Author: David Reimer

Up the Temperature Coaster, Cooler Air Returns Tomorrow

‘Tis the season for the temperature roller coaster. For those new to our fun little ride let me provide you with an introduction. Monday was toasty, Tuesday was cool, today will be toasty, tomorrow and Friday will be cooler, and Saturday will be warmer before we start the cycle all over again. Doesn’t it sound like fun?! If it makes you feel better, the constant temperature swings even make my body ache after a while. Anyway, enough with the lack of details. Let’s dive into the weather forecast for the upcoming few days across Texas. Today It’ll be a...

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Temperature Roller Coaster Continues; Fire Danger Increases Again Wednesday

A relatively straight-forward forecast is indicated for the remainder of the work week. We’ll experience a couple temperature swings as cool fronts move through every couple of days. We had a front move through yesterday which will result in cooler conditions today. A sharp rebound in temperatures is anticipated tomorrow before a second front arrives tomorrow/tomorrow night. We’ll see cooler conditions again on Thursday before another rebound on Friday and Saturday. Precipitation chances may increase by Sunday across portions of East Texas and Southeast Texas, but weather model inconsistencies remain high in that time-frame. Throughout the work-week, we’ll see cool...

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Very Warm with Increased Wildfire Danger Today

The primary weather concern across Texas this week will be elevated to critical wildfire danger. Before we get to the fire weather threat let’s go over the overall forecast for today through the rest of the work-week. Temperatures this afternoon will be warm for December standards with high temperatures peaking in the 70s across the eastern two-thirds of Texas. We’ll see the 60s across the Texas Panhandle, West Texas, into the Trans-Pecos and Borderland. These temperatures are about ten to twenty degrees above-average for mid-December, but that has been the norm lately. Low temperatures will be comfortable with the...

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SURPRISE! Unexpected Snow in Central Texas/Brazos Valley; Short-Term Forecast Update

The big story and surprise this evening is the change-over to snow in Central Texas and the Brazos Valley. This changeover wasn’t expected, but obviously, temperatures in the low-levels of the atmosphere were able to cool more than anticipated. This surprise has resulted in one to two inches of snow accumulation in parts of Austin south to the north side of San Antonio east to Giddings and Bastrop. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a three-inch measurement at some point this evening. This locally heavy band of snow has moved east of Austin and now extends from the north side of San Antonio to near Seguin to Luling north to Bastrop and Giddings. We also have snow falling on College Station with 2″ measured on elevated objects. This heavier snow band should weaken by 10 PM but could bring additional accumulations to locations under it. This is the first round of precipitation, the second round expected later tonight in South Texas, the Rio Grande Valley, the Coastal Bend, into the Coastal Plains will not impact Central Texas. At this time no forecast adjustments are needed for the second round of winter weather later tonight farther south. Please see my detailed blog post from 5 PM for the forecast on that...

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Late Afternoon Update on Tonight’s South Texas Accumulating Snow

A rare winter weather event will unfold tonight across the Rio Grande Valley, Deep South Texas, South Texas, the Coastal Bend, the Coastal Plains, northeast into coastal regions of Southeast Texas. Surface temperatures look to remain above freezing for this event. Rain is expected to mix with or change completely to snow late tonight into the morning hours Friday. Temperatures above the surface will be going below freezing as cold air advects in from the north. Even with surface temperatures above freezing, the atmospheric column should become cold enough for snow. This setup isn’t dissimilar to the Christmas 2004...

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