Final Houston Marathon forecast: Oh baby

This will be the final forecast for the Houston Marathon on Sunday, Jan. 17th. The TL;DR version is:

OH MY GOD THE WEATHER IS GOING TO BE NIGH PERFECT.

Today’s light northwesterly winds herald the arrival of a cool front, and we’ll see colder air steadily advecting into the area over the next couple of days. Moisture levels aren’t particularly high in the atmosphere, but there will be a chance of light rain tomorrow, likely during the afternoon hours. Cold air really takes hold by Saturday night. And so, for the marathon …

Start line temperature: 41°

Temperature at noon: 53°

Skies: Partly to mostly clear

Winds: 5-10 miles out of N-NE

Ideally the winds would be zero, but since they’re coming out of the north we can be assured of low dew points, which means low humidity and ideal cooling.

9 thoughts on “Final Houston Marathon forecast: Oh baby

    1. Bob Hoekman

      You did good! 🙂
      Hope you have a good first marathon and many more to follow. Any idea what pace you are planning?

  1. Cindy Featherston

    Good luck, Eric. We’ll be in Corral C also – along with about 6,000 other people – I’m sure w’ell see you! Take it all in. Read the signs. Read the t-shirts. Hi-five the little kids. If you can spare the breath, say thank you to the cops and to folks that will shout out “ERIC”. Give the bands/entertainers a thumbs up. And, I truly hope you will write about you experience.

  2. Denise

    Good luck- it is only fitting that you should have perfect weather for your first marathon!

  3. Shafty

    Eric, congrats on finishing your first marathon! That is quite an accomplishment.

    Now, in 2-3 days, you’ll wonder what to do with all of your new free time.

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