Updated 845am CDT Tuesday / 25 June 2013
…. Little Change ….
…. A Dry and Stable Weather Pattern Continues ….
On this Tuesday morning…. surface high pressure extends westward from the southwest North Atlantic Ocean into the southeastern USA. Low pressure is situated over western Kansas and eastern Colorado with a trough.. or line.. or surface low pressure extending southwestward from the low into west Texas and eastern New Mexico. Given this surface pressure pattern, surface winds are southerly across our area.
In the upper levels of the atmosphere… an upper level low pressure area is weakening over the eastern Pacific and the northwestern part of the USA. An area of upper air high pressure is situated over Texas and northeastern Mexico. 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 relatively light and variable.
It looks like the dry and summer weather pattern will continue through the next seven days. The atmosphere continues to be quite stable with general upper level high pressure area over the area acting like a “lid” on the atmosphere. Temperatures will be above seasonal levels over the next seven days with highs near or just above 100 degrees. No rain is mentioned in the forecast.
The tropics also remain fairly quiet for now.
Have a good Tuesday night and Wednesday…
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel