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Saturday, November 26, 2016

ridiculously mild... (pm.26.nov.16)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 59.2F (15.1C)
High temp: 65.1F (18.4C)
Rainfall: none

Today's temperatures were more in line with what we would expect on about the 20th of October.  Yes, it has been extremely mild the last couple of days, even with the considerable amount of high cloudiness we've had to deal with.  We have mostly cloudy skies this evening after dark, but once again there was a lot of back and forth between nice sunshine and waves of high clouds going on throughout the day.  Humidity ranged from 18% this morning, to about 34% during the late afternoon.

In terms of the cloud issues, this past week has worked out exactly according to expectations, but in the temperature department, it has been much warmer than expected.  The colder air mass lurking to our north and northwest which a week ago had looked like it would spill over into our area has failed to do so -- and that has gradually become apparent since about Tuesday or Wednesday.  There have been periods of rain and snow showers in the higher elevations of the western Himalayan ranges the past few days, but the precipitation has avoided us, which has been no surprise.  I still think there is the slightest of chance of a random rain drop or sprinkle in our general vicinity overnight into the first half of Sunday, but let's not hold our breath.

A gradual cooling trend should be the main theme of the coming week, though the amount of cooling we're expecting may not even take us down into the normal range for the November/December transition period.  And rain chances??  Again, not more than a very slight chance on late Tuesday into Wednesday...

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