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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...

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

moderating trend ahead... (pm.16.nov.16)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 50.4F (10.2C)
High temp: 59.0F (15.0C)
Rainfall: none

The clear-but-hazy regime that has been in effect the last several nights is underway again this evening -- at the end of a day featuring mostly sunny skies.  Once again we had just a minor amount of PM cloud development along the mountain peaks, and only a few isolated wisps of high cirrus clouds... none of which interfered with the sunshine at all.  But even with all that sun, I recorded a high temp less than 60ºF for the third day in a row, keeping us on a roll with the coolest days of the autumn-into-winter season thus far.  Humidity remained in a narrow range of about 36 to 45%.

This latest cool-down is almost over, however, as some slight warming has already started to occur in the higher levels of the atmosphere, with temperature moderation expected in the lower and middle levels of our air mass as well over the course of the next couple of days or so.  That means we can expect to pop just above normal for mid-November as we finish off the week, after these last few days of slightly sub-average temps.

Our sunny skies could be challenged by a few waves of high clouds from time to time during these coming several days, with Monday and/or Tuesday holding the greatest potential of getting perhaps more clouds than sun.  But as far as rainfall is concerned, the drought should continue, with very little chance of even one single solitary tiny rain drop during the next week - at least.

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