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March 12, 2015

TK’s Audio Weather Webcast…. (940am CT-Thu/12Mar2015)

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TK’s Austin / South Central Texas Weather Forecast….

by troyk | on Mar 12, 2015 | Comments Off

Updated 845am CT.. Thursday / 12 March 2015

TODAY…. Decreasing clouds then becoming partly cloudy. High 69. Northerly wind 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 49. Northerly wind 4 to 8 mph.

FRIDAY…. Partly cloudy. High 73. North northwesterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 49. Light northerly wind.

SATURDAY…. Partly cloudy. High 72. North northeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 49. Light northerly wind.

SUNDAY…. Partly cloudy. High 71. Northerly wind 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 48. Northeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

MONDAY…. Partly cloudy. High 73. Northeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT…. Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 52. Easterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

TUESDAY…. Partly to mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles. Rainfall, where it occurs given a 10% chance of rain at any given location, will average trace amounts. High 72. Easterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT…. Partly to mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles. Rainfall, where it occurs given a 10% chance of rain at any given location, will average trace amounts. Low 54. Light easterly wind.

WEDNESDAY…. Partly to mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles. Rainfall, where it occurs given a 20% chance of rain at any given location, will average trace amounts. High 71. East southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Thursday / 19 March 2015 through Wednesday / 25 March 2015…
Temperature… Below Average
Precipitation… Above Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (12 March)………………………………………….. 7:44 am
Sunset this evening (12 March)……………………………………………. 7:37 pm
Sunrise Friday (13 March)…………………………………………………… 7:43 am
Sunset Friday (13 March)……………………………………………………. 7:38 pm

TK’s Weather Discussion….

by troyk | on Mar 12, 2015 | Comments Off

Updated 915am CT – Thursday / 12 March 2015

.. Clouds Linger ..
.. A Few Sprinkles Westward to the Austin Area ..
.. A More Stable Air Mass with More Sun and Warmer Temperatures on the Way ..

On this Wednesday morning…. a weakening stationary front extends southwestward from coastal Alabama and Florida into a low pressure area over the northwest Gulf of Mexico with the front then extending southward through the western gulf. High pressure is located from the Great Salt Lake southeastward into north central Texas. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our local surface winds are northerly.

In the upper levels of the atmosphere.. a rather zonal (west-to-east).. wind pattern continues over the USA with a weakening upper level trough.. or line.. of low pressure extends southward from Texas into northeastern Mexico. As a result, our upper air winds at about 18,500 feet are southerly at 15 to 25 mph.

With the weakening upper level low pressure disturbance moving through Texas and Mexico, we’ve seen, as predicted, clouds lingering back over our area with even some light rainfall earlier this morning.

As a chunk of the upper level low pressure disturbance slowly weakens and moves away from the area.. a drier and more stable weather pattern will build in tomorrow into tomorrow night with skies partially clearing thereafter. However, it should be noted that part of the disturbance will remain over Mexico and may combine with a “backdoor” type of cold front (moving in from the northeast into Texas) to contribute to increased clouds and another chance of rain by the middle part of next week.

For the time being though, a more stable weather pattern will prevail through Friday and through our upcoming weekend and even into early next week. With the increased sunshine over the coming days, temperatures will be warming back to near seasonal averages.

Regarding my forecast, my local forecast confidence: My forecast confidence is high to very high through the remainder of the week.. the upcoming weekend.. and into early next week. My forecast confidence falls back to medium for the middle part of next week as it regards the potential for rain.

Have a good Thursday….
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

Contact me:
tkimmel@austin.utexas.edu

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