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

Monday, October 17, 2016

six days without a drop... (pm.17.oct.16)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 57.4F (14.1C)
High temp: 70.0F (21.1C)
Rainfall: none

Today was the sixth day in a row without even ONE DROP of rain -- and believe it or not, that's the first time we've had such a dry streak since the end of April into early May.  Otherwise, sunshine was firmly in control on this Monday, with the build-up of clouds over the mountains this afternoon less pronounced than it was yesterday.  Average humidity was again very close to 50%.

There are some changes in the overall pattern expected to occur this week, but it remains to be seen how much actual and tangible change we'll notice.  Cooler and cooler air is showing up on the charts way up in the levels of the atmosphere above about 15,000ft (4500m) -- with the brunt of that cooling expected to occur between tomorrow (Tues) night and Friday mid-day.  If there was much moisture in this air mass, then we would expect a good amount of shower and thunderstorm development to occur -- especially by Thursday evening.  However, that is not the case.  Our air mass is not bone dry, but the moisture it does contain is limited to the lower levels, and even there, it's not enough to cause concern.  What we will have to watch out for is some isolated or widely scattered shower/thunder development perhaps on Friday, with rapid stabilization sweeping in again by Saturday.

Right now it looks like temps here at our general elevation will be trending lower toward the end of the week, but considering the fact that we remain a few degrees above normal for mid-October, whatever happens won't be much to get all that excited about.  Of course that could change, so stay tuned...

THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK contains the forecast details, with other info also available on tabs above.