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HOURLY
71
Clear
Saturday-
Mostly Sunny/Wind
73
42
0%
73
42
Mostly Sunny/Wind
Precipitation0%
Wind13mph W
Humidity18%
UVHigh
Sunday-
Sunny
68
40
0%
68
40
Sunny
Precipitation0%
Wind6mph NE
Humidity35%
UVHigh
Monday-
Sunny
68
49
0%
68
49
Sunny
Precipitation0%
Wind7mph SE
Humidity52%
UVHigh
Tuesday-
Mostly Cloudy
69
56
20%
69
56
Mostly Cloudy
Precipitation20%
Wind4mph E
Humidity82%
UVModerate
Wednesday-
Mostly Cloudy
73
55
0%
73
55
Mostly Cloudy
Precipitation0%
Wind4mph SE
Humidity74%
UVModerate
Thursday-
Mostly Cloudy
68
51
40%
68
51
Mostly Cloudy
Precipitation40%
Wind5mph NNE
Humidity61%
UVModerate
Friday-
AM Clouds/PM Sun
70
48
10%
70
48
AM Clouds/PM Sun
Precipitation10%
Wind4mph W
Humidity60%
UVModerate
RIGHT NOW
Precipitation0%
Wind10mph W
Humidity16%
UVModerate
Visibility10 miles
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Saturday, February 23rd, 2019

RED FLAG WARNING 11am - 6pm Gillespie County (Critical Fire Danger)

WINDY AND WARM

Strong northwest to west winds have developed this morning behind a Pacific cold front. Sustained winds 10-20 with gusts to 30 plus low relative humidity behind the front will create elevated to critical fire danger across Central Texas, with the highest fire danger in the far Western Hill Country points west. That same gusty west wind will also mean warm temps! We’ll likely top out in the low 70s.

Clear skies and lighter winds Saturday night into Sunday morning will mean a chilly start on Sunday in the low 40s (Austin) and 30s in the Hill Country, but full sunshine will mean a fantastic finish to the day with highs in the mid to upper 60s.

NEXT WEEK

Small rain chances return Tuesday (20%), Thursday (20%) and Friday (10%). A weak cold front could push through mid to late next week, but overall, it’s looking like our weather will be pretty mild and quiet.

AIR QUALITY FORECAST

Saturday’s Air Quality: CODE GREEN - GOOD. Check the Air Quality anytime here: https://airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=airnow.local_city&cityid=229

EL NINO IS HERE

NOAA officially declared a weak El Nino present on February 13th. Weak El Nino conditions are expected to continue through spring - a 55% chance. We are under an El Nino Advisory.

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_advisory/ensodisc.pdf

The Climate Prediction Center outlook for Feb 28-Mar 4 is below normal for temps and above normal for precip. For Mar 2-8, it’s below normal for temps and above normal for precip. For March 9-22, the outlook is for near normal temps and near normal precip.

ALLERGY REPORT

No pollen report Friday. Thursday’s count: Mold 1452 - mod. Oak 97- mod. Ash 25 - low. Elm 19 - low. Trace Cottonwood and Willow. Get the latest allergy report from Allergy & Asthma & Associates here: http://cbsaustin.com/weather/cbs-austin-allergens. Allergens are updated Monday through Friday, except on holidays.

LAKE LEVELS

As of Friday afternoon, Lake Travis was 101% full and Lake Buchanan 95% full, with combined storage of 98%. Check the levels here: http://hydromet.lcra.org/riverreport

UV INDEX

The UV Index forecast for Saturday afternoon is 6 (high). You can find the UV Index here: https://www.epa.gov/sunsafety/uv-index-1

FIRE FORECAST

ELEVATED FIRE DANGER SATURDAY - low relative humidity, gusty west winds.

No burn bans for our area at this time.

Statewide Burn Bans: http://tfsfrp.tamu.edu/wildfires/DecBan.png

Fire Danger Forecast: http://twc.tamu.edu/tfd

DROUGHT UPDATE

For the first time since October 9th, part of the CBS Austin area is “Abnormally Dry,” a pre-cursor to drought conditions. Parts of Llano County have seen abnormally dry conditions develop. Despite the fact we’ve seen many days this month with clouds and light showers or drizzle, most areas are running about 1” below normal precip this month.

Our next Drought Monitor will be released Thursday, February 28th. http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/CurrentMap/StateDroughtMonitor.aspx?TX\

STORM TRACKER FORECAST

SAT: 73 | Sun and high clouds . Windy and warm | Winds: NW/W 10-20

SUN: 68 | Sunny and nice | Winds: N/NE 5 | Morning Low: 42

MON: 68 | Sunny and pleasant | Winds: NE/SE 5-10 | Morning Low: 40

TUE: 69 | Mostly cloudy with possible light showers mainly south and east | Rain Chance: 20% | Winds: E 5-10 | Morning Low: 49

WED: 73 | Mix of sun and clouds. Mild. | Winds: N/NE 5 | Morning Low: 56

THU: 68 | Mostly cloudy with isolated showers possible | Rain Chance: 20% | Wind: NE 5-10 | Morning Low: 55

FRI: 70 | Partly cloudy. Stray shower? | Rain Chance: 10% | Wind: N/SE 5 | Morning Low: 50

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Take Care and I’ll see you weeknights at 5, 6, 6:30 & 10pm!

-Chikage

CBS Austin Chief Meteorologist Chikage Windler

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