Into The DeLorean at 88mph

October 10th, 2012 at 11:21 am by under Weather

With Doc Brown and the Climate Predition Center at our side, it is time to take a trip into the future (6-14 days into the future as a matter of fact).  The Climate Prediction Center has released their 1-2 week Temperatre and Precipitation outlook,  and it looks interesting for Central Texas.

First off, just a few days ago we saw the coldest air mass of the season blow by.  This allowed us to tie our coldest high temperature for 10/7 at both Camp Mabry (58 degrees) and at ABIA (59 degrees).  Since then we have watched the mercury slowly but steadily climb back to average highs.  Now, that cold air mass is just a distant memory, and per the Climate Prediction Center, we are in store for an above average stretch.  Both the 6-10 day temperature outlook, and the 8-14 day temperature outlook has us in the above average contours.

As far as wet weather goes, it seems as though we will begin to catch up a bit, after what has been a pretty dry start to the month.  Every day starting today (Wednesday),  and lasting through Monday, we have a chance of rain in the forecast.  This month thusfar, we are over an inch below average.  The chances for rain each day may be small (roughly 10-20%), however over time totals will add up.  Over the next 5 days the HPC (Hydrometeorological Prediction Center) predicts the Hill Country will get somewhere between .25-.5′ of rain, with the metro/eastern areas recieving .1-.25″.  That may not be much… but hey…. it’s something. 

The Climate Prediction Center agrees with that forecast, placing Central Texas just on the western fringe of the slightly above average area for precipitation. 

Let’s hope we do in fact get the rain, but it stays away for most of the ACL festival, and the Red River Rivalry game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas Saturday afternoon!!!

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