Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wet Weather Finally on the Way?

I've been waiting a few days to make this post, making sure that computer forecast model runs remained consistent.  They have become increasingly consistent over the past few days, with all major models now signaling a much wetter pattern for the Lone Star State for the 2nd half of next week.

This is very good news indeed, as wildfire danger has been running rampant across the state for much of the past 2 weeks.  Many areas have also already implemented water rationing, with the hot summer months still weeks away.

Below is the latest GFS computer model forecast image valid at 7pm CST on Thursday, March 31st:

It shows a strong upper level weather disturbance digging southeast across Mexico, with widespread precipitation indicated well ahead of the feature across Texas.

I'll make more specific posts as the event nears, but right now it appears that rain will start overspreading the state from West to East beginning Wednesday.  Stay tuned for details!

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