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Thursday, December 1, 2016

coolish december arrival... (pm.01.dec.16)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 50.7F (10.4C)
High temp: 59.2F (15.1C)
Rainfall: none

Today has been one of the coolest of the season, in spite of the fact that we had a lot of sunshine.  There were just a few scattered clouds, mainly in the vicinity of the mountains during the mid-day hours, but all of those clouds are gone now, with hazy skies and a small sliver of a crescent moon visible in the west this evening.  Humidity has remained on the high side, compared to what we've experienced since mid-October, ranging from 42 to 57% over the course of the day.

It's smooth sailing ahead according to all of the computer model data -- at least for the next ten days or so.  A flat and uneventful upper-level flow will dominate the weather pattern through the weekend and nearly all of next week, keeping us dry and relatively mild for this time of year.  The slightly cooler air we're dealing with right now will start to moderate back into the milder zone as early as Sunday, which is where we spent most of the month of November.  It's just been such a pleasant autumn/early winter season this year.

Tonight's data does show a significant storm system trying to develop across Himalayan north India around the 11th or 12th of the month, but those extended range models have been very inconsistent lately, so we'll need to watch it day-by-day to see if it is anything more than a fluke in the long-term solutions...