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Winter still, and dry

Another very cold morning at the Rancho. Winter should be almost over for us by now, but we aquired some more arctic air overnight which looks to be hanging around right on through the weekend, according to the Lower Colorado River Authority’s chief meteorologist Bob Rose. And, thanks to  the subtropical jet being away without leave, it’s dry, dry, dry.

"This feature (the jet), which helped pull rain and storms from the eastern Pacific to Texas in January, has diminished over the past couple of weeks.  It may be associated with the rapid weakening of El Nino…or it could just be a part of the transition from winter into spring. In any event, weather conditions have turned dry across Central Texas and it looks like it will be at least another week before a chance for rain returns to the forecast."

Rest at Bob’s new blog here