Thursday, September 18, 2014

four rainless days... (pm.18.sep.14)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 62.4F (16.9C)
High temp: 73.9F (23.3C)
Rainfall: none

It's become the norm the past several evenings to be immersed in clouds and fog -- just as we've gotten used to glorious sunshine during the first few hours of the morning.  In between, we've been dealing with a mix of clouds, sun, and patchy fog during the mid-day hours.  Today has been no exception.  ALSO -- the rain has disappeared.  Unless some showers happen to develop before midnight, today will go down in the books as the fourth consecutive dry day.

The lingering moisture hanging around here along the front slopes of the mountains has kept our humidity levels from falling to where we'd like them to be, but our air mass has been stable enough to prevent this moisture from being translated into showers and thundershowers the last few days -- at least here in our specific area.  It's been a nice step in the right direction this week, but I think we'd all appreciate a bit more sunshine.

We'll be precariously positioned this weekend, with computer model data still not showing a clean sweep of this leftover moisture.  That means we need to be prepared for more of this sun-clouds-fog variability through Sunday -- with that ever-present risk of an isolated PM shower.  There could be a further drop in the atmospheric moisture content early next week.