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March 9, 2017

Troy’s Audio Weather Webcast for Thu/09Mar2017….

by troyk | on Mar 09, 2017 | Comments Off

Again, due chronic DoDaddy hosting problems, no audio weather webcast here.

Please visit to my University of Texas (where they’re much more technically on the ball than Go Daddy!!) weather site at weather.utexas.edu for my audio weather webcast (as “2017.0309” at the top of the page).

 

by troyk | on Mar 09, 2017 | Comments Off

Updated 915am CT – Thursday / 09 March 2017

… South Southeasterly Surface Winds Return …
… A More Unsettled Weather Pattern by Late Week into the Weekend …
… Our Next Cold Front Late Saturday Night into Early Sunday Morning …

On this Thursday… a stationary front extends westward from central Florida through the northern Gulf of Mexico and then turns into a warm front onto to the mid Texas coast and across south Texas and northeastern Mexico. Surface high pressure, north of the front, is located over northern Georgia. As a result, our surface winds across south central Texas are south southeasterly.

In the upper levels of the atmosphere, a broad trough, or line, of upper level low pressure extends south southeastward from Hudson Bay into the northeastern USA. An otherwise rather zonal (west-to-east) upper air wind pattern prevails across most of the USA. As a result, the 30,000 foot winds over south central Texas are westerly at 50 to 55 mph.

The shallow wedge of surface based cooler air overhead this morning is being eroding away quickly as the front to our south continues to weaken and shift northward as a warm front. As a result, clouds hold over the area and we’ve seen a few sprinkles over the area.

The low level moisture continues late week into the weekend. However, with a more zonal (think, west-to-east) forecast upper air wind pattern, I do not see any big air mass changes through Saturday and Saturday night. I expect a few rain showers beginning today through tonight with a better chance of rain showers and thunderstorms by tomorrow through Saturday night ahead of an approaching upper air low pressure disturbance from the west and an associated weak surface cold front that will “backdoor” its way into our area from the north northeast Saturday night.

The developing and passing upper air disturbance and associated cold front will move across the area just after midnight Saturday night with cooler temperatures and a more stable air mass taking hold Sunday (with more sunshine) with a few more clouds Sunday night into Monday in advance of a second reinforcing weak cold front, again more from the north northeast, Monday night into Tuesday. Clouds will once again decrease by Tuesday with the passage of the second cold front.

Have a good Thursday….
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

Contact me:
tkimmel@austin.utexas.edu
http://www.facebook.com/troykimmel

Updated 845am CT.. Thursday / 09 March 2017

TODAY…. Patchy morning fog otherwise mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles and rain showers. A 20% chance of rain. Rainfall, where it occurs, will average less than 1/10th inch. High 77. Southerly wind 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT…. Mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles and isolated rain showers. A 20% chance of rain. Rainfall, where it occurs, will average less than 1/10th inch. Low 65. South southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

FRIDAY…. Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. A 40% chance of rain. Rainfall, where it occurs, will average 1/4 inch or less. High 78. South southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT…. Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. A 30% chance of rain. Rainfall, where it occurs, will average 1/4 inch or less. Low 66. Southerly wind 4 to 8 mph.

SATURDAY…. Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. A 50% chance of rain. Rainfall, where it occurs, will average 1/4 inch. High 78. South southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT…. Cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk as a cold front passes after midnight. A 50% chance of rain. Rainfall, where it occurs, will average 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Turning cooler after midnight. Low 55. South southwesterly wind 5 to 10 mph shifting north northeasterly after midnight.

SUNDAY…. Decreasing clouds early becoming partly cloudy. Cooler and less humid. High 69. North northeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT…. Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 54. Northeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph becoming more easterly after midnight.

MONDAY…. Partly to mostly cloudy and a little warmer. High 76. Southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT…. Partly to mostly cloudy with a cold front passing by about midnight. Low 54. South southwesterly wind becoming northeasterly 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY…. Partly cloudy. High 70. Northeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph becoming more easterly by afternoon.

TUESDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 50. Light easterly wind becoming southeasterly after midnight.

WEDNESDAY…. Partly cloudy. High 72. Southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Thursday / 16 March 2017 through Wednesday / 22 March 2017…
Temperature… Above Average
Precipitation… Below Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (09 Mar)……………………………………………. 6:49 am
Sunset this evening (09 Mar)……………………………………………… 6:35 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (10 Mar)………………………………………………… 6:48 am
Sunset tomorrow (10 Mar)…………………………………………………. 6:36 pm