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Today's temperatures -- both low and high -- were by far the coldest of the season up til now.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

a very big addition... (pm.27.jul.16)>

Wednesday's stats:  

Low temp: 61.7F (16.5C) -- coolest of the month
High temp: 68.9F (20.5C)
Rainfall: 4.57" (11.6cm) -- second-highest daily total of the month

An extremely nice evening is in progress, as clouds have broken up a bit since about 5:45pm, giving us some glimpses of sunshine and spectacular, clear views in all directions.  It's a great ending to an otherwise dark and gloomy day.  The big event was obviously the very long period of moderate to heavy rain which kicked off sometime after about 1:00am, and continued until right around 9:00am.  The heaviest rain occurred between 4:30 and 6:15am, though we had several heavy showers both before and after that climax period.  There was also almost continuous thunder and lightning during the wee hours of the morning -- maybe you slept through it, but I definitely did not.

The rainfall total since midnight is a huge one -- the second largest daily amount of this monsoon season -- and has given a major boost to the July tally.  At 32.42" (82.3cm), we're now just a little more than 5" (12.7cm) away from the normal/average total for the month, with four days to go.

Well, we waited and waited (me, not so patiently) for this to happen, and the inevitable finally DID occur.  Although the atmosphere has temporarily stabilized across the western Himalayas in the wake of that massive area of rain and thunderstorms early this morning, it will gradually destabilize once again during the coming 24-36 hours, as deep tropical moisture surges back in.  A round of rain/thunder is possible overnight and Thursday, but heavy rain potential is more likely as the weekend arrives, and as we cross the line into the new month of August... Sunday night into Monday and Tuesday.  

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