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**I've only recorded a trace of rainfall during the last 24 hours... skies are mostly clear early this Friday morning, with a mild temp near 60ºF/16ºC.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

two weeks - no rain... (pm.25.oct.16)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 55.8F (13.2C)
High temp: 66.5F (19.2C)
Rainfall: none

Our stretch of fine October weather continues to lengthen, as we've now hit the two week mark without a drop of rain.  Cloudiness has been limited for many days in a row as well, with just varying degrees of feeble to moderate cumulus development right along the mountains for a few hours during the afternoon.  And the all-important number -- the humidity -- has now settled into a daily average range very close to 40%.

It looks like we have nothing to get all that concerned about during these final several days of the month, as the west-northwesterly flow aloft continues to keep a dry and relatively stable air mass in place here across Himalayan north India.  As I've mentioned, there will be the odd weak disturbance passing overhead in the rapid upper-atmospheric flow, but without significant moisture availability, the shower potential should remain close to zero on any given day.

The incremental cooling trend that is totally normal and expected this time of year will keep on -- as the days get shorter and the nights get longer, and the sun's angle decreases.  But, compared to historical normals, we will probably remain slightly on the plus side as we transition into November.

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