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January 1, 2018

by troyk | on Jan 01, 2018 | Comments Off

Austin / Travis County and South Central Texas Weather Update #5
Prepared by UT University/Incident Meteorologist Troy Kimmel
700am CT – Monday / 01 January 2018

… Happy New Year …

.. Don’t be Surprised if You See a Little Light Snow and Sleet Today ..

A few periods of light snow and sleet are possible today into the early evening as clouds persist and
yet another upper air low pressure disturbance moves eastward and creates atmospheric lift across
our area. Guidance suggests that the more concentrated precipitation should be to our west through
southwest and south (like the San Antonio, New Braunfels areas) with the probability of precipitation
for any given location today into this evening for our IH35 corridor counties and the Austin metro area
in the 20 to 30% range. Nevertheless, I do not expect our high temperatures to get much above freezing
today so a light dusting is possible in some areas. Some icy spots could develop in some areas mainly
on less traveled roadways.. bridges and overpasses to our southwest so keep this mind if you are
planning to be out and around today.

tk

by troyk | on Jan 01, 2018 | Comments Off

Austin / Travis County and South Central Texas Weather Update #3
Prepared by UT University/Incident Meteorologist Troy Kimmel
725pm  CT – Sunday 31 December 2017

.. Freezing Rain and Freezing Drizzle Falling in Northern Parts of KH35 Corridor .

NWS Austin-San Antonio will be Issuing a Winter Weather Advisory for Northern Counties.. including Williamson.. Burnet and Lee Counties.. until 10pm tonight  as additional very light precipitation moves in from the North …

I still expect precipitation to end in the next few hours, but, never the less, temperatures are now below freezing throughout much of the Austin metro area.. so slick spots – which have already been reported throughout Williamson County and parts of Travis County – will continue to be an issue until precipitation ends and clouds break by later tonight into early Monday morning.

An airport weather warning continues until the ABIA aerodrome until 8pm for light freezing precipitation. This could be extended.. please see. http://mesonet.agron.iastate.edu/cgi-bin/afos/retrieve.py?pil=awwaus&limit=1&fmt=html

As clouds break late tonight into New Years Day, this incoming air mass will produce a prolonged period of near to well below freezing temperatures for the first few days of the new year with highs only in the 30s and lows in the upper teens and 20s over central and south central Texas as clouds break. As a result, I’ll remind you again to remember “people, pets, pipes and plants.”

Happy New Years, all…. tk