Monday, September 22, 2014

intricacies of the season... (am.22.sep.14)>

A bright and sunny morning is shaping up, with totally clear skies at sunrise.  I'm recording an overnight low temperature of 61.3F (16.3C), and no rainfall.  The humidity reading is currently 73%.

If you've been keeping a close eye on the UPDATED RAINFALL TALLY this season, you've seen that our September rainfall is running way below normal.  In fact, we've received less than HALF the average monthly total, with just eight days to go.  This year's monsoon season has been a strange one -- the total rainfall since the beginning of June is running about 20% below the normal/average amount at my location in the upper part of McLeod, but we've still not been able to bust out into a truly decisively reliable dry weather pattern.  Lingering moisture hangs on.

Things are looking pretty good during the coming two or three days, with a northwesterly flow in the middle and upper-levels of the atmosphere providing a generally dry and stable situation for us.  I am ever-nervous about rogue shower/thunder development over the mountains during the afternoon/evening hours... but we shouldn't let that possibility spoil the show.  There is the potential for a better chance of showers and thundershowers by Thursday, and continuing through the weekend, however.