Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Weather

  • daytime Mid 80s
  • evening Upper 70s
  • overnight Mid 60s
  • morning Near 60

Your Forecast

  • 10/21/2014 09:40 AM

Weak Front, Slim Rain Chance by Thursday

For the second day in a row, temperatures rose to a high of 82 in metro Austin yesterday, putting us one whole degree above "normal" for this time of year. Today's forecast calls for a bit more warmth, with low to mid 80s by 3pm.  A weak cold front enters the picture in a couple of days but its impact appears very minimal on our area. High pressure brings up the heat this weekend before our next substantial Fall cold front arrives early next week.

Temps right now:

Click for map of this morning's lows & yesterday's highs.

A weak disturbance continues to loom out near El Paso with clouds and rain for some travelers heading west on I-10. While none of that rain is expected to come close to our area, we've introduced a slightly better chance for Thursday (20%) when a weak cold front will be crossing over I-35...most likely to our north. To our south, in the SW Gulf, a fairly large yet disorganized disturbance is flaring up.

NOAA experts give the cluster in the Bay of Campeche a 50% chance of turning into a true TROPICAL DEPRESSION with in the next five days. While computer models are all over the place, I feel pretty certain this storm will not impact the Texas coastline due to strong upper-level winds from the west. Those steering currents would mostly likely send any developments east towards Florida. High pressure will grow stronger over the SW US to close out the week, and we're planning on a hot snap for the weekend with dry, humid conditions. Another chance for needed rainfall happens with that cold front early next week, as seen on the 7 Day Forecast. And we could really use it:  combined, Lakes Travis & Buchanan are only 34% full. As of right now, Buchanan is slightly over two feet away from the all-time historical low set back in the 1950s.

Skygazers Delight... Eyes were trained on the heavens last night across the globe as the annual Orionid Meteor Shower came to its peak, with as many as 25 to 45 meteors per hour reported by the International Meteor Organization. If you saw one, let us know! Some in the northernmost latitudes were also treated to a vibrant explosion of aurora, compliments of an active sunspot.

Enjoy your Tuesday.

-- Burton Fitzsimmons

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE07:37 AMSUNSET06:53 PM
  • MOONRISE05:32 AMMOONSET05:41 PM
  • MOONRISEWaning CrescentWaning Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA61ºFog/Mist Patches Fog
  • AUSTIN64ºFair
  • BOERNE61ºFair
  • BURNET63ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE67ºFair
  • COLLEGE STATION63ºFair
  • FORT HOOD67ºFair
  • FREDERICKSBURG56ºFair
  • HONDO63ºPartly Cloudy
  • KERRVILLE56ºFair
  • K-FH AIRPORT59ºFog/Mist
  • KILLEEN61ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB67ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS61ºFog/Mist
  • MCGREGOR59ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS67ºFair
  • PLEASANTON65ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB66ºFair
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT68ºA Few Clouds
  • SAN MARCOS64ºClear
  • STINSON FIELD69ºFair
  • TEMPLE61ºFair
  • UVALDE68ºOvercast
  • WACO61ºFog/Mist

National Temps

  • ATLANTA60ºFairBOSTON58ºOvercast
  • CHICAGO47ºMostly CloudyDALLAS/FORT WORTH64ºA Few Clouds with Haze
  • DENVER52ºPartly CloudyHOUSTON64ºA Few Clouds
  • MIAMI79ºOvercastNEW ORLEANS70ºA Few Clouds
  • PHOENIX71ºA Few CloudsSAN FRANCISCO57ºA Few Clouds
  • SEATTLE53ºLight RainWASHINGTON DC62ºPartly Cloudy

Weather

  • daytime Mid 80s
  • evening Upper 70s
  • overnight Upper 60s
  • morning Near 60

Your Forecast

  • 10/21/2014 09:33 AM

Weak Front, Slim Rain Chance by Thursday

A high temperature of 85 in the Alamo City yesterday marked our "coolest" in six days.  After a comfy start, today's forecast calls for a bit more daytime warmth, with low to mid 80s by 3pm.  A weak cold front enters the picture in a couple of days but its impact appears very minimal on our area. High pressure brings up the heat this weekend before our next substantial Fall cold front arrives early next week.

Temps right now:

Click for map of this morning's lows & yesterday's highs.

A weak disturbance continues to loom out near El Paso with clouds and rain for some travelers heading west on I-10. While none of that rain is expected to come close to our area, we'll watch for a few isolated showers in the region Thursday when a weak cold front will be crossing over I-35...most likely to our north. To our south, in the SW Gulf, a fairly large yet disorganized disturbance is flaring up.

NOAA experts give the cluster in the Bay of Campeche a 50% chance of turning into a true TROPICAL DEPRESSION with in the next five days. While computer models are all over the place, I feel pretty certain this storm will not impact the Texas coastline due to strong upper-level winds from the west. Those steering currents would mostly likely send any developments east towards Florida. High pressure will grow stronger over the SW US to close out the week, and we're planning on a hot snap for the weekend with dry, humid conditions. Our next chance to get needed rainfall happens with that cold front early next week, as seen on the 7 Day Forecast

Skygazers Delight... Eyes were trained on the heavens last night across the globe as the annual Orionid Meteor Shower came to its peak, with as many as 25 to 45 meteors per hour reported by the International Meteor Organization. If you saw one, let us know! Some in the northernmost latitudes were also treated to a vibrant explosion of aurora, compliments of an active sunspot.

Enjoy your Tuesday.

-- Burton Fitzsimmons

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE07:39 AMSUNSET06:57 PM
  • MOONRISE05:32 AMMOONSET05:42 PM
  • MOONRISEWaning CrescentWaning Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA61ºFog/Mist Patches Fog
  • AUSTIN64ºFair
  • BOERNE61ºFair
  • BURNET63ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE67ºFair
  • COLLEGE STATION63ºFair
  • FORT HOOD67ºFair
  • FREDERICKSBURG56ºFair
  • HONDO63ºPartly Cloudy
  • KERRVILLE56ºFair
  • K-FH AIRPORT59ºFog/Mist
  • KILLEEN61ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB67ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS61ºFog/Mist
  • MCGREGOR59ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS67ºFair
  • PLEASANTON65ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB66ºFair
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT68ºA Few Clouds
  • SAN MARCOS64ºClear
  • STINSON FIELD69ºFair
  • TEMPLE61ºFair
  • UVALDE68ºOvercast
  • WACO61ºFog/Mist

National Temps

  • ATLANTA60ºFairBOSTON58ºOvercast
  • CHICAGO47ºMostly CloudyDALLAS/FORT WORTH64ºA Few Clouds with Haze
  • DENVER52ºPartly CloudyHOUSTON64ºA Few Clouds
  • MIAMI79ºOvercastNEW ORLEANS70ºA Few Clouds
  • PHOENIX71ºA Few CloudsSAN FRANCISCO57ºA Few Clouds
  • SEATTLE53ºLight RainWASHINGTON DC62ºPartly Cloudy

Weather

  • daytime 81
  • evening 78
  • overnight 65
  • morning 59

Your Forecast

  • 10/21/2014 09:25 AM

Weak Front, Slim Rain Chance by Thursday

For the second day in a row, temperatures rose to a high of 82 in metro Austin yesterday, putting us one whole degree above "normal" for this time of year. Today's forecast calls for a bit more warmth, with low to mid 80s by 3pm.  A weak cold front enters the picture in a couple of days but its impact appears very minimal on our area. High pressure brings up the heat this weekend before our next substantial Fall cold front arrives early next week.

Temps right now:

Click for map of this morning's lows & yesterday's highs.

A weak disturbance continues to loom out near El Paso with clouds and rain for some travelers heading west on I-10. While none of that rain is expected to come close to our area, we've introduced a slightly better chance for Thursday (20%) when a weak cold front will be crossing over I-35...most likely to our north. To our south, in the SW Gulf, a fairly large yet disorganized disturbance is flaring up.

NOAA experts give the cluster in the Bay of Campeche a 50% chance of turning into a true TROPICAL DEPRESSION with in the next five days. While computer models are all over the place, I feel pretty certain this storm will not impact the Texas coastline due to strong upper-level winds from the west. Those steering currents would mostly likely send any developments east towards Florida. High pressure will grow stronger over the SW US to close out the week, and we're planning on a hot snap for the weekend with dry, humid conditions. Another chance for needed rainfall happens with that cold front early next week, as seen on the 7 Day Forecast. And we could really use it:  combined, Lakes Travis & Buchanan are only 34% full. As of right now, Buchanan is slightly over two feet away from the all-time historical low set back in the 1950s.

Skygazers Delight... Eyes were trained on the heavens last night across the globe as the annual Orionid Meteor Shower came to its peak, with as many as 25 meteors per hour reported by the International Meteor Organization. If you saw one, let us know! Some in the northernmost latitudes were also treated to a vibrant explosion of aurora, compliments of an active sunspot.

Enjoy your Tuesday.

-- Burton Fitzsimmons

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE7:36 amSUNSET6:50 pm
  • MOONRISE5:29 amMOONSET5:04 pm
  • MOONRISEWaning CrescentWaning Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA61ºFog/Mist Patches Fog
  • AUSTIN64ºFair
  • BOERNE61ºFair
  • BURNET63ºFair
  • CASTROVILLE67ºFair
  • COLLEGE STATION63ºFair
  • FORT HOOD67ºFair
  • FREDERICKSBURG56ºFair
  • HONDO63ºPartly Cloudy
  • KERRVILLE56ºFair
  • K-FH AIRPORT59ºFog/Mist
  • KILLEEN61ºFair
  • LACKLAND AFB67ºFair
  • MARBLE FALLS61ºFog/Mist
  • MCGREGOR59ºFair
  • NEW BRAUNFELS67ºFair
  • PLEASANTON65ºFair
  • RANDOLPH AFB66ºFair
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT68ºA Few Clouds
  • SAN MARCOS64ºClear
  • STINSON FIELD69ºFair
  • TEMPLE61ºFair
  • UVALDE68ºOvercast
  • WACO61ºFog/Mist

National Temps

  • ATLANTA60ºFairBOSTON58ºOvercast
  • CHICAGO47ºMostly CloudyDALLAS/FORT WORTH64ºA Few Clouds with Haze
  • DENVER52ºPartly CloudyHOUSTON64ºA Few Clouds
  • MIAMI79ºOvercastNEW ORLEANS70ºA Few Clouds
  • PHOENIX71ºA Few CloudsSAN FRANCISCO57ºA Few Clouds
  • SEATTLE53ºLight RainWASHINGTON DC62ºPartly Cloudy

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