Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio TX
433 AM CST Sun Jan 22 2017

.SHORT TERM (Today through Monday)...
The main concern in the short term portion of the forecast will
continue to the be the gusty west to northwest winds today along with
fire weather concerns. Gusty west winds are already in place across
the region and given a tight pressure gradient and some afternoon
mixing, the gusty conditions will continue. Winds should peak from
mid-morning into the early afternoon with sustained west to
northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts near 45 mph. A Wind
Advisory will remain in effect until 6 PM across all of south central
Texas. Around sunset, the lower levels will decouple and wind gusts
will subside. On Monday, dry weather is expected along with southwest
winds in the 10-15 mph range. Given dry air in place and plenty of
sunshine, we expect afternoon highs in the 70s.

&&

.LONG TERM (Monday Night through Saturday)...
The weather pattern will remain conducive for dry conditions and
above normal temperatures through midweek as zonal flow aloft remains
intact. Temperatures should peak on Tuesday with some cooling
expected on Wednesday behind a Pacific cold front. Temperatures
remain steady on Thursday and Friday and should cool down below
normal on Saturday as a cold front moves in. We will mention a low
chance for rain Friday night and Saturday as the front moves across
the region. Otherwise, dry weather is in store for south central
Texas this week.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
Dry and windy weather along with moderate to high fire danger across
the region will result in critical fire weather conditions across all
of south central Texas today. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for all
areas until 6 PM today. Minimum afternoon humidities will range from
near 15 percent along the Rio Grande to near 30 percent in the
coastal plains. The dry and windy conditions along with cured fine
fuels will result in rapid fire growth and spread today. Fast moving
grass fires are likely with any fire starts.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Austin Camp Mabry              69  45  73  51  79 /   0   0   0   0   0
Austin Bergstrom Intl Airport  69  43  73  48  79 /   0   0   0   0   0
New Braunfels Muni Airport     69  43  74  48  79 /   0   0   0   0   0
Burnet Muni Airport            67  41  74  49  77 /  -    0   0   0   0
Del Rio Intl Airport           72  42  77  48  79 /   0   0   0   0   0
Georgetown Muni Airport        66  42  72  50  77 /  -    0   0   0   0
Hondo Muni Airport             73  41  76  46  81 /   0   0   0   0   0
San Marcos Muni Airport        70  43  73  48  79 /   0   0   0   0   0
La Grange - Fayette Regional   69  44  70  51  79 /   0   0   0   0   0
San Antonio Intl Airport       71  44  75  50  80 /   0   0   0   0   0
Stinson Muni Airport           73  44  75  49  80 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.EWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
Wind Advisory until 6 PM CST this evening for the following
counties: Atascosa...Bandera...Bastrop...Bexar...Blanco...Burnet...
Caldwell...Comal...De Witt...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.

&&

$$

Mesoscale/Aviation...TB3
Synoptic/Grids...24


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