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Friday, July 22, 2016

still rather sub-par... (pm.22.jul.16)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 65.8F (18.8C)

High temp: 72.5F (22.5C)
Rainfall: 0.27" (7mm)

Some fleeting glimpses of blue sky are visible this evening, otherwise we'd have to call it mostly cloudy at the moment, with patchy fog.  Sunshine was very limited today, but the rain has also been limited, at least up til now.  In fact, all of the rain in my gauge was deposited there during the very early morning hours, with the scattered light thundershowers moving out or coming to an end before 7:30am.  Humidity today has ranged from near 80% to about 92%.

Rainfall this week has been on the other end of the spectrum compared to what we experienced last week.  Although there's been some isolated/scattered moderate to heavy shower action around the area since very early Thursday morning, the rainfall tally at my specific location has been nothing at all to get excited about, as we're now on the fifth day in a row of sub-average daily rainfall rates.  Most of the data is still showing a steady trend toward more saturated conditions and heavier rains as we head through the weekend and into about the first half of next week -- so let's watch and see if we can scratch and claw our way back to normal monsoon conditions for the latter part of July.

By the way, it's quite common during the monsoon season, and actually anytime during the convective/thunderstorm seasons of the year, to see huge discrepancies in rainfall amounts across very short distances.  I've been hearing stories the last couple of days about some people receiving very heavy downpours, while neighbors not far away get missed altogether.  But in the long run, it all tends to balance out.

The JULY RAINFALL tally for my location in the upper part of McLeod Ganj can be found on the tab above...