HAPPY NEW YEAR
2017 is on its way out, and 2018 is on arrival -- depending on which time zone around the world you are checking in from.
Here in McLeod Ganj, we had a hazy and mostly cloudy evening on this last day of December and 2017, but skies have cleared out after sunset, apart from some patches of high clouds. Temperatures have been the coolest since about the 15th of the month today, taking us pretty close to seasonal averages for this time of the year.
We remain in a very dry weather pattern that doesn't give us much hope of any measurable precipitation here in town, though there could be some light snow showers up-mountain during the coming 24 hours or so, and again toward the latter part of the week. Extended range computer models have been extremely fickle with regard to pattern changes about a week from now... but it seems that we might have to wait until at least the 12th of Jan to see a decent chance of significant rain/snow in our area. Even then, prospects are not all that promising from this current vantage point.