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Thursday, July 21, 2016

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Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 66.7F (19.3C)

High temp: 73.6F (23.1C)
Rainfall: 0.90" (2.3cm) -- updated @ 7:50pm

There are some light rain showers lurking around the area this evening, with mostly cloudy skies and some large patches of fog.  A few moderate to heavy showers have been scattered in our vicinity since the middle of the afternoon -- and that rainfall amount you see above will have to be updated when I get to the gauge later this evening.  Even during the wee hours of the morning there were some heavy showers down in the valley, south of us, so genuine monsoon conditions are creeping back, after our extended break.

The total amount of rainfall at my location in the upper part of town was only 0.15" (4mm) between Monday and about noon today, so we were definitely overdue to see those heavy showers re-materialize this afternoon.  That trend toward a more saturated air mass and better chances of occasional heavy rain will continue as we move into the weekend, and likely at least into the early part of next week as well.  Our daily rainfall average has dropped during the last three or four days, but will be heading upward again as a more active monsoon pattern spreads back into northwest India.

At least at this point, the models are not hinting at much of a retreat of deep tropical moisture next week, so we could be in for an extended period of wetter weather and humidity again remaining above 90%.  But of course that's what we would expect to happen during the last week or so of July.

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