Adventures from Back of Beyond

Friday, July 07, 2006

100% humidity

OK, now we've gone to the other extreme. Though it's rare for us to get this moist, today we hit totally saturated air -- just after midnight the air temp was 69 degrees with a matching dewpoint.

Our monsoon seasonal wind shift began early this year, thankfully. By the end of June moist air began to replace our bone dry atmosphere, with almost daily showers and thunderstorms beginning in earnest by the start of July.

Today is an unusual day for us. Started completely overcast, temps in the low 60s, and a steady, slow rain. A soaking rain, penetrating the topsoil -- and that's just what the doctor ordered for our stressed native flora.

Now, as I write at about 10:00 a.m., it's still in the lower 60s, and completely clouded over. Visibility is just a few miles, instead of our usual "severe clear" conditions where 50 miles seems like the distant you could throw a rock.


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