Monday, October 24th, 2016
UNSEASONABLY WARM END TO OCTOBER
We’ll see temps running in the mid 60s for lows (normal is upper 50s) and mid to upper 80s for highs (normal is upper 70s) through the rest of the month. Aside from patchy morning clouds/fog, we’ll also see plenty of sunshine. It’s possible we may approach record heat starting Friday.
Friday Forecast: 88 | Record 89
Saturday Forecast: 88 | Record 90
Sunday Forecast: 88 | Record 90
NO TRICKS ON HALLOWEEN
The warm and dry weather will last through Halloween night! Plan on mostly sunny skies by day with a high of 87 (record is 90) and mainly clear skies at night for trick-or-treaters.
6PM: 83 | 9PM: 74 | Midnight: 69
We only got a trace of rain at Camp Mabry and 0.01” at ABIA with the spotty showers Sunday night into Monday morning. With no additional rain on tap this month, we’ll likely secure a spot in the top 10 driest Octobers list. (Incidentally, October is climatologically our wettest month of the year and notorious for flash flood events). Our next rain chance may arrive either November 1st or November 2nd the way things are looking.
Lake Travis is at 99% with Lake Buchanan at 95%. Monday’s combined storage was 97%. Check the levels here: http://hydromet.lcra.org/riverreport/report.aspx
Mold remained high, with marsh elder and ragweed moderate. Also, red berry juniper showed up as a trace – which might be affecting you. It acts a lot like cedar. Get the latest allergy report from Allergy & Asthma Associates here: https://twitter.com/atxpollen
The UV Index for Tuesday will be 6 of 11 – High – with sunshine all day. Keep the sunscreen and sunglasses handy. Check the UV Index here: https://www.epa.gov/sunsafety/uv-index-1
AIR QUALITY FORECAST
The air quality Tuesday will remain good. Check the Air Quality anytime here: https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=229
WATCHING THE TROPICS
In the Atlantic, all is quiet. In the Pacific, Hurricane Seymour is tracking through the ocean but may curve inland to Mexico and sweep some moisture into the US over the next week.
STORM TRACKER FORECAST
TUE: 85 | Partly cloudy | Winds: SE 5 | Morning Low: 64
WED: 86 | Mostly sunny | Winds: S 5 | Morning Low: 64
THU: 87 | Mostly sunny | Winds: SW/S 5 | Morning Low: 64
FRI: 88 | Mostly sunny | Winds: W/SE 5 | Morning Low: 64
SAT: 88 | Mostly sunny | Winds: S 5-10 | Morning Low: 65
SUN: 88 | Mostly sunny | Winds: S 5 | Morning Low: 65
HALLOWEEN MON: 87 | Mostly sunny | Winds: S 5 | Morning Low: 65
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Today's Record Temperatures