.  It looks like an episode of that cloudiness could coincide with the 2015 to 2016 transition, but the chance of precipitation -- either rain or snow -- remains remote.  There will be some minor ups and downs with regard to temperatures, but overall, we will stay above normal for this time of year.

Some kind of organized storm system is still being suggested by the various computer models for early next week -- but at this point, it's not looking like much to get all that excited about.  Some periods of rain showers will become more possible on Monday, lasting through Tuesday, with snow in the higher elevations above.  There could be changes in this scenario, so stay tuned day by day as we keep an eye open....

All the forecast details for our immediate area can be found on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK above.