Weather and Police Report

The Weather

High yesterday was 78°   The low this morning was 68 °

Rainfall this morning at the airport .04 in.

  • Today: Rain came early this morning with the arrival of the edge of a cold front. The edges of the county heard rainfall on their rooftops about 6am and it got to Lampasas about 6:30. A total of .04” fell at the airport in a half hour. It may or may not continue this morning but should certainly be out of here by noon.
  • The cold front will drop temperatures steadily from the morning’s high of 71º, on down to about 30% chance of rain before noon, then it should pass through and after a few clouds, perhaps the sun will come again but with falling temperatures, down to the upper 50s by the end of the workday. The north wind will come, easy at 5-10 mph at first, then increasing to as much as 20 mph and even gusting to 25 mph.
  • Tonight: Clear skies will prevail in the evening with a low of around 37° overnight with cold north winds 10-15 mph.
  • Saturday:  The sun will shine, but with a high of only 59° and with N-NE wind between 5-15 mph.
  • The weekend: Most of the weekend will see clear skies, daytime highs in the upper 50s and low 60s, and northerly winds Saturday will turn to southerly sometime Sunday. By Monday the cold front should be through the area and it will warm back up to 70° Monday afternoon.

The Blotter

  • Lampasas Police Dept had three minor wrecks to work on Thursday, with one in the 600 block of Naruna Rd. at 7:34am, another in the 2700 block of S. Hwy 281 at 3:29pm and another in the 1700 block of E. CTE at 4:35pm. There were no arrests.
  • This morning about go-to-work time a pickup truck turning across Key Avenue at the south-side Valero was broadsided by a fast moving 18 wheeler that couldn’t slow down in time on the wet pavement. No-one was injured but a utility pole was broken off and city electric crews were quickly dispatched to clean up the mess. The truck driver got a ticket.
  • Lampasas Sheriff’s Dept. Blotter shows two people arrested on Thursday. One 33 yr old Poteet man was arrested on a bond surrender, a35 yr old Lometa woman was arrested on an out of county charge.
  • Calls over the past 24 hours included civil matters in Lampasas, Lometa and Kempner, several traffic stops in Kempner, an harassment and a couple of medical calls.
  • Copperas Cove Police report another robbery in that city – this one a bank robbery. At 4:51pm on Wednesday police responded to a call from the Texas Partners’ Credit Union Bank at 809 South Main in that city. 
  • On arrival, officers learned the suspect entered the bank and approached the front counter, jumped over the counter, and demanded money from the teller. The suspect was described as a black male, early to mid 20’s, approximately 6’0”, slender build, wearing a blue jacket, and Khaki pants. He was last seen departing the business through the front door with an undisclosed amount of US Currency.

The Burn Ban in Lampasas County has been lifted until November 21.