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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

Troy’s Audio Weather Webcast for Wednesday / 13 December 2017….

2017.1213

Updated 915am CT – Wednesday / 13 December 2017

… Lots of Sunshine Over the Next Few Days …
… Some Questions as Clouds Increase Over the Weekend …

On the Weather Map…
On the surface map… a cold front is located from central and south Florida westward across the Gulf of Mexico into northeastern Mexico south of Brownsville. Surface high pressure.. northwest of the front.. extends southeast from the Pacific northwest into the intermountain west and southern Rockies into Texas. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our surface winds across south central Texas are light.

On the upper air map… a broad trough, or line, of upper level low pressure covers the eastern half of the USA with the trough extending southward from Hudson Bay down into the southeastern USA and eastern seaboard. An upper level low pressure disturbance is over northwestern Mexico. As a result of this upper air weather pattern, the 30,000 foot winds over our area are westerly around 70 mph.

What I am Seeing As I Look Ahead…

It looks like lots of sunshine over the next day or so.

Some questions have arisen about the weekend weather as the upper level low out west tracks more into Texas with model guidance now increasing the cloud cover with a pretty good increase in mid and upper level moisture and even corresponding rain chances. At this point, I’ll increase clouds but will hold off on rain chances until I see another atmospheric model run or two.

It looks like another cold front late Sunday will result in clearing and a little cooler temperatures by early next week.

Have a good Wednesday….
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

Contact me:
tkimmel@austin.utexas.edu
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Updated 845am CT.. Wednesday / 13 December 2017

TODAY…. Mostly sunny. High 66. Light west southwest wind becoming southwesterly 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT…. Mostly clear with a cold frontal passage late. Low 41. Southwesterly wind becoming northerly 5 to 12 mph.

THURSDAY…. Sunshine. High 65. Northerly wind 8 to 15 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 38. Northerly wind 5 to 12 mph.

FRIDAY…. Sunshine. High 63. North northwesterly wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwesterly in the afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT…. Becoming partly cloudy. Low 40. South southwesterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY…. Partly cloudy. High 63. Southwesterly wind 8 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 48. Light southerly wind.

SUNDAY…. Partly cloudy. High 67. South southwesterly wind 8 to 15 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy as a weak cold front passes. Low 45. Southwesterly wind 5 to 12 mph becoming northerly late.

MONDAY…. Sunshine. High 66. Northerly wind 8 to 15 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT…. Clear. Low 38. Light northeasterly wind.

TUESDAY…. Sunshine. High 68. Northeasterly wind becoming more easterly 5 to 12 mph by afternoon.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Wednesday / 20 December 2017 through Tuesday / 26 December 2017…
Temperature… Above Average
Precipitation… Above Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (13 December)………………………………. 7:19 am
Sunset this evening (13 December)………………………………… 5:32 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (14 December)…………………………………… 7:19 am
Sunset tomorrow (14 December)……………………………………. 5:32 pm

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