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Friday, October 21, 2016

quiet weekend ahead... (pm.21.oct.16)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 57.2F (14.0C)
High temp: 69.1F (20.6C)
Rainfall: none

At dusk, it is 100% clear, here at the end of a very fine mid-October day.  Sunshine has been abundant, in spite of the cloud development over the mountains which got going around the noon hour.  Those clouds dissipated quite early, with a return to mostly clear skies in all directions right around sunset.  My low temp this morning was the coolest of the month, by just 0.2ºF, with the high temp very close to where it was yesterday.  The humidity didn't fluctuate much at all today -- remaining in the 44-49% range.

For the last several days we've had a slight chance of a shower or thundershower in the forecast for today -- as an upper-level disturbance zipped across the western Himalayas.  There could have been some kind of isolated activity in the very highest elevations, but there was no evidence of rain here, and that makes 10 DAYS IN A ROW without a drop.  Since our huge dumping of tropical rains back on the 1st and 2nd of the month, I've only recorded 0.12" (3mm), so it has rapidly turned into a very dry stretch of weather we're dealing with.

A typically fast-moving west-northwesterly flow in the upper atmosphere will prevail from central Asia into the western and central Himalayan region during the coming several days.  Combined with an air mass that is devoid of significant moisture, that spells an inactive, dry and pleasantly cool pattern for us.  Models are showing the slightest hints of some shower potential on Tuesday as a little wiggle of energy passes through, but I don't expect it to amount to much, if anything at all.

You can find all the forecast details on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab above.