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Month: September 2018

Mid-Week Cooldown and a look at Jet Streaks

Mid-Week Cooldown and a look at Jet Streaks

It looks like we could get a brief tease of autumn later this week as a respectable cold front moves into Texas. It doesn’t look like the cooler air will stick around long, and you’ll hardly be breaking out the parka, but perhaps the light jacket. Upper-air analysis from the 300 mb pressure level (about 30,000 feet above sea-level) this morning shows a trough digging into the Northern Rockies. To the west of the trough axis, we see a pocket…

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Heavy Rainfall Likely in North Texas

Heavy Rainfall Likely in North Texas

A slow-moving cold front is forecast to bring heavy rainfall to much of North Texas beginning Friday and into the weekend. WPC is forecasting widespread totals of 2-3 inches of rain across most of North Texas over the next 72 hours, with locally higher amounts in excess of 6 inches possible in some locations. Given the recent heavy rainfall, flash flooding will certainly be possible. This heavy rain is expected to begin over parts of the Big Country and up…

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Week of 9/17/18: Weather expected to remain quiet.

Week of 9/17/18: Weather expected to remain quiet.

It looks like a fairly quiet week is expected for Texas for most of the week. The only stories will be the continued minor to moderate flooding along the Nueces and Frio River in South Texas, and then the daily chances for scattered thunderstorms across much of the state. Starting with the river flooding, the Nueces River near Tilden (McMullen County) is in moderate flood stage, and is expected to remain at moderate stage through the rest of the week,…

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Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence

We have been tracking Hurricane Florence for several days now, and it is now sitting just off the North Carolina coast. As of the latest NHC position report, Florence is about 45 miles south-southwest of Morehead City, NC. Wind gusts to hurricane force are already being reported onshore, with a wind gust to 86 MPH measured at Jacksonville, NC earlier this evening. Taking a look at the Wilmington, NC radar, the eyewall is sitting just offshore, with some fairly strong…

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