Monday, September 15, 2014

sunshiny morning... (am.15.sep.14)>

It's absolutely clear at sunrise on this Monday morning, and my current temp of 59.9F (15.5C) is also the overnight low.  The big news this morning is the humidity reading -- at 67%, it's the lowest at this hour of the day that I've seen in a while.

The anticipated drying-out of our air mass is already underway, with a fairly steady northwesterly flow in the middle and upper-levels of the atmosphere driving much of the recent lingering tropical moisture well southeast of us.  Weather charts and computer model data -- on the large scale -- are showing a very calm and quiet pattern for us here in northern India this week.  Daily average humidity should be much lower, allowing the sun to hold on longer than it has been able to in past weeks.

However (and there always seems to be a 'however'), it's tough to totally erase pockets of moisture loitering here along the front slopes of the mountains... and with morning sunshine setting surface heating in motion, we'll have to keep an eye on cloud development toward the noon hour.  Also, there could be a thundershower popping up in our vicinity on any given afternoon this week.  SO -- things are looking much better, but we're not totally 'home free'...