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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

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Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 61.5F (16.4C)
High temp: 69.8F (21.0C)
Rainfall: 2.19" (5.6cm)

There are a few minor breaks in the overcast this evening, otherwise we have to call it mostly cloudy, with some large patches of fog starting to show up again, mainly just below us.  It's been a cloudy and rather cool day, with humidity in the 84-90% range for the most part, and really no rain at all since lingering drizzle finally ended around mid-morning.  That big rainfall total you see in the stats section is due to the periods of heavy to very heavy rain during the overnight/pre-dawn hours, which were an extension of the heavy rain event which began last evening.  All you have to do is scroll down on this page to the posts the last few days, or check out JULY RAINFALL and AUGUST RAINFALL tabs above to see details of just how much rain has fallen since Saturday.

I've been hearing all day about local landslides around the area, in Dharamkot and also down towards Dharamsala, with some roads blocked early this morning for a few hours at least.  But most of the day we've been in clean-up, recovery mode, with slightly drier and more stable air trying to works its way in.  This mid-week period should be quieter, but even though we probably will see fewer hours of heavy rainfall, we can't say that there won't be any rain at all.  Models are trying to paint a relatively calm picture between tomorrow (Wed) and at least mid-day Friday, but it might be a good idea to keep the rain gear within reach, just in case.

By Friday night into Saturday morning, the potential for periods of heavy rain will be on the increase again -- lasting until around Tuesday of next week.  We'll also be dealing with humidity levels which fail to drop much below 90% (which has happened very infrequently recently anyway).