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Thursday, July 28, 2016

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Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 62.8F (17.1C)

High temp: 71.7F (22.1C)
Rainfall: 0.15" (4mm)

The clouds and fog are in control this evening, with some random periods of sprinkles and very brief light rain showers in the area during the past hour and a half or so.  We were fortunate to get some nice sunshine early this morning, with fleeting glimpses of sun at times until the mid-afternoon when the clouds and fog thickened up and took over.  So far the rain gauge has only been dampened, with too little to register a measurement.  Humidity -- it dropped as low as 69% around 9:00am, but has been crawling back above 90% late this afternoon and evening.

The 4.57" (11.6cm) of rain we received yesterday (Wed) morning was the equivalent of about three and a half day's worth, in terms of July averages, but we are still in need of just over 5" (12.7cm) in the next three days to finish the month with the 20-year average amount for our area.  It's been all-or-nothing lately -- it seems we either get slammed hard, or missed altogether.  The overall pattern isn't expected to change during the next 4-5 days at least, so just be aware of the potential for a major dumping at any time of the day or night.

Average rainfall for August is only slightly lower than that of July -- 35.8" (90.9cm) -- so we are not anywhere near the point of being able to comtemplate the end of the monsoon season.  In fact, we're really not even to the mid-point until about the 4th or 5th of August.

Remember that you can follow the daily rainfall tally on JULY RAINFALL on a tab at the top of the page, with other local climatological info available on tabs above as well.