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**The first morning of MAY has arrived... and we have beautifully clear skies at dawn, with a relatively cool temp near 59ºF/15ºC.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

peak performance... (pm.06.aug.16)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 63.9F (17.7C)
High temp: 69.0F (20.6C)
Rainfall: 3.00" (7.6cm) -- thru midnight


The majesty of monsoon is on full display this evening, with thick clouds above, and another thick layer of clouds and fog creeping up from the valley below.  In between, there's the lush green of our Himalayan foothills which have been the recipients of an incredible amount of water the last eleven days.  In fact, since the wee hours of the morning on the 27th of July, I've measured 21.39" (54.3cm) of rain. WOW.  It's the very peak of the monsoon season during the end of July and the first of August, and the performance has definitely been an adequate one.

Today's rainfall event began not long after midnight in the Dharamsala/McLeod area, and at least from what I saw, only let up on very brief occasions during the mid-day into the early evening hours.  The break in the action we're getting right now is the longest dry stretch all day.  

The latest computer models and data continue to show more heavy rain development across large swaths of northwest India during the coming 24 hours or so, as huge amounts of tropical moisture encounter favorable dynamics in the mid- and upper-levels of the atmosphere.  Once again, those models are pin-pointing areas just to our southwest for the heaviest rains between now and tomorrow (Sun) evening, but let's see how it all unfolds.

Rainfall rates should ease off just a bit next week, though it is likely that we'll see episodes of moderate to heavy rainfall almost each and every 24 hour period.

Follow the mounting AUGUST RAINFALL total, as well as stats for June and July, on tabs above...