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March 9, 2018

by troyk | on Mar 09, 2018 | Comments Off

*** Please note that I will be taking off for Spring Break 2018 and I will not be updating this blog entry again until Monday / 19 March 2018.

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Troy’s Audio Weather Webcast for Friday / 09 March 2018….

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by troyk | on Mar 09, 2018 | Comments Off

*** Please note that I will be taking off for Spring Break 2018 and I will not be updating this blog entry again until Monday / 19 March 2018.

Have a great and safe break everyone

Updated 915am CT – Friday / 09 March 2018

… Another Disturbance and Cold Front Due Tonight into Saturday Night…
… Cooler Temperatures to Wrap Up the Weekend and into Early Next Week …

On the Weather Map…

On the surface map… surface high pressure is over the southeastern USA. A north-south oriented trough, or line, of low pressure is continuing to develop over eastern New Mexico.. the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles and southwestern Kansas. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our surface winds are east southeasterly.

On the upper air map… a northwest-to-southeast oriented trough, or line, of low pressure is centered from southeastern Canada into the northeastern USA. Another weaker upper level low pressure disturbance has moved ashore from the eastern Pacific Ocean into the Pacific Northwest and northern California. As result of the upper air weather pattern, the 30,000 foot winds over our local area are west northwesterly 80 to 90 mph.

What I am Seeing As I Look Ahead…

Another upper air low pressure disturbance and associated cold front will move through the area by tonight into Saturday and Saturday night. Clouds have increased over our area as the south southeasterly surface wind off the Gulf of Mexico increase bringing abundant low level moisture northward into the area. Widely scattered rain showers and an isolated thunderstorm are possible later tonight into early Saturday with a drier more southwesterly surface wind developing on Saturday resulting in much warmer than average temperatures.

The surface cold front, associated with the passing upper air disturbance, will lag behind the upper air system a bit and not move through the area until late tomorrow night.

Once the cold front passes around midnight Saturday night, drier and cooler air will move into the area Sunday through the first part of next week with abundant sunshine expected.

Surface high pressure will move eastward by the middle part of next week with a return of south southeasterly surface winds and increased low level moisture.

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 Friday..
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

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

Updated 845am CT… Friday / 09 March 2018

TODAY…. Partly to mostly cloudy and more humid. High 74. Southerly wind 8 to 15 mph with some higher gusts.

TONIGHT…. Mostly cloudy with widely scattered rain showers and an isolated thunderstorm with an associated lightning risk. 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…. Some morning low clouds.. patchy fog and drizzle.. otherwise 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 88. South southwesterly wind increasing to 8 to 15 mph by afternoon.

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 68. 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…. Some morning low clouds.. otherwise partly cloudy. High 68. South southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 50. Southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

THURSDAY…. Some morning low clouds.. otherwise partly cloudy. High 71. South southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Friday / 16 March 2018 through Thursday / 22 March 2018…
Temperature… Much Above Average
Precipitation… Below Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (09 March)………………………………………. 6:48 am
Sunset this evening (09 March)………………………………………… 6:36 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (10 March)…………………………………………… 6:46 am
Sunset tomorrow (10 March)……………………………………………. 6:36 pm