Wednesday, May 18, 2016

from warm to hot... (pm.18.may.16)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 69.6F (20.9C)
High temp: 89.6F (32.0C)
Rainfall: none

The airport in Gaggal is visible from many parts of McLeod -- and down there the temperature reached 101ºF/38ºC this afternoon.  It wasn't nearly that hot here, but still, I recorded a new high temp for the season and the year which was just shy of 90ºF, and exactly spot-on 32ºC.  Once again sunshine prevailed, with only some minor cumulus development along the Dhauladhars this afternoon, and humidity just barely 20%.  It's a bit hazy now, otherwise we have clear skies as the sun sinks toward the western horizon.

This month of May has been an interesting one.  We started off with a spell of unusually warm weather for a few days, followed by a very wet and unseasonably cool period which lasted from about the 4th until the 11th of the month, which then rapidly turned into a stretch of basically dry and unseasonably warm weather again during this past week or so.  This is why i consider monthly 'normals' to be kind of a joke, since it takes a lot of ups and downs to create an 'average' or 'normal' statistic for the record books.  On any given month, things can (and do) often go to extremes for a few days at a time.

Anyway, we continue to find ourselves in a very stable situation, though there are hints of some instability returning as early as tomorrow, and then again for a while next week.  There are also indications of a return of at least moderate moisture, flowing in from the east-southeast, which will give us a bump in humidity over the course of the coming 5-6 days or so.  What this means is that we could see a random thundershower at some point, with an even better chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms by Monday night or Tuesday.  Summertime temperatures, running near the warmest/hottest of the season will remain with us at least through the weekend...

Forecast details can be found on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab, with lots of other information on those tabs above as well.