the latest...

**Assuming there is no more rain before midnight, we'll finish the month of April with 4.49" (11.4cm) -- the normal amount is just 1.90" (4.8cm).

Friday, September 12, 2014

repeat cycle... (am.12.sep.14)>

It's looking very nice at sunrise this morning, with just a few scattered clouds as the sun starts to peek over the top of the mountains.  We had another round of thundershowers in the middle of the night -- I wasn't entirely lucid at the time, but I think it happened mostly in the midnight to 1:00am range.  My rain gauge shows an additional 0.28" (7mm) from that episode.  I'm recording a low temp of 59.9F (15.5C), and the humidity reading this morning is 83%.

Well we know very well that these sunny starts don't amount to much, since they don't last very long.  It's fairly likely that we'll be experiencing more thick cloudiness and some patchy fog by the noon hour, with a risk of the development of more scattered shower/thunder action during the afternoon hours.  That same scenario should repeat itself tomorrow (Sat), and perhaps on Sunday as well.

It's dangerous to get too optimistic during the middle of September, unless you want your hopes dashed against the rocks -- but things are still looking more promising for a more significant retreat of lingering monsoon moisture as next week unfolds.  Stay tuned...