Author: David Reimer

Accumulating Snow Possible in South Texas/Coastal Bend Tonight

  Confidence is increasing that accumulating snow will occur tonight in portions of South Texas, the Coastal Bend, and Coastal Plains. Light snowfall is impacting portions of the Edwards Plateau and South Texas this afternoon. Social media photos indicate around an inch of wet snow has accumulated on grassy surfaces north of Laredo. As temperatures warm this afternoon we’ll likely see a transition back to a rain/sleet or pure rain precipitation mode across South Texas. The forecast becomes more interesting tonight as temperatures cool and we start to see a transition back to snow. Snow flurries are possible farther...

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Brief Winter Mix in South Texas/Coastal Plains Tonight; Cold Night Ahead for All

This is going to be an interesting day. It isn’t often I get to talk about snow chances in Deep South Texas into the Coastal Plains and even Southeast Texas. Let me make it abundantly clear that we’re not looking at a repeat of the Christmas Day 2004 snow event. We’re not going to see half a foot of snow pile up on the beach. Surface temperatures look to remain above freezing for the duration of the precipitation event in those regions, so travel impacts are not anticipated. However; I would not be surprised if we saw a brief...

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Pre-Dinner Update on Cool Front Timing for Tonight/Tuesday

At 4:30 PM a surface dryline extends from near Vernon to Snyder to Big Spring to Sanderson. Winds behind this dryline are out of the west across the Permian Basin and out of the north/northwest in the Texas Panhandle and West Texas. Relative humidity values behind the dryline are below 25 percent. The threat for fast-moving grass fires will continue to be elevated into the evening hours. The actual cool front is now moving through the Texas Panhandle into West Texas and Northwest Texas. This front will continue to move south over the coming hours, and actually accelerate its...

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Busy Few Days Ahead with Fire, Wind, Rain, and Snow

The strongest cool front we’ve seen in a couple of weeks will bring an end to above-average temperatures for most, at least for a little while. That front will begin pushing south into the Texas Panhandle this afternoon. It’ll continue moving south tonight and into Tuesday. Before we get to the cool front let’s chat about what we can expect today. A surface dryline will slowly march east this morning into the afternoon hours. By about 3 PM the dryline should be located from near Sanderson to Sterling City to Abilene northeast to Graham north to Henrietta. Dewpoint temperatures...

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Weak Cool Front Arrives Today with Gusty Winds

It’ll be another warm day across the state unless you’re in the Texas Panhandle. A weak cool front will make slow progress south today. The only region that will notice much cooler temperatures will be the Texas Panhandle. Cold air damming will keep temperatures in the 40s and 50s in the Panhandle today. This week cool front will slowly move south through Texas today and tonight. Behind it will be a drier airmass, but not much in the way of a cool off. Gusty north/northeast winds will cause wind chills to be down in the 40s. Those are not...

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