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National Weather Service teaches weather spotting with Skywarn

From staff reports

The National Weather Service, Austin/San Antonio forecast office will host a training event to help educate the public on how to decipher and report severe weather events.

Skywarn and FloodAware Seminar will be be presented by NWS and sponsored by the Burnet County Office of Emergency Management.

Topics will include instructions on submitting severe weather reports; how to identify the various weather events as they unfold; the appropriate terminology for specific weather phenomenon; and safety guidelines if caught in the midst of severe weather.

The training program is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Office, 607 N. Vanderveer in Burnet. The event is free and open to the public.

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Caution advised for southern travel

The National Weather Service is continuing its travel advisory just south of the Highland Lakes for in this New Year's Day communique.

...Light Wintry Precipitation Continues Today...

...Prolonged sub-freezing temperatures for much of the area through Wednesday morning...

Area of Concern:

Wintry Precipitation: Rio Grande Plains, Southern Edwards Plateau, portions of the I-35 corridor generally south of New Braunfels

Sub-Freezing Temperatures: All of south central Texas.

Threats & Impacts:


Wintry Mix Likely for Hill Country Wednesday afternoon-Thursday morning

The National Weather Service has issued a Wintry Precipitation alert---That's snow folks.

The percipitation is expected for portions of the Hill Country and the southern Edwards Plateau Wednesday afternoon through early Thursday morning.

Area of Concern:

Hill Country and the southern Edwards Plateau

Threats & Impacts:

Rain/Snow Mix: A mix of rain and snow is likely Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning across the Hill Country and southern Edwards Plateau, primarily north and west of a Comstock to Comfort to Georgetown line.


Harvey hightailing it from Highland Lakes

The 5 a.m. radar image shows the worst of the storm moving away. More information can be found at and more images from the Monday report, on The-Highlander Facebook page.

The Monday morning storm report from the National Weather Service (NWS) shows Burnet and Llano counties high and dry and a reprieve from more heavy rainfall for neighbors just to the south.

The local forecast includes a 50 percent chance of showers and gusty winds remains, improving throughout the week . Dangers for travel to the hardest hit areas remains, however.

The NWS 5 a.m. Monday, Aug.28 storm report says: Tropical Storm Harvey continues a slow drift back to the southeast and will continue southeast and emerge just offshore of the middle Texas coast Monday afternoon.


Local counties recorded highest rainfall

A National Weather Service forecast shows small chances for showers as skies clear and temperatures climb for LakeFest weekend in MarbleFalls.

The National Weather Service (NWS) says more showers, less flooding for our area, but it did come down from late Sunday night to Monday morning, Aug. 6-7.

The storm cluster over north Texas moved south and produced widely varying rain totals, heaviest in portions of Llano and Burnet Counties, where as much as 5-8 inches fell. Some flash flooding was observed in this area but recent dry conditions have helped limit the overall flooding and flash flooding threat, according to the NWS. “LCRA opened one floodgate at Wirtz Dam and one floodgate at Starcke Dam to move floodwaters downstream early Monday morning. Both gates were closed by 11 a.m.”


Fire Weather Watch issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch.

A potent weather system to our north is pushing the strong and gusty northwest winds that began late last night and promise to persist through Sunday afternoon. The strongest winds, with gusts to around 45 mph, will occur during the day on Sunday. Along with the wind, relative humidity will drop below 20% out west near the Rio Grande Sunday afternoon and and below 35% elsewhere.  This wind threat alone will be enough to carry fire quickly, especially in wildland grasses that are cured for the winter. A Fire Weather Watch has been issued for all of South Central Texas, and some locations could be upgraded to a Red Flag Warning.

The high wind could also result in hazardous driving conditions for high profile vehicles, displace loose objects, result in minor property damage, and cause isolated power outages.

The NWS forecast for Marble Falls and surrounding area:


Chance of rain tonight and tomorrow

Contributed/National Weather Service


The National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio has issued a short term forecast for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.

In the forecast issued at 3:02 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, meteorologists said “isolated showers and thunderstorms will move toward the west… These showers will produce light to moderate rain with rainfall totals up to a half an inch.”

The forecast is active through 5 p.m. Wednesday evening. Chance of rain will remain at 20 percent until Thursday at 8 p.m. On Friday, chance of rain increases to 30 percent between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.



Severe weather alert issued

Forecasts still hold out hopes for improvements for Saturday night, May 28, and the Memorial Day weekend. See more from the National Weather Service on Facebook: The-Highlander.

Gusty southerly winds are adding moisture and, while afternoon and evening thunderstorms are possible today, Wednesday, May 24, the threat is predicted to escalate and the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued severe weather alerts.

“The broad trough of low pressure over the western US is forecast to slowly shift to east Thursday through Friday, said Bob Rose, chief meteorologist for the Lower Colorado River Authority. “As the trough approaches northwestern Texas, it's expected to cause the widespread development of rain showers and thunderstorms across the Hill Country and Central Texas.”


Hazardous Weather Outlook issued

Burnet, Llano and surrounding counties are included in a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Flash Flood Watch from the National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio office for Wednesday, May 18:
This afternoon and tonight: a line of storms should develop across the western areas overnight. The main hazard with this activity is the potential for heavy rainfall. a flash flood watch is in effect beginning at 1 a.m.

Latest weather alert reported

This map accompanied the National Weather Service alert issued Saturday, April 16.

The National Weather Service on Saturday, April 16, issued the alert for a slow-moving storm system with the threat of locally heavy rainfall across South Central Texas Sunday afternoon through Tuesday morning.
All of South Central Texas, with the heaviest rainfall expected primarily along and east of a Fredericksburg to Pearsall line, including both the San Antonio and Austin metro areas.
Rainfall with 48-hour hour totals during that time span in a widespread could be 3-6 inches with isolated 7-10 inch totals possible for areas east-northeast of a Fredericksburg to Pearsall line. Lesser amounts of 1-3 inches are expected elsewhere.
Flashflood and river flooding are the primary concern. Although it will be secondary to the heavy rainfall and flash flooding threat, isolated damaging winds and isolated brief tornadoes will be possible. The threat for large hail is low.
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