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The Heat is On!

 

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015


HOT, DRY STRETCH AHEAD

It's August and all signs are pointing to a very hot month with no rain in sight. I've looked at some long range models and can't even get a drop of rain through at least the middle of the month. We've been bone dry since late June with 6 days in the triple digit category and many more to come. Our average days of reaching 100 degrees or higher each year is 13 which I see us surpassing after this week is through. The record is 90. Be careful this week/weekend and make sure to keep an eye out for your pets as temperatures are expected to climb near 105 this weekend.


Another angle to this is that we've had a record spring when it comes to rainfall and that switch has literally turned off during the summer months. Today will be the 35th straight day without measurable rainfall at Camp Mabry. We're tied for 40th place for dry streaks in Austin with the record being 88 straight days. That took place from Oct 29th, 1894 - January 24th, 1895. Continue exercising those heat safety precautions!  Heat safety tips right here: http://bit.ly/NWSHeatSafety


TRAILER FOOD TUESDAY'S

Tonight is the last Trailer Food Tuesday's event at the Long Center. There will be 18 food truck lined up with live music & fun games to play. It'll be warm but it will sure be fun. Here are your evening temperatures.

5PM: 99

7PM: 96

9PM: 90

Sunset is at 8:22.


AIR QUALITY

African dust will pay us another visit with air quality on the "Moderate" side for the next 3 days.


LAKE LEVELS

Lake Travis has now fallen 1 1/4 feet since our hot and dry weather has started evaporating some of the moisture we gained in May and June.  Lake Buchanan has now fallen about 2 1/2 inches since reaping the benefits of the rain up toward Brownwood.  Both lakes are expected to continue to drop.  Track lake levels: http://bit.ly/lcra_lakelevels


TRACKING THE TROPICS

In the Pacific, Guillermo is tracking toward Hawaii.  One disturbance in the Atlantic and another in the Pacific have very low chances of development.  Check out our Tropics Tracker: http://bit.ly/keyeTropics



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Stay cool,


Meteorologist Jordan Steele




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