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Monday, July 18, 2016

running ahead of the pace... (pm.18.jul.16)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 63.0F (17.2C)

High temp: 70.1F (21.2C)
Rainfall: 0.07" (2mm)

We are shrouded in thick fog this evening, and there have been a few sprinkles of rain in the area during the last hour or so.  Like yesterday, rainfall up until the evening hours has been very light -- but I think we all remember very well what happened last night after about 8:15pm, when nearly 2 and 1/3 inches (6cm) of rain fell in just a couple of hours.  Early this morning there was a decent amount of muggy sunshine, though humidity never dropped below about 83-84%, and has risen again above 95% since late afternoon.

Conditions for heavy rainfall are starting to ease a bit, but there's still a chance that we could get another round of heavy rain during at least the first half of the night.  The deepest tropical moisture will then be in retreat for a couple of days, with daily rainfall averages expected to drop off during the mid-week period.  This time of year it's tough to say that there will be no rain at all, but models are painting a very lackluster and weak-looking picture between tomorrow (Tues) and about Thursday evening.  We might be able to enjoy some nice periods of sun as well, between build-ups of clouds and fog.

By Thursday night, the next tropical moisture surge will be on the way, and that means the risk of more extended periods of heavy rainfall as we head into the weekend, and then into early next week.  Right now we are significantly ahead of the pace for normal July rainfall, and you can check tabs above for details on monthly averages and this month's tally...