Mountain Cedar location(s): Edwards Plateau, Texas.
Regional weather: Across
the region today conditions will be sunny and mostly sunny with temperatures in
the upper 40s into the mid- 50s. Skies
will be clear after the weekend rains that covered most of the region. The temperatures will be in the 50s across
the Edwards Plateau with temperatures only in the 40s in the Dallas/Ft. Worth
area northward into Oklahoma. Winds will
begin the day from the north and northeast.
To the south a southerly wind will begin to take over and my tonight
there will be an overall southerly flow over the region. Tonight, with the change in the flow partly
cloudy and mostly cloudy skies will begin to build. Low temperatures tonight will be in the mid-
30s. Winds will be from the south and
southeast at light levels. The exception
will be the western Plateau where winds will be more moderate blowing from 5 to
15 miles per hour. Tomorrow, partly cloudy to mostly cloudy conditions will
build over the Edwards Plateau. There
will be a 40% to 50% chance of rain and showers in the communities surrounding
the southern and eastern edge of the Plateau.
From the Dallas/Ft. Worth area northward skies will remain sunny. Temperatures across the region will be in the
50s, and winds will be moderate from the south across the entire region,
building towards the afternoon. Tomorrow
night the mostly cloudy to cloudy conditions will remain across the Edwards
Plateau. The chance of showers will
remain and lows will be in the lower 40s.
Winds will remain from the south at moderate conditions. To the north skies will be mostly clear with
temperatures at about 40 degrees with southerly winds.
Trajectory weather: Air
mass trajectories over the Edwards Plateau will begin the forecast period with
sunny to mostly sunny skies today. Winds
will be from the north starting at moderate conditions but slacking towards the
afternoon. Temperatures will be in the
50s for the high temperatures. Winds
will begin from the north at moderate levels, but during the day southerly
winds will build. Tonight partly cloudy
skies will cover the area with lows in the mid- to upper 30s. Tomorrow partly cloudy skies will remain and
there will continue to be a chance of showers in the surrounding communities
during the day and into tomorrow night.
High temperatures will be in the 50s with warmer conditions towards the
west. Winds will remain light to
moderate from the south. Tomorrow night
the chance of showers continues in the surrounding communities with cloudy
conditions. Temperatures will drop into
the low 40s and winds will remain from the south but at light levels. Skies will continue to be less cloudy to the
north into the Dallas/Ft. Worth area OUTLOOK: *** High Threat today and High threat Tomorrow.
Conditions will be good for pollen dispersal today and tomorrow. However, there
will continue to be a moist atmosphere over Texas and some isolated showers may
occur, especially in and around the communities along the I-35 corridor. Entrainment and downwind travel will be
restricted with the atmosphere being stable keeping any entrained pollen
flowing near the ground where it can be removed. High temperatures will remain relatively
stable over the next two days with areas in the 50s today rising just to the
60s in the southwestern most communities.
Start (s) (shown by black stars on map): Austin, TX
Matrix of sites across the Edwards Plateau (100 meters; 12:00 pm cst)
Prepared by: Estelle Levetin(Faculty of Biological Science, The University of Tulsa, 800 S. Tucker Dr., Tulsa, OK 74104) and Peter K Van de Water (Department of Earth and Environmental Science, California State University Fresno, 2576 East San Ramon Avenue, M/S ST24, Fresno CA 93740-8039). This forecast gives the anticipated future track of released Mountain Cedar pollen, weather conditions over the region and along the forecast pathway, and an estimated time of arrival for various metropolitan areas.Questions: Aerobiology Lab e-mail: email@example.com