On this day, in 2003, the Atlantic saw its first tropical storm to form in the month of April. For the most part, Tropical Storm Ana remained out at sea, though it did impact Bermuda and Florida. More specifically, Bermuda saw gusty winds and sporadic rainfall whilst Florida saw an outgoing tide. This caused for a boat to capsize, killing two of its occupants. This storm produced peak winds at 60 miles per hour and achieved a pressure reading of 994 millibars. Below is a photo that shows the “eye” features of the rather scattered storm.
That’s all for today! Have a great weekend and break!
Today will be a stunner, with sunny skies and calm winds. Tomorrow, however, is what you need to prepare for. As of now, the National Weather Service has our county under a Freeze Watch from late Wednesday night (1 AM) to early Thursday morning (9 AM).
At the very start of Thursday, will have sub-freezing temperatures sweep through our region, posing a threat to vegetation and unprotected outdoor plumbing. To protect plants, make sure to cover them before you go to sleep Wednesday night so that they are able to pack in heat and survive the below freezing temperatures that are possible. To protect outdoor plumbing, make sure to wrap or drain any pipes that would be vulnerable.
High pressure building in eastern Texas will bring cool air from the North and West, giving us a cool kick for the remainder of the week! The high for today is 68 and the low is 44. Overall we start the day with a mix of sun and clouds before clearing occurs later in the afternoon. Definitely enjoy these conditions if you can because these warm temperatures do not stick around for long! A cold front comes through on Tuesday, bringing with it cooler overnight lows. The potential for widespread frost comes Wednesday night into Thursday morning with lows in the mid 30s. If you have any outdoor plants or animals, plan on bringing those in for the time being! Stay tuned for more information as we track the latest conditions for you.
High pressure will be dominating your Friday, keeping our region dry and sunny! Daytime temperatures will be flirting with the mid 60s so definitely take advantage of these spring-like conditions if you can! We go to sleep to temps in the mid to upper 40s so it’ll be a chilly late night and early morning Saturday. Enjoy this break because it doesn’t last long as we are watching the potential for scattered showers to roll in through the region before 1pm. Afterwards though, expect clouds to clear out some for a partly cloudy and mostly dry remainder of your afternoon! Sunday also looks dry with highs in the mid 60s again!
Good afternoon, everyone! We hope that you are having a wonderful week so far!
Tomorrow, our region will once more be dominated by high pressure, promoting the abundance of sunshine and a lack of precipitation chances. Because of this, we want to remind you to have sunblock and protective accessories handy to combat the very high UV Index that is anticipated. As for temperatures, our high will reach the upper 60’s and our low will drop to the upper 40’s. Overnight, showers will move into the region, being relatively brief and light in precipitation amounts. These will remain isolated into Saturday, up until around noon.
Clouds will be on the increasing side as a cold front passes through the area. Isolated showers are possible throughout the afternoon, though we are not expecting a complete washout. After your dinner time though, expect rain chances to decrease significantly as clearing occurs. The high for today is 60 and the low is 45. It will feel a little cooler than what we’ve been seeing lately! Definitely bring a jacket with you if you are headed out the door during your late night and early morning.
On this day, in 1999, Texas witnessed a remarkable hailstorm that stretched as far as two miles wide. These storms had impressive downdrafts with winds peaking around 80 miles per hour, causing for golfball-sized hail to pelt houses, breaking windows and impairing wooden structures. Fortunately, no lives were lost. However, up to 60 families were displaced due to damage to households, mainly mobile homes.
A sunny start to the week as the region gets dominated by a high pressure system. Most of the rain from this weekend has shifted to our east. This will bring southerly winds giving us a warm kick. Daytime temperatures will be in the mid 70s with a high of 76. Lows will be in the upper 40s with a low of 48. Our next chance of rain comes tomorrow night, so enjoy the dry start while it lasts! Overall, we stay mild this weekend which is seasonable for this time of year.
We catch a break from the rain today as the system moves eastward. Though this may be the case, we cannot rule out the chance for isolated showers to pop up throughout the region. Daytime temperatures will feel warm with highs flirting with the lower 80s. We go to sleep to the lower 60s with winds out of the south giving us a warm kick. Overall we look at another good chance of scattered showers on Saturday before ending the weekend on a dry note Sunday. Temperature readings for this weekend cool down just a bit but we remain seasonable!
Today, in 1989, southwestern region of the country had up to twenty-four cities under record-breaking high temperatures. For instance, the city of Phoenix in the state of Arizona recorded a high temperature of 104 degrees, to which was the second day in a row to have reached this value. If you are unaware, the highest temperature on record for the country is 134 degrees! This was set in Death Valley on July 10th, 1913!