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Friday, November 11, 2016

temps dipping again... (pm.11.nov.16)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 54.3F (12.4C)
High temp: 61.7F (16.5C)
Rainfall: none

Totally clear skies are the order of the evening, with not really any haze at all to speak of.  It was a sunny and blue sky day until the early afternoon, when we did see some cumulus cloud development along the mountains, but that fizzled out just as the sun was setting.  But even with the greater percentage of sunshine than we had yesterday, temperatures were a couple of degrees cooler -- both early morning low and afternoon high.  Humidity at my location dipped all the way down to about 18% during the latter part of the morning, but then rebounded to 40% by mid-afternoon.

The main event over the weekend will be a continued cooling trend, after a period of two or three days of significantly above normal temps during this past week.  A broad upper-level low pressure circulation easing in from the northwest will bring that batch of cooler air along with it, but the serious lack of moisture in this autumn air mass will keep the risk of shower development very low.  I still think there could be some random and isolated shower action (some in the form of snow) in the higher elevations to our north and northeast tomorrow into tomorrow evening as this systems passes overhead, but measurable precipitation in McLeod seems very unlikely.

Next week should be uneventful, with temps running near or slightly above normal for the season.  It looks like there could be something percolating by the final 5-6 days of the month, but that's a very long way off, in meteorological terms...

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