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Friday, October 14, 2016

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Friday's stats:

Low temp: 59.0F (15.0C)
High temp: 71.6F (22.0C)
Rainfall: none

We've got a nearly-full moon on the rise in the east this evening, and apart from some very light haze, the sky is clear.  The recent improving trend continued today, with more and more sunshine and less and less cloudiness during the mid-day into the afternoon hours.  In fact, cumulus development along the mountain slopes today was the most weak and feeble of this post-monsoon period thus far, barely eclipsing the sun at all.  I recorded a humidity range of 38% (mid-morning) to 54% (mid-afternoon), which gives us one of the lowest daily averages since way back in May.

It's been quite a dramatic change of seasons we've gone through in the last two weeks.  The last dregs of the monsoon were clinging to us through the first several days of the month, but we've now obviously broken free, and if the models are telling the truth, it looks like we've got a very long stretch of quiet weather ahead of us.  We'll actually see some slight warming over the weekend, keeping us on the plus-side of normal for mid-October, but there are some indications of a downward trend in temperatures by the end of next week, though it shouldn't be very extreme at all.

Precipitation chances look to be somewhere between slim and none -- though of course our mountain micro-climate mysteries can still provide a spoiler this time of the year.  Just keep that in the back of your mind if you have activities planned up in the higher elevations.

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