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**There have been a few very light rain showers in the area early this Thursday morning. Temperatures remain extremely mild -- near 62ºF/17ºC at sunrise...

Friday, September 12, 2014

more patience required... (pm.12.sep.14)>

Friday's stats:

Low temp: 59.9F (15.5C)
High temp: 69.1F (20.6C)
Rainfall since midnight: 0.30" (8mm)

It's partly cloudy at the moment, here at the end of another day of extreme back-and-forth swings between sun, clouds and fog.  That early morning sunshine did indeed quickly give way to thick clouds/fog again -- well before the noon hour -- and there have been a few sprinkles and brief periods of light rain showers mainly during the PM hours as well.  At least at my location in the upper part of town, this afternoon's rainfall didn't contribute much to the leftover total from our thundershowers just after midnight.

We've been in a fairly predictable pattern for most of this past week, with things looking pretty bright during the early morning hours, only to turn gloomy and damp by the mid-day into the afternoon.  This kind of situation is pretty much par for the course as we approach mid-September.

Lingering tropical moisture sloshing around and up against the mountains of northern India will continue interacting with some slightly cooler air aloft --keep us dealing with these fluctuations between sunshine, clouds, fog, and occasional showers/thundershowers.  However, there are still some positive signs that our air mass will dry out considerably as we head toward the middle of next week.  Time will tell if those computer models solutions are in touch with reality.