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Sunday, October 16, 2016

seasonal expectations... (pm.16.oct.16)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 57.7F (14.3C)
High temp: 70.3F (21.3C)
Rainfall: none

These weather discussions are already becoming repetitive and a little boring, as we've seen very few changes in the last five days or so.  Today was pretty much a repeat of the same routine we've seen recently -- full sunshine until the late morning when a few cumulus clouds start to form in the immediate vicinity of the mountains, a rapid increase in clouds during the noon to 2:00pm period, partly cloudy for the rest of the afternoon, and then clearing just before sunset.  Humidity today averaged very close to 50% at my spot on Tushita Road in the upper part of town.

Normally, this is the time when we start to lapse into the most quiet and uneventful weather scenario of the entire year around here... and that's exactly what seems to be happening.  Although there will be some fluctuations in the upper-level pattern during this latter half of the month, there are no real storm systems in sight, and more importantly, no influx of significant moisture that would lend itself to any appreciable precipitation.

Though we've averaged a few degrees above normal in the temperature department this month so far, it looks like we could be seeing a gradual cooling trend over the course of the next 10-15 days or so.  It's probable that this year's 70ºF+ (21ºC+) temps will become a thing of the past quite soon...

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