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**Temperatures have averaged very close to normal during this final week of April, just as we were expecting, with the next major warming trend possible by the end of next week...

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 58.3F (14.6C)
High temp: 70.6F (21.4C)
Rainfall: none

Apart from the moderate build-up of cumulus clouds along the mountains this afternoon, it has been a glorious day.  We're finally (maybe) getting into the October groove that we've been awaiting for so long -- with humidity now into the comfort zone, pleasant temperatures, and a majority of sunshine.  It has been quite hazy during the evenings lately, but tonight it seems a little less so.  The very first couple of puffs of clouds didn't appear until after 11:00am, and even then, it remained at least partly sunny throughout the remainder of the day.  Humidity ranged from 44% to about 57%.

The weather charts and model data are showing a quite typical mid-October pattern for us during the coming several days -- though it should remain a bit warmer than normal for this time of year.  A west-northwesterly flow in the upper layers of the atmosphere will keep the pulses of drier air sweeping across Himalayan north India, with no real chance of a return of deeper tropical moisture.  I'd like to say precipitation chances are ZERO, but it's difficult to say that with absolute certainty, since we can get a rogue, isolated thundershower popping up out of nowhere on some random afternoon.

Typically, the middle of October into the middle of December is the driest time of the year for us, and extended range models do indeed show very little happening all the way until the end of this month.

THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK has all the forecast details up on a tab at the top of the page.