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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...

Thursday, November 17, 2016

quiet and agreeable... (pm.17.nov.16)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 52.7F (11.5C)
High temp: 61.6F (16.4C)
Rainfall: none

We have a clear sky this evening, at the end of a beautiful, sunny day.  Cloudiness was almost totally non-existent for one of the very few days this autumn season, with only the most pathetic attempts at a few traces of cumulus development over the mountain peaks this afternoon.  Humidity at my location in the upper part of town was more variable than it's been in recent days, though, ranging from 20 to 40%.

Temperatures today were the mildest since last Friday/Saturday, as the subtle warming trend we were anticipating did indeed materialize.  We should have another day, maybe two, of these relatively milder temps before the next cooling trend sets in.  But we are still looking at very very slim chances of precipitation of any kind here in our immediate area, though the potential for some periods of mainly high cloudiness will be on the increase by late Sunday through Tuesday.

The upper-level pattern does show signs of becoming more active next week, but as of now, it looks like any rain/snow would be confined to the higher elevations to our north.  According to the latest models, we could be looking at the first significant snowfall of the season across higher mountains and passes throughout Kashmir/Ladakh, and even perhaps in Lahaul, Spiti, and Kinnaur of Himachal.  Think about that if you have travel plans in those areas next week -- which of course most people do not.

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