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**Our early Sunday morning round of thundershowers is winding down now (8:20am)... after depositing 1.18" (3.0cm) in the rain gauge.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

humidity low, temps mild... (pm.22.nov.16)>

Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 55.6F (13.1C)
High temp: 63.9F (17.7C)
Rainfall: none

There are just a few scattered high clouds around the area late this evening, with temperatures remaining very much on the mild side.  In fact, both overnight low and daytime high temps were the warmest I've recorded since the 10th of November, nearly two weeks ago.  We had more high cloudiness streaming across the sky today, but the majority of it was during the morning hours, leaving us mostly sunny during the afternoon.  Humidity was the lowest of this entire post-monsoon season -- ranging from 17% to 27%.  Very dry indeed.

We've been in between upper-level disturbances the last several hours, but there are more on the way during the coming four days.  There remains a deep area of low pressure aloft centered just east of the Caspian Sea, which is forcing a west-southwesterly upper-level flow to stay entrenched across Himalayan north India.  The low pressure system itself is going to remain very far to our north, but wave after wave of disturbances along its southern fringes will keep the periods of mainly high cloudiness tracking overhead, all the way through Saturday.  I still feel confident that we'll miss out on precipitation here in McLeod, but the risk of rain and snow showers will be on the increase during the latter half of this week across higher mountainous areas to our north.  Already there have been isolated moderate snow showers in the higher elevations of Jammu &Kashmir.

The cold air associated with this system is probably not going to extend its influence very far to the south, which means I've been revising forecast temperatures upward, from what we were expecting earlier.  Maybe there are not too many complaints if we continue to run several degrees above normal as we finish off the month of November...

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