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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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Tuesday's stats:

Low temp: 53.1F (11.7C)
High temp: 63.1F (17.3C)
Rainfall: none

Today has been one of the sunniest of the season, with only a few traces of very scraggly cumulus trying hard to develop over the immediate Dhauladhar range this afternoon, along with the smallest traces of high cirrus clouds to the west toward evening.  We've also had some light haze in the area since the mid-afternoon, but it's really not a big deal at all compared to the haze/smog issues further down on the plains.  In case you're interested -- today marks FOUR WEEKS IN A ROW without even one single raindrop.

This is turning into a dry streak of epic proportions around here.  A rainless period lasting this long is something that happens only once a year, at most, and there are many years when we never see so many days in a row without at least a trace of rainfall.  But starting on the 12th of October, a very dry and generally stable air mass moved in, and the persistent west-northwesterly flow aloft has not allowed it to be replaced by anything else.  There is an upper-level disturbance and broad low-pressure circulation expected to move through this weekend, but with the serious lack of moisture availability, there's still only going to be a small chance of some isolated shower action anywhere in our vicinity.

We'll probably see our temps rise a degree or two during the next couple of days, but then the next cooling trend will kick in as that disturbance passes by over the weekend.  Until we get some kind of a storm system that can deposit some snowfall on the mountains, it's going to be difficult for us to experience a major drop in temps.

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