Thursday, September 25, 2014

too much gloom... (pm.25.sep.14)>

Thursday's stats:

Low temp: 59.9F (15.5C)
High temp: 68.7F (20.4C)
Rainfall: none

Although we've had thick cloudiness and fog hanging over and around us for much of today, satellite pics show that scattered shower/thunder action has been primarily to our east and southeast... as it was yesterday as well.  Sunshine during the morning was nice, but it was gradually replaced by developing cloudiness by the noon hour.  Here at sunset, we're still totally socked in with clouds and fog.

Waiting and hoping for a definitive end to this residual monsoon moisture here along the front slopes of the Dhauladhars starts to get very tiring by this time of year -- at least to me.  I'll have to be honest and say that the prolonged and seemingly endless waning days of the monsoon season are my least favorite time of year.  This year is starting to seem strangely familiar to the 2013 season, when it seemed we'd never make the turn to drier and sunnier weather.

There is no data forthcoming that would show any kind of drastic long-term changes to these conditions that we've been stuck in all month.  Some morning sun -- lots of clouds by the mid-day -- still the risk of a round of PM showers or thundershowers.