Friday, March 19, 2010

NEW WINTER STORM WARNINGS!!!!!

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
606 PM CDT FRI MAR 19 2010

...HEAVY SNOW AND WIND WILL DEVELOP RAPIDLY OVER MUCH OF OKLAHOMA...

A LATE SEASON ARCTIC AIR MASS WILL CAUSE TEMPERATURES TO FALL
ABRUPTLY TONIGHT...WHILE AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH BEGINS TO INTENSIFY
TO OUR WEST. THE TROUGH WILL FORM A STRONG UPPER LEVEL LOW ON
SATURDAY...AS IT TRACKS EASTWARD ALONG THE RED RIVER.

THE RESULT WILL BE A SUDDEN...AND STRONG...WINTER STORM TO AFFECT
MUCH OF OKLAHOMA...ESPECIALLY NORTH OF THE UPPER LOW. THE MAIN
IMPACTS WILL BE HEAVY FALLING SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW THAT WILL
REDUCE VISIBILITY. ACCUMULATIONS WILL AVERAGE 4 TO 8 INCHES OVER A
LARGE PART OF OKLAHOMA...WHILE LOCAL AMOUNTS CLOSE TO 12 INCHES
ARE POSSIBLE IN AREAS NORTH OF OKLAHOMA CITY...TOWARD WATONGA...
ENID...PONCA CITY...AND STILLWATER. MEANWHILE...NORTH TO NORTHWEST
WINDS WILL BE VERY STRONG THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHERN PLAINS...WITH
SPEEDS AVERAGING NEAR 30 MPH...AND GUSTS AROUND 45 MPH. THE SNOW
WILL BE SOMEWHAT WET...WITH TEMPERATURES JUST A FEW DEGREES BELOW
FREEZING AT THE GROUND...BUT NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY
IN THE AREAS THAT RECEIVE THE MOST SNOW. LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW
WILL CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY...ESPECIALLY FROM CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EASTWARD. TRAVEL WILL BECOME VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE IN MANY
AREAS THIS WEEKEND. THIS IS A POTENTIALLY LIFE THREATENING WINTER
STORM. PREPARATIONS FOR SEVERE WINTER WEATHER SHOULD BE COMPLETED
TONIGHT.

OKZ004>006-009>011-014>016-021-201000-
/O.UPG.KOUN.WS.A.0003.100320T0000Z-100322T0000Z/
/O.EXB.KOUN.WS.W.0004.100320T0300Z-100321T1200Z/
HARPER-WOODS-ALFALFA-ELLIS-WOODWARD-MAJOR-ROGER MILLS-DEWEY-
CUSTER-BECKHAM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...ALVA...CHEROKEE...ARNETT...
WOODWARD...FAIRVIEW...CHEYENNE...TALOGA...WEATHERFORD...CLINTON...
ELK CITY...SAYRE
606 PM CDT FRI MAR 19 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM
CDT SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
10 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM CDT SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS
NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING: TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

* MAIN IMPACT: SNOWFALL ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES AND BLUSTERY
WINDS OF NEAR 30 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 45 MPH. BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS MAY OCCUR...RESULTING IN A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

* OTHER IMPACTS: WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE TEENS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW AND
STRONG WINDS WILL OCCUR. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR
IMPOSSIBLE.

&&


$$

WINTER STORM WARNING

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
1145 AM CDT FRI MAR 19 2010

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM BEARING DOWN ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS...

A SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM IS EXPECTED TO AFFECT OKLAHOMA
BEGINNING IN NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA AS EARLY AS TONIGHT. MUCH COLDER
AIR IS BEGINNING TO MOVE INTO NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA... AND WILL
OVERSPREAD THE REST OF OKLAHOMA AND NORTHERN TEXAS LATER TODAY AND
OVERNIGHT. A POWERFUL LATE-WINTER STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING SNOW AND
BLOWING SNOW TO MOST OF NORTHERN... CENTRAL... AND EASTERN
OKLAHOMA... BEGINNING IN NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA TONIGHT AND THEN
SPREADING SOUTHEAST TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. HEAVY SNOW... STRONG
WINDS... AND SEVERE BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL LEAD TO
BLIZZARD OR NEAR- BLIZZARD CONDITIONS IN PORTIONS OF OKLAHOMA SATURDAY
AND SATURDAY NIGHT. SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO ACCUMULATE INTO SUNDAY.
TRAVEL WILL BECOME VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE IN SOME AREAS THIS
WEEKEND. THIS IS A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WINTER STORM SITUATION
WHICH NEEDS TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY. PREPARATIONS FOR SEVERE WINTER
WEATHER SHOULD BE PERFORMED TODAY... AND COMPLETED BY TONIGHT.

OKZ008-012-013-018>020-024>032-042-200045-
/O.UPG.KOUN.WS.A.0003.100320T1200Z-100321T1200Z/
/O.NEW.KOUN.WS.W.0004.100320T0900Z-100322T0000Z/
KAY-GARFIELD-NOBLE-KINGFISHER-LOGAN-PAYNE-CANADIAN-OKLAHOMA-
LINCOLN-GRADY-MCCLAIN-CLEVELAND-POTTAWATOMIE-SEMINOLE-HUGHES-
PONTOTOC-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PONCA CITY...ENID...PERRY...
KINGFISHER...GUTHRIE...STILLWATER...YUKON...EL RENO...MUSTANG...
OKLAHOMA CITY...CHANDLER...CHICKASHA...PURCELL...NORMAN...MOORE...
SHAWNEE...SEMINOLE...HOLDENVILLE...ADA
1145 AM CDT FRI MAR 19 2010

...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SATURDAY TO 7 PM CDT
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 4 AM SATURDAY TO 7 PM CDT SUNDAY. THE WINTER STORM
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING: EARLY SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

* MAIN IMPACT: HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG WINDS GUSTING OVER 40 MPH
CREATING NEAR-BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. SNOWFALL OF 4 TO 8 INCHES IS
LIKELY OVER THE WARNING AREA WITH. LOCAL AMOUNTS OVER 8 INCHES
WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL
OKLAHOMA.

* OTHER IMPACTS: WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO THE
TEENS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE
EXPECTED AS WELL AS STRONG WINDS CREATING NEAR-BLIZZARD CONDITIONS.

&&

$$

WINTER STORM WATCH EXPANDED!!!!!!!

Winter Storm Watch
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
413 AM CDT FRI MAR 19 2010

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM BEARING DOWN ON THE SOUTHERN PLAINS...

DESPITE MILD CONDITIONS IN MANY AREAS TODAY... MAJOR WEATHER
CHANGES WILL OCCUR TODAY INTO SATURDAY. MUCH COLDER AIR WILL
INVADE NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA LATER THIS MORNING... AND WILL
OVERSPREAD THE REST OF OKLAHOMA AND NORTHERN TEXAS LATER TODAY
AND TONIGHT. AFTER THE COLD AIR ARRIVES... A POWERFUL LATE-WINTER
STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW TO MOST OF
NORTHERN... CENTRAL... AND EASTERN OKLAHOMA... BEGINNING IN
NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA TONIGHT AND THEN SPREADING EAST SATURDAY AND
SATURDAY NIGHT. HEAVY SNOW... STRONG WINDS... AND SEVERE BLOWING
AND DRIFTING SNOW WILL LEAD TO BLIZZARD OR NEAR-BLIZZARD
CONDITIONS IN SOME AREAS BY SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. TRAVEL
WILL BECOME VERY DIFFICULT OR IMPOSSIBLE IN SOME AREAS THIS
WEEKEND. THIS IS A POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WINTER STORM SITUATION
WHICH NEEDS TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY. PREPARATIONS FOR SEVERE WINTER
WEATHER SHOULD BE PERFORMED TODAY... AND COMPLETED BY TONIGHT.

OKZ007-008-012-013-017>020-022>031-191715-
/O.CON.KOUN.WS.A.0003.100320T1200Z-100321T1200Z/
GRANT-KAY-GARFIELD-NOBLE-BLAINE-KINGFISHER-LOGAN-PAYNE-WASHITA-
CADDO-CANADIAN-OKLAHOMA-LINCOLN-GRADY-MCCLAIN-CLEVELAND-
POTTAWATOMIE-SEMINOLE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MEDFORD...PONCA CITY...ENID...PERRY...
WATONGA...KINGFISHER...GUTHRIE...STILLWATER...CORDELL...
ANADARKO...YUKON...EL RENO...MUSTANG...OKLAHOMA CITY...CHANDLER...
CHICKASHA...PURCELL...NORMAN...MOORE...SHAWNEE...SEMINOLE
413 AM CDT FRI MAR 19 2010

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING FOR MOST OF CENTRAL AND NORTHERN OKLAHOMA.

* TIMING: EARLY SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

* MAIN IMPACT: HEAVY SNOW REDUCING VISIBILITY AND ACCUMULATING.
SNOWFALL OVER 4 INCHES IS LIKELY IN MANY AREAS. LOCAL AMOUNTS
OVER 8 INCHES ARE FORECAST IN NORTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA. IT IS
ALSO POSSIBLE THAT THE AREA OF HEAVIEST SNOW WILL EXPAND
TOWARD CENTRAL OKLAHOMA.

* OTHER IMPACTS: WIND GUSTS OVER 45 MPH WILL PRODUCE BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS MAY EXIST AT TIMES...
ESPECIALLY IN NORTH CENTRAL AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA SATURDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES WILL FALL INTO
THE TEENS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ALONG WITH STRONG WINDS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL
AND STRESS LIVESTOCK. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Winter Storm Watch

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
320 PM CDT THU MAR 18 2010

OKZ004>031-190430-
/O.NEW.KOUN.WS.A.0003.100320T1200Z-100321T1200Z/
HARPER-WOODS-ALFALFA-GRANT-KAY-ELLIS-WOODWARD-MAJOR-GARFIELD-
NOBLE-ROGER MILLS-DEWEY-CUSTER-BLAINE-KINGFISHER-LOGAN-PAYNE-
BECKHAM-WASHITA-CADDO-CANADIAN-OKLAHOMA-LINCOLN-GRADY-MCCLAIN-
CLEVELAND-POTTAWATOMIE-SEMINOLE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...ALVA...CHEROKEE...MEDFORD...
PONCA CITY...ARNETT...WOODWARD...FAIRVIEW...ENID...PERRY...
CHEYENNE...TALOGA...WEATHERFORD...CLINTON...WATONGA...
KINGFISHER...GUTHRIE...STILLWATER...ELK CITY...SAYRE...CORDELL...
ANADARKO...YUKON...EL RENO...MUSTANG...OKLAHOMA CITY...CHANDLER...
CHICKASHA...PURCELL...NORMAN...MOORE...SHAWNEE...SEMINOLE
320 PM CDT THU MAR 18 2010

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM
WATCH FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING FOR HEAVY SNOW
ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHERN...WESTERN...AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA.

* TIMING: EARLY SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

* MAIN IMPACT: HEAVY WET SNOWFALL REDUCING VISIBILITY AND
ACCUMULATING OVER 4 INCHES IN MANY AREAS...WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS
OVER 8 INCHES IN NORTHCENTRAL OKLAHOMA.

* OTHER IMPACTS: WIND GUSTS OVER 45 MPH WILL COMBINE WITH
TEMPERATURES JUST BELOW FREEZING TO PRODUCE WIND CHILLS IN THE
TEENS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ALONG WITH STRONG WINDS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL
AND STRESS LIVESTOCK. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

Monday, March 8, 2010

3/8/2010 WEATHER WRAP-UP

We started Monday with light showers across much of the state. Around noon, we started to see more persistent rain. The rain was heavy at times. The wind picked up and the rain continued. As we got into the afternoon, we got a break from the rain as the widespread rain pushed to the northeast, and we were able to dry out. Storms started firing in the eastern Texas panhandle and into western Oklahoma. Rotation began to accompany the storm near erick. A tornado touched down northwest of erick and destroyed a good part of hammon. This tornadic storm stayed consistant for a while. There were times that the tornado would recycle, but for the most part we continued to see at least a funnel. Early estimates of the storm were projected as an F2 rating. It will take a while for the national weather service to get out and survey the damage. This tornado is Oklahoma's first tornado of the 2010 severe weather season, which runs from mid March to mid June.

WEATHER WRAP-UP AT 9PM

I will wrap-up the days weather at 9pm. I am still watching the weather closely. It looks like the severe weather threat has diminished. This is, in part, due to the sun going down and us losing the heating of day. If anything changes, I will be right back.

SEVERE T-STORM FOR DEWEY COUNTY HAS EXPIRED!!!!

The national weather service has dropped the lone severe t-storm for dewey county as of 7:15PM.

SEVERE T-STORM WARNING

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
OKC039-043-090130-
/O.NEW.KOUN.SV.W.0007.100309T0036Z-100309T0130Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
636 PM CST MON MAR 8 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN DEWEY COUNTY IN NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA...
NORTHEASTERN CUSTER COUNTY IN WESTERN OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 730 PM CST

* AT 636 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM 5 MILES SOUTHWEST OF PUTNAM...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40
MPH.

HAZARDS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF QUARTERS...
WIND GUSTS TO 60 MPH...

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE FAY...OAKWOOD AND PUTNAM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE TORNADOES WITH NO ADVANCE WARNING.
MOVE IMMEDIATELY TO A STORM SHELTER... BASEMENT OR STURDY BUILDING IF
A TORNADO IS SIGHTED.

&&

LAT...LON 3586 9906 3596 9863 3581 9864 3572 9899
3582 9909
TIME...MOT...LOC 0036Z 220DEG 34KT 3581 9899

$$

TORNADO WARNING

TORNADO WARNING
OKC039-129-090030-
/O.NEW.KOUN.TO.W.0002.100308T2359Z-100309T0030Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
559 PM CST MON MAR 8 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN CUSTER COUNTY IN WESTERN OKLAHOMA...
EASTERN ROGER MILLS COUNTY IN WESTERN OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 630 PM CST

* AT 557 PM CST...RADAR AND STORM SPOTTERS OBSERVED A TORNADO NEAR
MOVING ACROSS HIGHWAY 34 NEAR HAMMON. THE STORM WAS MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH. DAMAGE HAS BEEN REPORTED IN THE HAMMON AREA
WITH THIS TORNADO.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUTLER AND HAMMON AND AREAS TO
THE NORTHEAST OF FOSS LAKE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW. LEAVE MOBILE HOMES AND VEHICLES. IF POSSIBLE...MOVE
TO A BASEMENT OR STORM SHELTER. OTHERWISE MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM OR
HALLWAY ON THE LOWEST FLOOR. STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND OUTSIDE
WALLS.

&&

LAT...LON 3582 9922 3581 9921 3567 9905 3558 9937
3562 9942
TIME...MOT...LOC 2357Z 228DEG 31KT 3565 9934

$$

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE MONDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Severe weather season is about to take off. We are looking at our first chances of severe weather Monday. A potent storm system will move out of the pacific and be over Oklahoma on Monday. This system with increased dew points may easily cause Monday to be stormy. As I mentioned in my last post, I am ready for severe weather. It is time to get prepared. You need to get prepared by having a storm preparedness plan. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A WEATHER RADIO, GET ONE!!!!! OKLAHOMA STORMS CAN HAPPEN LATE AT NIGHT, AND YOU WILL WANT TO WARNED IF A TORNADO OCCURS. I will be here throughout this storm season. Stay tuned for further updates. I am in the process of starting my own weather webpage. I will have it up soon, so look for updates on that. Stay safe, I will have updates throughout the weekend.