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

Saturday, July 16, 2016

a very wet week it's been... (pm.16.jul.16)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 64.8F (18.2C) 

High temp: 71.6F (22.0C)
Rainfall: 2.47" (6.3cm) -- total through midnight

Are we getting used to this?  There are off-and-on moderate showers in the area this evening, with cloudy skies and patches of fog.  Rainfall today has been split into three different episodes -- the first was during the wee hours of the morning, the second was between about 7:15 and 10:30am, and the third and most recent spell got going around 4:15pm.  We actually had a nice respite for a few hours during mid-day, with a couple of fleeting glimpses of sun in the midst of the clouds and fog.  For the sixth day in a row, our daily rainfall has exceeded one inch (2.5cm), which is a definite sign that we are into the thick of the monsoon season.


Way back at the beginning of this week we were anticipating a very wet spell, with some heavy rainfall totals as we looked forward.  Well, that has indeed materialized beyond question, with well over 13" (33cm) of rain since Monday.  Our total for July is now significantly ahead of the normal/average pace, as we transition into the latter half of the month.


This very active phase of monsoon conditions is expected to continue for another 36-48 hours or so, but there is a definite slow-down showing up in the model data by Monday night into Tuesday and Wednesday.  It's not going to dry out completely, but rainfall rates should diminish for a couple of days, before the next batch of moisture surges in by late Thursday.  By this stage of the season, humidity won't drop very much, or for very long, even if we do get a break in the rain...


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