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Storms keep east, but dry air rolls in

San Angelo saw the passage of a dry line in the wee hours of Friday morning. It was mostly dry, through there was a trace of pre-dawn rain. The big story was the dry air that trailed this line of storms that got much more active as the boundary reached I-35. That dry air allowed temperatures to cool off even further on Friday than most outlets had, except for one…. Victoria-Weather. We were the best outlet by far, with the rest clumped behind us.
Actuals: Thursday – High 82, Low 62
Friday – Trace of rain, High 80, Low 54

Grade: A-C

San Angelo, Texas

I know this is a little unconventional, but how would you feel about a second forecast today? I thought you might be ok with it.

At 1151PM, CT, San Angelo was reporting a temperature of 68 degrees with clear skies. The southern plains were seeing temperatures on the upswing as warm moist air spillied in from the Gulf towards developing low pressure over the central Rockies.
Tomorrow will see wind switch to become more from the southwest, drying out the atmosphere and helping temperatures warm up more swiftly.
As the low emerges in the Plains overnight Thursday into Friday, a cold front will appear, becoming active with isolated strong thunderstorms from western Kansas to west Texas. The chance for some rain or embedded thunderstorms will arrive just before sunrise in San Angelo on Friday. The passage of the cold front may go without a drop of rain, but it will be noticeably more pleasant on Friday, thanks to the extraction of humidity from the atmosphere. Expect fairly gusty winds, particularly on Thursday evening, tapering off by midday on Friday.
Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, windy. High 83, Low 63
Friday – Early morning thunder, then clearing and less humid – High 79, Low 54

TWC: Tomorrow – Sun and a few clouds with gusty winds. High 82, Low 62
Friday – Windy with a few clouds from time to time. (Early AM storms) High 82, Low 60

AW: Tomorrow – Sunny to partly cloudy, windy and very warm High 85, Low 63
Friday – Plenty of sunshine; windy with blowing dust (early AM showers) High 83, Low 54

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny (Late rain) High 84, Low 61
Friday – Sunny (Early rain), High 81, Low 57

WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, windy – High 82, Low 63
Friday – Mostly sunny (early rain), High 80, Low 60

WN: Tomorrow  – Partly cloudy (late storms), High 84, Low 61
Friday – Mostly sunny, High 81, Low 57

FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy starting in the morning, continuing until afternoon, and windy starting in the afternoon, continuing until night.High 87, Low 62
Friday – Mostly cloudy until morning. High 83, Low 57

Forecast.io is keeping rain out of the forecast. I suspect they may be right, but I’m definitely not brave enough to put it in the forecast. Here is the satellite, showing our system getting organized in the Rockies.

The moment summer left

At about 8pm on Saturday the 12th in San Agnelo, Texas, the temperature started to plummet. From 751 to 813, the temperture dropped 7 degrees, and the dew point dropped by 11 degrees. It was a long anticipated cold front, that eventually brought temperatures back down into the 40s. Of course this was the first in a series of big systems, Texas Hookers, as they are called, that developed in the southern Plains at the south end of a deep trough and slid towards the Great Lakes. This one is noteworthy, because before our hiatus, we issued a forecast for San Angelo, which was won by Weatherbug. More recently, this series of storms ended in snow for San Angelo.
Actuals: Friday December 11th, High 87, Low 40
Satrday, December 12th, .48 inches of rain, High 74, Low 48

Grade: C-D

San Angelo, Texas

Today we’re heading off to the heart of Texas. Texas can be a state of extremes during the Winter months, so lets see if this weekend is going to throw a curveball at them!

At 1051pm CST, the temperature at San Angelo, TX was 47 degrees under fair skies. A developing area of low pressure pushes out over the Central Plains by tomorrow morning, trailing a frontal system all the way back into the Desert Southwest. Low morning clouds and some fog should stay to the east of San Angelo, making way for a fairly sunny and pleasant start to the weekend as highs push into the 80s. Saturday is going to be a different story as low pressure intensifies over the TX/OK Panhandle region, and the cold front pushes into West Texas by mid-afternoon. Some evening thunderstorms are possible as the front pushes through, but luckily, the heaviest rains will be off over East TX as moisture from the Gulf opens up. Temperatures will drop sharply Saturday evening and into the overnight hours behind it, with winds picking up into Sunday morning too.

Friday: Sunny and warm. High 84, Low 44.
Saturday: Cloudy, evening showers and thunderstorms. High 73, Low 51.

TWC: Friday: Partly cloudy. High 85, Low 43.
Saturday: Cloudy. High 76, Low 55.

AW: Friday: Partly sunny and breezy. High 85, Low 44.
Saturday: An afternoon thunderstorm in spots. High 77, Low 54.

NWS: Friday: Sunny. High 85, Low 43.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, chance of thunderstorms in the evening. High 74, Low 50.

WB: Friday: Mostly sunny. High 85, Low 43.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, chance of evening storms. High 74, Low 53.

WN: Friday: Mostly sunny. High 86, Low 43.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with scattered storms. High 73, Low 55.

FIO: Friday: Partly cloudy thoughout the day. High 88, Low 44.
Saturday: Rain starting in the evening. High 74, Low 53.

The western US is pretty active tonight, but just a few high clouds streaming through the Lone Star State. The weekend is going to bring quite the chance to the region!


It does get cold in Texas

The weather in west Texas was fairly nasty Sunday, and it wasn’t much better on Monday. There was a quarter inch of rain on Sunday in San Angelo, which is a considerable amount of rain in this part of the world. Fortunately, clouds kept temperatures from dropping any further and bringing about a wintry mix, which would not go over well in this part of the world.Those same clouds also held temperatures in check on Monday. The lowest forecast high was 58 degrees, and it failed to even reach that. Victoria-Weather, who had the coolest forecast, also had the best forecast.
Actuals: Sunday .25 inches of rain, High 43,
Monday – High 55, Low 40

Grade: B-D

San Angelo, Texas

For once, we might be going to where the weather is the worst. What does San Angelo have in store for us?

At 1151, CT, San Angelo was reporting a temperature of 38 degrees with overcast skies. Scattered showers were generally found north of San Angelo, but there was a cell getting ready to work its way through town. A strong jet had dived down into northwestern Mexico, with a long plume of heavy rain running from Texas all the way to the Upper Ohio Valley, while there was a ripple of a wave in the strong base of the trough, creating some amplification and introducing cooler air over the Southern Plains.
Fortunately, sub freezing temperatures don’t look to be as significant a threat while it’s precipitating through the day today. That said, there will be threat for freezing rain as nearby as Abilene through the afternoon today, and in San Angelo, much of the day will be marked by rainfall. The impulse along the jet will shift to the northeast through the day tomorrow, which will carry much of the moisture into the Mississippi Valley, but it won’t do too much for temperatures. Surface low pressure will organized in the central Plains as the impulse shifts away, which means another slug of heavy rain before things wrap up, followed by drier and warmer conditions on Monday.
Tomorrow – Scattered showers High 46, Low 35
Monday – Clearing and warmer, High 58, Low 40

TWC: Tomorrow – AM Showers 44, Low 32
Monday – AM Clouds/PM Sun, High 63, Low 39

AW: Tomorrow – Warmer; a little morning rain followed by a shower in spots in the afternoon Hgh 46, Low 34
Monday – Warmer with intervals of clouds and sunshine High 62, Low 34

NWS: Tomorrow – Rain likely. Cloudy, High 47, Low 35
Monday – Partly sunny, High 60, Low 37

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with rain Likely, High 47, Low 35
Monday – Partly cloudy, Not as cool 60, Low 37

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Cloudy with Light Rain Likely High 46, Low 37
Monday – Partly Cloudy High 61, Low 37

FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain until afternoon. High 44, Low 36
Monday – Mostly cloudy throughout the day.High 60, Low 38

So obviously, it looks a little nasty. I’m going cooler than our rivals, because I see all the potential for cold advection coming from the north. Here is the radar, showing all those spotty showers
San Angelo

Ingrid sweeps the rain away from San Angelo

I don’t think there are too many Ingrids living in San Angelo, but there is one in the Bay of Campeche that had a lot to say about the weather in San Angelo the past two days. Much of Texas was very dry the past two days, despite the instability associated with a trough moving out of the Rockies leading to the terrible flooding in Colorado. Accuweather and Victoria-Weather had the top forecasts for the dusty west Texas town.
Actuals: Friday – High 94, Low 64
Saturday – High 94, Low 63

Grade: C

San Angelo, Texas

There is a very scary situation on going north of Denver in the Boulder area today, where persistent rain has led to deadly flash flooding. We will explore that more in depth tomorrow, but today we will turn our attention to west Texas.

At 1251PM, CT, San Angelo was reporting a temperature of 87 degrees with sunny skies. While the dry line and the lee of the Rockies were quite active with showers and storms, it didn’t take long to move away from that activity to find clear and stable conditions.
A weak cold front in Oklahoma will try to swing south, and the dry line will take eastward steps towards San Angelo, but the feature on the map to take note of is a convective field over the Bay of Campeche. IT has been there for weeks, but another wave has encountered it and will help spin up a system, likely within the next 12 hours. This future system, likely to be named Ingrid, will not bear a direct impact on San Angelo, but it will exert its influence on the area. Redirected flow will rob the dry line and the weak boundary in Oklahoma of moisture, and San Angelo will enjoy another dry weekend.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 92, Low 67
Saturday – Sunny, High 91, Low 68

TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny High 91, Low 67
Saturday – Partly Cloudy High 90, Low 67

AW: Tomorrow – Sunny to partly cloudy High 90, Low 66
Saturday – Mostly sunny High 91, Low 67

NWS: Tomorrow – Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, High 91, Low 67
Saturday – Isolated showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly sunny, High 92, Low 68

WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 92, Low 67
Saturday – Partly cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 90, Low 69

I think thunderstorms are extremely unlikely in this part of Texas, but obviously, not everyone feels this way.Satellite shows all the of the action next door in New Mexico.
San Angelo

At least the dust is gone

With the clouds and rain they have recently seen in west Texas, a hot dry day in San Angelo would, at the very least, be free of dust. Some lingering clouds prevented it from being too hot, but frankly, they could have used a little bit more rain. The top forecast in town was provided by the Weather Chennel.
Actuals: Monday – High 81, Low 54
Tuesday – High 84, Low 64

Grade: B

San Angelo, Texas to Phoenix, Arizona

This is going to be a dry forecast. To me, the geography is about as interesting as the weather, and in this case, the geography definitely wins out. It will be an 845 mile journey that covers a day and a half of the timeline. We won’t have any company, really, except for satellite radio and scorpions. The drive will be at a pace of 68.8mph, which is pretty good, if I do say so myself. This means our first day will cover a whopping 550 miles. LEt’s get the sun block and start on our way.


This is the time of year for the second severe weather maximum. Deep digging troughs are setting up some dry air in New Mexico, and a nice dry line should develop daily in west Texas. Tomorrow, it looks like it will do just that, but it’s influence won’t quite be felt far enough south by the time we pass through the Midland-Odessa area, the southernmost point for thunderstorms. We will get through there by around noon. From that point forward, smooth sailing all the way into Bowie, Arizona, which is right off I-10 across the border from New Mexico.

We just have a handful of hours of driving on Wednesday to get to Phoenix, and it is going to be hot. Tucson doesn’t tend to be quite as warm as Phoenix, but neither location is going to be terribly comfortable if you don’t have air conditioning. We will grow increasingly warm as we head from Bowie to Tucson to Phoenix, where it will be in the mid 90s when we pull into town.