Roberto Villalpando, Austin American-Statesman

Roberto Villalpando

Austin American-Statesman

Austin, TX, United States

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Past articles by Roberto:

Austin at risk for severe weather Thursday night; winds remain biggest threat

The National Weather Service said its Austin "forecast remains on track for strong winds over areas west of I-35 Thursday." → Read More

21 million travelers, 791,000 tacos and 52 tons of brisket. Austin's airport, by the numbers

Austin's airport rebounded strongly after the spread of COVID-19 stalled global air travel — eclipsing volume records set before the pandemic. → Read More

LCRA crews will replace Wirtz Dam floodgates at Lake LBJ. Here's why it matters to Austin

Floodgates help prevent serious flooding along the lakes all the way to downtown Austin. → Read More

Our wet February iced Austin but has diminished Texas drought. Here's what we know

Cumulative rainfall totals in Austin are trending higher than normal for an otherwise dry winter month. → Read More

What we know about Austin weather on Friday: Sunshine, thawing temperatures to reach 50

We can expect partly sunny skies with temperatures reaching 50 degrees amid cool north winds of 5 to 10 mph. More clouds will roll in overnight. → Read More

Ice storms leave 171,000 Austin Energy customers without power; thaw coming Thursday

The National Weather Service's winter storm warning for the Austin metro area and the Hill Country was set to expire at 6 a.m. Thursday. → Read More

Winter weather cancellations, closures, delays in Austin area

Areas under the storm warning include Travis and Williamson counties in the Austin metro area, and neighboring Hill Country counties. → Read More

Austin police officers' body cameras show how deadly shooting of Anthony Franklin unfolded

APD video shows what led to a foot chase through West Sixth and Colorado streets and the deadly shooting of 31-year-old Anthony Franklin. → Read More

Austin's getting its first heavy rainfall of the year Tuesday. We need to worry about these 5 things

The Tuesday outlook for Austin also includes fierce winds of 15 to 20 mph that will become chillier in the afternoon with gusts as strong as 30 mph. → Read More

If you live in Austin, here are 5 natural threats that can hurt you or kill you

Now's a good time to get acquainted with some of our nastier hazards. Here's a list of five natural threats that can hurt you, or even kill you. → Read More

Two cold fronts could bring much-needed rain to Austin. Here's our forecast.

Austin has been particularly dry this January, logging less than a tenth of an inch of rain with only about 10 days left in the month. → Read More

We could say adios to La Niña by spring. Here's what it means for a parched Texas.

Even though we're in the third-straight La Niña winter this year, hope for more much-needed rain lies on the horizon, according to forecasters. → Read More

You're in luck: Here are 5 things you might not know about Friday the 13th

Even though it’s Friday the 13th, count yourself lucky because we're about to learn five things about this superstitious day. → Read More

5 things worth remembering about Austin's weird weather in 2022

The most noticeable symptoms of this year's feverish levels of heat were the 68 days of triple-digit temperatures recorded in 2022. → Read More

2022 set to be Austin's driest year since drought-stricken, heat-scorched 2011

Despite having a rainier than normal November, Austin remains about 0.59 of an inch shy of normal rainfall for December at its main weather station. → Read More

Here's how to dispose of your Christmas tree in Austin and recycle your holiday trash

What's the best way to bid fir-well to your natural Christmas tree? Here are some recycling tips for Austin-area residents. → Read More

Freeze in retreat: Austin temperatures set to rebound, heading into 70s this week

Austin could see temperatures in the mid-70s this week — at least 10 degrees warmer than normal, according to the National Weather Service. → Read More

More cancellations plague Southwest Airlines flights at Austin airport

Southwest earlier this week released a statement that blamed the scheduling problems on severe winter weather across the Midwest and Northeast U.S. → Read More

What you should know before hitting the highway for that Christmas road trip

Joining 8.3 million Texans behind the wheel will be about 614,000 more taking a similar long-distance trip by boat, train or plane during the holiday. → Read More

Freeze to grip Austin this week. Here's why it won't be like that bad one in February 2021

In the weeklong disastrous freeze of February 2021, ice and snow snapped power lines and plunging temperatures strained the state's power grid. → Read More