Monday, February 8th, 2016
SUNNY & PLEASANT
Here's another week where you might ask yourselves, 'where's winter?' We aren't tracking any rainfall. We're not tracking any big temperature plunges. In fact, if anything, we're tracking a temperature rise this week. High pressure will dominate the area all the way into next weekend. Sunshine will be with us through Saturday and Sunday. Highs will climb from the 60s, today and tomorrow, to the 70s by mid week.
HIGH FIRE DANGER
The chance for wildfires to blossom have expanded and will be with us today. We have a very dry pattern setting up with very low dew points (which just shows us how dry the air mass is) and breezy winds out of the north around 15-25 mph. Everyone should be on fire weather alert over the next few days since we don't have any significant rainfall in the near future.
A WIND ADVISORY covers Milam County from 9am to 6pm Monday. Northwest winds 20-30 with gusts 35+ are possible.
AUSTIN MARATHON & HALF MARATHON
Look for mild marathon weather on Sunday! Right now, I do have a 10% chance of drizzle on Sunday - and it might coincide with Marathon time! Temps look like they'll start in the low to mid 50s Sunday morning and reach low to mid 60s by midday. Later in the afternoon, I'm forecasting a high of 73! Winds Sunday will be breezy, out of the southeast and south 10-20 mph. Good luck runners! Team KEYE will see you there! Adam Hammons is running the half and Adela Uchida and I are running the full!
It finally happened. After seeing a trace of Elm on the allergy slide, the folks at Allergy & Asthma Associates found 17 pollen grains/cubic meter on the slide Friday. Yes, spring allergies are ahead of schedule! On the other hand, cedar fell to just 28 - in the LOW range! Get the pollen report from Allergy & Asthma Associates here: https://twitter.com/atxpollen
5 PLANETS ALIGN IN THE NIGHT SKY
If you like stargazing, this is a great time to look to the heavens! That's because for the first time in 10 years, 5 planets will align, appearing simultaneously in the sky. Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars and Jupiter will grace the southeast to southwest sky pre-dawn through February 20th! More here: http://earthsky.org/science-wire/when-will-all-five-visible-planets-appear-simultaneously
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Meteorologist Jordan Steele
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