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April 4, 2018

by troyk | on Apr 04, 2018 | Comments Off

Troy’s Audio Weather Webcast for Wednesday / 04 April 2018….

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by troyk | on Apr 04, 2018 | Comments Off

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This is where I place special briefings during periods of severe and/or inclement weather.

There is no threat for Austin and south central Texas from severe and/or inclement weather at this time.

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by troyk | on Apr 04, 2018 | Comments Off

Updated 915am CT – Wednesday / 04 April 2018

… Much Cooler Temperatures in the Wake of Last Night’s Cold Front …
… Another Cold Front Due Friday Night and Another Early Next Week …
… Rain Chances Slim Over he Next Seven Days …

On the Weather Map…

On the surface map… a cold front extends southwestward from northern Georgia into the southeastern Louisiana and the northwestern Gulf of Mexico off the Texas coast to near Brownsville then into northeastern Mexico. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our surface winds are northerly.

On the upper air map… a trough, or line, of upper level low pressure is east of our area and extends southward from the Great Lakes into the lower Mississippi Valley. As result of the upper air weather pattern, the 30,000 foot winds over our local area are westerly 60 to 70 mph.

What I am Seeing As I Look Ahead…

Much cooler temperatures have overspread the area in the wake of last evening’s
cold front.

Return southerly winds and humidity again by Thursday into Friday with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms again possible by Friday into early Saturday as a cold front approaches and moves through the area late Friday night.

Our next cold front will approach the area by next Monday with the possibility of rain showers and thunderstorms.

Overall, our best chance of rain will be Friday into early Saturday with a few stronger thunderstorms over central and east Texas. Over the next seven days, NWS/Weather Prediction Center guidance suggests rainfall locally will average less than 1/4 inch.

Have a good Wednesday..
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

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

Updated 845am CT… Wednesday / 04 April 2018

TODAY…. Sunshine.. cooler and less humid. High 69. Northerly wind 8 to 15 mph becoming more northeasterly in the afternoon.

TONIGHT…. A clear sky. Low 50. Northeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph becoming light easterly after midnight.

THURSDAY…. Sunshine in the morning then becoming partly cloudy and more humid in the afternoon. High 79. Light wind early becoming south southeasterly and increasing to 8 to 15 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy early then mostly cloudy after 11pm. Low 65. South southeasterly wind 8 to 15 mph.

FRIDAY…. Morning low clouds, otherwise partly to mostly cloudy with widely scattered rain showers and thunderstorms for the midday and afternoon hours with an associated lightning risk. A 20% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it’ll average 1/4 inch or less. High 81. South southeasterly wind 8 to 15 mph with some higher gusts.

FRIDAY NIGHT…. Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk as a cold front passes late. A 40% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it’ll average 1/4 inch or less. Low 60. South southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph becoming northwesterly late.

SATURDAY…. Partly to mostly cloudy and cooler with widely scattered rain showers before 10am. A 20% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it’ll average trace amounts. High 68. North northeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT…. Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 57. Northeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph becoming easterly late.

SUNDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 81. South southeasterly wind 8 to 15 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 68. Southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

MONDAY…. Morning low clouds, otherwise partly cloudy with widely scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk as a cold front moves through the area late in the day. A 20% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it’ll average 1/4 inch or less. High 84. South southeasterly wind 8 to 15 mph becoming northwesterly late in the afternoon.

MONDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 57. North northwesterly wind 8 to 15 mph.

TUESDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 75. Northerly wind 5 to 12 mph becoming more east northeasterly late in the day.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Wednesday / 11 April 2018 through Tuesday / 17 April 2018…
Temperatures… Above Average
Precipitation… Near to Slightly Below Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (04 April)………………………………………. 7:16 am
Sunset this evening (04 April)………………………………………… 7:52 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (05 April)…………………………………………… 7:15 am
Sunset tomorrow (05 April)……………………………………………. 7:52 pm