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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

temperatures slipping... (pm.18.oct.16)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 58.3F (14.6C)
High temp: 69.5F (20.8C)
Rainfall: none

It's very hazy late this evening as dusk leaves us, with only a few lingering, dissipating clouds along the mountain peaks.  As per the recent formula, we had pretty much full sunshine throughout the morning, with cloud development along the mountain slopes starting around noon -- leaving us with partly cloudy skies throughout the afternoon hours.  Humidity dipped as low as 37% around 9:00am at my recording location, but was back up to 55-56% by mid-afternoon.

The most autumn-like central Asian air mass of the season is starting to seep into Himalayan north India, as the upper-level flow strengthens from the west-northwest.  Temperatures aloft -- mainly above 12,000ft (3700m) -- will be cooling considerably during the coming 48-72 hours or so, and we should see slighter cooler temps here at our elevation as well during the coming few days.  Models are showing a wave of moderate instability passing well to our north between tomorrow (Wed) afternoon and Friday evening, but as of now, there's only some very minor precipitation development showing up on the charts here in our immediate area on Friday.  In that case, we'll keep the risk of a passing shower or thundershower in the forecast for Friday, with still a few days to keep an eye on how things evolve.

Quiet, seasonably cool and dry late October weather is expected again thereafter, with no other disturbances expected to affect us until perhaps the last day or two of the month.

All the forecast details can be found on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab, located along the top of the page.