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Friday, July 29, 2016

randomness... (pm.29.jul.16)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 64.0F (17.8C)

High temp: 70.4F (21.3C)
Rainfall: 0.23" (6mm) -- total thru midnight

Mainly light rain showers have been happening in fits and starts since mid-day, with a very brief period of more moderate rain right around noon -- but at least at my location on Tushita Road just below the mountaineering center, amounts have been very small as of this evening.  Currently, at about 6:30pm, we have cloudy skies with occasional very thick fog, and just brief light sprinkles/showers.  I might add that there has also been some faint thunder rumbling since the late afternoon.  Today's average humidity reading has challenged the highest of the entire monsoon season thus far, at about 92%.

We are in a thick tropical soup right now, with random development of areas of rain and thunder mainly to our south and southeast.  The upper-level flow is practically dead, so when a heavy rain shower develops, it doesn't get pushed along very quickly, and dumps a large load in a limited area -- while other nearby places get very little rain.  All of this scattered/random development tends to balance out over the long-term, so just when we think we're not getting in on the act, we'll get our turn.

The clock is ticking on the month of July, and at least at my recording location, we're still close to 5" (12.7cm) shy of the normal/average monthly total.  But we still have about 53 hours for that to change...