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.