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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

comparatively drier... (pm.03.aug.16)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 62.2F (16.8C)
High temp: 73.5F (23.1C)
Rainfall: 0.57" (1.4cm)

There are a few glimpses of sunshine this evening in the midst of mostly cloudy skies with some patchy fog.  Some moderate rain showers very early this morning were all over by sunrise, and since that time, we've had a very acceptable kind of day for early August.  There was another brief period of light rain showers during the mid-afternoon, but it didn't last long, and didn't contribute much of anything to the day's rainfall tally.  The atmosphere was a bit more clear than we've seen recently, and also a bit drier, with average humidity today only 84%.  My high temp in the upper part of town was the warmest I've recorded in the last eight days.

The advertised and anticipated slow-down in monsoon conditions has indeed materialized, and though rain chances still exist, we expect this comparatively drier period to continue until maybe Friday evening or Friday night.  Don't be surprised if we still have at least a couple of periods of showers between now and then, but rainfall rates will be much lower than the huge daily rates of the previous 7-8 days or so.

Respites during early August don't normally last for very long, and that will hold true, as deeper moisture and increasing heavy rain chances re-enter the forecast just in time for the weekend.  Right now, the data is showing both Saturday and Sunday being extremely wet, with large rainfall amounts fairly likely through Monday and Monday night as well.

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