Daily Archives: December 10, 2012

Lows Tonight, Highs Tomorrow and a Look Ahead

Better be bundled up! Tonight’s lows will be the coldest of the season for quite a few places across the state.  Teens and low 20’s expected across the northern half of the state, 30’s in the mid-section and 40’s for the south.  Temps will warm up a bit more tomorrow, then a gradual warming trend will take place as we head towards the weekend.

A look ahead…we have another low pressure trough expected to form off the coast of California by Thursday.  This trough will track east across the western US, then lift northeast across the western half of the state bringing a chance for rain and a Pacific cool front.  Unfortunately, there won’t be a sufficient return of moisture to aid in rain development ahead of this next system.  Best rain chances at this time appear to be in the central and eastern parts of the state.

On a more positive note, weather patterns for the remainder of the month look like they will be active and up to a bit of mischief.  This should bring us better chances for rain towards month-end.

Cold Front Has Cleared the State!!

For all the folks in the southern part of the state that have been wondering when the cold front was going to get to them, it’s HERE!!  Looks like the front finished moving through the entire state just before sunrise this morning.  The current mesonet graphic is posted below showing surface temps as of about 7:45am this morning.

Current surface temps 7:45am

 

Highs today will range from the 30’s to 40’s for most of the state, and some 50’s down in deep south Texas.  Lows overnight will drop into the teens and 20’s for northern parts of the state, and at or near freezing for the southern areas.  This chill will last for a few more days before we get a warmup, and additional RAIN chances may arrive later this week!

Today’s forecasted highs

 

Tomorrow Morning’s Forecasted Lows

Early 12/10/2012 Winter Weather Update – Snow Heading for North Texas

Snow has mostly ended now across the majority of northwest Texas, with almost all snow now east of a line from Hobbs, NM to Childress, TX.  Reports so far have been about as expected, less than 1″ as the snow passed through the area in a quick moving narrow band, accompanied by winds gusting in the upper 20s, causing some low visibility in some areas when it was snowing. Road reports across the Texas Panhandle consist of primarily some slick spots. Pavement and ground still being relatively warm, most snow has melted from roadways, but temps below freezing will lead to some patchy ice for your morning commute.

The above image around 1 am CST from the National Weather Service shows you where the snow bands currently are, as well as temps across northwest Texas.  Snow is now moving east into the low rolling plains and Big Country north of Abilene.  As we told you earlier, this activity is now forecast to persist as it moves across North Texas through the morning hours. Significant accumulations are not expected.  Right now looks like activity should remain along and north of the I20 corridor.

It will be very cold in the morning, especially in Northwest Texas, with wind chills in the teens in some places, so be sure to bundle up and dress in layers!

We’ll bring you more updates later this morning as the winter weather progresses.

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