Saturday, September 27, 2014

endless limbo... (pm.27.sep.14)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 60.4F (15.8C)
High temp: 67.6F (19.8C)
Rainfall: trace

There has been plenty of variability between sun, clouds and fog today -- and those fluctuations continue as sunset approaches this evening.  We also had a few sprinkles, brief showers, and even some thunder this afternoon, mainly in the 2:00 to 4:30pm range... but though it was enough to moisten the ground, it wasn't enough to register a measurement in my rain gauge.  The high temp this afternoon was one of the cooler ones of the past few months.

The shorter days and gradually cooler air of the autumn season are still being challenged by leftover tropical moisture associated with the (still) dying monsoon season.  We've got a very dull and flat upper-level weather pattern in place across northwest India, but there is still a significant amount of low-level moisture sprawled across the area as well.  Just a couple of hours of morning sunshine is all it takes to get things percolating... causing cloud and fog development, and even a few random/isolated showers or thundershowers along the mountain slopes.

Until we get some kind of significant shift in the upper-level pattern that would funnel much drier air from central Asia into northern India, this limbo stage is going to continue.  Other info on rainfall, monsoon status and forecast specifics can be found on tabs above...