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Current Conditions

  • 37°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: North 13 mph
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Visibility: 6.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 35°
  • Pressure: 30.09 in. +
  • Heat Index: 29

Nowcast

  • Now as of 7:08 PM CST on March 4, 2015

    Winter Storm Warning in effect from midnight tonight to noon CST Thursday... the cold front has pushed across the northern half of south central Texas and continue to push southward this evening. North winds of 20 to 30 mph are expected tonight with gusts up 40 mph. An upper level disturbance pushing from the west will help to keep light rain and drizzle across most areas tonight through noon Thursday. An Arctic airmass will spread across all of south central Texas tonight into Thursday with temperatures dropping to the freezing mark over The Hill Country at midnight tonight. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect from midnight tonight through noon Thursday.

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 29 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 53 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Overcast
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 40 °
  • Overcast
  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 62 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Austin, Texas

Updated: 7:15 PM CST on January 04, 2015

Wind Advisory in effect until noon CST Thursday...
  • Wednesday

    Windy with an icy mix late. Lows overnight in the upper 20s.

  • Wednesday Night

    Becoming windy. Light freezing rain developing overnight. Low 29F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of precip 50%.

  • Thursday

    Windy and overcast in the morning followed by sunny skies in the afternoon. High 43F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear skies. Near record low temperatures. Low 29F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Sunny. High 53F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear to partly cloudy. Low 36F. Winds light and variable.

  • Saturday

    Overcast. Patchy drizzle possible. High 52F. Winds light and variable.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast. Low around 40F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday

    Cloudy with a few showers. High 59F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Sunday Night

    A shower or two around the area in the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low 39F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Monday

    Mostly sunny skies. High 62F. Winds light and variable.

  • Monday Night

    Clear skies. Low 41F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday

    Sunny skies. High 68F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear skies. Low around 45F. Winds light and variable.

  • Wednesday

    Mainly sunny. High around 70F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly clear. Low 46F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday

    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 71F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low 47F. Winds light and variable.

  • Friday

    Mainly cloudy. High 72F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Rain likely. Low 51F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

  • Saturday

    Occasional light rain. High 69F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday Night

    Periods of rain. Low 52F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Winter Storm Warning  Statement as of 3:02 PM CST on March 4, 2015


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from midnight tonight
to noon CST Thursday...

* timing... Arctic air will pour into the area after 6 PM...
freezing rain and sleet should begin around midnight and
continue through noon Thursday. Temperatures should rise above
freezing after noon Thursday.

* Main impact... freezing rain and sleet causing icing of 1/10 inch
and possibly higher. This will make for icy roads and hazardous
driving conditions. Iced tree branches may break in the strong
gusty winds accompanying the storm system.

* Other impacts... sidewalks... decks... and other surfaces may be
difficult to walk on.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means accumulations of snow... sleet...
freezing rain or freezing drizzle are expected or occurring. This
will cause considerable travel problems and may pose a threat to
life and property.






 Wind Advisory  Statement as of 7:02 PM CST on March 4, 2015


... Wind Advisory now in effect until noon CST Thursday...

* timing... 9 PM Wednesday night through noon Thursday

* winds... sustained at 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

* Impacts... typical issues with trash cans and other loose items
outdoors. However... when combined with freezing rain and
sleet... icing on tree branches may cause them to break in the
strong winds.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 26 to 39 mph are
expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...
especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.



Tb3



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Location: Downtown, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:30 PM CST

Temperature: 36.5 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Thermal Lab Facility, CSD, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:31 PM CST

Temperature: 38.5 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Clarksville, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:31 PM CST

Temperature: 37.6 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: NW at 9.0 mph Pressure: 29.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Huston-Tillotson Environmental Studies, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:19 PM CST

Temperature: 38.2 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: NW at 9.0 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Clarksville, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:31 PM CST

Temperature: 38.1 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: North at 2.5 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: St David's Medical Center, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:31 PM CST

Temperature: 36.9 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: NW at 8.3 mph Pressure: 29.37 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Zilker, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:30 PM CST

Temperature: 41.4 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: West Austin, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:16 PM CST

Temperature: 37.2 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: WNW at 1.7 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: East Austin - Chestnut, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:31 PM CST

Temperature: 38.7 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: ENE at 10.1 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Austin Webberville Road C171, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:30 PM CST

Temperature: 39.9 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: EAST AVE PHASE 2, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:21 PM CST

Temperature: 37.0 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: WNW at 9.9 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: North University, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:30 PM CST

Temperature: 41.4 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: South Congress, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:30 PM CST

Temperature: 41.7 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Barton Heights / Zilker, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:31 PM CST

Temperature: 37.8 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: NNE at 7.6 mph Pressure: 29.53 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Bouldin-South Austin, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:30 PM CST

Temperature: 37.8 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: NW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Tarrytown, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:31 PM CST

Temperature: 38.0 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: ESE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.54 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Travis Heights - Chateaux Sexton, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:30 PM CST

Temperature: 37.8 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: SW at 7.0 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Zilker, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:30 PM CST

Temperature: 42.8 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Hyde Park, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:25 PM CST

Temperature: 37.0 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: SSE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Brackenridge Field Laboratory, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:30 PM CST

Temperature: 37.5 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: East Austin, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:30 PM CST

Temperature: 40.8 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Rollingwood, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:30 PM CST

Temperature: 37.4 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: NW at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: East Austin, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:30 PM CST

Temperature: 43.2 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Westpark Square Professional Center, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:30 PM CST

Temperature: 38.8 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Hatley Park Acres, Austin, TX

Updated: 8:30 PM CST

Temperature: 39.7 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio Texas 
709 PM CST Wednesday Mar 4 2015 


Update... 
made update to Wind Advisory to begin at 03z rather than 06z due 
to sustained winds being observed at 23 kts and gusting to over 
30. Also extended the advisory to all of the County Warning Area minus 
Maverick...Zavala...and Dimmitt counties. 


Looking towards tonights winter weather...colder air is moving in 
just a bit more aggressively than previously forecast. As of 
7pm...middle 30s were already being observed in Williamson and Burnet 
counties and the cold air was beginning to enter 
Edwards...Kerr...Gillespie...and Llano as well. 


Precipitation is developing along the Rio Grande Valley and isolated 
thunder has been reported with this activity. Kdrt sounding 
analysis shows strong lapse rates above the temperature inversion 
so still think convective enhancement will be at play for tonight. 
Will leave the warning as is for now but if temperatures drop faster...we 
may have to consider moving up the start time. 


Tb3 


&& 


Previous discussion... /issued 604 PM CST Wednesday Mar 4 2015/ 


Aviation... 
/00z tafs/ 
a cold front is quickly pushing across the area and moving over 
ksat at this moment (o0z thurs). The front will continue to push 
to the south and exit south central Texas by 8 PM this evening. 
An Arctic airmass will push across all of south central Texas 
tonight through Thursday with north winds prevailing around 20 
knots and gusting 30 to 40 knots tonight into Thursday morning. 
Light rain or drizzle is expected tonight continuing through middle- 
day Thursday. However...near freezing temperatures are expected 
around the 10z/14z window across kaus and have a tempo group 
showing -fzra. Winds will decrease in the afternoon but remain in 
the 12 to 18 knots range and VFR conditions are expected to return 
across the I-35 sites around 22z Thursday. 


Previous discussion... /issued 253 PM CST Wednesday Mar 4 2015/ 


Short term (tonight through Thursday night)... 
observations over North Texas and recent models are trending 
toward the most significant winter weather event of the season for 
our area tonight and Thursday morning. A strong cold front is just 
north of our County Warning Area and will be moving through the entirety of the 
area late this afternoon north...mid-evening central...and late 
evening south. Model soundings indicate a moist adiabatic 
layer above the near surface cold dome...so the front...approach 
of a shortwave trough...and entrance region to a jet streak will 
provide the moisture...instability...and lift for showers and 
isolated thunderstorms along and within 50-100 miles behind the 
front. Arctic air behind the front will cause temperatures 
to drop 20-25 degrees within the first hour or two. The pressure 
gradient lags a bit...with strong and gusty winds starting about 
two hours after frontal passage. A Wind Advisory is in effect from midnight 
until noon Thursday to account for the strong and gusty winds. 


The cold dome will continue to deepen overnight...and we expect a 
mix of freezing rain and sleet to develop around midnight in The 
Hill Country...then spread south and east to a Giddings...San 
Antonio...del Rio line by 4-6 am Thursday. Temperatures will be 
cold enough for the freezing rain and sleet to persist until late 
morning Thursday. The precipitation should rapidly end across the 
western half of the area around noon...and temperatures 
simultaneously warm to above freezing. The amount of icing could 
be over 1/10 inch in The Hill Country and metropolitan Austin 
(williamson...Travis...and Hays counties)...which is where the 
Winter Storm Warning is in effect. For the counties along the 
Balcones Escarpment and the adjacent plains to the east...icing 
should be below 1/10 inch...thus limiting the impact to mainly 
bridges and other elevated roads. A Winter Weather Advisory is in 
effect for this area. The northern metropolitan of San Antonio is in the 
Winter Weather Advisory...mainly locations outside of loop 1604 in 
the northern and western portions of the County. 


Long term (friday through wednesday)... 
there will be lingering cold Friday morning...with a hard freeze 
likely in many locations. A slow warming trend begins Friday 
afternoon as the surface airmass modifies and moves east. 
However...moderate amplitude flow will bring a series of 
disturbances across the region late in the weekend and next week. 
At this time it appears probability of precipitation will be low and mainly as 
showers with low quantitative precipitation forecast. 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Austin Camp Mabry 30 40 27 48 33 / 100 30 10 10 10 
Austin Bergstrom international Airport 31 40 26 47 31 / 100 30 10 10 10 
New Braunfels Muni Airport 33 42 28 49 34 / 100 30 10 10 10 
Burnet Muni Airport 28 37 24 45 30 / 100 30 10 10 10 
del Rio International Airport 35 44 30 49 36 / 90 30 0 0 10 
Georgetown Muni Airport 30 38 24 46 30 / 100 30 10 10 10 
Hondo Muni Airport 35 44 27 50 35 / 100 30 10 10 10 
San Marcos Muni Airport 32 41 26 48 32 / 100 30 10 10 10 
La Grange - Fayette regional 34 42 29 49 35 / 100 30 10 10 10 
San Antonio International Airport 34 42 28 49 35 / 100 30 10 10 10 
Stinson Muni Airport 35 44 29 50 36 / 90 30 10 10 10 


&& 


Ewx watches/warnings/advisories... 
Wind Advisory until noon CST Thursday for the following counties: 
Atascosa...Bandera...Bastrop...Bexar...blanco...Burnet...Caldwell... 
Comal...Delaware Witt...Edwards...Fayette...frio...Gillespie...Gonzales... 
Guadalupe...Hays...Karnes...Kendall...Kerr...Kinney...Lavaca... 
Lee...Llano...Medina...real...Travis...Uvalde...Val Verde... 
Williamson...Wilson. 


Winter Storm Warning from midnight tonight to noon CST Thursday for 
the following counties: Bandera...blanco...Burnet...Edwards... 
Gillespie...Hays...Kendall...Kerr...Llano...real...Travis...Val 
Verde...Williamson. 


Winter Weather Advisory from midnight tonight to noon CST Thursday 
for the following counties: Bastrop...Bexar...Caldwell...Comal... 
Guadalupe...Kinney...Lee...Medina...Uvalde. 


&& 


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synoptic/grids...03 
public service/data collection...00 



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