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**The first morning of MAY has arrived... and we have beautifully clear skies at dawn, with a relatively cool temp near 59ºF/15ºC.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

some changes next week... (pm.19.nov.16)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 54.5F (12.5C)
High temp: 61.7F (16.5C)
Rainfall: none

There are no clouds at all late this evening, but it is moderately hazy.  It's been a day of almost full sunshine -- the only exception being just a few barely noticeable wisps of high, thin cirrus, and a couple of very tiny cumulus clouds which tried to form along the highest mountain peaks this afternoon.  Temperatures were very similar to yesterday's, with humidity highly variable, between 25 and 50%.

A different kind of weather pattern is going to be slowly taking shape during the coming 5-6 days, which is going to bring a changing scenario across the western Himalayan region.  An area of low pressure in the upper atmosphere is just now starting to evolve just east of the Caspian Sea, which will hold fairly steady for most of the week across Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.  This will orient the jet stream in such a way as to create increasingly unstable conditions from northern Afghanistan and Pakistan into Himalayan north India as the week progresses.  Up to this point, all of the models are keeping precipitation development just barely to our north, but we're going to have to keep a close eye on that, especially by Thursday and/or Friday.

One thing seems fairly certain -- that we'll have much more cloudiness to contend with starting on Monday into Tuesday.  And with less sunshine, our temperatures will of course be a few degrees cooler.  Anyway, follow along this coming week, as we finally have something a little more interesting to watch...

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