Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Weather

  • daytime Upper 90s
  • evening Mid 90s
  • overnight Near 80
  • morning Mid 70s

Your Forecast

  • 07/29/2014 09:33 AM

Rare July Front Nearby, Some Storms?

For the second time this month, an usual summer dip in the jet stream delvers a couple of fronts all the way down to Central Texas. While most temps will still rise into the mid to upper 90s, there's a 30% chance for a few relief raindrops today as front #1 hangs out nearby. Then the odds improve to 40% and may include some heavy downpours by Thursday night as front #2 nears from the north, and it could leave us with slightly lower temps for the weekend.

While the Austin airport thermometer touched 100 for the first time this year, Bastrop reported the hottest with 102:

Click for map of this morning's lows.  Temps right now:

The front looks to be hanging out right over Austin as we start our day, and it's expected to slowly accelerate north again by tonight. As temps warm up, Futurecast indicates enough moisture and instability in the air to get a few pop-up storms going along the path of the front. It'll be hit-or-miss, and we believe most areas won't get much accumulation:

There's a chance for some brief lightning and thunder, too. Once the sun sets, the storms lose their energy supply and will generally die down. Tomorrow will likely be hotter and drier.  On Thursday, as that second front approaches, a band of showers and storms might form up and sweep our direction, especially during the evening hours. Our latest computer models point to the heaviest impact occurring around 10pm-midnight in Austin. We'll keep a 30% rain chance going on Friday with fairly cloudy skies expected. As a result of the front, temps might only reach into the mid 90s in many areas this coming weekend. Check the 7 Day Forecast for details.

Lakes Dropping... With less than once cubic foot per second inflow from the Pedernales River & Sandy Creek, our Highland Lakes are in desperate need for rain. Lake Travis has dropped two feet since July 1st. Lake Buchanan, meanwhile, is one foot higher than at this time last year...yet only six feet away from the all-time record low.

In The Atlantic... A lone storm is moving through the Central Atlantic with promise for growth. Experts at NOAA give it an 80% chance of organizing into a TROPICAL DEPRESSION within the next five days. Although the Caribbean islands might be impacted by the weekend, nearly all computer models show this storm avoiding the Gulf of Mexico as it makes an expected right turn to the north. Stay tuned as we track potential impact on the East Coast.

Northern Lights... Hues of orange and red filled the skies over Montana last night thanks to a burst of aurora. Ray Stinson snapped this splendid photo of the event and also happened to capture a shooting star. Great timing!

If you have a moment, I'd appreciate your vote for Austin's favorite weathercaster. Please share with your friends!

Enjoy your Tuesday.

--Burton Fitzsimmons

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE06:48 AMSUNSET08:27 PM
  • MOONRISE09:11 AMMOONSET09:56 PM
  • MOONRISEWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA81ºA Few Clouds
  • AUSTIN80ºFair
  • BOERNE79ºFair
  • BURNET79ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE79ºFair
  • COLLEGE STATION78ºFair
  • FORT HOOD80ºFair
  • FREDERICKSBURG78ºFair
  • HONDO78ºFair
  • KERRVILLE77ºFair
  • K-FH AIRPORT79ºMostly Cloudy
  • KILLEEN77ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB80ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS79ºFair
  • MCGREGOR79ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS81ºFair
  • PLEASANTON79ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB80ºFair
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT81ºA Few Clouds
  • SAN MARCOS81ºFair
  • STINSON FIELD79ºFair
  • TEMPLE79ºFair
  • UVALDE79ºFair
  • WACO78ºFair

National Temps

  • ATLANTA74ºPartly CloudyBOSTON71ºPartly Cloudy
  • CHICAGO69ºMostly CloudyDALLAS/FORT WORTH79ºMostly Cloudy
  • DENVER67ºMostly CloudyHOUSTON84ºMostly Cloudy
  • MIAMI88ºPartly CloudyNEW ORLEANS81ºOvercast
  • PHOENIX93ºA Few CloudsSAN FRANCISCO61ºPartly Cloudy
  • SEATTLE65ºFairWASHINGTON DC70ºA Few Clouds

Weather

  • daytime Upper 90s
  • evening Mid 90s
  • overnight Low 80s
  • morning Mid 70s

Your Forecast

  • 07/29/2014 09:25 AM

Rare July Front Nearby, Some Storms?

For the second time this month, an usual summer dip in the jet stream delvers a couple of fronts all the way down to Central Texas. While most temps will still rise into the upper 90s to near 100, there's a 20% chance for a few relief raindrops today as front #1 hangs out immediately to our north. Then the odds improve to 40% and may include some heavy downpours by Thursday night as front #2 nears from the north, and it could leave us with slightly lower temps for the weekend.

Pleasanton reported the hottest in the region yesterday:

Click for map of this morning's lows.  Temps right now:

The front looks to be located between Austin and Waco right now, and it's expected to slowly back up to the north again. As temps warm up, Futurecast indicates enough moisture and instability in the air to get a few pop-up storms going along the path of the front. It'll be hit-or-miss, and we believe most areas won't get much accumulation:

There's a chance for some brief lightning and thunder, too. Once the sun sets, the storms lose their energy supply and will generally die down. Tomorrow will likely be hotter and drier.  On Thursday, as that second front approaches, a band of showers and storms might form up and sweep our direction, especially during the evening hours. Our latest computer models point to the heaviest impact occurring around 10pm-midnight in Austin. We'll keep a 30% rain chance going on Friday with fairly cloudy skies expected. As a result of the front, temps might only reach into the mid 90s in many areas this coming weekend. Check the 7 Day Forecast for details.

Edwards Aquifer Dropping... The Bexar Co. well shows a drop of three feet since the beginning of the month. The current reading is slightly more than 26 feet lower than the historical average for July.

In The Atlantic... A lone storm is moving through the Central Atlantic with promise for growth. Experts at NOAA give it an 80% chance of organizing into a TROPICAL DEPRESSION within the next five days. Although the Caribbean islands might be impacted by the weekend, nearly all computer models show this storm avoiding the Gulf of Mexico as it makes an expected right turn to the north. Stay tuned as we track potential impact on the East Coast.

Northern Lights... Hues of orange and red filled the skies over Montana last night thanks to a burst of aurora. Ray Stinson snapped this splendid photo of the event and also happened to capture a shooting star. Great timing!

If you have a moment, I'd appreciate your vote for Austin's favorite weathercaster. Please share with your friends!

Enjoy your Tuesday.

--Burton Fitzsimmons

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE06:39 AMSUNSET08:31 PM
  • MOONRISE09:07 AMMOONSET09:23 PM
  • MOONRISEWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA81ºA Few Clouds
  • AUSTIN80ºFair
  • BOERNE79ºFair
  • BURNET79ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE79ºFair
  • COLLEGE STATION78ºFair
  • FORT HOOD80ºFair
  • FREDERICKSBURG78ºFair
  • HONDO78ºFair
  • KERRVILLE77ºFair
  • K-FH AIRPORT79ºMostly Cloudy
  • KILLEEN77ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB80ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS79ºFair
  • MCGREGOR79ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS81ºFair
  • PLEASANTON79ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB80ºFair
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT81ºA Few Clouds
  • SAN MARCOS81ºFair
  • STINSON FIELD79ºFair
  • TEMPLE79ºFair
  • UVALDE79ºFair
  • WACO78ºFair

National Temps

  • ATLANTA74ºPartly CloudyBOSTON71ºPartly Cloudy
  • CHICAGO69ºMostly CloudyDALLAS/FORT WORTH79ºMostly Cloudy
  • DENVER67ºMostly CloudyHOUSTON84ºMostly Cloudy
  • MIAMI88ºPartly CloudyNEW ORLEANS81ºOvercast
  • PHOENIX93ºA Few CloudsSAN FRANCISCO61ºPartly Cloudy
  • SEATTLE65ºFairWASHINGTON DC70ºA Few Clouds

Weather

  • daytime Low 90s
  • evening Low 90s
  • overnight Near 80
  • morning Low 70s

Your Forecast

  • 07/29/2014 09:30 AM

Rare July Front Nearby, Some Storms?

For the second time this month, an usual summer dip in the jet stream delvers a couple of fronts all the way down to Central Texas. While most temps will still rise into the mid to upper 90s, there's a 30% chance for a few relief raindrops today as front #1 hangs out nearby. Then the odds improve to 40% and may include some heavy downpours by Thursday night as front #2 nears from the north, and it could leave us with slightly lower temps for the weekend.

While the Austin airport thermometer touched 100 for the first time this year, Bastrop reported the hottest with 102:

Click for map of this morning's lows.  Temps right now:

The front looks to be hanging out right over Austin as we start our day, and it's expected to slowly accelerate north again by tonight. As temps warm up, Futurecast indicates enough moisture and instability in the air to get a few pop-up storms going along the path of the front. It'll be hit-or-miss, and we believe most areas won't get much accumulation:

There's a chance for some brief lightning and thunder, too. Once the sun sets, the storms lose their energy supply and will generally die down. Tomorrow will likely be hotter and drier.  On Thursday, as that second front approaches, a band of showers and storms might form up and sweep our direction, especially during the evening hours. Our latest computer models point to the heaviest impact occurring around 10pm-midnight in Austin. We'll keep a 30% rain chance going on Friday with fairly cloudy skies expected. As a result of the front, temps might only reach into the mid 90s in many areas this coming weekend. Check the 7 Day Forecast for details.

Lakes Dropping... With less than once cubic foot per second inflow from the Pedernales River & Sandy Creek, our Highland Lakes are in desperate need for rain. Lake Travis has dropped two feet since July 1st. Lake Buchanan, meanwhile, is one foot higher than at this time last year...yet only six feet away from the all-time record low.

In The Atlantic... A lone storm is moving through the Central Atlantic with promise for growth. Experts at NOAA give it an 80% chance of organizing into a TROPICAL DEPRESSION within the next five days. Although the Caribbean islands might be impacted by the weekend, nearly all computer models show this storm avoiding the Gulf of Mexico as it makes an expected right turn to the north. Stay tuned as we track potential impact on the East Coast.

Northern Lights... Hues of orange and red filled the skies over Montana last night thanks to a burst of aurora. Ray Stinson snapped this splendid photo of the event and also happened to capture a shooting star. Great timing!

If you have a moment, I'd appreciate your vote for Austin's favorite weathercaster. Please share with your friends!

Enjoy your Tuesday.

--Burton Fitzsimmons

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE6:43 amSUNSET8:27 pm
  • MOONRISE9:08 amMOONSET9:21 pm
  • MOONRISEWaxing CrescentWaxing Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA81ºA Few Clouds
  • AUSTIN80ºFair
  • BOERNE79ºFair
  • BURNET79ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE79ºFair
  • COLLEGE STATION78ºFair
  • FORT HOOD80ºFair
  • FREDERICKSBURG78ºFair
  • HONDO78ºFair
  • KERRVILLE77ºFair
  • K-FH AIRPORT79ºMostly Cloudy
  • KILLEEN77ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB80ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS79ºFair
  • MCGREGOR79ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS81ºFair
  • PLEASANTON79ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB80ºFair
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT81ºA Few Clouds
  • SAN MARCOS81ºFair
  • STINSON FIELD79ºFair
  • TEMPLE79ºFair
  • UVALDE79ºFair
  • WACO78ºFair

National Temps

  • ATLANTA74ºPartly CloudyBOSTON71ºPartly Cloudy
  • CHICAGO69ºMostly CloudyDALLAS/FORT WORTH79ºMostly Cloudy
  • DENVER67ºMostly CloudyHOUSTON84ºMostly Cloudy
  • MIAMI88ºPartly CloudyNEW ORLEANS81ºOvercast
  • PHOENIX93ºA Few CloudsSAN FRANCISCO61ºPartly Cloudy
  • SEATTLE65ºFairWASHINGTON DC70ºA Few Clouds

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