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

Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 57.4F (14.1C)
High temp: 69.0F (20.6C)
Rainfall: none

This morning's low again tied the low temp for this autumn sesason, while the afternoon high temp was the coolest for the month of October -- so that very slow and gradual downward slide continues.  In spite of the slightly cooler temperatures, we actually had a greater proportion of sunshine today than on just about any other day of the month, and average humidity was quite low -- at 47%.

We are watching some fairly potent upper-level energy racing across the western Himalayas this evening, in association with a circulation containing the coldest air of the new season way up in the higher levels of the atmosphere.  Satellite pics this evening are showing quite a bit of cloudiness to our northwest, with even some scattered shower/thundershower activity from northern Pakistan into extreme northern Kashmir.  Models continue to keep that shower/thunder development well to our north through tomorrow, but it's not a bad idea to keep the slight chance of some kind of shower action in our forecast into tomorrow (Fri) afternoon.

As we've been discussing for many days now, the very slow and gradual and incremental drop in temperatures should continue -- basically all the way through the final 10-11 days of the month.  Evidence of any significant storm systems continues to be absent, even as we cross into November.

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