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Saturday, July 23, 2016

just moderately active... (pm.23.jul.16)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 62.2F (16.8C)
High temp: 71.9F (22.2C)
Rainfall: 0.54" (1.4cm)

Our Saturday evening features a pleasant assortment of streaks of blue sky, clumps of clouds and patches of fog... along with comfortably mild temperatures.  The morning was dominated by clouds, with a period of moderate rain showers and thick fog between about 10:15 and 11:45am.  Some drizzle lingered until just after noon, but then most of the PM hours turned out fine, with sunshine ducking in and out between periods of clouds and a little fog at times.  Humidity today was as low as 80%, but as high as 98-100% during the thick fog and rain.

Since Thursday we've been back into some appreciable rainfall amounts, but they are still running below the daily average pace that we would expect during the latter one-third of July.  We need just over 11" (28cm) of rain in the next eight days to finish off the month on par with normal/average for July -- and that means from this point forward, we'll need close to 1.40" (3.6cm) each and every day.  This is not a tall order at all this time of year, especially considering the fact that we will continue easing into a more and more active monsoon pattern during the next several days.

A couple of models are showing some heavy rain development tonight through Sunday, with another model indicating it could be Monday night through Tuesday and Wednesday before we really get smacked hard again.  Deeper tropical moisture continues gathering to our south, so it is really just a matter of time before those daily rainfall totals increase significantly.

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