Nick Bannin, KXAN News

Nick Bannin


Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Nick:

Winter forecast released by NOAA: What to expect in Central Texas

The influence of La Niña is expected to continue through the winter (December-February) for the third winter in a row. → Read More

Traffic accidents spike amid seasonal change, shorter days, TxDOT reports

The Texas Department of Transportation wants you to be extra safe on the roads this month. As the days get shorter and it is darker out, accidents are on the rise, according to TxDOT. Because of this, October has been declared National Pedestrian Safety month. → Read More

How long until we change the clocks?

As we work our way through October, you may be wondering when we “fall back” and get that extra hour of sleep. → Read More

October allergy forecast: What to expect in Central Texas

All main pollens in October trend lower through the month except for mold, which spikes after rainfall. → Read More

This town of 600 is the new Center of U.S. Population

What they come up with is “the average location of where people in the U.S. live.” → Read More

September 2022 one of the driest on record in Austin

September is typically our fourth wettest month of the year with almost 3.5″ of rain in an average year in Austin. → Read More

Fall is here: When to expect the first freeze

Central Texas may be in the midst of summer heat, but the changing of the seasons will, inevitably, bring cooler temperatures. → Read More

Water from thin air? How one company is helping communities in need

In a year where extreme heat and drought plagued many in Texas, water became a hot topic. For many, access to clean water isn’t an easy proposition. Technology may have found an answer for these communities. → Read More

You should prepare now for severe weather season, FEMA says

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, wants you to pay attention. The month is meant to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for an emergency. → Read More

How this winter’s La Niña could impact next summer

Winter La Niña’s are typically warmer and drier and in the spring La Niña has been shown to bring more tornadoes and hail for Central Texas. → Read More

Hurricane Harvey: experts remember one of Texas’ worst storms 5 years later

Despite the Category 4 status, it was the rain and not the winds that caused the most problems. → Read More

September forecast: Change in the air for Central Texas

September is historically the busiest month of the year for the Atlantic Basin. → Read More

What happens when it’s too hot for recess?

A particular concern at recess is the temperature of playground equipment. → Read More

Worst drought level spreads through Austin and east

Exceptional Drought is the worst level of drought on the 5 category Drought Monitor report. → Read More

RECORD: Austin just experienced its hottest July

That mean temperature of 90.6º for July 2022 was a full 4.8º warmer than an average July in Austin and almost a full degree warmer than the previous hottest July, the one we experienced in 2011. → Read More

Drought 2022: How it started and how it could end

Around this time last year none of Central Texas was in drought. → Read More

Is Austin’s growth making the city hotter? Yes and no

The last 12 months we’ve had a record warmest December, May and June. Just this past week we’ve seen some of the hottest temperatures ever recorded in Austin. Is Austin’s growth to blame for these record temperatures? → Read More

Hotter temperatures may force common birds away

Some birds may have to fly farther north to get the resources they need if our local climate continues to warm. → Read More

It rained? Yes, some places around Austin got showers Sunday

Several KXAN viewers sent us photos of very picturesque rain shafts that provided brief drops of water to incredibly lucky and isolated areas. → Read More

July weather forecast released: Another hotter than normal month

As we continue through an incredibly warm June, the outlook for July does not look to bring much relief. → Read More