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Friday, December 16, 2016

sun/cloud fluctuations... (pm.16.dec.16)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 49.8F (9.9C)
High temp: 56.7 (13.7C)
Rainfall: none

Extensive patches of high clouds remain overhead late this evening, here at the end of day with lots of back and forth between periods of sun and high cloudiness.  We did experience a bit of a warm-up, with the high temp today the mildest I've recorded since Sunday.  Humidity ranged from a very low 15% early this morning, to around 43% during the late afternoon.

Well.... our four-day stretch of temps close to normal for this time of year has already come to an end, as we climbed back above normal today.  There may not be a lot of warming during the next several days, but it's still looking like we could moderate another couple of degrees by the middle of next week, keeping us on the mild side of mid-December averages.  A roaring jet stream flow across Himalayan north India will keep the occasional waves of high clouds coming and going, all the way into at least the middle of next week.

There have been the usual fluctuations and inconsistencies in the extended range computer model data taking us all the way through Christmas to the final days of 2016 -- but as of now there are still no strong signs of a significant storm system in our near future.  Of course we'll keep watching to see if anything might change.

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