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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 63.3F (17.4C)
High temp: 71.1F (21.7C)
Rainfall: 1.93" (4.9cm) -- total thru midnight

A moderate rain shower is in progress here in the main market of McLeod at the moment, though our rainfall during the daylight hours today has been mainly in the form of drizzle and only very brief, light rain showers.  Up until now (6:30pm), the vast majority of the day's total rainfall occurred during the very early morning hours -- around 3:00 to 4:00am or so -- but from the current look of things, we'll likely be experiencing more in the way of significant rainfall as the evening wears on.  Clouds and occasional fog have dominated today, with only a couple of very quick glimpses of sunshine.

As a whole, the state of Himachal Pradesh is running slightly more than 20% BELOW normal in the rainfall department since the 1st of June -- but that is not at all the case for us.  As I have mentioned many times over the years, no matter what is happening in other parts of Himachal that are further away from the steep elevation gradient along the mountain slopes, we tend to get our normal amount of monsoon rainfall each and every year.  This year, so far, has been no exception.  In fact, at my location in the upper part of town, I am running a bit ahead of the normal pace for the combined total of June, July and these first several days of August.  Our trusty Dhauladhar effect seems to always deliver.

Moderately active monsoon conditions are expected to continue through tomorrow (Wed), but then we could see a more pronounced slow-down between Thursday and Saturday.  Even so, I highly doubt the showers will shut off completely, with a good chance of something measurable in the rain gauge daily anyway.

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