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Sunday, August 7, 2016

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Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 63.1F (17.3C)
High temp: 66.9F (19.4C)
Rainfall: 2.53" (6.4cm) -- total thru midnight

It may not last for long, but at least at the moment we have a bright and healing blast of sunshine in the midst of patchy clouds and fog.  It's a nice ending to a weekend that has been full of nothing but thick clouds, fog, and varying intensities of rain.  Today's rainfall total has been another very big one -- on top of a large amount yesterday as well -- which has brought us to 5.49" (13.9cm) since just after the midnight hour on Saturday morning.  The heaviest rain today occurred between about 6:00 and 10:30am, though there was never a shortage of showers and thick drizzle throughout most of the day.  And take a look at today's temps -- very little movement on the thermometer at all.

Well, for the last several days, the data has been subtly suggesting some kind of a slow-down in rainfall rates starting either tonight or on Monday.  But during the last 18-24 hours, the data is looking even less confident in that regard... so we're going to have to watch how things evolve in the coming 24 hours or so to see if we might get any kind of short respite.  To be quite honest, taking all the models and data sets as a whole, this next week is still looking very wet, though we may have some short periods of drier and brighter conditions in between bouts of moderate to heavy rainfall.

One thing we might be able to look forward to... the very extended range models are showing a rather dramatic withdrawal of this deep tropical moisture sometime around the 17th or 18th of the month.  That could give us at least several days of waning monsoon conditions before the inevitable resurgence happens during the final week or so of August.

Keep tabs on the finalized daily and monthly rainfall tally on AUGUST RAINFALL, above.