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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

still advancing... (pm.29.jun.16)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp:67.3F (19.6C)

High temp: 78.6F (25.9C)
Rainfall: 0.85" (2.2cm) -- thru midnight

It's almost 100% cloudy as I start typing this evening, with a good amount of fog out there as well.  Humidity today was as low as 69% at mid-morning, but then has fluctuated in the 75-85% range from late morning through the afternoon, and is trying to climb even higher this evening.  It's been another day of variable clouds and sun, but the stand-out feature was the short but heavy round of rain showers we had right around the noon hour.  The heaviest rain occurred in a 25 minute period between 11:40am and 12:05pm, with some lighter showers and drizzle lingering until about 12:50pm.

There's not much time left in June 2016, but the month has already done its job, by delivering some extremely warm temperatures during the first part of the month, and spotty/occasional rains throughout the entire month which have pushed us a bit above normal/average.  AND -- it seems we're ending June in a fashion very much in line with the norm.  Monsoon conditions are ebbing and flowing, but continue advancing, pretty much on schedule.

It's time to get used to high humidity, with only short breaks here and there, and also rain chances which will have a hard time disappearing during any particular 24 hour period.  As we've seen lately, we can get a round of showers/thunder pretty much any time of the day or night.  Models have been consistently painting a very wet picture for us this coming weekend -- and I think it's possible that we could receive some very heavy rainfall totals between Friday evening and Sunday afternoon, as tropical moisture battles with some cooler air moving in aloft.

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