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Today's temperatures -- both low and high -- were by far the coldest of the season up til now.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

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Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 55.9F (13.3C)
High temp: 66.0F (18.9C)
Rainfall: none

Another gorgeous late October evening is in full swing, with totally clear skies, low humidity, and temperatures cool, though pleasantly so for this time of year.  It was a day of full sunshine, with only minor development of scattered cumulus clouds over and along the mountains for a few hours during the afternoon.  Average humidity today at my location in the upper part of town was among the lowest of the entire season -- around 38%.

I'm still faithfully watching all the weather charts both morning and evening, but I have to say, there are only the most tiny and insignificant changes and fluctuations in the overall weather pattern showing up over the course of the next ten days or so.  The west-northwesterly flow in the middle and upper-levels of the atmosphere that has been dominant the last couple of weeks or more will remain in place, and the moisture which was long ago swept very far south and east of us shows no signs of returning at all.  That means this extended dry and stable weather pattern is not going anywhere.

Since the 5th or 6th of the month we've seen a general downward trend in temperatures, and that should also continue.  We're only talking about an incremental decrease of fractions of degrees day by day, but it adds up, and of course we can all feel the cooler and crisper evenings, nights and early mornings that are upon us.

The forecast details are very repetitive, but you can find the specs on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab at the top of the page.