Roberto Villalpando, Austin American-Statesman

Roberto Villalpando

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Roberto:

5 ways to make holiday shopping safer and protect packages against porch pirates

If you think a Grinch has stolen a package, confirm that the package was delivered and then file a police report. → Read More

Storms, chilly sweater weather coming to Austin with Friday cold front

Cold air will move into Central Texas Friday and "by Saturday morning, lows will be in the 30s and 40s," according to the National Weather Service. → Read More

Austin's muggy days are numbered; autumn chill coming this weekend

La Niña, a major factor in the current Texas drought, is expected to persist into the coming months for the third winter in a row, forecasters say. → Read More

Live weather updates: Austin-area storms Friday could bring rain, hail, high winds

The National Weather Service has its eyes on a strong cold front sweeping in from the northwest, unstable air and warm air flowing in from the Gulf. → Read More

What we know about Monday weather in Austin: Showers, afternoon storms possible

Monday's high temperature of 85 will be accompanied by south winds of around 10 mph with gusts as strong as 25 mph. → Read More

5 things about Austin's weather worth worrying over in October

The dryness that has baked backyards and led to frequent wildfires across the state in the past several months is likely to continue through the fall. → Read More

Crash closes I-35 in both directions near Texas 45 south of Austin

With debris from the tractor-trailer spread across lanes in both directions, traffic was diverted to the frontage road. → Read More

Drought in doubt? 5 things to know about Austin weather this week

This week, the percentage of Texas affected by drought is the lowest since the week of Nov. 30, 2021, when the percentage was 71.4%. → Read More

Texas drought in retreat after recent storms, more rain coming this Labor Day weekend

Beware of rain spoiling any outdoor fun on Labor Day, which has a 60% chance of storms in the afternoon and a likely high temperature of 89 degrees. → Read More

Austin area under flood warning, storms dumping more than 2 inches of rain

Shortly after 2 p.m., a rain gauge in central Mason County, about 100 miles northwest of Austin, reported 0.85 inch of rainfall in just 15 minutes. → Read More

Austin's bats can get COVID-19, study finds, but do they spread it?

Here's what you should do if you come in contact with a bat. → Read More

Dangerous heat will persist Wednesday: Austin nears 40 days above 100

Travis, Williamson, Hays, Bastrop and Caldwell counties will experience "dangerously hot conditions," the National Weather Service said Tuesday. → Read More

Why is Austin so hot right now and how bad is it going to get?

Austin on Monday recorded its 10th consecutive day of 100-degree weather this month, and its 32nd for the year. → Read More

Austin marks 17 days of 100-degree weather in June, sets another daily heat record

June's heat on track to set record for average temperature → Read More

Austin snaps its hot streak of triple-digit temperatures with high of 98 degrees

The nine consecutive days of triple-digit temperatures we had this month was the longest such hot streak since August 2020. → Read More

Texas sales tax holiday: Save some green on these energy-efficient products this weekend

Texans are expected to save about $14 million this year in state and local sales taxes during the weekend on purchases of efficient products. → Read More

Cyclone names for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season are out: Did you make the list?

The names of Atlantic tropical storms are maintained and updated through a strict procedure by the World Meteorological Organization. → Read More

5 things to know about Austin weather this week: what rain we got, what we need, what to expect

We finally recorded our first triple-digit temperature reading this year on Saturday, when we also received a substantial dose of rain. → Read More

Rain, cooler temperatures in Austin next week, but can they stop wildfire, drought threat?

This weekend, a strong cold front stretching from the Great Lakes to the Rio Grande is expected to bring welcome rain and relief from extreme heat. → Read More

Austin PD seeking Lexus driver who targeted pickup in March road rage incident

Video taken from a dashboard camera shows the Lexus driver veer across multiple lanes of traffic on North MoPac to hit the Dodge on the entrance ramp. → Read More