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Sunset Valley, TX

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Sunrise 7:18AMSunset 5:33PM Sunday December 15, 2019 4:16 AM CST (10:16 UTC) Moonrise 9:14PMMoonset 10:27AM Illumination 86% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 18 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Sunset Valley, TX
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Area Discussion for - Austin/San Antonio, TX
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio TX 336 AM CST Sun Dec 15 2019

SHORT TERM (Today through Monday). Surface analysis early this morning shows a nearly stationary frontal boundary draped along a Lubbock-Austin-Galveston line. Modest moisture return in the vicinity of this boundary is resulting in the development of low stratus and patchy fog across the Coastal Plains as of 3 AM. With VAD wind profilers from KEWX, KGRK, and KHGX all showing a stout 40 knot southwesterly low level jet overriding this boundary, expect it to lift north as a warm front through the remainder of the morning hours. As warmer, more moist air spreads into Central Texas with the boundary, expect to see at least some fog and possibly lower clouds make a run for the Interstate 35 corridor after sunrise. Daytime heating will result in stratus and fog mixing out by late morning.

Above the surface, zonal mid-level flow across the southern states will transition to more of a southwest flow aloft today as a shortwave trough approaches from the West Coast. Height falls ahead of this disturbance are expected to result in the development of a surface low along the warm front as it nears the Red River today, which will drag the frontal boundary south towards the region as a cold front tonight and dislodge colder air across the Great Plains as it does. Ahead of this frontal boundary, veering/downsloping low- level winds across the Edwards Plateau, Hill Country, and Central Texas will allow for another very warm afternoon with many locations nearing or setting new record high temperatures today. A listing of record high temperatures is appended in the Climate section below with much of the region again climbing into the 80s to near 90 again today.

These warmer temperatures will be short-lived, however, as the front moves into South Central Texas by sunrise Monday and clears the region by noon with thin bands of light rain showers developing along the front as it moves south. Fog and patchy drizzle or light rain may also develop along and east of the Interstate 35 corridor ahead of the front's arrival early Monday morning, but will lift as the front sweeps south through the remainder of the morning hours. Cold air advection with breezy north winds behind the front will result in highs 20-25 degrees cooler than today in the Hill Country and Central Texas. Expect morning temperatures to range from the mid 40s north to low 60s south, reaching the mid 50s to mid 70s during the afternoon.

LONG TERM (Monday Night through Saturday). Colder, drier, and clear conditions settle into the region Monday night. Lows in the 30s and low 40s will only rise into the 50s during the afternoon Tuesday. Breezy northerly winds behind the front Monday night will gradually diminish during the day Tuesday as surface ridging builds into the region. This will allow for excellent conditions for radiational cooling Tuesday night and Wednesday morning with all of South Central Texas expected to see temperatures at or below freezing Wednesday and again Thursday morning.

A brief period of shortwave ridging on Thursday is replaced by a quickly moving wave from the Pacific on Friday. As a result, highs in the mid 50s on Wednesday will moderate into the mid 50s to mid 60s by Thursday afternoon with dry conditions persisting. Weak moisture return ahead of the Friday trough may allow for a few showers to develop across the Coastal Plains on Friday, but precipitable water values barely exceeding one inch and drier air behind a cold front associated with this wave indicates any window for this would be brief. Ridging returns next weekend behind Friday's system with dry and mild conditions resuming.

CLIMATE. Near record to record high temperatures are forecast across South Central Texas today. A listing of records for the region's official climate sites for December 15 is provided below.

LOCATION RECORD HIGH (YEAR) Austin Bergstrom 81 (1995) Austin Camp Mabry 82 (1924) San Antonio 85 (1950) Del Rio 84 (1950)

PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Austin Camp Mabry 82 54 61 35 53 / - 20 20 0 0 Austin Bergstrom Intl Airport 82 54 63 35 54 / - 20 20 0 0 New Braunfels Muni Airport 83 56 67 35 54 / - 20 20 0 0 Burnet Muni Airport 84 46 58 32 51 / 0 10 - 0 0 Del Rio Intl Airport 88 52 72 38 56 / 0 0 0 0 0 Georgetown Muni Airport 83 50 57 34 52 / 0 20 20 0 0 Hondo Muni Airport 84 52 74 35 58 / 0 - - 0 0 San Marcos Muni Airport 82 56 66 35 54 / - 20 20 0 0 La Grange - Fayette Regional 82 62 67 37 53 / 10 30 30 0 0 San Antonio Intl Airport 82 58 68 38 54 / - 10 10 0 0 Stinson Muni Airport 83 59 72 38 55 / - 10 10 0 0

EWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.

Aviation . Treadway Short-Term/Long-Term . Huffman


Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, TX7 mi24 minN 05.00 miFog/Mist42°F39°F92%1007.2 hPa
Austin City, Austin Camp Mabry, TX8 mi26 minN 07.00 miFair51°F46°F86%1006.9 hPa
Austin Executive Airport, TX18 mi22 minSSW 52.00 miFog/Mist50°F50°F100%1007.4 hPa
San Marcos, San Marcos Municipal Airport, TX22 mi21 minN 010.00 miFair44°F42°F93%1007.3 hPa
Lago Vista TX, Rusty Allen Airport, TX22 mi22 minS 510.00 miFair57°F46°F67%1007.4 hPa

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