Saturday, September 20, 2014

temporary setback... (pm.20.sep.14)>

Saturday's stats:

Low temp: 56.5F (13.6C) -- during eve thundershowers 
High temp: 73.9F (23.3C)
Rainfall: 0.88" (2.2cm) -- updated @ 750pm

The afternoon/evening thundershowers we've been doing without for five straight days finally showed up again today.  There was some thunder rumbling as early as 3:45pm, with several waves of rain showers, gusty winds and thunder/lightning after 4:00pm, and even some small hail... with light rain continuing at the present moment.  Up until that action got going, our day was pretty similar to the previous several days.

Last evening I mentioned a batch of colder air aloft which would be moving into north India over the weekend -- introducing some instability, and keeping us from being able to totally ignore PM shower/thunder development.  I'm surprised it's been this robust, though.  And according to satellite pics, we're sharing the action with parts of Jammu and Kashmir as well as other scattered areas across Himachal Pradesh.

Some of the moisture that continues to lingering here along the front slopes of the western Himalayan ranges will be pushed southeast of us during the next 48 hours or so -- and that may set us up for our next phase of improving weather conditions as the new week unfolds.  Additional detailed info is available on tabs above...