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December 7, 2017

by troyk | on Dec 07, 2017 | Comments Off

Austin / Travis County and South Central Texas Weather Update #8
Prepared by UT University/Incident Meteorologist Troy Kimmel
345am CT – Friday / 08  December 2017

.. No Further Precipitation Expected ..
.. Roadways Drying Out in Many Areas but a Few Slick Spots are Possible Especially
in Areas East through Southeast and South of the Austin Metro Area ..
.. Freeze Warning into the Morning as Skies Slowly Clear ..


The upper air disturbance has now generally moved east of our area.

Skies are clearing currently along and west of the IH35 corridor with temperatures at or just
above the freezing mark in the IH35 corridor counties. As the clearing trend continues to push
southeastward in the wake of the disturbance, I expect to see temperatures settle down a few
degrees before the Sun rises over the Austin area at 7:15 am CT.

I expect only a few clouds today with an otherwise mostly sunny sky from sunrise through the
balance of the day with temperatures rising into the upper 40s at least by midday then into the
50s this afternoon.

Once again, I strongly feel this will be my last statement on this weather event (no jokes, please).
Have a good Friday and a safe weekend…


by troyk | on Dec 07, 2017 | Comments Off

Austin / Travis County and South Central Texas Weather Update #5
Prepared by UT University/Incident Meteorologist Troy Kimmel
925am CT – Thursday / 07  December 2017

.. Final Update ..

A deep broad upper level trough, or line, of upper air low pressure is moving eastward across
the central USA on this Thursday morning. It has been responsible for the overrunning pattern,
with its associated clouds and light precipitation, locally over the past day or two. Beneficial
rainfall of over an inch has been recorded in many areas.

We did not see many reports of wintry precipitation over our immediate area and those few
reports were limited to areas in the western more hilly areas of Travis and Williamson counties
last night.

With the upper air trough moving eastward, we’ll see a drier and more stable weather pattern
develop tonight into early Friday with skies clearing and temperatures getting a little closer to
the freezing mark first thing Friday morning.

Expect plenty of sunshine with warmer temperatures for the weekend into next week.

This is my last statement on this weather event.


by troyk | on Dec 07, 2017 | Comments Off

Troy’s Audio Weather Webcast for Thursday / 07 December 2017….

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by troyk | on Dec 07, 2017 | Comments Off

Updated 915am CT – Thursday / 07 December 2017

… Clouds and Precipitation Linger Into Tonight …
… Sunshine with Seasonal Temperatures Tomorrow through the Weekend …

On the Weather Map…
On the surface map… a strong cold front is moving southeastward over the central Gulf of Mexico with a secondary cold front over the Red River country of north Texas. Surface high pressure, to the north of the secondary cold front, is over South Dakota and Nebraska. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our surface winds across south central Texas are north northeasterly.

On the upper air map… a deep broad trough, or line, of upper level low pressure overs the USA and its axis extends southwestward from Hudson Bay into Arizona into northwestern Mexico. Upper level high pressure is oriented north-south over the west coast of the USA. As a result of this upper air weather pattern, the 30,000 foot winds over our area are southwesterly 90 to 95 mph.

What I am Seeing As I Look Ahead…

The upper air low pressure trough, to our west, is continuing to produce an overrunning weather pattern resulting in chilly and wet conditions over the area with temperatures well below seasonal averages.

This rain will persist into tonight before the upper level low pressure disturbance moves east of the area and our skies clear by morning tomorrow through the weekend well into next week. We’ll see warming temperatures as a result of the sunshine.

Have a good Thursday….
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

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Updated 845am CT.. Thursday / 07 December 2017

TODAY…. Mostly cloudy with intermittent rain. A 50% chance of precipitation; where rainfall occurs, it will average 1/4 inch or less. High 47. Northerly wind 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT…. A few sprinkles early. A 20% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average trace amounts. Decreasing clouds by midnight becoming partly cloudy and colder. A light freeze possible in outlying and low lying areas. Low 33. Northerly wind 4 to 8 mph.

FRIDAY…. A few clouds early.. otherwise sunshine. High 57. West northwesterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT…. Clear. Low 35. Light northerly wind.

SATURDAY…. Sunshine. High 65. Northeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT …. Clear. Low 37. Light northeasterly wind.

SUNDAY…. Sunshine. High 67. Northeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 40. Light east southeasterly wind.

MONDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 69. South southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT…. A few clouds. Low 44. Southerly wind 4 to 8 mph.

TUESDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 70. Southerly wind 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 42. South southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

WEDNESDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 69. Southerly wind 5 to 10 mph.

Valid Wednesday / 13 December 2017 through Tuesday / 19 December 2017…
Temperature… Above Average
Precipitation… Below Average

Sunrise this morning (07 December)………………………………. 7:15 am
Sunset this evening (07 December)………………………………… 5:30 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (08 December)…………………………………… 7:16 am
Sunset tomorrow (08 December)……………………………………. 5:30 pm