Sunny, warm through the weekend

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Updated: 8/30/2012 9:58 am
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updated 9:58 a.m.

It probably wasn't noticeable, today and yesterday both felt pretty nice to start the day. But Lubbock was one degree cooler today, down to 56...coolest here since mid-May.

I can put this together a little more quickly thanks to work from the TTU Mesonet and NWS Lubbock. The Mesonet site here lets you rank weather stats based on different categories. Here are some of the coolest readings on the Mesonet:

Friona 47
Muleshoe 48
Dimmitt 51
Hart 51
Olton 51
Tatum 52
Abernathy 53
Morton 53
Tahoka 53
Tulia 53

Amherst 54
Dora 54
Silverton 54
Anton 55
Denver City 55
Floydada 55
Levelland 55
Near TTU campus 55
Seagraves 55
Sundown 55

Warmest low in our area I see is Gail at 65, which still isn't too bad.

posted 3:31 a.m.

COOL START: Another refreshing morning with many locations dipping into the 50s. It looks like the mornings will get a little warmer next few days, about 62 tomorrow morning, 64 Saturday morning and upper 60s early Sunday. We'll likely still see some
upper 50s for the usually cooler northwestern South Plains and southwest Panhandle.

QUIET DAYS: We're not losing sleep over the forecast these days, it's pretty clear-cut. Lots of sunshine with the dry air allowing a big range in temp from morning to afternoon. We'll top out near 91 this afternoon, wind N/NE 5-15mph. Up to about 92 tomorrow. Some model runs bring a few clouds across our area, wrapping around the remnants of Isaac. If we do it shouldn't be anything significant...mainly sunny for the next several days.

FOOTBALL: The high school football season kicks off tonight at Lowrey Field. Hereford and Estacado should kick in the upper 80s, falling close to 80 by the end of the game, wind E/NE 5-15mph. Similar weather tomorrow evening, real nice weather.

WEEKEND: Plenty of sun each afternoon, high near 94 Saturday, 95 Sunday. The temperature range will be pretty minimal across the area, low to mid 90s area-wide. A similar pattern should hold up through the middle of next week.

TEXAS TECH: If you're going to tailgate for a while Saturday afternoon be sure you're ready for heat and sun. It won't be anything too bad but the sun can get to you after a while. Kickoff at 6 p.m. at Jones Stadium around 91 falling to the low 80s late.

LATE NEXT WEEK: Models are suggesting a stronger front will make it down here by late next week. Both the GFS and European models were pretty bullish on this rain potential yesterday afternoon. They've backed off a little this morning and the timing is off between model runs, between Thursday and Saturday. Still...it looks like a pattern change on the way for next week.

This timeframe will have our attention for the next possible change.

 
 
 


TROPICS: Isaac is still at tropical storm strength early this morning. It is forecast to weak some and slowly edge northwest. It's only moving at about 5 mph.

 
 
 


SUMMARY OF 100 AM CDT...0600 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...30.5N 91.3W
ABOUT 10 MI...15 KM WSW OF BATON ROUGE LOUISIANA
ABOUT 80 MI...130 KM WNW OF NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 320 DEGREES AT 5 MPH...7 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...981 MB...28.97 INCHES

Farther out there Kirk is no threat to any land, curving away. The Hurricane Center gives a high chance that a new depression will be listed within the next couple of days. It's also way out there, about 1,000 miles west of Africa.

 
 
 


Have a great day! Rudy will have a full update to the forecast here later today.
-Matt
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