Friday, December 19, 2014

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Weather

  • daytime Upper 50s
  • evening Low 50s
  • overnight Upper 40s
  • morning Mid 40s

Your Forecast

  • 12/19/2014 10:10 AM

Rain Tapers By Midday, Dry & Seasonable This Weekend

Parts of Central Texas picked up one to two inches of rain during the night. The heaviest included some small hail in Round Rock just prior to 1am and rumbles of thunder through Austin around 2am. A total of 1.24" since midnight at the Austin Airport blew away the 23 year old daily rain record.  This morning's 70% rain chance diminishes by lunch then we could see some gradual & partial clearing of the clouds. Chilly north winds will make a high in the upper 50s feel a bit colder.

Top 24 hour totals:
2.22" Smithville
1.97" Rosanky
1.38" Austin Airport
1.31" Elgin
1.28" Thorndale
1.25" Dale
1.07" Manor
1.06" Manchaca
1.03" Bastrop
0.93" Buda
0.86" Downtown Austin
0.80" Lockhart
0.75" San Marcos
0.62" Kyle
0.62" Taylor
0.59" Austin-Mabry
0.54" Hutto
0.52" Round Rock

Temps right now:

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

The upper-air disturbance is moving east into the Mississippi River Valley. That stream of Pacific moisture we've had overhead for more than 24 hours will move east, as well, removing some of the high clouds & allowing some of our low clouds to break up. Travel on I-10 east, meanwhile, will be difficult during the next 24 hours. And a new storm hitting the West Coast could easily create flight delays into the weekend, while the Plains and East Coast look relatively quiet...and good for holiday travel.

Here at home, we're looking for a chilly start to the weekend with widespread 40s in the morning, giving way to highs near 60 with more sun in the afternoon. Sunday starts cold, too, but will be even brighter, with a warm up to seasonable low 60s. On Monday, warming southwest winds will help us into some mild 70s before our next cold front arrives early Tuesday. It's forecast to be weak and dry, leaving us with fairly comfortable temps for Christmas...except for what it might do to our health.  This time of year, it's the perfect setup for another mountain cedar explosion:  those trees favor releasing pollens when we get a little warm snap followed by a very breezy, dry front.  Plan on high allergy counts next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Christmas Forecast... If the forecast pans out, we'll enjoy the warmest Christmas since 2008...and the weather won't get in the way of Texas road travel. Two thumbs up! We're looking for sunny skies Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Wednesday morning will be the coldest of the week with widespread 30s, possible a rural freeze. Look for high temps in the upper 60s to near 70.

A powerful cold front appears to make impact in Texas next Friday. Check back with us here and on the 7 Day Forecast for updates.

Winter Solstice... This Sunday, December 21st, marks the beginning of calendar (or astronomical) winter. It's known as the "shortest day of the year" by minutes of sunshine here in the Northern Hemisphere. Our days will soon be getting longer again.

Have a great Friday, a wonderful weekend, and safe holiday travels!

--Burton Fitzsimmons @BurtonFitzTWCN

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE07:22 AMSUNSET05:34 PM
  • MOONRISE04:46 AMMOONSET03:50 PM
  • MOONRISEWaning CrescentWaning Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA51ºOvercast
  • AUSTIN52ºOvercast
  • BARSTOW38ºFair
  • BOERNE52ºOvercast
  • BURBANK48ºFair
  • BURNET49ºOvercast
  • CASTROVILLE55ºOvercast
  • COLLEGE STATION50ºLight Rain
  • EDWARDS AFB35ºPartly Cloudy
  • FORT HOOD48ºFog/Mist
  • FREDERICKSBURG49ºOvercast
  • HONDO57ºOvercast
  • KERRVILLE51ºOvercast
  • K-FH AIRPORT47ºOvercast
  • KILLEEN48ºOvercast
  • LACKLAND AFB55ºMostly Cloudy
  • LANCASTER35ºFair
  • LOS ANGELES (USC DOWNTOWN)52ºFair
  • LOS ANGELES AIRPORT53ºPartly Cloudy
  • MARBLE FALLS49ºOvercast
  • MCGREGOR48ºOvercast
  • NEW BRAUNFELS54ºOvercast
  • PALMDALE37ºFair
  • PLEASANTON53ºOvercast
  • RANDOLPH AFB53ºOvercast
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT56ºMostly Cloudy
  • SAN MARCOS52ºMostly Cloudy
  • STINSON FIELD55ºOvercast
  • TEMPLE48ºOvercast
  • UVALDE53ºOvercast
  • VICTORVILLE36ºNA
  • WACO48ºFog/Mist

National Temps

  • ATLANTA49ºMostly CloudyBOSTON34ºMostly Cloudy
  • CHICAGO29ºOvercastDALLAS/FORT WORTH46ºFog/Mist
  • DENVER31ºA Few CloudsHOUSTON57ºRain Fog/Mist
  • MIAMI75ºA Few CloudsNEW ORLEANS56ºOvercast
  • PHOENIX51ºPartly CloudySAN FRANCISCO57ºOvercast
  • SEATTLE47ºOvercastWASHINGTON DC39ºOvercast

Weather

  • daytime Near 60
  • evening Mid 50s
  • overnight Upper 40s
  • morning Mid 40s

Your Forecast

  • 12/19/2014 09:38 AM

Rain Tapering, Dry & Seasonable This Weekend

Showers and storms rumbled across South Central Texas during the night, tapering shortly after sunrise. A 70% rain/storm chance diminishes by lunch, then we could see some partial clearing of the clouds. Chilly north winds will make a high near 60 feel a bit colder.

Top 24 hour totals:
1.52" Staples
0.87" Seguin
0.82" Randolph AFB
0.72" Canyon Lake
0.72" La Vernia
0.62" Calaveras Lake
0.62" New Braunfels
0.50" China Grove
0.39" Stinson Airport
0.28" Castle Hills
0.26" Lackland AFB
0.21" Wetmore
0.20" SA Airport
0.18" The Dominion
0.17" Camp Bullis
0.17" Shavano Park

Right now:

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

The upper-air disturbance is heading across the Mississippi River Valley. That stream of Pacific moisture we've had overhead for more than 24 hours will move east, as well, allowing some of our low cloud deck to break up. Travel on I-10 east, meanwhile, will be difficult during the next 24 hours. And a new storm hitting the West Coast could easily create flight delays into the weekend, while the Plains and East Coast look relatively quiet...and good for holiday travel.

Here at home, we're looking for a chilly start to the weekend with widespread 40s in the morning, giving way to highs near 60 with more sun in the afternoon. Sunday starts cold, too, but will be even brighter, with a warm up to seasonable low 60s. On Monday, warming southwest winds will help us into some mild 70s before our next cold front arrives early Tuesday. It's forecast to be weak and dry, leaving us with fairly comfortable temps for Christmas...except for what it might do to our health.  This time of year, it's the perfect setup for another mountain cedar explosion:  those trees favor releasing pollens when we get a little warm snap followed by a very breezy, dry front.  Plan on high allergy counts next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Christmas Forecast... If the forecast pans out, the weather won't get in the way of Texas road travel, and we'll enjoy the warmest Christmas since 2008. Two thumbs up! We're looking for sunny skies Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Wednesday morning will be the coldest of the week with widespread 30s, possible a rural freeze. Look for high temps in the upper 60s to near 70.

A powerful cold front appears to make impact in Texas next Friday. Check back with us here and on the 7 Day Forecast for updates.

Winter Solstice... This Sunday, December 21st, marks the beginning of calendar (or astronomical) winter. It's known as the "shortest day of the year" by minutes of sunshine here in the Northern Hemisphere. Our days will soon be getting longer again.

Have a great Friday, a wonderful weekend, and safe holiday travels!

--Burton Fitzsimmons @BurtonFitzTWCN

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE07:51 AMSUNSET05:36 PM
  • MOONRISE05:11 AMMOONSET03:12 PM
  • MOONRISEWaning CrescentWaning Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA51ºOvercast
  • AUSTIN52ºOvercast
  • BARSTOW38ºFair
  • BOERNE52ºOvercast
  • BURBANK48ºFair
  • BURNET49ºOvercast
  • CASTROVILLE55ºOvercast
  • COLLEGE STATION50ºLight Rain
  • EDWARDS AFB35ºPartly Cloudy
  • FORT HOOD48ºFog/Mist
  • FREDERICKSBURG49ºOvercast
  • HONDO57ºOvercast
  • KERRVILLE51ºOvercast
  • K-FH AIRPORT47ºOvercast
  • KILLEEN48ºOvercast
  • LACKLAND AFB55ºMostly Cloudy
  • LANCASTER35ºFair
  • LOS ANGELES (USC DOWNTOWN)52ºFair
  • LOS ANGELES AIRPORT53ºPartly Cloudy
  • MARBLE FALLS49ºOvercast
  • MCGREGOR48ºOvercast
  • NEW BRAUNFELS54ºOvercast
  • PALMDALE37ºFair
  • PLEASANTON53ºOvercast
  • RANDOLPH AFB53ºOvercast
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT56ºMostly Cloudy
  • SAN MARCOS52ºMostly Cloudy
  • STINSON FIELD55ºOvercast
  • TEMPLE48ºOvercast
  • UVALDE53ºOvercast
  • VICTORVILLE36ºNA
  • WACO48ºFog/Mist

National Temps

  • ATLANTA49ºMostly CloudyBOSTON34ºMostly Cloudy
  • CHICAGO29ºOvercastDALLAS/FORT WORTH46ºFog/Mist
  • DENVER31ºA Few CloudsHOUSTON57ºRain Fog/Mist
  • MIAMI75ºA Few CloudsNEW ORLEANS56ºOvercast
  • PHOENIX51ºPartly CloudySAN FRANCISCO57ºOvercast
  • SEATTLE47ºOvercastWASHINGTON DC39ºOvercast

Weather

  • daytime 54
  • evening 50
  • overnight 44
  • morning 44

Your Forecast

  • 12/19/2014 09:37 AM

Rain Tapers By Midday, Dry & Seasonable This Weekend

Parts of Central Texas picked up one to two inches of rain during the night. The heaviest included some small hail in Round Rock just prior to 1am and rumbles of thunder through Austin around 2am. A total of 1.24" since midnight at the Austin Airport blew away the 23 year old daily rain record.  This morning's 70% rain chance diminishes by lunch then we could see some gradual & partial clearing of the clouds. Chilly north winds will make a high in the upper 50s feel a bit colder.

Top 24 hour totals:
2.22" Smithville
1.97" Rosanky
1.38" Austin Airport
1.31" Elgin
1.28" Thorndale
1.25" Dale
1.07" Manor
1.06" Manchaca
1.03" Bastrop
0.93" Buda
0.86" Downtown Austin
0.80" Lockhart
0.75" San Marcos
0.62" Kyle
0.62" Taylor
0.59" Austin-Mabry
0.54" Hutto
0.52" Round Rock

Temps right now:

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

The upper-air disturbance is moving east into the Mississippi River Valley. That stream of Pacific moisture we've had overhead for more than 24 hours will move east, as well, removing some of the high clouds & allowing some of our low clouds to break up. Travel on I-10 east, meanwhile, will be difficult during the next 24 hours. And a new storm hitting the West Coast could easily create flight delays into the weekend, while the Plains and East Coast look relatively quiet...and good for holiday travel.

Here at home, we're looking for a chilly start to the weekend with widespread 40s in the morning, giving way to highs near 60 with more sun in the afternoon. Sunday starts cold, too, but will be even brighter, with a warm up to seasonable low 60s. On Monday, warming southwest winds will help us into some mild 70s before our next cold front arrives early Tuesday. It's forecast to be weak and dry, leaving us with fairly comfortable temps for Christmas...except for what it might do to our health.  This time of year, it's the perfect setup for another mountain cedar explosion:  those trees favor releasing pollens when we get a little warm snap followed by a very breezy, dry front.  Plan on high allergy counts next Tuesday and Wednesday.

Christmas Forecast... If the forecast pans out, we'll enjoy the warmest Christmas since 2008...and the weather won't get in the way of Texas road travel. Two thumbs up! We're looking for sunny skies Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Wednesday morning will be the coldest of the week with widespread 30s, possible a rural freeze. Look for high temps in the upper 60s to near 70.

A powerful cold front appears to make impact in Texas next Friday. Check back with us here and on the 7 Day Forecast for updates.

Winter Solstice... This Sunday, December 21st, marks the beginning of calendar (or astronomical) winter. It's known as the "shortest day of the year" by minutes of sunshine here in the Northern Hemisphere. Our days will soon be getting longer again.

Have a great Friday, a wonderful weekend, and safe holiday travels!

--Burton Fitzsimmons @BurtonFitzTWCN

SUN/MOON

  • SUNRISE7:23 amSUNSET5:29 pm
  • MOONRISE4:46 amMOONSET3:00 pm
  • MOONRISEWaning CrescentWaning Crescent

Current Temps

  • ABIA51ºOvercast
  • AUSTIN52ºOvercast
  • BARSTOW38ºFair
  • BOERNE52ºOvercast
  • BURBANK48ºFair
  • BURNET49ºOvercast
  • CASTROVILLE55ºOvercast
  • COLLEGE STATION50ºLight Rain
  • EDWARDS AFB35ºPartly Cloudy
  • FORT HOOD48ºFog/Mist
  • FREDERICKSBURG49ºOvercast
  • HONDO57ºOvercast
  • KERRVILLE51ºOvercast
  • K-FH AIRPORT47ºOvercast
  • KILLEEN48ºOvercast
  • LACKLAND AFB55ºMostly Cloudy
  • LANCASTER35ºFair
  • LOS ANGELES (USC DOWNTOWN)52ºFair
  • LOS ANGELES AIRPORT53ºPartly Cloudy
  • MARBLE FALLS49ºOvercast
  • MCGREGOR48ºOvercast
  • NEW BRAUNFELS54ºOvercast
  • PALMDALE37ºFair
  • PLEASANTON53ºOvercast
  • RANDOLPH AFB53ºOvercast
  • SA INT'L AIRPORT56ºMostly Cloudy
  • SAN MARCOS52ºMostly Cloudy
  • STINSON FIELD55ºOvercast
  • TEMPLE48ºOvercast
  • UVALDE53ºOvercast
  • VICTORVILLE36ºNA
  • WACO48ºFog/Mist

National Temps

  • ATLANTA49ºMostly CloudyBOSTON34ºMostly Cloudy
  • CHICAGO29ºOvercastDALLAS/FORT WORTH46ºFog/Mist
  • DENVER31ºA Few CloudsHOUSTON57ºRain Fog/Mist
  • MIAMI75ºA Few CloudsNEW ORLEANS56ºOvercast
  • PHOENIX51ºPartly CloudySAN FRANCISCO57ºOvercast
  • SEATTLE47ºOvercastWASHINGTON DC39ºOvercast

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