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Coldest night of the fall

So far, anyhow, sez the LCRA’s Bob Rose. Hope this doesn’t mean another early winter, like last year:

"The National Weather Service has issued an [overnight]  Freeze Warning for Kimble and Sutton Counties [west of Fredericksburg] where the temperature is expected to fall to the upper 20s.  A Frost Advisory has been issued for Mason, San Saba and McCulloch Counties where the temperature will fall to the low to middle 30s.

Only mid-forties expected at the rancho. But that will be cool enough. Near seventy daytime, cooling for Halloween. The goblins will be wearing coats.

UPDATE: Nov. 18-19: It’s back in the low 40s at the rancho tonight, after dipping into the 30s last night. Result of the latest cold front to pass through. This time of year they are sporadic. Quickly warms back up, though. Please G-d, give us a normal winter for a change, when it doesn’t really stay cold for more than a day or two until January, and then only for about six weeks. Hope, hope.

Reprieve from brrr

Finally, it’s warming up again at the rancho after a seemingly endless period of thrity-degree days and nights. But meteorologist Bob Rose says we’re due for more blasts of arctic cold this weekend and next week. How long, as AGW’s critics like to say, does the climate have to cool before the warmists recognize that Al Gore’s warnings are lies? Not to mention the hitherto unremarked but probable climatic effects of the solar wind’s surprise assault.

More rain

May set records for wet. Looks like June will set a few records of its own. More from LCRA’s Bob Rose:

"Scattered showers and thunderstorms can be expected each day through the weekend, with the possibility for some locally heavy rain. With the ground wet from previous rains, flash flooding will be a possibility. Everyone should keep up with the latest weather developments."

I can see my trip on Monday to Yacht Harbor Marina for a rerigging of the sloop could turn out to be an adventure. 

Goodbye to storms

More clusters of severe thunderstorms moving in from the northwest, just like last evening. Bob Rose says we might as well enjoy the thunder and lightning, as these cells may be the last we see or a while:

"This may be the beginning of our typical summer weather pattern. If today’s long-range solutions are correct, today’s storm activity could be the last of the spring-like storms our region will see this month."

Memorial Day flood

No one who lived through it–including me–has forgotten the Austin flooding of May 24, 1981. Though there have been plenty of other floods since then, that remains the Memorial Day weekend biggie of memory. So, since intermittant heavy rains began yesterday, and are forecast to continue today and through the weekend, it’s natural to wonder if we’re about to have another one. Five people already have died from flooding northwest of Austin. It’s pretty normal to have rain on Memorial Day weekend, as LCRA meteorologist Bob Rose notes. But he also says the threat of flash flooding this weekend is real. Since more than an inch has already fallen in the Austin area–and a whopping 9 inches in parts of the Hill Country, where at least one person has drowned–we’re not taking this one lightly.

Another tornado watch

This time until 1 a.m. Radar shows big line of super cells moving in from the west, but slow enough that they may not arrive shortly before midnight.LCRA meteorologist Bob Rose concludes:

"A Flash Flood watch has been posted for the Hill Country and Central Texas regions through Thursday morning. Rain amounts between now and midday Thursday should average between 1 and 2 inches, with isolated totals of 3 to 4 inches possible. Since the ground is still wet from recent rains, the potential for flash flooding is high."

Looking for a flood

Area meteorologists aren’t enthusiastic about the prospects of a rainy spring, as El Nino bows out and La Nina walks downstage. Bob Rose certainly sees no more than light showers late tomorrow:

"While this is typically a fairly dry time of the year, the overall pattern seems to have shifted back toward dry after a period of rain in January.  With most storm systems being too weak or tracking too far to the north, I’m not confident we’ll see a wet period return anytime soon."

So, even though the marina wants a new annual contract, the boat remains practically inaccessible on vanishing Lake Travis. That’s Texas, long periods of drought broken by intense flooding. I’m ready.