Weather

Coldest morning of the season

October 20th, 2013 at 9:32 am by under Weather

Dry air, clear skies and calm winds all added up to the coldest temperatures we’ve seen so far this season across Central Texas Sunday morning.

Several communities dipped into the upper-30s including Georgetown, Cameron and Llano, while Camp Mabry stayed in the mid-40s. ABIA reached a low temperature of 38 degrees – just two degrees shy of their record low for the day.

The coldest reading in Central Texas was 34 degrees on Big Sandy Creek near Jonestown/Cedar Park.

Low temperatures Sunday morning, courtesy of the LCRA Hydromet network

Low temperatures Sunday morning, courtesy of the LCRA Hydromet network

The efficient cooling overnight also allowed for the formation of patchy fog in low-lying areas.

Temperatures will warm nicely Sunday afternoon into the 70s as winds turn around to the south. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


A chilly Sunday start

October 19th, 2013 at 5:16 pm by under Weather

A cold front Friday night made for a perfect fall day Saturday. We reached the upper 60s. There was a breeze and no trace of any clouds.

With winds calming down overnight, we’re in for a chilly one. When you wake up Sunday, we’ll be in the mid 40s. The last time we saw temps that cold was early May. It’s been a while. I don’t think we’ll break the record low at Camp Mabry. It stands at 38 degrees set in 1917. But, the record low at the airport (ABIA) is within reach. It is 36 degrees set in 1966.

Hill Country folks, don’t be surprised if your temperatures reach the 30s too. That’s especially true for the very rural communities and low lying areas.

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It won’t stay cold long, though. Temperatures will rise back into the mid 70s Sunday afternoon.

 


Come join us at Dogtoberfest Saturday!

October 16th, 2013 at 4:05 pm by under Weather
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It looks like the weather will be great Saturday for Dogtoberfest!  Be sure you watch KXAN News Today Saturday morning, when our mascot Kaxan and I will be live at the Domain, previewing the day’s events.
Then, come out and meet us! Bring your dog and enter the costume contest–schedule below.  Kaxan will be there at the KXAN booth signing his coloring book for the kids! And, you can meet more KXAN personalities, including Brian Sanders who will be handling the Weiner Dog Races, and Mark Monstrola, Shannon Wolfson, and Erin Cargile.  They will be judging the Canine Costume Contest!
 CLICK HERE for more information!

Schedule

8 am – 10am
DogtoberTROT at Phase II by iPic Theaters

10 am – 11:30 am
Registration for Wiener Dog Races at Central Texas Dachshund Rescue Booth

10 am – 3 pm
Registration for Canine Costume Contest at KXAN Booth

10 am – 4pm
Whole Foods Photo Booth, $5 per Photo

11 am – 4pm
Domain Food Court Booths and Cru Beer & Wine

 

Demonstration Times

10:00 am

Doga – Nicole Vykoukal

10:30 am

CPR for Pets & People – Cheryl Chance

11:00 pm

Service Dogs, Inc. – Bobbi Lev

11:30 pm

Introduction of Dog Rescue Groups – Bill Strong

12:15 pm

Wiener Dog Races – Central Texas Dachshund Rescue

1:45 pm

Austin Police Department – K9 Units

2:45 pm

Pet Parade

3:00 pm

KXAN Canine Costume Contest


CASA Superhero 5K Saturday in Marble Falls

October 16th, 2013 at 4:00 pm by under Weather

Our friends at Highland Furniture Center and River City Grille are joining us in supporting this Saturday’s Superhero 5K in Marble Falls. We hope you’ll support this great organization too, benefiting abused and neglected children.

CLICK HERE for more details!

Saturday October 19th, 2013 @ Johnson Park, Marble Falls TX

CASA for the Highland Lakes Area invites the Highland Lakes community to participate in the 5th Annual CASA Superhero 5K on Saturday, October 19, 2013.

Proceeds from the race will directly help CASA for the Highland Lakes Area recruit and train CASA volunteers to give a voice to abused and neglected children in the foster care system.

“While every child needs a hero, abused and neglected children need superheroes,” said Sue Thornton, Executive Director of CASA for the Highland Lakes Area. “Lace up your shoes, don your superhero attire or come as you are, but plan to join us in a fun event while helping us provide for our most vulnerable children.”

SPONSORSHIPS NEEDED!

Registration Fees:

Save $10 Early Registration $25 paid by September 15th

$30 paid September 16th through October 18th

$35 on Race Day

$10 Child Registration (12 & under)

$15 Student Registration (13 to 18)


Final rain totals from our latest storm system

October 16th, 2013 at 3:52 pm by under Weather

You can see these and more totals on the LCRA Hydromet map, which we often show during the weathercast, by clicking here. 

Be sure you choose “rainfall” from the pull-down menus on the left.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...CORRECTED HEADLINE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
140 PM CDT WED OCT 16 2013

...24 HOUR RAINFALL REPORTS THROUGH 1 PM CDT...

LOCATION                       AMOUNT    TIME/DATE
TOW                            2.70      0800 AM 10/16
2 ESE PONTOTOC                 2.53      1025 AM 10/16
10 WSW LAMPASAS                2.47      1025 AM 10/16
5 W TOW                        2.42      1025 AM 10/16
TOW                            2.42      1025 AM 10/16
7 N LLANO                      2.36      1026 AM 10/16
9 NW LLANO                     2.32      1026 AM 10/16
4 WNW BUCHANAN DAM             2.30      1025 AM 10/16
5 W LLANO                      2.25      1025 AM 10/16
9 NNE TOW                      2.21      1026 AM 10/16
4 S LLANO                      2.14      1026 AM 10/16
9 WSW LLANO                    2.04      1025 AM 10/16
8 SE PONTOTOC                  2.02      1026 AM 10/16
INGRAM                         2.00      0800 AM 10/16
7 ENE LLANO                    2.00      1026 AM 10/16
4 NW ENCHANTED ROCK STATION    1.99      1026 AM 10/16
PRAIRIE MT                     1.98      0800 AM 10/16
ROCKSPRINGS                    1.93      0800 AM 10/16
9 W LLANO                      1.91      1025 AM 10/16
9 NNE INGRAM                   1.90      1025 AM 10/16
4 NE BUCHANAN DAM              1.90      0900 AM 10/16
LLANO RIVER AT LLANO           1.86      1027 AM 10/16
11 E TOW                       1.84      1025 AM 10/16
26 N BRACKETTVILLE             1.84      0800 AM 10/16
10 SW CASTELL                  1.80      1026 AM 10/16
BIG SATAN CREEK NEAR COMSTOCK  1.78      1015 AM 10/16
6 NE LOYAL VALLEY              1.75      1025 AM 10/16
1 SSW LOST MAPLES STATE PARK   1.75      0946 AM 10/16
14 NNW ALAMO VILLAGE           1.72      1000 AM 10/16
7 NE ENCHANTED ROCK STATION    1.72      1026 AM 10/16
11 S LOYAL VALLEY              1.71      1026 AM 10/16
6 ENE BUCHANAN DAM             1.67      1025 AM 10/16
6 SSE LOYAL VALLEY             1.62      1026 AM 10/16
10 W HUNT                      1.62      0800 AM 10/16
2 SSE KINGSLAND                1.57      1026 AM 10/16
4 SSW HARPER                   1.57      1026 AM 10/16
9 WSW LOYAL VALLEY             1.53      1026 AM 10/16
12 NE ROCKSPRINGS              1.52      1025 AM 10/16
8 NE HARPER                    1.51      1027 AM 10/16
10 N HARPER                    1.51      1026 AM 10/16
10 W FREDERICKSBURG            1.50      1026 AM 10/16
6 ENE WILLOW CITY              1.49      1026 AM 10/16
3 E ENCHANTED ROCK STATION     1.49      1026 AM 10/16
6 WSW HORSESHOE BAY            1.47      1025 AM 10/16
2 E CENTER POINT               1.44      0900 AM 10/16
5 NNW BURNET                   1.42      1026 AM 10/16
PEDERNALES RIVER NR FREDRICKSB 1.42      1026 AM 10/16
BIRD                           1.42      1008 AM 10/16
12 NW KERR WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT 1.42      1025 AM 10/16
6 SSE LLANO                    1.40      1026 AM 10/16
9 ENE ENCHANTED ROCK STATION   1.39      1025 AM 10/16
1 NE BANKERSMITH               1.37      1026 AM 10/16
GOLD                           1.36      0800 AM 10/16
3 NW WILLOW CITY               1.35      1025 AM 10/16
MEDINA                         1.33      0700 AM 10/16
4 SSW SUNRISE BEACH VILLIAGE   1.33      1026 AM 10/16
4 WSW CASTELL                  1.33      1025 AM 10/16
6 S ENCHANTED ROCK STATION     1.33      1026 AM 10/16
2 ENE KERRVILLE                1.31      0925 AM 10/16
9 SW CASTELL                   1.31      1025 AM 10/16
6 SSE BURNET                   1.31      1027 AM 10/16
WATSON                         1.28      0700 AM 10/16
5 N FREDERICKSBURG             1.28      1026 AM 10/16
LBJ STATE PARK                 1.28      1027 AM 10/16
2 ESE KINGSLAND                1.25      1026 AM 10/16
3 S HORSESHOE BAY              1.25      0900 AM 10/16
MEADOWLAKES                    1.25      1000 AM 10/16
5 WSW KINGSLAND                1.25      1025 AM 10/16
6 SSW WILLOW CITY              1.25      1026 AM 10/16
4 E INKS LAKE STATE PARK       1.24      1012 AM 10/16
4 NNW JOHNSON CITY             1.24      1025 AM 10/16
PEDERNALES RIVER NEAR JOHNSON  1.24      1026 AM 10/16
5 SSW TELEGRAPH                1.23      0945 AM 10/16
FREDERICKSBURG                 1.23      0655 AM 10/16
10 NE WILLOW CITY              1.22      1011 AM 10/16
5 W SPICEWOOD                  1.22      1025 AM 10/16
10 WNW JOHNSON CITY            1.22      1026 AM 10/16
8 WNW BANKERSMITH              1.21      1025 AM 10/16
8 WSW SUNRISE BEACH VILLIAGE   1.21      1025 AM 10/16
6 E MARBLE FALLS               1.21      1025 AM 10/16
LUCKENBACH                     1.21      1026 AM 10/16
LAKE GEORGETOWN                1.20      0800 AM 10/16
1 SSE GEORGETOWN DAM           1.20      0900 AM 10/16
BALCONES                       1.20      0947 AM 10/16
3 S ROUND MOUNTAIN             1.19      1026 AM 10/16
9 SW SUNRISE BEACH VILLIAGE    1.18      1025 AM 10/16
3 ENE BERTRAM                  1.18      0700 AM 10/16
1 NE SPICEWOOD                 1.18      1025 AM 10/16
8 NNW LAGO VISTA               1.17      1026 AM 10/16
3 SSW BUCHANAN DAM             1.16      1026 AM 10/16
5 W DRIFTWOOD                  1.16      1026 AM 10/16
9 WSW ROUND MOUNTAIN           1.16      1025 AM 10/16
5 NW LAGO VISTA                1.15      1026 AM 10/16
HENLY                          1.15      1026 AM 10/16
8 SSW BERTRAM                  1.15      1026 AM 10/16
LAUGHLIN AFB                   1.15      0658 AM 10/16
SANDY CREEK NEAR KINGSLAND     1.14      1025 AM 10/16
6 NNE LBJ STATE PARK           1.14      1025 AM 10/16
4 SSE AUSTIN                   1.13      1025 AM 10/16
2 ESE BLANCO                   1.13      0900 AM 10/16
2 SSW ANDICE                   1.13      0922 AM 10/16
JOHNSON CITY                   1.13      0800 AM 10/16
BURNET                         1.13      0800 AM 10/16
1 W COTTONWOOD SHORES          1.13      1025 AM 10/16
2 SSW SUNRISE BEACH VILLIAGE   1.11      1026 AM 10/16
5 NE GRANITE SHOALS            1.11      1026 AM 10/16
1 WNW MARBLE FALLS             1.11      1026 AM 10/16
1 S SPICEWOOD                  1.10      0700 AM 10/16
2 ESE BANKERSMITH              1.10      0914 AM 10/16
3 NE ANDICE                    1.10      1026 AM 10/16
BARTON CREEK AT AUSTIN LOOP 36 1.10      1010 AM 10/16
COLORADO RIVER AT AUSTIN       1.09      1027 AM 10/16
1 NE ROUND MOUNTAIN            1.09      1026 AM 10/16
1 E LAKEWAY                    1.08      1025 AM 10/16
2 SE MEADOWLAKES               1.08      1026 AM 10/16
BURNET                         1.08      1027 AM 10/16
2 WNW HAYS                     1.08      1026 AM 10/16
6 S BEE CAVE                   1.07      1000 AM 10/16
5 SSE LBJ STATE PARK           1.07      1026 AM 10/16
3 NE MARBLE FALLS              1.07      1010 AM 10/16
2 ENE MANSFIELD DAM            1.07      1025 AM 10/16
2 NE CEDAR PARK                1.06      0900 AM 10/16
BLANCO                         1.05      0730 AM 10/16
4 SW BRIARCLIFF                1.03      1025 AM 10/16
2 SSE PEDERNALES FALLS STATE P 1.03      1025 AM 10/16
KERRVILLE MUNI /LOUIS SCHREINE 1.03      0655 AM 10/16
BARTON CK @ HWY 71             1.01      1026 AM 10/16
2 S LAKEWAY                    1.00      1000 AM 10/16
2 ESE NEW BRAUNFELS            1.00      1015 AM 10/16
JARRELL                        0.99      0730 AM 10/16
TARPLEY                        0.98      0830 AM 10/16
SAN FELIPE CREEK NR DEL RIO    0.98      1015 AM 10/16
5 SW JOHNSON CITY              0.98      1026 AM 10/16
BALCONES FLYING X              0.97      0935 AM 10/16
2 W MANSFIELD DAM              0.96      1025 AM 10/16
SITE 1                         0.95      0800 AM 10/16
4 NNE WEST LAKE HILLS          0.95      1025 AM 10/16
3 WSW PEDERNALES FALLS STATE P 0.94      1025 AM 10/16
3 SW CEDAR PARK                0.94      1027 AM 10/16
3 SE DRIFTWOOD                 0.94      1026 AM 10/16
2 SSE ANDERSON MILL            0.93      1025 AM 10/16
HORSESHOE BAY RESORT AP        0.92      0655 AM 10/16
2 SW BRUSHY CREEK              0.91      0900 AM 10/16
4 SE PEDERNALES FALLS STATE PA 0.91      1026 AM 10/16
WALNUT CREEK AT WEBBERVILLE RO 0.91      1025 AM 10/16
ONION CK AT US HIGHWAY 183     0.91      1026 AM 10/16
BULL CREEK AT AUSTIN LOOP 360  0.91      1025 AM 10/16
3 N JONESTOWN                  0.89      1025 AM 10/16
4 S SPICEWOOD                  0.89      1025 AM 10/16
5 NNE BLANCO                   0.89      1025 AM 10/16
4 NNE DRIPPING SPRINGS         0.89      1026 AM 10/16
1 ENE LAGO VISTA               0.84      1027 AM 10/16
3 NNW MANSFIELD DAM            0.84      0900 AM 10/16
4 WNW MOUNTAIN CITY            0.84      0948 AM 10/16
5 NE BERGSTROM                 0.84      1018 AM 10/16
2 NNE JONESTOWN                0.84      1026 AM 10/16
2 W TANGLEWOOD FOREST          0.82      0918 AM 10/16
DEL RIO INTL AIRPORT           0.82      0700 AM 10/16
BURNET MUNICIPAL KATE CRADDOCK 0.81      0700 AM 10/16
1 SSE GUADALUPE RIVER ST       0.80      1006 AM 10/16
4 ESE CYPRESS MILL             0.80      1026 AM 10/16
6 NNW CAMP SWIFT               0.77      1025 AM 10/16
3 NE ROUND ROCK                0.75      0700 AM 10/16
7 NNE WYLDWOOD                 0.74      1026 AM 10/16
WIMBERLEY                      0.72      0800 AM 10/16
MARTINDALE                     0.71      0900 AM 10/16
3 WSW CIRCLE D-KC ESTATE       0.71      1026 AM 10/16
SABINAL                        0.70      0700 AM 10/16
3 SSW MANOR                    0.69      1026 AM 10/16
7 NE LOCKHART                  0.69      1026 AM 10/16
3 WSW GIDDINGS                 0.67      1025 AM 10/16
CARMINE                        0.66      1025 AM 10/16
20 SSE SONORA                  0.66      0946 AM 10/16
3 E ROUND ROCK                 0.65      0900 AM 10/16
LAKE GRANGER                   0.64      0800 AM 10/16
1 WSW ROSANKY                  0.64      1026 AM 10/16
1 NW CAMP SWIFT                0.64      1008 AM 10/16
3 W CEDAR CREEK                0.63      1025 AM 10/16
HUTTO                          0.62      0900 AM 10/16
CANYON LAKE NEAR SAN MARCOS    0.62      0800 AM 10/16
3 SSE PFLUGERVILLE             0.61      1027 AM 10/16
6 WSW COUPLAND                 0.61      1026 AM 10/16
COLORADO RIVER AT SMITHVILLE   0.59      1026 AM 10/16
5 SSE LOCKHART                 0.58      0915 AM 10/16
COLORADO RIVER AT BASTROP      0.55      0941 AM 10/16
2 NE MULDOON                   0.53      1025 AM 10/16
GARNER FIELD AIRPORT           0.53      0655 AM 10/16
5 SE CISTERN                   0.51      1025 AM 10/16
7 WNW ZORN                     0.50      0900 AM 10/16
4 N MANSFIELD DAM              0.46      1025 AM 10/16
COLORADO RIVER ABV LAGRANGE    0.43      1026 AM 10/16
BOERNE                         0.41      0500 AM 10/16
1 E LA GRANGE                  0.40      1003 AM 10/16
CAMP MABRY                     0.37      0700 AM 10/16
12 NE LULING                   0.34      0800 AM 10/16
NEW BRAUNFELS                  0.34      0749 AM 10/16
NEW BRAUNFELS WFO              0.34      0800 AM 10/16
MOULTON                        0.31      1025 AM 10/16
5 W FAYETTEVILLE               0.30      1026 AM 10/16
HONDO MUNICIPAL AIRPORT        0.25      0700 AM 10/16
8 NNE SAN ANTONIO              0.24      0700 AM 10/16
5 S SAINT HEDWIG               0.24      1000 AM 10/16
TAYLOR 1NW                     0.18      0700 AM 10/16
CASTROVILLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT  0.16      0655 AM 10/16
SAN ANTONIO INTL ARPT          0.13      0700 AM 10/16
PEARSALL                       0.10      0800 AM 10/16
BERGSTROM INTL AIRPORT         0.10      0700 AM 10/16
CARRIZO SPRINGS                0.09      0700 AM 10/16
10 SW GONZALES                 0.08      0800 AM 10/16
1 W PEARSALL                   0.08      1010 AM 10/16
PORT SAN ANTONIO               0.08      0658 AM 10/16
NEW BRAUNFELS MUNICIPAL AIRPOR 0.07      0700 AM 10/16
STINSON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT      0.05      0700 AM 10/16
GIDDINGS                       0.04      0655 AM 10/16
RANDOLPH AFB                   0.03      0658 AM 10/16
GONZALES 1N                    0.01      0700 AM 10/16
PLEASANTON MUNICIPAL AIRPORT   0.01      0655 AM 10/16

OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED IS CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

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NWS AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX

Rainfall totals

October 16th, 2013 at 11:26 am by under Weather

As our second round of rainfall  this week slowly comes to a close this afternoon, here are some of the latest detailed rainfall totals from around Central Texas.

COCORAHS PRECIPITATION SUMMARY

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX

1115 AM CDT WED OCT 16 2013

 

COCORAHS PRECIPITATION REPORTS

THESE REPORTS ARE CONSIDERED SUPPLEMENTAL AND UNOFFICIAL

VALUES ARE FOR THE PREVIOUS 24 HOURS ENDING AROUND 7 AM LOCAL TIME

 

:COCORAHS PRECIPITATION REPORTS FOR THE LOCAL AREA

:

:                                               SNOW   SNOW  WATER

:                                        PCPN   FALL  DEPTH  EQUIV

:

TX-ED-01  : ROCKSPRINGS 17.2 SW      *   : 2.74 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-ED-25  : ROCKSPRINGS 6.2 S        *   : 2.72 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-KY-13  : BRACKETTVILLE 5.1 W      *   : 2.49 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-ED-12  : ROCKSPRINGS 8.5 WSW      *   : 2.32 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-ED-03  : CAMP WOOD 4.1 NW         *   : 2.31 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-RL-16  : LEAKEY 14.0 NW           *   : 2.20 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-KR-15  : INGRAM 8.6 WSW           *   : 2.14 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-LL-01  : LLANO 9.2 NNW            *   : 2.11 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-KR-36  : INGRAM 5.9 WSW           *   : 2.06 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-LL-26  : LLANO 0.5 ESE            *   : 2.06 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-BRT-14 : BUCHANAN DAM 7.3 N       *   : 2.05 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-ED-26  : ROCKSPRINGS 8.9 SE       *   : 2.04 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-KY-18  : BRACKETTVILLE 2.0 SSW    *   : 2.00 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-KR-51  : INGRAM 1.3 WSW           *   : 1.94 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-KY-15  : BRACKETTVILLE 13.8 W     *   : 1.91 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-BRT-57 : BURNET 10.6 NW           *   : 1.90 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-KR-41  : INGRAM 2.2 WSW           *   : 1.85 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-KR-57  : INGRAM 3.8 W             *   : 1.83 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-GS-03  : HARPER 10.1 SSE          *   : 1.80 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-KY-07  : BRACKETTVILLE 2.0 W      *   : 1.80 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-BRT-03 : BUCHANAN DAM 7.4 NNE     *   : 1.78 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-KY-04  : BRACKETTVILLE 0.8 S      *   : 1.78 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-ED-20  : ROCKSPRINGS 0.5 SE       *   : 1.77 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-GS-20  : HARPER 3.3 WSW           *   : 1.76 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-GS-38  : HARPER 5.4 N             *   : 1.74 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-RL-09  : CAMP WOOD 6.8 NE         *   : 1.74 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-GS-39  : HARPER 4.9 N             *   : 1.70 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-KR-56  : KERRVILLE 4.9 WNW        *   : 1.70 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-RL-04  : LEAKEY 0.8 N             *   : 1.70 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-KR-52  : CENTER POINT 2.2 NNE     *   : 1.68 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-KR-50  : INGRAM 3.1 NW            *   : 1.66 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-KR-54  : CENTER POINT 0.5 SE      *   : 1.65 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-KR-17  : KERRVILLE 4.7 SSE        *   : 1.63 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-GS-32  : FREDERICKSBURG 12.4 NE   *   : 1.62 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-KR-03  : INGRAM 4.4 NW            *   : 1.62 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-KR-59  : KERRVILLE 3.5 NW         *   : 1.60 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-GS-24  : WILLOW CITY 0.1 W        *   : 1.54 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-KR-35  : MOUNTAIN HOME 13.1 SW    *   : 1.53 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-GS-07  : HARPER 1.4 S             *   : 1.52 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-KR-45  : HARPER 6.5 SW            *   : 1.51 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-ED-17  : ROCKSPRINGS 11.2 NNW     *   : 1.50 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-KR-53  : KERRVILLE 2.4 NNW        *   : 1.49 /  MM /   MM /   MM

TX-ED-02  : ROCKSPRINGS 5.4 NW       *   : 1.48 /  MM /   MM /   MM

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Flash Flood Watch through Wednesday morning

October 15th, 2013 at 4:12 pm by under Weather

 


A cold front will arrive into the Hill Country late this afternoon and be through the Austin and San Antonio metro areas by 10 pm. Scattered showers and thunderstorms ahead of the front will become more widespread behind the front. Widespread 1 to 2 inch rainfall amounts are expected, with isolated 3 to 5 inch amounts possible. Temperatures will fall 10 to 15 degrees behind the front, as north wind increase to 10 to 15 mph. Morning lows will range from the lower 50s over the Hill Country to the middle 60s over the southern counties of the Rio Grande Plains and Coastal Prairies.
——————————–
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS
FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH 7 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING...

.A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT WILL INTERACT WITH DEEP TROPICAL
MOISTURE ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS TO PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY
RAINFALL. THE THREAT FOR HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLASH FLOODING WILL
INITIALLY BE ACROSS THE EDWARDS PLATEAU AND HILL COUNTRY LATE
THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING. THE THREAT WILL SHIFT
SOUTHWARD OVERNIGHT. DUE TO PREVIOUS RAINS...ANY ADDITIONAL
RAINFALL WILL RESULT IN RAPID RUNOFF. WIDESPREAD 1 TO 2 INCH
AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED WITH LOCALIZED HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 3 TO
5 INCHES POSSIBLE.

ATASCOSA-BANDERA-BASTROP-BEXAR-BLANCO-BURNET-CALDWELL-COMAL-
DEWITT-DIMMIT-EDWARDS-FAYETTE-FRIO-GILLESPIE-GONZALES-GUADALUPE-
HAYS-KARNES-KENDALL-KERR-KINNEY-LAVACA-LEE-LLANO-MAVERICK-MEDINA-
REAL-TRAVIS-UVALDE-VAL VERDE-WILLIAMSON-WILSON-ZAVALA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PLEASANTON...BANDERA...BASTROP...
SAN ANTONIO...BLANCO...BURNET...LOCKHART...NEW BRAUNFELS...
CUERO...CARRIZO SPRINGS...ROCKSPRINGS...LA GRANGE...PEARSALL...
FREDERICKSBURG...GONZALES...SEGUIN...SAN MARCOS...KARNES CITY...
BOERNE...KERRVILLE...BRACKETTVILLE...HALLETTSVILLE...GIDDINGS...
LLANO...EAGLE PASS...HONDO...LEAKEY...AUSTIN...UVALDE...DEL RIO...
GEORGETOWN...FLORESVILLE...CRYSTAL CITY
1211 PM CDT TUE OCT 15 2013

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM CDT THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

* FROM 5 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING

* WIDESPREAD 1 TO 2 INCH AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED WITH LOCALIZED
  HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES POSSIBLE.

* FLASH FLOODING OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS AND OTHER LOW-LYING AND
  NORMALLY FLOOD PRONE AREAS IS LIKELY DUE TO HEAVY RAIN.
  STREAMS AND RIVERS MAY ALSO SEE RAPID RISES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN OR NEAR
THE WATCH AREA. IF YOU ARE IN THE WATCH AREA...PLAN NOW FOR WHAT
YOU WILL DO IF FLASH FLOODING DEVELOPS. STAY INFORMED AND BE
READY TO ACT IF YOU SEE FLOODING OR IF A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS
ISSUED.

Latest rainfall totals

October 14th, 2013 at 10:13 am by under Weather

The latest rainfall totals as of Sunday evening, courtesy of the National Weather Service..

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
830 PM CDT SUN OCT 13 2013

...LATEST RAINFALL REPORTS OF 3 TO UP TO 12 INCHES 
IN 24 HOURS THROUGH 7 PM THIS EVENING...

LOCATION                       AMOUNT    TIME/DATE                            
BARTON CREEK AT AUSTIN LOOP 36 12.20     0610 PM 10/13                        
3 SSE PFLUGERVILLE             8.14      0612 PM 10/13                        
2 W TANGLEWOOD FOREST          7.74      0618 PM 10/13                        
4 WNW MOUNTAIN CITY            7.74      0448 PM 10/13                        
2 SW SUNSET VALLEY             7.50      1000 AM 10/13                        
HENLY                          7.14      0611 PM 10/13                        
2 WNW HAYS                     6.92      0611 PM 10/13                        
4 SW BRIARCLIFF                6.42      0610 PM 10/13                        
3 SW CEDAR PARK                6.04      0611 PM 10/13                        
COLORADO RIVER AT AUSTIN       5.71      0612 PM 10/13                        
BULL CREEK AT AUSTIN LOOP 360  5.65      0610 PM 10/13                        
4 SSE AUSTIN                   5.60      0610 PM 10/13                        
5 ESE CYPRESS MILL             5.31      0900 AM 10/13                        
4 NNE WEST LAKE HILLS          5.29      0610 PM 10/13                        
3 SSW CEDAR PARK               5.26      1222 PM 10/13                        
4 NNE DRIPPING SPRINGS         5.03      0611 PM 10/13                        
5 NNE BLANCO                   4.89      0610 PM 10/13                        
4 ESE CYPRESS MILL             4.83      0611 PM 10/13                        
BARTON CK @ HWY 71             4.83      0611 PM 10/13                        
4 SE PEDERNALES FALLS STATE PA 4.80      0611 PM 10/13                        
6 ENE BUCHANAN DAM             4.63      0812 AM 10/13                        
ONION CK AT US HIGHWAY 183     4.56      0611 PM 10/13                        
4 E AUSTIN                     4.42      0900 AM 10/13                        
2 ESE BLANCO                   4.34      0815 AM 10/13                        
2 SW BRUSHY CREEK              4.30      1000 AM 10/13                        
4 ENE WIMBERLEY                4.25      0900 AM 10/13                        
CAMP MABRY                     4.21      0700 PM 10/13
2 NE WINDEMERE                 4.15      0900 AM 10/13                        
2 SSE PEDERNALES FALLS STATE P 4.14      0610 PM 10/13                        
6 ENE BUCHANAN DAM             4.10      0610 PM 10/13                        
4 NNW JOHNSON CITY             4.08      0611 PM 10/13                        
2 SSE ANDERSON MILL            4.08      0610 PM 10/13                        
9 NNE INGRAM                   4.00      0610 PM 10/13                        
4 NE BUCHANAN DAM              3.95      0900 AM 10/13                        
PEDERNALES RIVER NEAR JOHNSON  3.93      0611 PM 10/13                        
3 WSW PEDERNALES FALLS STATE P 3.88      0610 PM 10/13                        
4 S SPICEWOOD                  3.87      0610 PM 10/13                        
2 ENE MANSFIELD DAM            3.84      0610 PM 10/13                        
4 S WELLS BRANCH               3.81      0915 AM 10/13                        
2 W MANSFIELD DAM              3.63      0610 PM 10/13                        
5 NE BERGSTROM                 3.48      0618 PM 10/13                        
5 SW JOHNSON CITY              3.46      0611 PM 10/13                        
WALNUT CREEK AT WEBBERVILLE RO 3.43      0610 PM 10/13                        
9 WSW FREDERICKSBURG           3.40      0900 AM 10/13                        
1 E LAKEWAY                    3.39      0610 PM 10/13                        
3 SE DRIFTWOOD                 3.38      0611 PM 10/13                        
3 SSW MCQUEENEY                3.23      0125 PM 10/13                        
4 SSE HUTTO                    3.22      0900 AM 10/13                        
5 SSE LBJ STATE PARK           3.19      0611 PM 10/13                        
1 NE BANKERSMITH               3.17      0611 PM 10/13                        
BERGSTROM INTL AIRPORT         3.15      0700 PM 10/13 
5 W DRIFTWOOD                  3.02      0611 PM 10/13

Saturday night rainfall totals

October 13th, 2013 at 5:03 pm by under Weather

A combination of a tropical air mass, a weak boundary and upper level disturbances came together Saturday night to spark pockets of heavy rains. Nearly a foot of rain fell over parts of Central Texas, including South Austin. Roads flooded, creek and rivers swelled and some people woke up to water in their homes.

Here are some of the rainfall totals recorded by the LCRA Hydromet.

Rain Hill Co

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Weekend Rain Update

October 12th, 2013 at 9:39 am by under Weather

Short Discussion - Computer models have been pretty consistent bringing scattered light rain to the area both this morning and tomorrow morning.  Isolated heavy rain is in the forecast as both days progress toward the afternoon/evening hours.  We are not anticipating any widespread flash flooding, but isolated minor flooding may be possible where the heavy downpours reside.  Rainfall total predictions vary a lot, but at this point it looks like 1-2″ of rain will fall in most areas before Sunday night, with a few isolated areas drenched by downpours picking up 3 or more inches.   Abundant tropical moisture cranking in from the Pacific will interact with multiple disturbances over the next few days keeping rain chances in the forecast through the middle of next week.

 

The Models’ Take - Here is our in house Adonis computer model predictions for weekend rainfall totals through Sunday evening.   Widespread 2.5″ – 3″ totals seem to be a little generous, but that is likely due to the model predicting heavy rain in spots.  Due to a wider resolution in the model, it spreads the downpour totals out more.  However, as mentioned above, 3″+ totals in one or two communities is certainly not out of the question.

10-12 Adonis totals

The NWS Weather Prediction Center (formally HPC) takes a different approach to the rainfall.  Unlike the Adonis model which has  eastern areas picking up more rain than the Hill Co.,  the NWS take believes Hill Co. communities will be on the higher end.

10-12 HPC totals

Again, no widespread flooding is anticipated.  However, this does not mean we won’t see a few creeks or streams rise rapidly, or have a low water crossing or two submurged.  PLEASE remember if you encounter a water covered roadway… TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN!!

10-12 Possible flooding

Have a great and safe weekend!