Wednesday, December 2, 2015

the next inversion... (pm.02.dec.15)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 50.7F (10.4C) -- updated @ 9:30pm
High temp: 58.6F (14.8C)
Rainfall: none

The actual air temperature didn't move very much today, since a cooler air mass was flowing in even as we enjoyed mostly sunny skies.  Our sky was very pristine and clear until the early afternoon when a bit of haze started to develop, along with a scattering of cumulus clouds along the mountain peaks.  Just after dark there's some haze in the air, otherwise it's clear.  The humidity reading averaged close to 35% today.

The slighly cooler air mass in the wake of a weak upper-level circulation which passed overhead during the past 36 hours or so is not going to last very long.  Already there is another very large ridge of high pressure over the northern Arabian Sea which will be poking into northwest India effective immediately.  Here we go again with another inversion situation -- as shallow cooler air gets trapped in the lowest levels of the atmosphere while much warmer air flows in aloft.  That means during the next three nights or so, temperatures will likely be cooler downhill from us, with more of that unsavory dust and smog stuck down there in the inversion layer.  Apart from the haze concerns, there should be a lot of sunshine during the next couple of days, with temperatures attempting to rise back toward or even a little above the 60ºF (16ºC) mark over the weekend and maybe into early next week.

Some ripples in the upper-level flow will reappear as early as Monday into Tuesday, but more likely later next week.  BUT -- according to the latest data, our atmosphere will remain too dry for any precipitation to develop during the foreseeable future.  Let's see if that holds.

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