Nick Bannin, KXAN News

Nick Bannin


Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Nick:

La Niña has ended! Here’s what’s next and when El Niño could begin

For the first time in a year and a half, we’re no longer in a La Niña phase, according to the Climate Prediction Center. → Read More

Spring forecast: Will our wet season fix the drought?

Spring is our wettest season of the year with 10.34″ of average rainfall during the season. → Read More

Here’s why your car looks disgusting today

That’s not pollen sticking to your vehicle. → Read More

Wildflower forecast: What to expect in Central Texas

March typically means the beginning of wildflower season here in Central Texas. → Read More

If you do anything in your yard this winter, do this

If you love landscaping, but are thinking about taking the winter months off…think again! → Read More

How Austin has been ‘feeling’ a lot like California

Recent temperatures in Austin have been very similar to the climate of Southern California. → Read More

Why we’re probably not done with freezes this winter

The latest we’ve had a freeze in Austin was April 9, 1914. → Read More

New January forecast: Improving odds for rain

On the last day of 2022 the Climate Prediction Center updated their forecast for January and it brings some good news. → Read More

Cedar pollen count almost 30x higher than day before, spike wraps up 2022

Using our new Pollen Sense technology that gives us hourly pollen reports, even on weekends, we've seen a huge uptick in cedar pollen. → Read More

Why cedar didn’t spike Friday, but will soon

Typically after a December or January cold front, mountain cedar pollen jumps up and bothers many allergy sufferers here in Central Texas. → Read More

January forecast: How La Niña impacts the start of 2023

As we head deeper into our third La Nina winter, the outlook for next month from the Climate Prediction Center is a familiar one. → Read More

Cold air coming: Here’s why some won’t get freeze warnings

Eventually, that colder air will mean temperatures will drop into the 30s by the end of this week with signs of colder-than-average temperatures in the week leading up to Christmas Day as well. → Read More

Dark days: Austin’s earliest sunset of the year is here

5:30 p.m. is the earliest the sun sets each year in Austin. → Read More

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