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**Our early Sunday morning round of thundershowers is winding down now (8:20am)... after depositing 1.18" (3.0cm) in the rain gauge.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

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Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 61.9F (16.6C)
High temp: 77.0F (25.0C)
Rainfall: 0.46" (1.2cm)

There is something to report in the rainfall stats today, as you can see just above, but all of that happened during the wee hours of the morning.  The daylight hours have been incredibly friendly to us today, seemingly in honor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 81st birthday.  There was quite a bit of cloudiness around all morning, but the sunshine broke out around 1:00pm, and has stayed with us for most of the remainder of the afternoon and evening.  Humidity dropped down to about 58% during mid-morning, but despite the sunshine, has been back up around 75% late this afternoon.  Yes it's been nice and bright, but there's plenty of latent moisture in this air mass.

We're just above 7" (nearly 18cm) of rain for the month of July already, very much on a normal pace for this, the wettest month of the year on average.  These stretches of sunny and dry weather are so so so nice, but they are few and far between, and will become fewer and further between as we push deeper into the monsoon season.  Tropical moisture and instability factors ebb and flow, of course, even during the monsoon, but it starts to get pretty difficult to get more than 24-36 hours of totally dry weather.  Models, as I have mentioned many times, are not much help at all, but can at least give us general indications of moisture surges and retreats.

The risk of at least a round or two of moderate showers is very good again either later tonight or during Thursday into Thursday night.  With a more impressive surge of deep tropical moisture again on the way by late Saturday into early next week.

The monsoon has almost completed its advance across the Indian subcontinent for 2016, and you can check the SUMMER INTO MONSOON tab for the latest on that.  JULY RAINFALL is the place to keep on top of the daily running total of rainfall for this month...