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**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...

Saturday, June 11, 2016

normal june issues... (pm.11.jun.16)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 66.4F (19.1C)
High temp: 83.4F (28.6C)
Rainfall: none

As has been the case virtually all day, it is partly cloudy during this hour or so before sunset this evening.  We've had a quiet day, with warm temperatures and moderate humidity... along with that mix of sun and clouds.  It's been dry (so far), for only the second day of this entire past week.

And again for only the second day of this past week, there was very little if any thundershower development along the Himalayan ranges from Kashmir through Himachal and Uttarakhand.  The pulse between thermodynamic stability and instability was at an ebb, allowing us to enjoy a nice June Saturday.  With all the same variables in place that we've been dealing with for the last week, however, thundershower development could get going again at any time, so don't be fooled by the quiet we've been able to take advantage of today.  Showers and thundershowers should continue to be mainly hit-and-miss into the middle of the coming week, though, as temps fluctuate based on the sun/cloud combo.  Overall, we should remain close to normal for this time of year.

Computer models are showing a very impressive surge of tropical moisture by late Wednesday, with the potential for our first taste of some preliminary monsoon conditions during the latter part of the week.  I think we could see humidity rising above 60% for the first time this season -- a sign of things to come.

Remember to check tabs above for lots of other info on monsoon status, climatological averages, and forecast details...