Clime flops in debut

Austin stayed on the cooler end of the spectrum after our forecast last week, even as low pressure in the Southern Plains emerged and started drawing warm air to the north. It did get quite a bit warmer, but not to the level some of our outlets expected. Nearly all errors were because the forecast was too warm, and the warmest forecast belonged to newcomer Clime, and as a result were the lowest total, while Victoria-Weather, the coolest ‘cast, earned a solid victory.
Actuals: January 14th, High 65, Low 34
January 15th, High 72, Low 47

Grade: A-C

Austin, Texas

We made it to the first forecast of the year, and the first performance for Clime. Hopefully, the forecast won’t keep Austin weird.

At 753PM, CT, Austin was reporting a temperature of 41 degrees with fair skies. High pressure has settled in over the middle of the country in the wake of a strong area of low pressure that left a trail of destruction through the South yesterday, and has brought a chill to the air across Texas. A broad ridge is encompassing the western US, with an undercutting ridge setting up for the next day or so.
For the forecast purpose, this ridge will remain intact through Saturday and usher in a return of some warmer air. The next round of low pressure will arrive east of the Rockies on Sunday, and will begin to deepen swiftly. While it is likely to become the next significant round of wintry weather, it will merely lead to a warm up in Austin on Sunday.
Tomorrow – Sunny, High 65, Low 36
Sunday – Partly cloudy, High 75, Low 47

TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny skies. High 67, Low 38
Sunday – Partly cloudy skies. High 77, Low 50

AW: Tomorrow – Plenty of sun; a nice start to the weekend High 64, Low 36
Sunday – Warm with intervals of clouds and sunshine; breezy in the afternoon High 73, Low 50

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny High 65, Low 37
Sunday РMostly sunny, High 75, Low 48

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 64, Low 38
Sunday – Partly cloudy, High 74, Low 51

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 65, Low 37
Sunday – Partly cloudy, High 75, Low 48

CL: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 67, Low 38
Sunday – Sunny, High 77, Low 52

Oh man, I was worried that Clime was going to start with a carbon copy of The Weather Channel, but then that Sunday low came through. Similarity is explainable though, given how stark the satellite looks.