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Monday, November 7, 2016

the coolest yet... (pm.07.nov.16)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 53.1F (11.7C)
High temp: 61.4F (16.3C)
Rainfall: none

It's moderately hazy here at our elevation this evening after sunset, but the haze is really a problem downhill.  Otherwise it's been a day of abundant sunshine, with only minor cumulus development over the mountains this afternoon for a few hours.  Humidity has ranged widely -- from 26% during the mid-morning, up to about 45% during the mid-afternoon.  And as far as temperatures are concerned -- the low temp AND the high temp for the day were the coolest I've recorded yet this season.

As warming kicks in in the higher levels of the atmosphere, the air mass near the surface is unable to go anywhere, and that is creating an increasingly stagnant and smoggy atmosphere in the lower elevations to our south.  Maybe you've heard about the problems with very unhealthy air quality in Delhi the last couple of days.  Fortunately for us, we're high enough to stay above the worst of it, and should see a predominance of November sunshine for the rest of the week.  There could be some high clouds streaming in from the west, especially by Thursday or so, but overall, it looks like smooth sailing.

We may be close to bottoming out, temp-wise, with a bit of a moderation expected for the remainder of the week.  The next thing to look out for will be a broad, slow-moving upper-level circulation easing in over the weekend... but once again, an absence of any kind of significant moisture will keep rain chances very low.

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