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by troyk | on Dec 11, 2017 | Comments Off

Updated 915am CT – Monday / 11 December 2017

… Lots of Sunshine With A Dry Weather Pattern Over Next Seven Days …
… Dry Cold Frontal Passages Due Overnight Tonight and Again Thursday …

On the Weather Map…
On the surface map… 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 light westerly.

On the upper air map… a broad trough, or line, of upper level low pressure covers the eastern half of the USA with an upper level high pressure over eastern Washington and Oregon and Idaho south into northern Arizona and southern Nevada. An upper level low pressure disturbance is off the west coast of the 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 75 to 85 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.

Dry cold frontal passages are expected after midnight tonight and again during the day on Thursday. Above average temperatures are expected today with temperatures back closer to seasonal averages tonight and tomorrow and 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 Monday….
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

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

Updated 845am CT.. Monday / 11 December 2017

TODAY…. Mostly sunny. High 75. Westerly wind 4 to 8 mph.

TONIGHT…. Mostly clear with a cold front passing after midnight. Low 41. South southwesterly wind 4 to 8 mph becoming northerly 8 to 15 mph after midnight.

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

TUESDAY NIGHT…. Clear. Low 35. Northerly wind 4 to 8 mph.

WEDNESDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 65. North northeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph becoming easterly by afternoon.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 42. Light southwesterly wind.

THURSDAY…. Mostly sunny with a cold front passing by midday. High 67. Light southwesterly wind shifting north northwesterly 5 to 12 mph.

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

FRIDAY…. Sunshine. High 63. North northwesterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

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

SATURDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 67. Northeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 46. Light easterly wind.

SUNDAY…. Partly cloudy. High 72. East southeasterly wind early becoming southeasterly 5 to 12 mph.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Monday / 18 December 2017 through Sunday / 24 December 2017…
Temperature… Above Average
Precipitation… Slightly Below Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (11 December)………………………………. 7:17 am
Sunset this evening (11 December)………………………………… 5:31 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (12 December)…………………………………… 7:19 am
Sunset tomorrow (12 December)……………………………………. 5:32 pm

by troyk | on Dec 11, 2017 | Comments Off

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by troyk | on Dec 08, 2017 | Comments Off

Troy’s Audio Weather Webcast for Friday / 08 December 2017….

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by troyk | on Dec 08, 2017 | Comments Off

Updated 915am CT – Friday / 08 December 2017

Record Daily Snowfall in the Austin Area Yesterday (Th/07Dec2017):

Austin Bergstrom International Airport…. 1.3″
(Old Daily Record… Trace on 07 December 2013)

Austin Camp Mabry……………….. 0.4″
(Old Daily Record… Snow Never Previously Reported on Any 07 December)

Austin Great Hills (NW Austin)………. 0.4″

… Sunshine with Seasonal Temperatures Through the Weekend …
… A Little Warmer Temperatures …

On the Weather Map…
On the surface map… a strong cold front is draped over the Gulf of Mexico from central Florida southwestward into the southwest Gulf of Mexico. Surface high pressure, to the north of the cold front, extends from the intermountain west southeastward into Texas. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our surface winds across south central Texas are light northwesterly.

On the upper air map… a deep broad trough, or line, of upper level low pressure covers most of the USA and extends southwestward from Hudson Bay into Texas and then into northeastern Mexico. Upper level high pressure is oriented north-south over the west coast of the USA. As a result of this upper air weather pattern, the 30,000 foot winds over our area are southwesterly 100 to 110 mph.

What I am Seeing As I Look Ahead…

In the wake of the snow producing upper level low pressure trough, it looks like lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures over the coming days and even into the early and mid part of next week.

Have a good Friday….
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

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

Updated 845am CT.. Friday / 08 December 2017

TODAY…. A few clouds early.. otherwise sunshine. High 54. Northwesterly wind becoming more west northwesterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

TONIGHT…. Clear. Low 34. Southwesterly wind 4 to 8 mph becoming west northwesterly late.

SATURDAY…. Sunshine. High 65. Northwesterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT …. Clear. Low 34. Light northerly wind.

SUNDAY…. Sunshine. High 66. Northwesterly wind 4 to 8 mph becoming light south southwesterly in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 38. Light southerly wind becoming westerly late.

MONDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 71. Westerly wind 4 to 8 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT…. A few clouds. Low 44. Southerly wind 4 to 8 mph becoming northerly late.

TUESDAY…. Mostly sunny and a little cooler. High 65. Northerly wind 8 to 15 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 38. Northeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

WEDNESDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 68. Northeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph becoming easterly by afternoon.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 42. Light east southeasterly wind.

THURSDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 70. Light southeasterly wind.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Friday / 15 December 2017 through Thursday / 21 December 2017…
Temperature… Above Average
Precipitation… Below Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (08 December)………………………………. 7:15 am
Sunset this evening (08 December)………………………………… 5:31 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (09 December)…………………………………… 7:16 am
Sunset tomorrow (09 December)……………………………………. 5:31 pm

by troyk | on Dec 07, 2017 | Comments Off

Austin / Travis County and South Central Texas Weather Update #8
Prepared by UT University/Incident Meteorologist Troy Kimmel
345am CT – Friday / 08  December 2017

.. No Further Precipitation Expected ..
.. Roadways Drying Out in Many Areas but a Few Slick Spots are Possible Especially
in Areas East through Southeast and South of the Austin Metro Area ..
.. Freeze Warning into the Morning as Skies Slowly Clear ..

.. OTHER THAN THE FREEZE WARNING, NO WATCHES/ADVISORIES/WARNINGS, AS
ISSUED BY NWS/AUSTIN-SAN ANTONIO, REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE AREA ..

The upper air disturbance has now generally moved east of our area.

Skies are clearing currently along and west of the IH35 corridor with temperatures at or just
above the freezing mark in the IH35 corridor counties. As the clearing trend continues to push
southeastward in the wake of the disturbance, I expect to see temperatures settle down a few
degrees before the Sun rises over the Austin area at 7:15 am CT.

I expect only a few clouds today with an otherwise mostly sunny sky from sunrise through the
balance of the day with temperatures rising into the upper 40s at least by midday then into the
50s this afternoon.

Once again, I strongly feel this will be my last statement on this weather event (no jokes, please).
Have a good Friday and a safe weekend…

tk