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April 8th, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

A total solar eclipse will occur in south central Texas on April 8, 2024. Totality will begin near the Rio Grande at approximately 1:27pm and only a few minutes later for the rest of south-central Texas. Totality will last almost 4.5 minutes near the center of the path, but only a minute or less near it’s edge. 

You can damage your eyes if you try to view the eclipse without proper eye protection:

Be Prepared for the Weather:

April in south central Texas is in the middle of our primary severe weather season. Storms producing frequent lightning, large hail, damaging winds, tornadoes, and flooding can all occur here during that time period, and in fact several instances of hail up to 2" in diameter were reported in the region on April 8, 1986.

If you're planning to visit the area, or to camp for the weekend, it's important to be prepared for this potential. Consider bringing a battery powered NOAA weather radio to receive warnings if cell networks are slow. Know where your nearest safe shelter is. Familiarize yourself with where the low water crossings in the area are in case of flooding, as you should NEVER drive through flooded roadways.

Local climatology:

City Normal High Record High Normal Low Record Low Record Precipitation
Austin 79 95 57 34 2.65"
San Antonio 79 98 57 35 1.53"
Del Rio 86 102 61 38 0.86"
Eagle Pass 83 103 56 37 1.40"
Burnet 76 95 51 30 1.60"
Llano 79 99 51 26 1.37"
Fredericksburg 77 99 51 32 1.18"


Fun fact: Under cloud-free conditions, the obscuration of the sun can lead to a temperature drop of about 4 to 8 degrees, with the coolest temperatures lagging about 5 to 10 minutes after totality. Here's how that looked in the Paducah, KY NWS service area during the 2017 total solar eclipse. 

Eclipse timing (Find down-to-the second information for your location here)

City Partial Begins Maximum Totality Totality Duration Partial ends
Austin 12:17pm 1:37pm 1 minute 57 seconds (less on SE side) 2:58pm
San Antonio 12:14pm N/A N/A (brief totality on NW side) 2:56pm
Del Rio 12:11pm 1:30pm 3 minutes 27 seconds 2:51pm
Eagle Pass 12:10pm 1:30pm 4 minutes 26 seconds 2:51pm
Burnet 12:17pm 1:37pm 4 minutes 24 seconds 2:58pm
Llano 12:17pm 1:36pm 4 minutes 24 seconds 2:57pm
Fredericksburg 12:15pm 1:35pm 4 minutes 26 seconds 2:56pm


More info and resource links:

Follow our social media pages for frequent weather updates in the week leading up to the eclipse! And as always, keep a close eye on the forecast for your location at[your zip code here]. 

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For roadway status information during eclipse weekend, please visit DriveTexas

For more on the eclipse itself, visit NASA's eclipse webpage

For more information on how and where to view safely, and in some cases where to find eclipse glasses in your area, please visit the following webpages from some of the counties and cities across our region: 

Bexar County

Travis County  and Parks Department

Williamson County and City of Georgetown

Eagle Pass

Del Rio

Texas State Parks

Hill Country Alliance

Fredericksburg and (Visit Fredericksburg site)

Hays County

Burnet County 

Uvalde County

Bandera County

Kerr County

Llano County    Information guide (PDF)

Real County