Monday, September 29, 2014

still not turning... (pm.29.sep.14)>

Monday's stats:

Low temp: 58.6F (14.8C)
High temp: 67.1F (19.5C)
Rainfall: none

It's cloudy at sunset this evening, with some patchy fog as well.  There was no rain shower development in the immediate McLeod area today, though isolated thundershowers have been visible on satellite pics both to our northwest and southeast during the past few hours.

The month of September is drawing to a close -- and we still have no official withdrawal of Monsoon 2014 for our area.  Check the AWAITING MONSOON'S END tab at the top of the page for the latest specific info from the India Met Department.

Although we're experiencing some slightly cooler air settling in here in the surface layers of the atmosphere, the upper-air pattern is refusing to shift into a persistent autumn mode.  That's preventing the kind of strong push of dry air from central Asia needed to clear out these remaining dregs of tropical moisture which remain stuck all along the front slopes of the mountains.  We could see some marginally drier air appearing during the latter half of this week, but honestly, it doesn't look like a radical shift.

Do not be surprised by continued cloud/fog development as we push into October, and also be braced for sudden periods of showers and possible thundershowers as well.  Most of that rain potential will be during the afternoon and evening hours, but there are indications that we could even get some overnight and morning action during the coming couple of days as well.