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by Portastorm
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: September 2019 - Warm End of September
Replies: 1502
Views: 609993

Re: September 2019 - Tracking TS Fernand(Gulf)/ Hurricane Dorian

Like many I’ve been worried sick about Josh. I’m so happy to hear that he is okay. A piece of good news in what can only be described as a heap of castrophe.
by Portastorm
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: FEBRUARY 2019: Cold Front & Storm Chances
Replies: 384
Views: 168190

Re: FEBRUARY 2019: Strong Cold Front/Rollercoaster WX Continues

Currently watching Live PD on A&E right now and they are showing a live major 5+ car crash on an interstate overpass in Williamson County, TX which is one county north of Travis, Co (where Austin is). Think I heard seven ambulances are on scene and they had to shut the interstate down on both s...
by Portastorm
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: August 2017: Looking Back at Harvey 5 Year Later
Replies: 1801
Views: 993688

Re: August 2017: Increasing Rain Chances/Tracking The Tropic

This Euro run is unreal. I can't believe what I see. My brain won't let me believe that. I realize it is only one model run but yes ... very, very concerning. The 12z Euro shows rainfall totals over the next 8 days of 12-20" in Harris County alone, much of that falling late Saturday into early...
by Portastorm
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: August 2017: Looking Back at Harvey 5 Year Later
Replies: 1801
Views: 993688

Re: August 2017: Typical August WX/ Tracking The Tropics

Here in Austin it reached 101 at Camp Mabry today, 99 at the airport. This was the 40th day this year when Mabry hit 100 or higher. I believe in 2013 we had 42 days and we should beat that. Of course the bar is set high with the 2011 nightmare (an incredible 90 days).

Hoping we finally see rain soon.
by Portastorm
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: August 2017: Looking Back at Harvey 5 Year Later
Replies: 1801
Views: 993688

Re: August 2017: Typical August WX/ Tracking The Tropics

Based on satellite this morning, it appears rumors of Harvey's death were greatly exaggerated. ;)
by Portastorm
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: August 2017: Looking Back at Harvey 5 Year Later
Replies: 1801
Views: 993688

Re: August 2017: Typical August WX/ Tracking The Tropics

Great discussion srain! You really put this whole situation into perspective with lots of great info. Thank you!
by Portastorm
Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: August 2017: Looking Back at Harvey 5 Year Later
Replies: 1801
Views: 993688

Re: August 2017: Typical August WX/ Eye On The Tropics

Given the time of year, the pattern, and the activity in the central Atlantic, it's hard for me to believe that there won't be at least one named system entering the Gulf of Mexico in the next two weeks.
by Portastorm
Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: June 2017: Typical Summertime WX To End Month
Replies: 676
Views: 315747

Re: June 2017:Weekend Rains/Stalled Front

Very dangerous heat indices here at 4 pm in South Central Texas ranging between 110-114 right now. Sure hoping the latest short range models are correct and that rain is coming tomorrow.
by Portastorm
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: June 2017: Typical Summertime WX To End Month
Replies: 676
Views: 315747

Re: June 2017: ALT PTC #3 / Tropical Storm Watch Issued

I realize looks can be deceiving when viewing satellite loops on these kinds of systems, but after reviewing the 48-image GOES 16 visible satellite of the Gulf ... it doesn't look like this thing is moving right now. At all.
by Portastorm
Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: June 2017: Typical Summertime WX To End Month
Replies: 676
Views: 315747

Re: June 2017: Tracking INVEST 93L / Gulf Of Mexico Threat

I won't hazard a guess at what 93L is going to do. However, I do have a lot of confidence in both the Euro and UKMet models and how they're handling the overall setup. Both models consistently beat the GFS in 5- and 6-day skill scores in the Northern Hemisphere.
by Portastorm
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: June 2017: Typical Summertime WX To End Month
Replies: 676
Views: 315747

Re: June 2017: Rain Chances Returns/Watching The Tropics

I mean no disrespect or throwing "shade" on HGX but I don't understand how they can continue to be so dismissive of the possibility of this potential system impacting South and Southeast Texas. Caution and patience are certainly the guidance key words here so that folks don't freak out abo...
by Portastorm
Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: January 2017 -Warming Trend To End The Month
Replies: 510
Views: 268410

Re: January 2017 - Progressive Pattern/Turning Seasonably Co

Quite the "winter" day here in Austin. For the sixth time this "winter," we set a new high temperature record. Today's marks of 82 at ABIA and 81 at Camp Mabry were easily encompassed. At 4 pm, we had 85 at ABIA and 83 at Mabry. This wouldn't be so bad if we didn't have to suffer...
by Portastorm
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: January 2017 -Warming Trend To End The Month
Replies: 510
Views: 268410

Re: January 2017 - Major Wind Event Sunday Behind Pacific Fr

10" of rain this month ... wow!

Heck, we feel fortunate over here in Austin because we've had about 4 1/2" of rain this month.
by Portastorm
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: January 2017 -Warming Trend To End The Month
Replies: 510
Views: 268410

Re: January 2017 -Warm & Damp WX/Winter Returns Late Month

Looks like several possible periods of severe weather today in south central Texas as a discrete supercell threat exists for later this afternoon and then the storm line/mesoscale complex threat late tonight.

Interesting weather day ahead.
by Portastorm
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: January 2017 -Warming Trend To End The Month
Replies: 510
Views: 268410

Re: January 2017 -Houston Marathon Outlook/Warm/Stormy

They tell me it is winter. The calendar says January 12. The weather says "spring."

Here in Austin today, we recorded record high temperatures at both the airport (81) and Camp Mabry (79). The previous record came in 2000.

:roll:
by Portastorm
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: January 2017 -Warming Trend To End The Month
Replies: 510
Views: 268410

Re: January 2017 - Arctic Cold Front/Hard Freeze Warning

Got down to 21.4 degrees at mi casa in SW Austin. Travis County lows got as low as 12 degrees in one rural spot.

Coldest morning since February 2011.
by Portastorm
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: January 2017 -Warming Trend To End The Month
Replies: 510
Views: 268410

Re: January 2017 - Friday's Arctic Cold Front & Rain Chances

Temps here in the Austin area are colder than predicted. Today's high may not exceed freezing.

Patchy freezing precip reported in San Marcos, San Antonio, and Bastrop County. Some icy bridges in these areas too. Not much to speak of here in the Austin metro area as of 7 am.
by Portastorm
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: January 2017 -Warming Trend To End The Month
Replies: 510
Views: 268410

Re: January 2017 - Late Week Cold Front & Rain Chances

Friday looks to be a close call here in the Austin area IF the Euro is right. It develops some rather robust drizzle as overrunning takes hold in the skies above. Two nights ago the 0z Euro showed this as did yesterday's 12z albeit a bit lighter on QPF. Surface temps right now appear to be a few deg...
by Portastorm
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: January 2017 -Warming Trend To End The Month
Replies: 510
Views: 268410

Re: January 2017 - Severe WX Threat/Late Week Cold

Here in the general Austin metro area, we had some strong storms but nothing severe around 4-5 am. Rainfall totals averaged about a half inch in Travis County. There was some small hail reported and a few wind gusts near 40-45 mph. And a lot of cloud-to-ground lightning. With the Pacific front passi...
by Portastorm
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Weather Forum
Topic: January 2017 -Warming Trend To End The Month
Replies: 510
Views: 268410

Re: January 2017 - Severe WX Threat/Late Week Cold

The severe wx threat late tonight for south central Texas looks decent. Large hail and maybe some isolated higher winds appear to be the most likely threats. Thankfully the storms are forecast to move through rather quickly and that should diminish a flash flood threat. Looks to move through the gen...