Wednesday, August 25, 2010

BEAUTIFUL STRETCH OF WEATHER!!!!!

If you have stepped outside any time soon, you realize how much it feels like fall. This great weather will last for a while. The weather story is cool mornings, warm afternoons!Temperatures will start out Wednesday in the lower 60's and a nice afternoon is on tap with middle 80's. Dew points are lowering thanks to a continental high pressure building in, but dew points will rise this weekend. Winds will be out of the south this weekend, and temperatures will rise into the lower to middle 90's. Next week could be fascinating. You will feel the air getting more humid this weekend, ahead of a lee-side trough and a strong system digging into the Rockies. Alongside this, the Atlantic looks to fire off more disturbances that could become named storms.

***Long Range models do not show any extreme heat, but summer will build back in. I do not see any 100's.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Cooler and nice weather building in

A cold front has moved through and is now hung up across southern Oklahoma. Temperatures outside feel good. We will see a high today in the mid 90's, and this weather will continue into Tuesday. We will see quite a bit of clouds today. The heat will build back in this weekend, but it will not be as bad. We are slowly heading into Fall.

Jonathan

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

RELIEF FROM THE BLAZING HEAT IS COMING!!!!

The heat wave will continue for 3 more days. We will have cold fronts start moving through. I have a feeling we have seen the hottest weather, but the high pressure will likely return. As far as the cool down, we will have a cold front move through the state Saturday into Sunday. Temperatures will become closer to what is normal. Low temperatures will also become cooler. Rain chances will slowly climb, and we will likely see rain by Monday. Rain chances will exist Sunday through Wednesday. Moderate chances will be Sunday into the day Monday.

My forecast is HOT through Saturday with highs around 102. I have 96 on Sunday, 91 on monday, and 93 Tuesday and Wednesday. Winds will shift Saturday night into Sunday, and these winds will be from the northeast at around 10 miles per hour.

You need to be safe through Saturday. There has already been at least 1 death, as a result of the heat. Stay hydrated, cool down inside, and apply sunscreen. It is also recommended to check on family and friends.

Monday, August 9, 2010

DANGEROUS HEAT TAKING HOLD

Dangerous heat has taken over Oklahoma again. This heat wave does not look as strong as the previous one, but everybody needs to take the heat serious. It is vital to take all precautions to make sure that heat cramps, heat exhaustion or heat stroke. it is essential to stay hydrated,stay cool, and realize that heat exhaustion can happen very fast. Check up on the elderly, for they are prone to heat problems. It is the same for children. Do not leave kids in a car; not even for a second. Isolated thunderstorms are favorable across northwestern Oklahoma this evening. Temperatures will hit the century mark each day until the weekend. We could see more isolated storms this weekend.

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Heat is on!!!!

Triple digit weather is coming back with a vengeance. Over the next few days, Dew points will increase, and this will lead to unbearable heat. We will likely reach 100 tomorrow, and this heat will continue through next week. We have had a few days of relief, but the big heat dome is about to take over. Lows at night will increase, and this is a result of higher dew points. Basically, if the dew point is 76, temperatures can not fall below the dew point. August will likely go down as the hottest August ever, but temperatures will start falling in September.

Heat Safety: Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water before you leave the house, and do not wait until you are thirsty. Wear plenty of sunscreen, take plenty of breaks and try to stay inside. It is advised to check up on the elderly, for their bodies cannot take the heat, so they need to stay inside as much as possible. Take precautions before heat exhaustion and heat strokes occur. Stay safe.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Little relief ahead. The triple digits will return this weekend, and the heat will last into next week

I just finished my forecast, and we will see a little relief from the massive heat by a few degrees, but with the humidity high, we will still feel like 100 degrees on the heat index. I have a 20% chance of rain for Thursday and Friday, but the showers will be few and far between. Overnight lows will remain consistant around 75, and Saturday will be the hottest day of the next seven days. It will be 101 on Saturday, and 100 Sunday through Tuesday. We should fall below the century mark on Wednesday, but as previously mentioned, it will still feel unbearable outside.


Heat Safety: Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water before you leave the house, and do not wait until you are thirsty. Wear plenty of sunscreen, take plenty of breaks and try to stay inside. It is advised to check up on the elderly, for their bodies cannot take the heat, so they need to stay inside as much as possible. Take precautions before heat exhaustion and heat strokes occur. Stay safe.

Jonathan

Storms on-going across northern Oklahoma

Storms are firing along a weak cold front. The front extends along a line from south of Ponca City to south of Enid to north of Weatherford and out into the Texas panhandle. Frequent cloud to ground lightning, torrential rainfall, and possible small hail are the primary hazards. Severe weather is not expected; however, it is not out of the possibility to see a severe thunderstorm warning. There is a decent capping inversion outside, and this may keep storms from occuring, but the front can lift the air, which would cause storms. Stay aware for further weather information.