Sunday, September 14, 2014

slow shifts... (pm.14.sep.14)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 55.2F (12.9C)
High temp: 70.0F (21.1C)
Rainfall: 0.45" (1.1cm)

It's a gorgeous Sunday evening... with lingering cloudiness off to the east, but clear skies overhead and westward.  Once again there were some radical fluctuations between clouds, fog and sun today, just as we've seen nearly every day this month.  There was also a short but intense period of rain, thunder and gusty winds during the early afternoon -- roughly between about 1:45 and 2:20pm.  During that thundershower, our temperatures plummeted to the coolest levels of this entire summer/monsoon season.  Signs of the coming of autumn!

As we arrive at the middle of September, we still have no official declaration of the withdrawal of Monsoon 2014.  That's because a fairly respectable amount of tropical moisture remains entrenched across Himalayan north India -- we've had at least a trace of rain every single day since the 30th of August, and more than one-tenth of an inch on all but four of those days.  You can check this monsoon season's rainfall details on the UPDATED RAINFALL TALLY tab at the top of the page.

For many days we've been looking forward to improving conditions as this new week unfolds, with average daily humidity dropping considerably, which should lead to a greater percentage of sunshine for us.  At the same time, we're going to have to watch out for the development of clouds and perhaps some fog by the afternoon hours here along the mountain slopes... still!  Isolated showers and thundershowers remain a possibility as well, the chances of which we'll be reassessing day-by-day.