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Monday, October 31, 2016

october fades out... (pm.31.oct.16)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 55.6F (13.1C)
High temp: 63.6F (17.6C)
Rainfall: none

We've reached the point of almost total darkness at 6:20pm, with just seven weeks until the winter solstice arrives.  It's quite hazy again this evening, especially downhill from us, but otherwise our sky is cloudless.  Sunshine and a light haze were the features of the day here in McLeod itself, but there was some pretty impressive cumulus development over the immediate Dhauladhar range, with some of it towering quite high into the atmosphere during the mid-afternoon.  Temps at my location in the upper part of town were actually a bit higher than yesterday, due mainly to the greater proportion of sun.  Humidity was fairly steady between 45 and 49%.

Upper-level disturbances zipping by from the west-northwest this time of year usually don't stir up much drama, and we are in the middle of a series of those right now, which will continue through tomorrow.  The towering cumulus over the mountains this afternoon is an indication of more vertical "lift" going on, but with only meagre moisture availability, it's really hard to trigger anything more than the most isolated shower activity -- and that, only in the highest elevations.  So, the quiet weather of the last three weeks (almost) should continue on, with combinations of sunshine, haze, and a period or two of cirrus clouds and mountain cumulus along the way.

Temperatures may actually rebound just a bit over the course of the next two or three days before the next surge of cooler air comes in on Friday into Saturday.  With that, there could also be another slight chance of some random showers somewhere in the vicinity at the start of the weekend.

The arrival of November is only hours away... check THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK for forecast details, above.