Troy Kimmel Weather

Forecasting Austin and South Central Texas Weather Since 1984

TK’s Weather Discussion

Updated 915am CT – Monday / 06 July 2015

.. A Dry and Stable Weather Pattern Continues ..

On this Monday…. a weakening cold front extends from a surface low pressure over north central and northwestern Kansas southwestward across te Oklahoma panhandle through the northwestern Texas panhandle into northeast New Mexico then north northwestward as a stationary front into Colorado. A trough.. or line.. of low pressure extends southwestward from western Texas into southern New Mexico and then far southwest Texas . Surface high pressure is over the eastern half of the Gulf of Mexico and southeastern USA. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our local surface winds are southerly.

In the upper levels of the atmosphere.. an upper level high pressure area, acting like a “lid” on the atmosphere, has settled southeastward over the southwestern and south central USA. An weakening upper level low pressure trough extends southward from Hudson Bay across the Great Lakes states and southward into the northeastern parts of the USA. As a result, our upper air winds at about 18,500 feet, are light and variable.

A summer weather pattern continues with a moist and tropical air mass holding across the area.

It looks like a rather typical and benign summer weather pattern prevailing through the week with afternoon high temperatures near seasonal averages.

Have a good Monday….
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

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