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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 65.8F (18.8C)

High temp: 72.1F (22.3C)
Rainfall: 1.48" (3.8cm) -- updated @ 8:30pm

It is cloudy and drizzly along the mountain slopes this evening, but the sun is trying to break out to the southwest, with good visibility down into the Kangra Valley.  Today's rainfall total has been a bit above par for the middle of July, but the vast majority of that amount occurred during the early morning hours -- mainly before dawn.  Since then, we've had quite a few periods of drizzle and light rain showers, but none of it has been particularly heavy.  We even had a blast of sunshine for an hour or two this morning, which turned out to be only a deceptive tease.

You know we're firmly into monsoon season when 87% humidity seems LOW.  That's what it dropped to for a while during the mid-morning, and again during the mid-afternoon -- otherwise the average humidty reading for the day was again just above 90%.

I've measured about 5.5" (14cm) of rain since Monday, and that's put us pretty much back on a normal track for the month of July.  And if the picture being painted by all of the computer model data turns out to be correct, there's a lot more rain on the way between tonight and Sunday.  Some of the data is showing at least another 5-7" (13-18cm) in our general area by Sunday evening, so it will be very interesting to see if that turns into reality for us.  According to the data this evening, the heaviest rain is projected to occur tomorrow (Thu) evening into mid-day Friday.  That could turn out to be a fluke in the model interpretation, but we won't have to wait very long to find out.

A trend toward more moderate rainfall amounts/intensity is expected next week, but this time of year, that may not even turn out to be anything very noticeable at all.

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