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Sunday, January 8, 2017

storm system winding down... (am.08.jan.17)>

**Update @ 8:38am...  A very gentle and beautiful fall of light to moderate snow is in progress here on Tushita Road just below the mountaineering center, as the temp remains just above 34ºF/1.1ºC.

Waking up to 34ºF/1ºC early this Sunday morning -- which is close to what the temp was late last night.  I've got another 1/2 to 3/4" of slushy snow on my terrace this morning, but the rain gauge shows about 0.38" (1cm) of melted precipitation since about 9:00pm last evening.  That brings the total amount of rain and melted snow since Friday morning to 3.45" (8.8cm).

Well the downhill extent of the snow line obviously halted across the upper half of the McLeod Ganj area, with a few inches of snow just above town, and only a bit of slush further down.  We may get another few periods of mainly light rain and snow showers today, but this storm system has pretty much blown itself out, and I think the vast majority of our precipitation has already occurred.  With any luck, we may even see the sun make an appearance today, although maybe just briefly.

Even with better chances of sunshine during the coming week, it's going to stay cold.  Temperatures should be close to mid-January norms for the next several days at least.