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Friday, August 5, 2016

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Friday's stats:

Low temp: 66.7F (19.3C)
High temp: 74.8F (23.8C)
Rainfall: 0.31" (8mm)

It's mostly cloudy this evening, with not much of a fog issue at all, at least so far.  We started off with some sunshine again this morning, but not nearly as much as we had yesterday morning, as cloudiness rapidly thickened up not long after 9:00am or so.  From that time onwards, there were only a few glimpses of sunshine -- with the first of a few periods of rain showers getting started right around 11:30am.  That first shower seemed quite heavy right in the middle of the market (where I was at the time), but when I got home to check the rain gauge, the amount I found was lighter than expected.  Humidity today ranged from about 78 to 88%.

All the models, charts and data are pointing to a very active period of weather across most of northwest India over the weekend, with some incredibly heavy rainfall amounts (at least 5-6"/12-15cm) by Sunday night.  The very heaviest totals are now being projected just to our west-southwest, but I remember back in mid-July that was the case as well, and we ended up getting clobbered.  At any rate, we're close enough to the middle of the expected action to be braced for a lot of rain during the coming 48 hours or so.

Things may calm down a bit on Monday into Tuesday (but maybe not much) before cranking up again by the latter half of next week.  I've already recorded close to 9" (22.8cm) of rain for August, with the fifth day not even completed just yet.  We're off to a strong start, for sure.

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