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Thursday, September 29, 2016

weird september closing... (pm.29.sep.16)>

The official monsoon withdrawal line extends from southwestern Jammu & Kashmir through Pathankot (not very far west of us), then southward through central Punjab, extreme northwestern Haryana, and finally through northwestern into westcentral Rajasthan.  This position is very far behind where it should be by the final couple of days of September.

Even so, our September is ending with a rainfall total about 40% less than the normal amount for the month (see the SEPTEMBER RAINFALL tab above for details on that).  I recorded just over 11 inches (27.9cm) of rain in MAY this year, which was more than four times the normal amount for that month, and more than what we will probably end up with for our September total-- so our summer and monsoon seasons have been quite mixed up, bizarre and unusual here along the Dhauladhar slopes.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

waiting for official withdrawal... (am.28.sep.16)>

Since the 14th of September, there has been just 2.13" (5.4cm) of rain recorded in McLeod Ganj -- but as of now, it is officially STILL monsoon season.

The India Met Department cleared a small sliver of extreme west-central Rajasthan from Monsoon 2016 way back on the 15th of the month, but since then there has been no eastward progress of that official withdrawal line.  However, the IMD is now saying that additional parts of northwest India will get a monsoon withdrawal declaration in the next day or two.  Let's see if that might include us...

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

monsoon's last punches... (am.13.sep.16)>

I'm still out of town and country, but the daily rainfall tally is being monitored by one of our diligent and meticulously obsessive weather geeks (you know who you are).  So follow the SEPTEMBER RAINFALL tab at the top of the page to see what's happening with the rain gauge as we finish off this final week or two of Monsoon 2016.