MONDAY: Clouds thicken, PM drizzle or flurries possible. Low: 11. High: 31.
TUESDAY: Wintry mix changes to snow. Low: 20. High: 34.
WEDNESDAY: Still mild, nothing rough. Low: 20. High: 30.
After talking with a good friend and colleague of mine at WeatherNation about Monday's tornadoes (12 confirmed), he had a hard time telling me about areas that were flattened again. A school, that he did a number of public speaking engagements at, is gone. Even with an average lead time of 34 mintues (according to NOAA), there were still fatalities. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone dealing with these events.
A steady stream of Pacific moisture is getting squeezed out over the northern Rockies, we are getting the remnants. Our next shot at light snow scoots in on Friday, stay tuned!
...PRELIMINARY STORM DAMAGE SURVEY FOR NORTHEAST AUSTIN TX... A NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STORM DAMAGE SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED THIS MORNING IN THE AREA ALONG SPRINGDALE ROAD IN NORTHEAST AUSTIN. THE FOLLOWING HAVE BEEN DETERMINED... EVENT DATE: JANUARY 25 2012 EVENT RATING: AWAITING FINAL DATA ESTIMATED PEAK WINDS (MPH): AWAITING FINAL RATING INJURIES/FATALITIES: 0 EVENT START TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 30.3221/-97.6536 AT 258 AM EVENT END TIME/LOCATION COORDINATES: 33.3381/-97.6551 AT 305 AM DAMAGE PATH LENGTH (IN MILES): 1.14 DAMAGE PATH WIDTH (IN YARDS): 50 THE TORNADO PATH BEGAN AT THE INTERSECTION OF COMMERCIAL PARK DRIVE AND OLD MANOR ROAD...WITH RADAR INDICATING A TOUCHDOWN TIME NEAR 2:58 AM. DAMAGE CONTINUED NORTH THROUGH AN INDUSTRIAL PARK...THEN ACROSS U.S. 290...BEFORE ENTERING THE WALNUT PLACE SUBDIVISION. FURTHER DAMAGE OCCURRED TO HOMES ON THE WEST SIDE OF HAPPY TRAIL... WITH TREES ON THE EAST SIDE OF HAPPY TRAIL LAYING DOWN TOWARD THE WEST AND CONVERGING WITH THE DAMAGE TO THE HOMES. DEBRIS WAS NOTED ALONG FERGUSON LANE...WITH THE TORNADO PATH ENDING JUST WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF FERGUSON LANE AND SANSOM ROAD.