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Sunday, July 10, 2016

deeper into monsoon... (pm.10.jul.16)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 64.8F (18.2C)

High temp: 74.8F (23.8C)
Rainfall: 0.30" (8mm) -- updated @ 8:10pm

Right now it is mostly cloudy with some patchy fog in the area, but we've had some light rain showers as recently as about an hour ago.  Pre-dawn showers were briefly moderate to heavy, but since daybreak, the scattered hit-and-miss showers have been quite numerous and frequent, but generally light and of short duration.  That's why our daily rainfall total up to this point is nothing to get very excited about.  Humidity was pegged on 96-100% early this morning, and dropped to only about 82% a couple of times during the day.

The heaviest rain of the entire year usually occurs between about the 15th of July and the 15th of August, so we are right on the precipice of entering that zone.  There's a brand new surge of very deep, rich and juicy tropical moisture gathering to our south and southeast, which models are projecting to gradually ooze in our direction during the next 24-48 hours.  The moisture content of the atmosphere -- which is already quite high -- will be even higher for most of this week, and it's likely that we'll see some long stretches when humidity stays near or above 90%.  Periods of rain will come and go, but there are indications that the next 6-7 days could yield the heaviest rainfall totals of the season thus far.  Let's see.

Due to unusually wet weather during both May and June, the crop of ferns and mosses has developed and matured very rapidly this year -- to me, it looks to be a week or 10 days ahead of schedule.

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