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Saturday, August 13, 2016

a mix of ingredients... (pm.13.aug.16)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 63.5F (17.5C)
High temp: 72.1F (22.3C)
Rainfall: 0.80" (2.0cm) 

There are glimmers of sun, patches of fog, plenty of clouds, and periods of drizzle and scattered rain showers in the area this evening -- which pretty much sums up the day.  We've had it all, starting with that beautiful sunshine which lasted until mid-morning, then the rapidly thickening clouds and fog around 10:30am, which led to fits and starts of light to moderate rain showers (and some thunder) throughout the afternoon and early evening hours.  There were even a couple of brief periods of rain showers which we could classify as heavy, especially for 30-45 minutes on either side of the 1 o'clock hour.  Of course it has been a day where/when those showers were of a very scattered nature, so you could have had a different experience... depending on where you've been today.

Humidity was as low as 76% at my location in the upper part of town during the mid-morning, but it then climbed back above 90% this afternoon.  And, thanks to the morning sun, my high temp (above) was the warmest I've recorded since the 5th of the month, more than a week ago.

Some drier air continues to attempt to nudge toward us from the west-northwest, and that's going to keep us right on the edge of the deeper tropical moisture during the next several days.  This will mean a lot of variability and numerous fluctuations between brighter/drier conditions, and periods of showers.  Moderate to heavy downpours are still quite likely at times, though a few sunny episodes should help to lift the mood...

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