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**The first morning of MAY has arrived... and we have beautifully clear skies at dawn, with a relatively cool temp near 59ºF/15ºC.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

peaceful DIWALI... (pm.29.oct.16)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 54.1F (12.3C)
High temp: 64.2F (17.9C)
Rainfall: none

The cooling trend today was a little more pronounced than expected -- but in reality, just about 1ºF cooler than the forecast for both low and high temps.  But even with this fairly steady cooling off period the last ten days or so, we're still running slightly above normal for the tail-end of October.  Hazy sunshine was the dominant feature of our weather today, with some scattered cloudiness here on the front slopes of the mountains from just before noon until around 4:30pm or so.  Humidity moved very little -- hovering in the range of 42-46% for most of the day.

Models are indicating a minor amount of instability ahead -- especially from Monday into Tuesday -- as a couple of weak ripples in the upper-atmosphere sweep across Himalayan north India.  The same story is in effect, however, with very little moisture or thermodynamic energy available to stir up anything more than the most isolated and brief shower activity anywhere near us.  And further into the future, it looks like there will be another shot of instability next weekend, which could give us a slightly better chance of a couple of random/fleeting showers somewhere around the area.

Otherwise, expect these sunny mornings and sun-with-mountain-cloud afternoons to keep on keepin' on, as temperatures remain near to slightly above normal for the October to November transition period.

And... HAPPY DIWALI!!