Sunday, September 28, 2014

the struggle... (pm.28.sep.14)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 58.5F (14.7C)
High temp: 66.9F (19.4C)
Rainfall: 0.29" (7mm) -- updated @ 8:06pm

We've had very angry-looking skies since mid-afternoon, and there have been several periods of rain showers, along with some thunder and even a brief period of small hail late this afternoon and evening.  Currently it's cloudy, with a rain shower in progress.  As we've experienced over and over again during most of the past couple of weeks, our morning sunshine wasn't able to hold on for very long.

There has been a significant amount of scattered thundershower activity today from extreme southwestern Jammu & Kashmir through most of Himachal Pradesh, and into Uttarakhand.  As long as we continue to have this lingering tropical moisture draped along the front slopes of the mountains, this volatility will remain an issue.

Although there are signs of a lessening of the average moisture content of our air mass as we move into the middle of this week (and into October), I still don't see a miraculous or dramatic surge of definitively drier air on the way -- and that's going to keep us struggling with a monsoon season that continues to resiliently fight to live on....

Check tabs above for forecast details, monsoon status reports, etc.