Wednesday, January 6, 2016

temps trending downward... (pm.06.jan.16)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 48.2F (9.0C)
High temp: 54.0F (12.2C)
Precipitation: none

We have a fairly consistent layer of mid-level cloudiness blanketing the area at dusk this evening, at the end of a day tilting in favor of clouds over sun.  Yes, we did have some off-and-on sunshine from the morning into the early afternoon, but we'd have to call it mostly cloudy after about 1:30pm.  Although my high temp on Tushita Road just below the mountaineering center was a bit cooler than yesterday's, we're still dealing with temperatures quite a bit above normal for January.  It's kinda surreal.

A healthy jetstream is carrying numerous weak disturbances into and across the western Himalayan region, and that is going to remain the dominant weather pattern into the first half of the weekend.  Moisture is severely lacking, but there could be enough of it swept into the circulation of one or two of these disturbances to give us a few scattered rain showers (with snow showers higher up) during the next 48-60 hours or so.  It's still looking like the best chance of picking up some minor amounts of measurable precipitation would occur from tomorrow (Thu) night into very early Saturday morning.  But the key word here is LIGHT amounts.  Earlier this week we had been talking about the potential for a more significant storm system, but at least as of now, it doesn't look like that's going to pan out at all.  Temperatures have already started their downward trend, and that should continue into Saturday -- though we still probably won't dip below where we should be for this time of year.

Already another warming trend is showing up on the charts starting on Sunday, and continuing through the first half of next week.  Where is winter?

Forecast details can be found on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab above.