Cold Front in August?
Cold Front Moving InClick thumbnail to view full-size
It Is Only August!
Temperatures soared over one hundred degrees today in the Texas Hill Country. Some local areas reached 107 degrees. Whew! It was hot!
By three o'clock in the afternoon, dark clouds had moved in and showers were evident in the distance. By 4:00 p.m., thunder could be heard in the distance. I opened the front door to the wonderful smell of rain. The sky was dark and ominous. By all appearances, we could expect a thunderstorm.
Per the weatherman, a cold front was located just to our North. It arched across the State with threatening winds and lots of rain. Extreme hot weather was encountering the cooler temperatures of the Northern front. Would there be hail? Get the car into the garage before it hits!
Ominous SkyClick thumbnail to view full-size
Not a Drop Of Rain On My Yard
The thunder continued to rumble and the clouds continued to hover. There is rain in the area, but our yard remains high and dry. With the brisk winds, the extreme hot temperatures disappeared. Several hill country towns reported temperature dips into the 80's with the arrival of the front. Relief from the extreme heat of the past few weeks has arrived! Today was a record high for the area. What great timing for Mother Nature to send a front, to effectively reduce the temperatures.
The result from the Northern breezes will be felt not only tomorrow, but for the entire week. Temperatures in the next few days will peak in the mid 90's. Evenings will settle into the mid seventies, more enjoyable temperatures as we approach Labor Day and move towards September and the Fall season. More rain is in the forecast for the weekend.
August 24, 2010 has been an interesting day! We have gone from oven temperatures to air that is relatively dry, cooler and much more tolerable. I'm not complaining about the weather. Last summer's drought and the numerous hundred degree days were much worse than our weather this summer. I will continue to appreciate the slightly milder summer days of 2010 and look forward to the Fall changes around the corner! I wonder if the trees will be as colorful as last year?