Monday, November 30th, 2015
BRING ON THE SUNSHINE!
We've been stuck in the clouds for days now, but there's a little light at the end of the tunnel. Plan on clouds (maybe patchy drizzle in our eastern counties) Monday night and Tuesday. Plan on mostly cloudy skies - with some peeks of sunshine possible - especially in our northern counties. Ahead of a cold front Wednesday morning, we could see a sprinkle or shower or two (mainly in our northern counties) before skies finally clear. When I say clearI mean sunshine from Midday Wednesday all the way through Saturday!
Monday we had clouds, but ended our streak of 4 straight days of measurable rain. Officially, we picked up 2.01" at Camp Mabry during that stretch - putting us at 2nd wettest year all-time with 56.96" (the record is 64.68" in 1919). At ABIA, we added another 1.1" bringing the annual total to 56.71" which is already the wettest year on record! The lakes are up. Lake Travis is now at 88% full and Lake Buchanan is at 73% full and combined storage is at 81%. Our next chance for measurable rain is only 20% on Sunday the 6th. One computer model gives us 1/10" - so this will not be a big event.
FLIRTING WITH FREEZING
Temps will remain below normal for most of the upcoming week with highs in the 60s and low in the 30s and 40s. I think the Hill Country and some of the usual cold spots in the Metro could be flirting with freezing Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings, while Austin remains anywhere between 37-39 degrees.
HURRICANE SEASON HAS ENDED!
November 30th marks the last day of hurricane season. In the Atlantic, we had 11 named storms (average is 12), 4 hurricanes (average is 6) and 2 major hurricanes (average is 3). Below normal seasons are typical in El Niño years. List of all storms this year here: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2015/
BLUE SANTA DAY OF GIVING TOY DRIVE
Stop by Terra Toys Tuesday from 9am to 6:30pm to drop off a toy donation for Operation Blue Santa. KEYE will be there all day collecting your toys! The weather for Saturday's Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade meant a far smaller crowd than usual, and donations are way down this year. Hope you'll stop by and help! Terra Toys is at 2438 W. Anderson Lane in North Austin.
MY HOMETOWN SAN MARCOS
Join Team KEYE as we broadcast live Wednesday at 5 & 6pm from the Sights and Sounds of Christmas in San Marcos Wednesday. The weather's looking nice and clear with a high of 63 and temps falling into the 50s during the evening. Hope to see you there!
MY HOMETOWN FREDERICKSBURG
Team KEYE will also be broadcasting live Friday night for the Light the Night Parade! We'll be live at 5 and 6 and you can watch the parade immediately following at 6:30pm. No complaints about the weatherit's looking clear and dry with a high around 60 Friday afternoon and temps dropping into the 50s that evening. Stop by and say hi!
STORM TRACKER FORECAST
TUE: 60 | Mostly cloudy | Rain Chance: 10% | Winds: NE 5 | Morning Low: 43
WED: 63 | Early clouds, then turning sunny | Rain Chance: 10% | Winds: N 5-10 | Morning Low: 45
THU: 61 | Sunny | Winds: N 5 | Morning Low: 39
FRI: 60 | Sunny | Winds: NE/E 5 | Morning Low: 37
SAT: 63 | Sunny | Winds: E 5-10 | Morning Low: 39
SUN: 62 | Increasing clouds, few PM showers possible | Rain Chance: 20% | Winds: NE/E 5-10 | Morning Low: 42
MON: 64 | Partly cloudy | Winds: NW 5-15 | Morning Low: 45
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