Lon Curtis' Central Texas Weather Page
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[This page is maintained by meteorologist Lon Curtis.]


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Winter Tornado Outbreaks in Texas - 1990-2020

At the Texas Weather Conference in September, I presented preliminary results on winter tornado outbreaks in Texas from 1990 to 2020. That preliminary research will eventually lead to a much-expanded version. I will first complete the research addressing the period from 1990 to 2020, mainly because for most of that time period, there is archived radar data from the WSR-88D radars around Texas. Eventually, I will extend the research to the decades before 1990. Click here for a first glimpse of this project. And stay tuned!


  
SPC Outlooks (centered on Texas) (L to R): Day-1, Day-2, Day-3 ... click on any image to enlarge it ...

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IMPORTANT LINKS
[Links to various pages containing different types of weather products.]

Weather radar from sites in Texas and elsewhere
Situational Awareness page for Central Texas
Skycams from around Texas and elsewhere
Upper Air Data and Analyses for U.S. and Europe
Severe Storm Outlooks & U.S. Weather Hazards
Local NWSFO products (Warning/Watch/Routine)
Tropical Weather Page covering current storms WPC forecast products & CPC outlook products Local Climate and Station Precipitation Records
Winter Tornado Outbreaks in Texas 1990-2020{new}
Weather Research and Weather History Central Texas Lake Levels (updated Nov. 27th)

Visible, Infrared & Water Vapor Satellite, Nexrad Radar, and Lightning Strike Map
    
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Current Latest National Weather Map

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L to R: Day-1, Day-2 and Day-3 Weather Forecast Maps from the NOAA Weather Prediction Center
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 Hazardous Weather Outlooks
From the NWS Forecast Offices responsible for Central Texas counties.
Fort Worth (FWD) / Austin-San Antonio (EWX) / Houston-Galveston (HGX) / San Angelo (SJT)
(Click on the three-letter identifier to read the latest HWO product)
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Seasonal Drought Monitor (left) and Outdoor Burn Bans (right)

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Other WSR-88D radar sites in and around Central Texas (click on the radar site name):  [Fort Worth] [New Braunfels] [Del Rio] [San Angelo] [Abilene] [Shreveport] [Houston] [Corpus Christi] [Brownsville] [Midland] [Lubbock] [Amarillo]
(These are used with the permission of Paul Sirvatka at the College of DuPage Meteorology Program.)


Tornado Outbreaks Spawned by Tropical Cyclones at Landfall
The subject of tornadoes produced by landfalling tropical cyclones (tropical storms and hurricanes) has been a fascination (and a research interest) of mine for years. After working through several iterations of the research, the final manuscript was submitted to one of the professional journals of the American Meteorological Society. The A.M.S. journals, like most scientific publications, subject proposed articles to a formal peer review process. Following peer review, my manuscript was accepted, and published in the April, 2004 issue of Weather and Forecasting. Here is a link to the article.

The general content and layout of this page was last updated on 03-24-2019.

If you have comments or suggestions, email me at tloncurtis@gmail.com

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