Very Strong Winds And Cooler Temps Today 2/25/13
Monday Morning Weather Update
Greg Morgan – Chief Meteorologist
A large upper level low pressure system is currently spinning out of New Mexico into the Texas Panhandle. Snow has make its way into the Texas Panhandle and even parts of the Texas South Plain, including the Permian Basin. Any snot will be light in our area and will exit the region by early afternoon. Expect strong winds to develop and continue into the afternoon. Winds will be out of the northwest at 35-45mph. A few gusts above 60mph are possible in the Permian Basin. Much colder air will filter southward into West Texas as a cold front surges through the region. Highs will only be in the mid to upper 40’s in the Permian Basin. A few locations in the Trans Pecos will see highs in the 50’s.
The upper level pattern will remain very progressive. One storm after another will drive southeastward out of Saskatchewan and through the Rockies. As these storms drift onto the Southern Plains, expect a series of cold fronts in West Texas. Each of these storms will remain too far north to allow for precipitation. However, stronger winds and cooler temperatures will be likely about every other day.