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Turning Stormy in the Northwest

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We will have increasing cloudiness and warm Thursday. Highs in the 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly clear. Increasing cloudiness late across Central Texas. With increasing humidity, low tonight will be in the 50s. Winds will be southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Southerly winds will bring increasing Gulf moisture to the region Thursday through Friday. Low chances of showers and thunderstorms will return Thursday night through Friday evening with the approach of an upper level disturbance. Lows Thursday night will be in the mid 50s to lower 60s and with increasing humidity lows Friday night will be in the 60s area wide. Highs will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s Friday.
There will be a low chance of showers and thunderstorms on Saturday. The better threat for more organized thunderstorms will be late Saturday night and Sunday. A few storms will have the potential to become strong to marginally severe with gusty downburst winds and hail, mainly along and ahead of the front. Frequent cloud to ground lightning will likely accompany storms later Saturday night and on Sunday.
With a large upper level trough and associated cold front arriving this weekend, here's the current timing of hazards and impacts for weekend plans. The wettest period and chance for a few strong to severe storms will be late Saturday night and Sunday. In addition, localized heavy rainfall between 1 to 2 inches east of I-35/35E on Sunday with brief minor flooding possible. We'll continue to refine forecasts with this system as we move toward the weekend. Timing , hazards, and impacts are all subject to change.

 
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Rockdale (Milam County)

30º 39' N 97º 02' W

528 ft

30 Year Precipitation Normals (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
2.50 2.57 2.92 2.25 4.53 3.94 2.06 2.17 2.42 3.87 3.23 2.90 36.35
Monthly Precipitation
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
2015         12.20 3.70   1.82          
2014 0.59 0.26 0.96 0.84 5.72 3.35 0.26 1.88 1.69        
2013 5.01 1.08 2.67 1.61 2.78 0.12 1.94   10.32 6.16 2.64 1.31  
2012 1.62 7.05 7.88 0.00 0.57 1.55 4.08

1.13

3.61 2.25 0.32 0.20 30.26
2011 3.56 0.83 0.45 0.11 2.87 1.85 0.30 0.00 0.08 0.09 1.88 9.80 21.82
2010 1.39 2.13 2.27 1.23 2.87 2.51 2.75 0.32 4.21 0.06 0.47 1.00 21.21
2009 0.66 0.90 2.67 4.27 1.53 M 0.66 1.43 M M M M NA
2008 1.57 0.62 3.96 2.41 3.68 0.27 0.50 3.42 0.56 2.23 0.55 0.68 20.45
2007 5.28 0.17 6.70 2.94 8.52 4.33 15.01 0.92 1.06 2.66 4.53 1.42 53.54
2006 1.30 M M M 2.59 3.08 1.07 0.97 4.82 6.47 1.22 3.15 NA
2005 3.55 3.72 3.09 0.48 5.18 0.27 4.32 4.28 0.08 0.68 0.78 M NA
2004 2.49 4.65 2.39 4.33 3.74 11.61 0.42 2.73 0.33 7.46 8.60 0.68 49.43
2003 1.91 5.05 1.78 0.89 0.21 3.71 3.62 0.46 1.65 2.67 1.00 1.81 24.76
2002 1.95 2.07 1.59 1.89 1.65 4.20 7.12 0.35 1.75 8.10 5.59 5.70 41.96
2001 6.16 1.28 6.78 0.62 6.85 3.70 3.29 6.50 2.95 2.08 6.73 8.20 55.14
2000 1.18 1.38 2.73 2.95 10.37 14.59 0.25 0.37 3.39 4.72 6.85 1.39 50.17
1999 1.02 0.04 M M 6.56 3.20 1.93 0.26 0.26 1.52 0.19 1.81 NA
1998 2.83 4.96 1.84 0.84 0.31 0.12 0.91 3.04 M 8.70 M 2.81 NA
1997 2.26 4.99 1.86 3.59 3.13 3.24 0.74 2.06 1.28 1.74 4.02 4.09 33.00
1996 0.12 0.28 1.07 1.21 0.96 2.96 0.85 6.19 4.17 6.19 3.17 2.21 29.38
1995 1.60 1.11 4.09 4.79 8.57 3.72 1.46 5.51 M 0.60 5.26 0.50 NA
1994 0.71 2.54 1.70 1.48 3.70 2.66 0.00 4.41 0.26 11.73 3.54 7.00 39.73
1993 5.05 2.24 5.09 3.96 5.15 6.17 0.00 0.00 2.21 5.71 1.70 2.59 39.87
1992 3.74 6.51 5.19 5.19 2.00 6.71 0.98 0.46 4.35 1.40 3.56 4.64 44.73
1991 10.71 3.96 2.11 4.14 4.74 4.41 1.11 4.10 2.89 1.51 1.60 13.27 54.55
1990 1.90 3.05 1.47 4.11 2.31 0.01 2.78 0.29 1.89 2.75 4.42 1.63 26.61
1989 6.10 1.07 3.26 1.19 2.85 5.40 1.81 1.48 0.53 1.64 1.91 0.42 27.66
1988 0.58 0.71 2.09 2.17 2.94 3.96 0.47 0.77 0.88 1.97 1.06 2.94 20.54
1987 0.00 3.46 1.61 1.59 8.34 6.10 0.90 1.11 1.91 0.50 5.55 2.13 33.20
1986 0.76 2.33 0.56 1.04 8.36 5.24 0.00 1.34 4.82 6.21 3.45 6.96 41.07
1985 1.89 3.42 2.57 1.24 4.43 2.49 0.62 0.49 3.75 3.52 5.74 0.77 30.93
1984 1.90 1.10 2.71 0.15 3.06 1.66 1.26 1.18 1.01 12.23 1.88 3.95 32.09
1983 2.59 3.85 4.76 0.13 10.04 5.53 2.46 8.73 1.64 1.31 1.49 1.12 43.65
1982 1.02 1.04 4.84 3.70 6.63 4.82 0.85 0.53 1.34 3.52 5.38 1.78 35.45
1981 1.66 3.42 4.08 1.87 5.28 13.79 4.35 1.78 5.39 5.62 2.93 1.64 51.81
1980 3.81 2.30 4.10 1.79 5.38 0.47 1.43 0.00 5.30 1.31 3.39 1.57 30.85
1979 3.89 3.01 6.29 3.61 7.48 1.89 9.14 2.13 2.36 2.83 0.34 3.28 46.25
1978 2.53 2.45 1.36 2.88 3.45 3.58 0.37 1.35 1.91 0.68 6.96 2.81 30.33
1977 1.51 2.39 3.49 5.08 1.12 3.07 0.08 0.63 1.69 1.72 2.28 0.32 23.38
1976 1.36 0.69 2.37 11.94 5.18 2.78 5.55 0.20 5.51 4.19 3.05 5.80 48.62
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
1975 1.83 2.66 0.98 3.21 9.49 3.20 2.32 1.31 4.56 1.40 1.49 1.82 34.27
1974 4.89 0.69 1.79 2.36 4.34 1.45 1.82 6.27 10.83 1.76 5.27 2.23 43.70
1973 5.92 2.75 3.28 5.78 2.57 5.40 2.13 0.10 3.38 11.89 2.40 1.56 47.16
1972 2.36 0.50 0.93 2.78 3.29 5.99 2.11 2.26 4.38 4.56 2.76 0.62 32.54
1971 0.20 1.58 0.22 3.79 3.46 3.25 0.60 6.60 2.57 2.19 2.03 5.72 32.21
1970 1.92 5.69 6.07 3.16 7.58 0.60 0.06 0.29 10.62 4.20 0.07 0.42 40.68
1969 1.39 3.68 4.91 3.99 1.43 1.71 0.22 6.01 1.55 4.96 0.60 5.81 36.26
1968 7.39 1.91 2.59 3.27 8.29 10.88 7.95 1.46 5.10 0.59 5.66 2.69 57.78
1967 0.50 2.71 1.33 3.19 8.54 0.07 1.05 0.82 4.33 4.97 4.02 2.17 33.70
1966 2.03 4.46 0.80 7.32 5.17 0.88 1.17 6.37 8.40 0.79 0.26 2.45 40.10
1965 2.96 5.55 1.22 3.58 10.54 1.17 1.17 1.72 3.58 3.46 6.19 4.67 45.81
1964 3.19 1.96 2.12 2.13 1.84 2.66 0.81 1.22 11.55 2.05 2.75 1.10 33.38
1963   0.00 3.29 1.11 1.47 1.25 0.05 1.10 0.07 2.06 2.40 NA
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann


Location below

Map of the Rockdale region

Map from tiger.census.gov