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Troy Kimmel

UT University / Incident Meteorologist

Member, Campus Safety and Security Committee
Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography and the Environment
tkimmel@austin.utexas.edu

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Updated 915am CT – Friday / 20 July 2018

… Afternoon High Temperatures Continue to Rise …
… NWS Issued Excessive Heat Warning Through the Weekend …
… Saharan Dust Comes and Goes …

On the Weather Map…

On the surface map… surface high pressure is located to our east over the eastern USA with another high pressure area over northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Between the two high pressure areas, a trough, or line, of surface low pressure extends southward from a surface low over the Kansas/Oklahoma border into south and west Texas around Del Rio. A warm front is lifting north northeastward from the Oklahoma/Kansas surface low to northeastern Arkansas.. northeastern Mississippi.. into southern Alabama and southern Georgia. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our surface winds over south central Texas are south southwesterly.

On the upper air map… a broad ridge, or line, of upper air high pressure, acting like a “lid” on the atmosphere, extends across the southern USA. As a result of this upper air weather pattern, the 30,000 foot winds over our local area are northeasterly less than 15 mph.

What I am Seeing As I Look Ahead…

Upper level high pressure will be holding strong overhead. This keeps the “lid” on the atmosphere which means rain chances are out of the forecast and temperatures remain above to well above average seasonal averages over the next seven days.

Several new batches of Saharan dust will be moving into our area over the coming days as well.

Have a good Friday..
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

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Updated 845am CT… Friday / 20 July 2018

TODAY…. A few morning low clouds otherwise mostly sunny. More widespread Saharan dust may be present. High 104. South southwesterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT…. Mostly clear early with a few lower clouds after midnight. Low 76. South southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY…. A few morning low clouds otherwise mostly sunny. Some Saharan dust will be present. High 106. South southwesterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear early with a few lower clouds after midnight. Low 76. South southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY…. A few morning low clouds otherwise mostly sunny. Some Saharan dust will be present. High 106. South southwesterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear early with a few lower clouds after midnight. Low 76. South southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY…. A few morning low clouds otherwise mostly sunny. High 105. South southwesterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear early with a few lower clouds after midnight. Low 76. South southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY…. A few morning low clouds otherwise mostly sunny. High 104. South southwesterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear early with a few lower clouds after midnight. Low 76. South southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY…. A few morning low clouds otherwise mostly sunny. High 103. South southwesterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear early with a few lower clouds after midnight. Low 76. South southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY…. A few morning low clouds otherwise mostly sunny. High 102. South southwesterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Friday / 27 July 2018 through Thursday / 02 August 2018…
Temperatures… Slightly Above Average
Precipitation… Above Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (20Jul)………………………………………… 6:42 am
Sunset this evening (20Jul)………………………………………….. 8:32 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (21Jul)…………………………………………….. 6:43 am
Sunset tomorrow (21Jul)……………………………………………… 8:31 pm

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