Breezy cooler today, warmer rest of week

Reported by: Matt Ernst
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 3/12/2013 4:49 am
Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

THIS MORNING: A cold front is moving into the area. Behind the front we'll have a gusty north wind and a slightly cooler day. Ahead of the front it's actually in the upper 40s. It's not so much this morning that'll be cooler as much as the afternoon, high temp today near 60, NE wind gusty through the morning gradually backing off this afternoon...up to around 25mph. Here are the projected high temps for today:

 
 
 


TONIGHT: Sunset is 7:53 p.m., it'll stay mainly clear, low in the mid 30s...a light freeze for areas north and west of Lubbock.

THIS WEEK: A lack of storm systems over the western half of the nation means our weather is on spring break, not much happening. It'll be sunny each afternoon, close to 70 tomorrow, mid 70s Thursday, 80 Friday. The wind will get a little stronger through the weekend.

There is a passing disturbance to our north. For now most models don't show anything significant. A new trend in the GFS model is for that to be a stronger disturbance and cool it off some Sunday. The European model isn't showing this, the GFS didn't have this yesterday, so for now we expect it drop just to the mid 70s Sunday.

Longer-range guidance shows it staying pretty quiet here into early next week, maybe some changes later next week...too far out for specifics.

 
 
 


DUAL-POL RADAR: The Lubbock office of the National Weather Service hosted a great training session yesterday on dual-polarization radar. They had weather staffs from all the TV stations there. Yes, we're able to sit at a table and not battle it out "Anchorman" style. We have a great NWS office that provides this helpful training.

The simple explanation of dual-pol is this upgrade lets us better tell the type of precipitation falling by having the radar send out and listen for beams on a horizontal and vertical plane, previously it's been just one plane. It'll take years to really see the benefits, through case studies and education. But if we can tell you with increased confidence the difference between snow or rain in the winter..or if we can better identify a hail core or a signature suggesting a tornado, it's a benefit to you.

The Lubbock radar will be upgraded in April to this dual-polarization technology.

Have a great day, Rudy will have the next forecast update later today.
-Matt
Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Lubbock Weather
92°
Clear

Wind: WNW 6 mph
Feels Like: 93°
High: 97°
Low: 68°

FOX 34 Lubbock Weather Blog
Sunny and hot rest of the week
More quiet, sunny and hot weather is on the way this week. But there are some greater changes in store next week. Click the Weather Blog for the full forecast.
FOX 34 MyWARN App
FOX 34's MyWARN app keeps you updated, safe
Get the app that will only alert you if you are in a watch, warning or severe outlook. It's simple to customize. And it could provide life-saving information.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.