On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Tropics Continue Active

The tropics continue active this weekend, with Tropical Storm Erika moving west-northwestward near Cuba, and three named storms in the Pacific: Ignacio, Jimena, and Kilo. Interests in an near Florida should monitor Erika, and interests in and near the main Hawaiian Islands should monitor Ignacio.

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Altus, Altus/Quartz Mountain Regional Airport (KAXS)

Lat: 34.7°NLon: 99.34°WElev: 1434ft.




Humidity 71%
Wind Speed E 7 mph
Barometer 29.99 in
Dewpoint 65°F (18°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 29 Aug 4:15 am CDT

Detailed Forecast

Partly cloudy. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Highs in the mid 90s. Northeast winds around 10 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Northeast winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 90s. Light and variable winds.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Southeast winds around 10 mph.
Mostly sunny. Highs around 100. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 90s.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 70s.
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 90s.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s.

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323 AM CDT SAT AUG 29 2015
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Additional Resources

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