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Blue Moon & Friday Rain Chances

 

Thursday, July 30th, 2015


THE HEAT IS ON!

It was the hottest day of the year Thursday with a high of 101 at Camp Mabry and 100 at ABIA.  Here are the comparisons for Camp Mabry.

2015: 4 (and counting!)

2014: 21

2013: 42

2012: 35

2011: 90 (All-time record)

Annual Average: 13

Stay safe in the heat!  Heat safety tips right here: http://bit.ly/NWSHeatSafety


ENDING THE MONTH WITH SOME RAIN?

Officially at Camp Mabry, we've only had a trace of rain so far this month.  For ABIA, we've only had 0.01".  Both rank as the 3rd driest...but that could change.  All we need is a little rain, and we might get some Friday.  I'm staying with a 30% chance.  Rain chances drop to 20% (best bet in the Hill Country) on Saturday, then we go back to hot and dry.  If we get rain, most areas will probably see less than 1/4" with some areas missing out altogether.  I can't rule out an isolated storm - but that will be the exception rather than the rule.  One thing that is likely: any spots that get rain will probably fall from near 100 down into the 80s/90s thanks to rain-cooled air...giving you a brief break in the heat!


THE DROUGHT

Last week, the state finally pulled out of drought conditions according to the Drought Monitor.  Unfortunately, our dry weather  has sent a small part of East Texas back into Moderate Drought.  Check the map here: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/Home/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?TX

BLUE MOON

Friday morning we'll have the 2nd full moon of the month...which is called a "Blue Moon!"  It will be 100% full at 5:43AM - about an hour before sunrise.  The next time we'll see 2 full moons in the same month won't happen 'til January of 2018!  By the way, it won't actually look blue...a blue-colored moon is extremely rare!


AIR QUALITY

Ozone will keep our air quality in the "Moderate Air Quality" the rest of the week.


LAKE LEVELS

Combined storage at Lakes Travis & Buchanan dropped a percent Thursday - from 78% to 77% full.  Fingers crossed for rain!  Track lake levels: http://bit.ly/lcra_lakelevels


TRACKING THE TROPICS

Tropical Storm Guillermo could strengthen into a hurricane.  out in the Pacific and there are two other disturbances - one in the Atlantic, another in the Eastern Pacific that have some potential for development.  Tropics Tracker: http://bit.ly/keyeTropics


STORM TRACKER FORECAST


Friday: 101 Partly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers/isolated storms - best bet PM.  Rain Chance: 30%.  (Record: 106 in 1923).  Winds: N/E 5.  *Morning Low: 77

Saturday:  102 Partly cloudy with a chance of isolated PM showers/storms.  Rain chance: 20%.  (Record: 107 in 2011).  Winds: N/E 5.  *Morning Low: 75

Sunday:  102 Mostly sunny. (Record 107 in 2011).  Winds: S 5/SE 5-10.  *Morning Low: 75
Monday: 102 Sunny.  (Record 107 in 1923).  Winds: S/SE 5-10.  *Morning Low: 76

Tuesday: 100 Sunny.  (Record 106 in 2011).  Winds: S 5-15.  *Morning Low: 77

Wednesday: 101 Sunny.  (Record 106 in 2011).  Winds: S 5-15.  *Morning Low: 77

Thursday: 101 Mostly sunny. (Record: 105 in 2013).  Winds: S 5-15.  *Morning Low: 77


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Stay cool!
-Chikage



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