Troy Kimmel Weather

Forecasting Austin and South Central Texas Weather Since 1984

TK’s Special Briefing….

Austin / Travis County and South Central Texas Weather Update #6 – FINAL UPDATE
Prepared by UT University/Incident Meteorologist Troy Kimmel
1110am CT – Thursday / 01 January 2015

.. NWS/Winter Weather Advisory Canceled for Western Third of IH35 Corridor Counties ..
.. Threat of Icing has Ended for Area ..
.. Above Freezing Temperatures Continue in the Metro Area ..

NWS /  Winter Storm Warning (Valid current until 1200noon today)
Counties Included.. Blanco and Burnet and counties to northwest and west
Freezing Rain/Freezing Drizzle with little additional accumulation forecast

This NWS warning DOES NOT  include the greater Austin metro area or the IH35 metro

.. Official Morning Low Temperatures ..
Florence 3SW (LCRA)….. 31 F
Georgetown Airport (AWOS)….. 34 F
Lago Vista Rusty Allen Airport (AWOS)….. 33 F
Lago Vista 1ESE (LCRA)….. 30 F
Lakeway 2E (LCRA)….. 31 F
Austin Executive Airport (AWOS)….. 34 F
Austin/City Camp Mabry (ASOS)….. 34 F
Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ASOS)….. 35 F
Dripping Springs 8W (LCRA)….. 30 F
Dripping Springs 5SSW (LCRA)….. 31 F
Dripping Springs 4NNE (LCRA)….. 31 F
San Marcos Municipal Airport (AWOS)….. 36 F

… My latest observations and thoughts …
At 11am CT, temperatures in Travis, Williamson and Hays counties are in the
middle 30s.

The threat for ice for the IH35 corridor counties has ended.

… Event Verification/Reports …
While there were reports of icing in parts of Burnet and Blanco counties to our west over
the Texas hill country, I have not seen any reports of  icing in the IH35 corridor counties
of Travis, Williamson or Hays, as of this time, with this weather event. However, isolated
patches of ice, as forecast, seemed possible earlier this morning in the western third of those
counties given the precipitation and freezing/subfreezing morning low temperatures as
mentioned above. Remember, too, it’s New Years Day and early morning real time reports
are hard to come by.. especially in more rural areas.

This is my final statement in regard to this event.

Happy New Years everyone,