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Sunday, October 30, 2016

another coolest of the season... (pm.30.oct.16)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 54.0F (12.2C)
High temp: 62.0F (16.7C)
Rainfall: none

There's an increasing amount of noise out there this evening, as the Diwali fireworks crank up, but as far as the weather is concerned, it is calm and quiet.  We did have a lot of haze to deal with today, and also a surprisingly large amount of high cirrus clouds drifting by, but there was still a fair amount of sunshine, especially during most of the morning.  Due to those high clouds, temps were a bit cooler than expected -- logging yet another 'coolest of the season' in my record books.  Humidity averaged right around 45%.

Although we've had a significant amount of cooling here in the surface layers of the atmosphere the last three days or so, temps higher up are actually warming a bit.  That's a recipe for thin, high cloud development, and also for the appearance of an inversion layer which traps dust and pollution in the lower levels.  Additionally, there is a series of weak upper-level circulations moving into Himalayan north India, which will attempt to mix things up just a bit during the coming 48 hours or so.  The risk of any rainfall remains very small, due to an absence of moisture, but still, there could be a random, brief, light shower somewhere around the area (especially higher uphill) either tomorrow (Mon) or Tuesday.

We're now on 19 days in a row without one drop of rain, and if the extended range models are on top of things, the streak could continue for a lot longer.  There is another disturbance slated for Friday evening into Saturday, but again, limited moisture may preclude anything more than the most isolated shower activity.

If you are celebrating, enjoy the last hours of Diwali 2016... and check the forecast specs on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab above.