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**There have been a few very light rain showers in the area early this Thursday morning. Temperatures remain extremely mild -- near 62ºF/17ºC at sunrise...

Sunday, September 7, 2014

very little drama... (pm.07.sep.14)>

Sunday's stats:

Low temp: 62.2F (16.8C)
High temp: 74.5F (23.6C)
Rainfall: trace

Patches of clouds and fog are drifting around at sunset this evening, with some thunderheads visible at times, especially off to our southeast.  Today has turned out pretty close to expectations, with a mixture of clouds, sun and fog, and temperatures moderating a few degrees above what we've been dealing with during most of the past week or so.  Up until now, we've managed to avoid any rain shower/thunder activity, though there have been a couple of random sprinkles this evening.

Cloud and fog development today has been confined mainly to the mountains -- with lots of sunshine throughout the day just downhill from us.  Most of the deep monsoon moisture has retreated to the southeast, but all of the computer model data which shows atmospheric moisture profiles indicates that it's going to remain a bit too close for comfort during the coming week.  That will keep us from being able to confidently say that we're "in the clear".  We should be able to enjoy a good amount of sunshine on a daily basis, but that cloud/fog development should occur daily as well -- with a mentionable risk of isolated to widely scattered shower/thunder development in the vicinity of the mountains during the afternoon/evening hours.

Overall, I have to say that things are looking rather pleasant for us as we approach the middle of the month.  What's left of Monsoon 2014 may not deliver much more drama, the way things are looking at the moment...