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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

dry streak: 57 days... (pm.07.dec.16)>

Wednesday's stats:

Low temp: 55.0F (12.8C)
High temp: 61.4F (16.3C)
Rainfall: none

The usual haze is in the air this evening, otherwise we have clear skies and mild temps.  These temperatures lately continue to run well above normal for the first part of December, and our dry streak has now extended itself to 57 days.  I am pretty sure there has never been a 60 day stretch of totally dry weather here in my years of monitoring and recording weather conditions, so this one is really something spectacular.  Sunshine was plentiful again, despite the haze and a few high clouds, with humidity ranging from 23 to 47%.

The upper-level pattern is just now moving into a period of transformation, which could bring us a bit more interesting weather to watch by the weekend.  The huge high pressure ridge which has been in place for many days is already in the first hours of breaking down, which will allow a stronger southwesterly jet stream flow to sink into northwest India.  Temperatures aloft will start cooling significantly between tomorrow (Thu) and Monday/Tuesday, while a little tongue of moisture from the Arabian Sea gets pulled northeastward.  Although a major storm system is not on the cards, as of now, it does look like there will be the best chance of some scattered rain and snow showers across much of Himachal Pradesh than we've seen this entire season -- mainly during the Sunday-Tuesday period.  Any snow should be restricted to elevations above about 2900m (9500ft) -- close to Triund -- so let's watch and see.

The coolest temps of the season will filter in over the weekend into early next week as well, which could finally bring us a dose of reality, after this incredibly mild November and early December we've had...

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