2 cold fronts to push through the Rio Grande Valley this week
A couple of cold fronts will push through the Rio Grande Valley this week bringing cooler temperatures to the area. And although it won’t be as cold as last week, there will be some cooler days ahead. Then, they will drop somewhere between 14 to 16 degrees Wednesday, with temperatures in the mid to upper 60s, the National Weather Service in Brownsville/Rio Grande Valley reports. According to the NWS, an active mid-level flow will bring the pair of cold fronts to the Valley. The low temperatures Friday and Saturday night look quite cool, with widespread upper 30s to lower 40s.myrgv.com
Winter Storm Warning extended into Thursday
The National Weather Service has extended its Winter Storm Warning in effect for Hays County until Thursday morning.The warning, which went into effect Monday morning, expires at 6 a.m. on Thursday.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Breaking News, News, News - Mobile, News Alert San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Winter Storm Warning extended into Thursday; Texas State closes campuses
The National Weather Service has extended its Winter Storm Warning in effect for Hays County until Thursday morning. The warning, which went into effect Monday, expires at 6 a.m. on Thursday.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Breaking News, News, News - Mobile, News Alert San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Sub-zero windchills expected Tuesday and Wednesday, weather officials say
National Weather Service officials posted a Hazardous Weather Outlook Tuesday morning warning of windchills of at least negative 15 to 20 degrees for portions of. north central and northeast Illinois, and northwest Indiana.chicagotribune.com
ROAD READY: City crews treat San Marcos roads ahead of icy conditions
City of San Marcos road crews worked throughout Monday to treat the roads across the city ahead of potential icy conditions overnight into Tuesday.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
How strong were the winds?
Determining just how strong a tornado’s winds were, like the ones that came through last week, is not as easy as it might seem. First, the winds aren’t measured like the winds you hear about on the weather report every day---those are from a wind gage in real time from area observations. Tornado winds are estimated, based on the damage they caused. This task was first tackled in 1971 by Dr. Ted Fujita whose scale of F-0 to F-5 tornadoes looked like this:
National Weather Service issues Winter Storm Warning for San Marcos, Hays County
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Hays County, beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday. The winter storm warning is set to expire at noon on Wednesday.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Breaking News, News, News - Mobile, News Alert San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Weather officials warn of excessive cold, blowing snow drifts and gusty winds
National Weather Service officials issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook Friday cautioning of excessive cold temperatures, gusty conditions and blowing snow drifts for portions of north central and northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana.chicagotribune.com
Winter weather advisory in effect until 3 p.m. Wednesday
National Weather Service officials announced a winter weather advisory Wednesday morning to remain in effect until 3 p.m. for portions of north central and northeast Illinois until 3 p.m. as snow. was expected to fall up to 1.5 inch per hour during the morning commute.chicagotribune.com
KEEPING DRY: Texas State students try to avoid the rain Tuesday morning
Tuesday morning began with rain showers across San Marcos. Approximately 0.5-1 inch of rain fell throughout the morning, according the National Weather Service.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Massive storm expected to bring 2 to 4 inches of snow to area starting Tuesday evening – Chicago Tribune
National Weather Service officials were expecting two to four inches of snow accumulations in portions of central, north central, northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana beginning to fall Tuesday evening.chicagotribune.com
Prepare: Defense bill authorizes improvements on coast
The $1.7 trillion government spending bill enacted last month includes coastal improvements that could help protect Rio GrandeValley property — and lives. Folded into the $858 billion defense portion of the budget is the Water Resources Development Act, submitted by Texas Sens. With forecasters saying this area should brace itself for more numerous and more severe storms, such preparation is vital, and welcome. We trust that Valley legislatures will review the federal bill, along with the region’s needs, and work on state legislation that will support our storm protection plans. We don’t know when the next big storm will hit the Valley, but we do know it will come eventually.myrgv.com
An end in sight? Not yet, but close
After weeks of winter storms, the atmospheric rivers that have been inundating California look to finally dry up a bit. However, today is another dangerously wet day with 2-4″ of rain and as much as 2′ of snow in the mountains forecasted. You can see plenty of flood and winter warning areas on this map below.
Beautiful skies, but too dry!
Gorgeous morning skies like the one above continue and, with the exception of a slight warming trend, the forecast keeps us under pleasant conditions at least until the end of next week! Even then, the better rain chance would come closer to mid-month with a big cold front diving down. However, that forecast as you see below is really beyond the scope of reliability. Here’s the American model:
Texas drought strengthens its grip, triggering wildfires, water restrictions and crop disasters
Hundreds of wildfires have broken out this spring. More than a dozen areas are under voluntary or mandatory water use restrictions, and more than 200 Texas counties have been designated as crop disaster areas.
Forecasters predict above-normal 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Here’s what you need to know
Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service, have just released their official hurricane forecast, predicting an above-average 2022 season. This would make it the seventh consecutive hurricane season we’ve seen with higher than normal activity.
When the tornado warning fails
I’ve written recently about the 1992 Channelview tornado outbreak when, fortunately, not a life was lost. The best we could do then to warn the public was break into live TV. By the time we received a warning from the National Weather Service and typed that warning into a crawl machine and then put it on air a good twenty minutes would pass. But those were the two warning methods for television along with NOAA weather radio. So we’ve come a long way. But not far enough.
DID YOU SEE IT? Mysterious orange light spotted in the sky over Houston area; Pictures here
Residents in and around the Houston area have sent in pictures to KPRC 2 of an interesting orange light seen in the sky Wednesday night. KPRC 2′s weather team has since gathered information on the most probable cause for the glowing streak of light.