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**Our early Sunday morning round of thundershowers is winding down now (8:20am)... after depositing 1.18" (3.0cm) in the rain gauge.

Friday, December 9, 2016

shower risk only slight... (pm.09.dec.16)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 54.1F (12.3C)
High temp: 61.9F (16.6C)
Rainfall: none

There's a little bit of haze hanging in the air late this evening, otherwise we have clear skies.  And we can mark this one down as another mostly sunny and unseasonably mild early December day, with our recent dry streak extending itself to 59 days.  Humidity was lower -- ranging from about 18% during mid-morning, to near 30% during the late afternoon.

With each and every run of the computer model data the last few days, the 'storm system' we've been looking forward to during the latter part of the weekend into early next week continues to look less impressive.  And now, it is barely looking like anything at all.  There is still a lot of cooling which is going to occur aloft, and eventually down into the lower levels, but the upper-level dynamic ingredient seems to be fizzling, and the small tug of moisture from the Arabian Sea seems to be getting shunted mainly to our south and east.  All that to say -- as of now, things just don't seem to be coming together for anything more than about a 20-30% chance of some isolated showers between Saturday night and Sunday mid-day, and again a slight chance of a shower on Tuesday.  I am disappointed, truly.

We're still probably going to see the coolest temperatures of the season by Sunday night into the middle of next week, but even then, we're so far above normal right now that the cooling we get will just barely get us down to mid-December averages.

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