the latest...

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

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

still in the fight... (pm.10.aug.16)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 63.5F (17.5C)
High temp: 68.4F (20.2C)
Rainfall: 0.95" (2.4cm) -- total thru midnight

We had sudden clearing, a bright rainbow and some blasts of sunshine very late this afternoon, but the clouds seem to be in the process of thickening up again this evening.  Apart from that very pleasant (but brief) break, it's been a cloudy, foggy, gloomy and damp day, with several periods of light to moderate rain showers.  From what I witnessed, the heaviest occurred right around 2:00pm, and again just before 4:00pm -- but these showers lately have been scattered and hit-and-miss, so you may have had a different experience, depending on where you've been.  Humidity at my location in the upper part of town spent the vast majority of the day between 92 and 95%.

As we were expecting, our daily rainfall average has ticked downward a little bit since Monday.  We're still getting plenty of showers, and long periods of drizzle as well, but the heavier rains haven't been as frequent or long-lasting since the weekend.  Models continue to show general/average daily rainfall amounts decreasing over the course of the next 48-72 hours or so... but it only takes one big downpour to wreck that trend, and isolated major downpours are definitely a possibility any time of the day or night, even in the midst of this slight slow-down.

The good news is that we are getting deeper into the second half of this year's monsoon season, and the potential for some drier days with lower average humidity levels will be increasing as we reach the latter one-third of August.  We're still several weeks away from putting the monsoon behind us, but climatology says that we've almost made it through the worst of it...

Explore tabs above and archives on the right-hand column for plenty more info.