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Friday, November 25, 2016

second-warmest of the month... (pm.25.nov.16)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 57.4F (14.1C)
High temp: 64.7F (18.2C)
Rainfall: none

The warmest day of the month so far was back on the 9th when I recorded a high temp of 66.2ºF/19.0ºC -- but today wasn't very far behind.  There were patchy high clouds off and on today, but we definitely ended up with more sunshine than clouds, with dry and milder air easing up from the south.  Humidity was near the lowest of the season, ranging from 18 to 29%.  This evening, a thin layer of high clouds covers most of the sky, as temps remain far too mild for this time of year.

The upper-level low pressure system we've been talking about all week is finally on the move.  It will progress across the far western Himalayan region during the coming 36 hours or so, winding up in western China by Sunday morning.  This path is too far north to produce any kind of significant weather for us -- other than the fact that we're still in line for more periods, perhaps extended periods, of mid- and high cloudiness between now and Sunday morning.  Rain and snow showers remain in the forecast for higher mountain areas to our north and eventually northeast over the weekend, but our risk of some kind of shower action is only in the range of 10-20%.

A very cold air mass is wrapped up in this system, but that too will have a hard time affecting us this far to the south.  It's looking like our temps will stay well above normal for the end of November into the first several days of December, as this extremely easy-to-take autumn and early winter season continues...

Forecast details can be found on THE 7-DAY OUTLOOK tab above.