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**The first morning of MAY has arrived... and we have beautifully clear skies at dawn, with a relatively cool temp near 59ºF/15ºC.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

attempting a respite... (pm.03.jul.16)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 63.1F (17.3C)
High temp: 69.8F (21.0C)
Rainfall: 1.40" (3.6cm)

A very nice evening is in progress, after a couple of dark and dank and damp and gloomy days.  We have partly cloudy skies with some patchy fog around the area during this hour before sunset, but visibility is excellent downhill to the south-southwest.  The rainfall tally for the day is a respectable one... the rain was never particularly heavy, but we had spells of persistent moderate rain late last night into the early morning, and again from late morning into the mid-afternoon... which took us to nearly an inch and a half for the day's total.  And by the way, the high temp was the coolest I've recorded since the 24th of May.

As we were expecting, some drier air has been trying to nudge its way in late this afternoon and evening, and has been successful in breaking up the cloudiness, at least temporarily.  Rain chances won't disappear, and humidity won't drop very much, but there could at least be more peeks of sunshine tomorrow than we've seen recently, and according to humidity/moisture profiles, we could see some periods of brightness off and on throughout the coming week.  Having said that, a round or two of moderate to heavy rain is still a good bet nearly each and every 24 hour period, and ironically, an hour or two of sun just increases the atmospheric instability.

There ceases to be much new to say this time of year... and the main task is simply monitoring the rain gauge and exercising good arithmetic as the monthly totals add up.  Check tabs above for other info on local weather and climatology, etc.