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March 8, 2018

by troyk | on Mar 08, 2018 | Comments Off

Troy’s Audio Weather Webcast for Thursday / 08 March 2018….

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by troyk | on Mar 08, 2018 | Comments Off

Updated 915am CT – Thursday / 08 March 2018

… A Dry and Stable Weather Pattern For Much of the Remainder of the Week …
… Another Disturbance and Cold Front Friday Night into Saturday …

On the Weather Map…

On the surface map… surface high pressure extends from east Texas northward into the eastern Dakotas as a north-south oriented trough, or line, of low pressure develops over the southern Rockies. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our surface winds are east southeasterly.

On the upper air map… a north-to-south oriented trough, or line, of low pressure is centered from the eastern Great Lakes into the southeastern USA. Another upper level low pressure disturbance is moving ashore from the eastern Pacific Ocean into western Washington. As result of the upper air weather pattern, the 30,000 foot winds over our local area are west northwesterly 90 to 100 mph.

What I am Seeing As I Look Ahead…

The drier and more stable weather pattern will continue over the area through tonight into early Friday before another upper air low pressure disturbance and associated cold front move through the area by late tomorrow into Saturday and Sunday. High and mid level cloud over the area today will thin a bit today with some sunshine making a return. Clouds will increase over our area as the south southeasterly surface wind off the Gulf of Mexico increase tomorrow through Friday bringing abundant low level moisture northward into the area. Widely scattered rain showers are possible Friday night into early Saturday with a drier more southwesterly surface wind developing on Saturday resulting in much warmer than average temperatures.

The associated surface cold front will lag behind the upper air disturbance not move through the area until Saturday night into early Sunday. Drier and cooler air will move into the area by Sunday through the first part of next week.

Over the next seven days, it will continue to be relatively dry. According to guidance from the NWS/Weather Prediction Center, rainfall over the IH35 corridor will average 1/10th inch or less.

Have a good Thursday..
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

Contact me:
tkimmel@austin.utexas.edu
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Updated 845am CT… Thursday / 08 March 2018

TODAY…. Considerable high and middle level clouds resulting in a partly cloudy sky. High 69. Light wind early becoming south southeasterly 4 to 8 mph.

TONIGHT…. Partly to mostly cloudy. Some patchy fog and drizzle developing after midnight. Low 51. South southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY…. Patchy morning drizzle and fog. A 20% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average trace amounts. Partly to mostly cloudy and more humid. High 74. Southerly wind 8 to 15 mph with some higher gusts.

FRIDAY NIGHT…. Mostly cloudy with widely scattered rain showers. A 20% chance of rain; rainfall, where it occurs, will average 1/10th inch or less. Low 62. South southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

SATURDAY…. Partly cloudy with widely scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. A 20% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average 1/10th inch or less. Unseasonably warm. High 85. South southwesterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy with a cold front passes after midnight. Low 57. South southwesterly wind 4 to 8 mph shifting north northwesterly after midnight.

SUNDAY…. Partly cloudy and cooler. High 69. Northerly wind 8 to 15 mph with some higher gusts.

SUNDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 43. Northerly wind 8 to 15 mph.

MONDAY…. Partly cloudy. High 63. North northeasterly wind 8 to 15 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 41. Light northeasterly wind.

TUESDAY…. Partly cloudy. High 65. Light winds becoming southeasterly 5 to 10 mph by afternoon.

TUESDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 43. Light southeasterly wind.

WEDNESDAY…. Partly cloudy. High 68. Southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Thursday / 15 March 2018 through Wednesday / 21 March 2018…
Temperature… Much Above Average
Precipitation… Near Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (08 March)………………………………………. 6:49 am
Sunset this evening (08 March)………………………………………… 6:35 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (09 March)…………………………………………… 6:48 am
Sunset tomorrow (09 March)……………………………………………. 6:36 pm