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by troyk | on Dec 13, 2017 | Comments Off

Troy’s Audio Weather Webcast for Wednesday / 13 December 2017….

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by troyk | on Dec 13, 2017 | Comments Off

Updated 915am CT – Wednesday / 13 December 2017

… Lots of Sunshine Over the Next Few Days …
… Some Questions as Clouds Increase Over the Weekend …

On the Weather Map…
On the surface map… a cold front is located from central and south Florida westward across the Gulf of Mexico into northeastern Mexico south of Brownsville. Surface high pressure.. northwest of the front.. extends southeast from the Pacific northwest into the intermountain west and southern Rockies into Texas. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our surface winds across south central Texas are light.

On the upper air map… a broad trough, or line, of upper level low pressure covers the eastern half of the USA with the trough extending southward from Hudson Bay down into the southeastern USA and eastern seaboard. An upper level low pressure disturbance is over northwestern Mexico. As a result of this upper air weather pattern, the 30,000 foot winds over our area are westerly around 70 mph.

What I am Seeing As I Look Ahead…

It looks like lots of sunshine over the next day or so.

Some questions have arisen about the weekend weather as the upper level low out west tracks more into Texas with model guidance now increasing the cloud cover with a pretty good increase in mid and upper level moisture and even corresponding rain chances. At this point, I’ll increase clouds but will hold off on rain chances until I see another atmospheric model run or two.

It looks like another cold front late Sunday will result in clearing and a little cooler temperatures by early next week.

Have a good Wednesday….
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

Contact me:
tkimmel@austin.utexas.edu
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Updated 845am CT.. Wednesday / 13 December 2017

TODAY…. Mostly sunny. High 66. Light west southwest wind becoming southwesterly 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT…. Mostly clear with a cold frontal passage late. Low 41. Southwesterly wind becoming northerly 5 to 12 mph.

THURSDAY…. Sunshine. High 65. Northerly wind 8 to 15 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 38. Northerly wind 5 to 12 mph.

FRIDAY…. Sunshine. High 63. North northwesterly wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwesterly in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT…. Becoming partly cloudy. Low 40. South southwesterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY…. Partly cloudy. High 63. Southwesterly wind 8 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 48. Light southerly wind.

SUNDAY…. Partly cloudy. High 67. South southwesterly wind 8 to 15 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy as a weak cold front passes. Low 45. Southwesterly wind 5 to 12 mph becoming northerly late.

MONDAY…. Sunshine. High 66. Northerly wind 8 to 15 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT…. Clear. Low 38. Light northeasterly wind.

TUESDAY…. Sunshine. High 68. Northeasterly wind becoming more easterly 5 to 12 mph by afternoon.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Wednesday / 20 December 2017 through Tuesday / 26 December 2017…
Temperature… Above Average
Precipitation… Above Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (13 December)………………………………. 7:19 am
Sunset this evening (13 December)………………………………… 5:32 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (14 December)…………………………………… 7:19 am
Sunset tomorrow (14 December)……………………………………. 5:32 pm

by troyk | on Dec 12, 2017 | Comments Off

Troy’s Audio Weather Webcast for Tuesday / 12 December 2017….

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by troyk | on Dec 12, 2017 | Comments Off

Updated 915am CT – Tuesday / 12 December 2017

… Lots of Sunshine With A Dry Weather Pattern Over Next Seven Days …
… Another Dry Cold Frontal Passage Again Thursday …

On the Weather Map…
On the surface map… another weak cold front has passed overhead of the area in the overnight hours with the southeastward moving cold front located from southern Alabama and Mississippi into southern Louisiana and across the Texas coastal plains and into northeastern Mexico southwest of Del Rio. Surface high pressure extends southeast from the Pacific northwest into the intermountain west and southern Rockies into Texas. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our surface winds across south central Texas are northerly.

On the upper air map… a broad trough, or line, of upper level low pressure covers the eastern half of the USA with the trough extending southward from Hudson Bay down into the southeastern USA. An upper level high pressure is over the western USA. An weakening upper level low pressure disturbance is over central part of the Baja Peninsula. As a result of this upper air weather pattern, the 30,000 foot winds over our area are westerly 80 to 90 mph.

What I am Seeing As I Look Ahead…

It looks like lots of sunshine over the coming days and through the next seven day period.

After this morning’s dry cold frontal passage, I expect another one again late tomorrow afternoon. Temperatures, in the wake of these fronts, will be back closer to seasonal averages today continuing through the balance of the seven day forecast period.

With limited low level moisture return, I do not expect precipitation chances through the balance of the seven day forecast period.

Have a good Tuesday….
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

Contact me:
tkimmel@austin.utexas.edu
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Updated 845am CT.. Tuesday / 12 December 2017

TODAY…. Sunshine and cooler. High 62. Northerly wind 8 to 15 mph.

TONIGHT…. Clear. Low 35. Northerly wind 4 to 8 mph becoming light late.

WEDNESDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 66. Light west southwest wind becoming southwesterly 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear with a cold frontal passage late. Low 41. Southwesterly wind becoming northerly 5 to 12 mph.

THURSDAY…. Sunshine. High 65. Northerly wind 8 to 15 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 38. Northerly wind 5 to 12 mph.

FRIDAY…. Sunshine. High 63. North northwesterly wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwesterly in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 39. South southwesterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 69. Southwesterly wind 8 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 48. Light southerly wind.

SUNDAY…. Partly cloudy. High 70. South southwesterly wind 8 to 15 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy as a weak cold front passes. Low 45. Southwesterly wind 5 to 12 mph becoming northerly late.

MONDAY…. Sunshine. High 67. Northerly wind 8 to 15 mph.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Tuesday / 19 December 2017 through Monday / 25 December 2017…
Temperature… Above Average
Precipitation… Slightly Above Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (12 December)………………………………. 7:19 am
Sunset this evening (12 December)………………………………… 5:32 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (13 December)…………………………………… 7:19 am
Sunset tomorrow (13 December)……………………………………. 5:32 pm

by troyk | on Dec 11, 2017 | Comments Off

Troy’s Audio Weather Webcast for Monday / 11 December 2017….

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