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Today's temperatures -- both low and high -- were by far the coldest of the season up til now.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

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Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 52.0F (11.1C)
High temp: 60.6F (15.9C)
Rainfall: none

There's a bit of haze in the air this evening after sunset, but otherwise we have clear skies, with a nearly full moon on the rise in the east.  Both the early morning low and the daytime high today were the coolest of the season -- the first time I've recorded a high temp LESS than 16ÂșC.  That, in spite of all the sunshine.  Cloud development was very sparse along the mountains this afternoon, leaving us with a lot of blue sky.  Humidity was very consistent in the range of 30-35% throughout the day.

A dry and generally stable air mass remains well-established from the western Himalayas all the way into the northern Bay of Bengal, as the upper-level flow continues to bring central Asian elements into the Indian subcontinent.  That's what should be happening this time of year, November being the driest month of the calendar year, and it really doesn't look like any kind of significant change in the pattern is in our near future.  Even the hints at some kind of storm system development toward the final several days of the month seem to have evaporated on the most recent model runs.

This coming week promises to be the coolest, on average, of our autumn season, though there could be a small bump in temps right around Thursday into Friday.  But again, I have to emphasize that we are still running near or even slightly milder than normal for mid-November.

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