Tuesday, September 19th, 2017
HOT & HUMID
We’ll continue our streak of above normal days – which stands at 6 days and counting. Our normal high is 89 and we’ll be in the mid 90s the next couple days, falling to the low 90s by this weekend. There are signs of a cold front – but it may be awhile before it arrives. For now, computer models are indicating sometime between September 27th-29th.
22 Days. That’s how long it’s been since our last measurable rain. Though that may seem like a long time, it only ties as the 178th longest dry streak. The longest? 88 days back in 1895. While we’re far from an all-time dry streak record, we’re actually atop the list of driest Septembers to date – with no rain officially…yet. We’ll have small rain chances over the next week, with the most likely days Thursday and Tuesday at 20%.
Jose remains far enough off the East Coast to avoid a landfall, but close enough to cause rain, wind and rip currents.
Maria remained a Cat. 5 making a trek toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as a potentially catastrophic storm.
Another disturbance in the Atlantic has a low chance of development.
Meanwhile, in the Pacific, Otis and Norma are fizzling and another disturbance has potential for development.
The Atlantic Hurricane Season peaked September 10th and continues until November 30th. NOAA is predicting a slightly above average hurricane season with 14-19 named storms, 5-9 hurricanes and 2-5 major hurricanes. More info: http://bit.ly/cbsaustinwxhurricane http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
Tuesday’s mold count moderate (1376) with Ragweed moderate (83), Fall Elm moderate (44), Marsh Elder low (33) and pigweed at a trace. Get the latest allergy report from Allergy & Asthma & Associates here: https://twitter.com/atxpollen
Lake Travis was 85% full with Lake Buchanan at 91%. Tuesday’s combined lake level was 88%. Check the levels here: http://hydromet.lcra.org/riverreport
The UV Index for Wednesday will be 8 – very high. Sunburn time for unprotected skin 15-20 minutes. Check the UV Index here: https://www.epa.gov/sunsafety/uv-index-1 Sun safety tips: http://theshadeproject.org/sun-safety-education/
AIR QUALITY FORECAST
Our air quality is expected to be good for Wednesday Check the Air Quality anytime here: https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=229
STORM TRACKER FORECAST
WED: 95 | Morning clouds, then partly cloudy | Winds: S/SE 10-15 | Morning Low: 76
THU: 94 | Mostly cloudy, isolated showers/storms possible | Rain Chance: 20% | Winds: S 5-15 | Morning Low: 77
FRI: 92 | Morning clouds, then partly cloudy | Winds: S 5-15 | Morning Low: 75
SAT: 91 | Morning clouds, then mostly sunny | Winds: SE 5-10 | Morning low: 73
SUN: 91 | Morning clouds, then mostly sunny, slim rain chance | Rain Chance 10% | Winds: ESE 5-10 | Morning Low: 72
MON: 90 | Morning clouds, then partly cloudy, slim rain chance | Rain Chance 10% | Winds: ESE 5-10 | Morning Low: 72|
TUES: 90 | Morning clouds, then partly cloudy, isolated showers/storms possible | Rain Chance 20% | Winds: SE 5-10 | Morning Low: 72
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CBS Austin Chief Meteorologist Chikage Windler
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