Updated 845am CDT Monday / 10 June 2013
Dry and Stable Weather Pattern for the Next Seven Days ….
On this Monday morning…. surface high pressure is over the southwest North Atlantic Ocean with low pressure over the eastern slope of the Rockies and over southwestern New Mexico and northern Mexico. Given this surface pressure pattern, surface winds are south southeasterly across our area.
In the upper levels of the atmosphere… a broad upper level low pressure trough.. or line of low pressure.. is located from the Great Lakes southward into the Mississippi Valley and the southeastern USA. Another strong upper level low is over the southern and central California coast. Between the two.. an upper level ridge.. or line.. of upper level high pressure is over northern Mexico and south and west Texas. As a result of this upper air pattern, winds over south central Texas and the Austin metro area about 18,000 feet above the ground are northeasterly 20 to 30 mph.
It looks dry and summer like through the new week and next weekend as the atmosphere continues quite stable with the upper level high pressure area over northern Mexico and south and western Texas acting like a “lid” on the atmosphere. Temperatures will be at or above seasonal levels over the next seven days with no rain mentioned in the forecast.
The tropics also remain fairly quiet for now with no development expected over the Atlantic Ocean basin.. including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.. over the next few days.
Have a good Monday night and Tuesday…
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel