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Thursday November 8, 2018

Assignment: Predict the 24 hr minimum temperature (deg F) for Del Rio, TX (KDRT)

It's About Time

Sometimes the exact timing of a cold frontal passage is difficult to predict. Cold air is pushing southward through Texas during the day Thursday, and for Del Rio, Texas (on the Mexican border), the uncertainty of speed of this cold air movement results in a range of Thursday's minimum temperature forecasts of about 15 F. Let's predict Del Rio's Tmin and see what happens.

Question of the Day: What time of the day would you expect the minimum temperature to occur? Remember that in this contest, Thursday is defined as 0600 UTC Thursday until 0600 UTC Friday (midnight to midnight CST). Hint: look at this low level wind speed forecast.

Forecasts for Del Rio, TX (KDRT)
Forecaster Tmin, deg F (error) Comment Day Score