A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for all of Central Texas until Noon Saturday. Freezing drizzle is likely to develop across parts of Central Texas tonight through Saturday morning. This could lead to icy conditions on area roadways, with the best chance for ice being on bridges and overpasses. Temperatures will get back above freezing around lunchtime on Saturday
DOHA, Qatar (November 28, 2012)—The World Meteorological Organization says despite early cooling from La Nina, 2012 is on track to become one of the 10 hottest years on record, with the United States experiencing extreme warmth and Arctic Sea ice shrinking to its lowest extent.
The WMO says the "alarming rate" of Arctic melt highlights the changes caused by global warming.
At the international climate talks in Qatar, the WMO says global temperatures rose after initial cooling caused by the La Nina weather oscillation, with major heat waves in the U.S. and Europe.
Average January-October temperatures were the highest on record in mainland U.S. and the ninth highest worldwide.
Cyclone activity was normal globally, but above average in the Atlantic, where 10 storms, including Sandy, reached hurricane strength.