the latest...

**I've only recorded a trace of rainfall during the last 24 hours... skies are mostly clear early this Friday morning, with a mild temp near 60ºF/16ºC.

Monday, December 19, 2016

no excitement whatsoever... (pm.19.dec.16)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 52.1F (11.2C)
High temp: 61.0F (16.1C)
Rainfall: none

There are only a few minor streaks and patches of high clouds out there this evening after darkness has settled in, and it's very mild.  Today's sunshine was again punctuated by a few periods of patchy high cloudiness, but it seems there was a greater percentage of sun than we saw yesterday.  Humidity has been super low -- ranging from 15 to 29%.  And temperatures?  Well, it was the warmest day in just over a week.

I've been digging very deep to try to find something to talk about lately.  This dry streak has gone beyond the believable, since we've had no measurable rainfall since the 11th of October... and although there have been some relatively brief periods of cooler weather, we continue to average quite a bit warmer than normal for the season.

Our moisture source has been pretty much cut off for 2+ months, and the truly cold continental winter air mass has remained well to our north, with no signs of it dropping very far southward as we finish off 2016.  That means all we have to deal with are fairly minor temperature fluctuations, along with alternating sky conditions between sunshine and periods of mainly high cloudiness.  I think you've heard it all before...

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