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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

rainless streak goes on... (pm.26.oct.16)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 55.9F (13.3C)
High temp: 66.9F (19.4C)
Rainfall: none

Random cloudiness hung along the mountains a bit longer than usual this evening, but now, it's mostly clear as the darkness of night settles in.  Full morning sun gave way to partly cloudy skies in the vicinity of the Dhauladhars once again today, as has been the case for many days in a row now.  Humidity averaged right around 40%, which is also what we've gotten used to since late last week.  Temperatures today were just slightly warmer than yesterday, but still very close to the coolest of the month thus far.

With more than two weeks without a single drop of rain, we now have to go all the way back to JANUARY to find a longer streak of totally dry weather.  This year the normal stretch of dry days in April and May never really took hold for longer than a week or ten days, so it's definitely been a long time since we've had so many rainless days lined up in a row.

The question is... will it continue?  And at least as of right this moment, it certainly looks like it will.  There will be some minor fluctuations in the upper-level flow which has been coming in from the west-northwest, as we close out October and start the new month, but there is no evidence at all of a return of any kind of significant moisture.  I guess it's not impossible that we could have a brief, surprise shower one afternoon, but the chance of any kind of significant precipitation -- even higher up in the mountains -- seems to be very small.

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