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**Temperatures have averaged very close to normal during this final week of April, just as we were expecting, with the next major warming trend possible by the end of next week...

Friday, October 28, 2016

the cooling trend... (pm.28.oct.16)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 55.8F (13.2C)
High temp: 65.1F (18.4C)
Rainfall: none

The clouds which were scattered around us this afternoon are totally gone as darkness settles in this evening, but it is really hazy at the moment.  Once again we started off the day with bright and glorious autumn sunshine, with those blue skies lasting until after 1:00pm.  Then, there was the normal PM cloud development along the mountains, which was a bit more significant today than yesterday.  Humidity was also a little higher -- averaging around 42% -- but all in all, it has been another fantastic late October day.

My high temp in the upper part of town was about 4ºF (2ºC) cooler today than it was last Friday, and that tells the story of what's been happening during the last week.  Although we've had a large majority of sunshine on a daily basis, our air mass is very slowly and gradually cooling off.  It's been happening by fractions of degrees every day, but you can see that over a week's time, the cooling has been worthy of note.

Small ripples of energy in the upper-level flow are riding along from the west-northwest, but other than that, the weather pattern is changing very little.  There should be varying degrees of weak to moderate cloud development along the Dhauladhars during the PM hours each day, but the chance of rain will remain very small, as temps continue their incremental slippage...

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