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    Weather General Weather Discussion - January 2018

    So time to start another month of weather. It's January. Happy New Year 2018.

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    Highs in the low 50s this weekend, but rain will move in late Saturday night into Sunday morning. Looks like potentially measurable rainfall from about I-35 and to the east.

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    Highs back into the 60s for Tuesday and Wednesday. Storm system comes through Wed night, at this time, looks like maybe some dry snow showers on Thursday with temperatures plummeting back into the 30s heading into the weekend.

    Looks like this could be a major winterstorm across the Ohio/Mississippi valley.

    All of OK is now in some type of drought category.

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    Something to keep an eye on this was posted by NWS Norman in there afternoon forecast:

    For late Sunday into Tuesday southerly flow is forecast to develop over the cold surface airmass. This may lead to significant amounts of freezing rain if everything comes together as currently forecast by the operational GFS and ECMWF. However, model guidance that far
    out is not usually very reliable, and ensemble forecasts for that
    time period clearly show a lot of variability.

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    WIND ADVISORY

    Areas Affected:
    Atoka - Bryan - Caddo - Canadian - Carter - Cleveland - Coal - Comanche - Cotton - Garfield - Garvin - Grady - Grant - Hughes - Jefferson - Johnston - Kay - Kingfisher - Lincoln - Logan - Love - Marshall - McClain - Murray - Noble - Oklahoma - Payne - Pontotoc - Pottawatomie - Seminole - Stephens - Tillman
    Effective: Thu, 1/11 6:00am Updated: Wed, 1/10 3:53pm Urgency: Expected
    Expires: Thu, 1/11 9:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

    Details:

    ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 9 PM CST THURSDAY...
    The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a Wind
    Advisory, which is in effect from 6 AM to 9 PM CST Thursday.
    * TIMING...Thursday morning through early evening.
    * WINDS...Sustained 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to around 50 mph
    possible.
    * IMPACTS...Strong winds could cause loose, outdoor items to move.
    * OTHER IMPACTS...Strong winds combined with cold temperatures
    will lead to cold wind chills.

    Information:

    A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
    this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
    profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

    Area in brown covered:

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    A small cluster of showers/thunderstorms will develop over NW TX and into SW OK and sweep NNE across the state and slowly dissipate. After that, our strong southerly winds shift to strong northerly winds and the cold air rushes into the state.

    Cold and extremely windy as the low pressure system will be directly over northern OK in the morning. As we head into the afternoon, a chance of a narrow band of light to moderate snow will be possible somewhere across C into E OK. Best chance of seeing this band is directly east of OKC and going north up toward Tulsa. Impacts should be none to minimal.

    After this storm we turn our attention toward any moisture that wants to sneak up across a shallow cold air pool that may or may not stick around. Models cannot decide on either.

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    That wind is blowing this morning!

    Is it supposed to slow down at any point today? I need to go out and get my run in today, but if there is a time where I wouldn't be running against this wind it would be a lot nicer.

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    The wind will pretty much be constant. Slowdown well after dark when it is around 20F, if you prefer that.

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    Cold front just blasted through the state. Temperatures will drop all day. Lows tomorrow morning will be around 10F. We should get back above freezing by Thursday as strong southerly winds return ahead of a storm system.

    Next precip chances look to be this coming weekend, perhaps some strong storms possible as temperatures could climb to near 70F ahead of the action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous. View Post
    Cold front just blasted through the state. Temperatures will drop all day. Lows tomorrow morning will be around 10F. We should get back above freezing by Thursday as strong southerly winds return ahead of a storm system.

    Next precip chances look to be this coming weekend, perhaps some strong storms possible as temperatures could climb to near 70F ahead of the action.
    I like that last sentence! I miss my Oklahoma T-storms!

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    Got very cold last night....my pipes froze.

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    This one of the longer and deeper cold snaps I can remember, especially since last year was so incredibly mild.

    Looks like one pretty cold day tomorrow then back into the 50's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    This one of the longer and deeper cold snaps I can remember, especially since last year was so incredibly mild.

    Looks like one pretty cold day tomorrow then back into the 50's.
    Dang near in the 70's by Saturday and I'm stuck in town working instead of getting out to the farm to enjoy it this weekend.

    On the plus side this cold snap is going to help thin the tick/flea/chigger herd and we needed that.

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    ^^^ And wheat bugs too -

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    Our temperature rebound begins now! Highs in the mid and upper 60s come this Saturday.

    The storm system that looked like it could impact OK as been shifting forecast more north, so impacts are decreasing. Extreme eastern OK may still get some storm action.

    Looking ahead, the next chance of storm precipitation is around the 27th.

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    Default Re: General Weather Discussion - January 2018

    FIRE WEATHER WATCH
    Areas Affected:
    Alfalfa - Beckham - Blaine - Caddo - Canadian - Carter - Cleveland - Comanche - Cotton - Custer - Dewey - Ellis - Garfield - Garvin - Grady - Grant - Greer - Harmon - Harper - Jackson - Jefferson - Kay - Kingfisher - Kiowa - Lincoln - Logan - Love - Major - McClain - Murray - Noble - Oklahoma - Payne - Pottawatomie - Roger Mills - Stephens - Tillman - Wa****a - Woods - Woodward
    Effective: Sun, 1/21 11:00am Updated: Fri, 1/19 3:01pm Urgency: Future
    Expires: Sun, 1/21 9:00pm Severity: Moderate Certainty: Possible

    Details:

    ...Critical to Extreme Fire Danger on Sunday across mainly the
    western half of Oklahoma and western north Texas...
    .The combination of strong gusty winds, warm and dry conditions,
    dry vegetation, and a strong storm system moving across the
    southern Plains will likely cause critical to extreme wildfire
    danger on Sunday.
    ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
    SUNDAY EVENING FOR WINDY CONDITIONS... WARM TEMPERATURES AND LOW
    RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MAINLY THE WESTERN HALF OF OKLAHOMA AND ALL
    OF WESTERN NORTH TEXAS...
    The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a Fire Weather
    Watch for windy conditions, warm temperatures, and low relative
    humidity, which is in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday
    evening across mainly the western half of Oklahoma and all of
    western north Texas.
    * WINDS...Southwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts 30 to 50 mph. The
    strongest wind gusts are expected across western Oklahoma Sunday
    afternoon. A cold front will bring a wind shift to the northwest
    late Sunday afternoon into the evening.
    * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 30 percent.
    * TEMPERATURE...Highs 55 to 70 degrees F.
    * IMPACTS...Fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
    Outdoor burning is not recommended.

    Information:

    A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
    are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
    Red Flag Warnings.

    Counties covered

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    Crazy to see a Tornado Watch for the far eastern OK counties. Temps in that area are in the low 70’s with an almost 60 degree dewpoint.

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    I realize this isn't directly part of OK weather, but I was saddened to read a tweet from Reed Timmer that his old chasing buddy from the Storm Chasers series, Joel Taylor, passed away at the age of 38. Waay too stinking young. No cause released or mentioned at this point.

    https://heavy.com/news/2018/01/joel-...h-how-did-die/

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    Such a sad situation. I never met Joel personally, but he was very respected in the storm chasing groups.

    Some speculation is out on cause, and it seems to be pointing toward [accidental] drug OD/combination where he was at a concert on a cruise ship.

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    Critical fire danger for pretty much every day until it rains something. It is getting bad out there. Western OK is basically ready to all go up any moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous. View Post
    Critical fire danger for pretty much every day until it rains something. It is getting bad out there. Western OK is basically ready to all go up any moment.
    Yeah, given the drought, I am not surprised a Red Flag Warning was issued for today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMoses3318 View Post
    Yeah, given the drought, I am not surprised a Red Flag Warning was issued for today.
    It's been issued for the majority of the state:

    RED FLAG WARNING

    Areas Affected:
    Alfalfa - Beckham - Blaine - Caddo - Canadian - Cleveland - Comanche - Custer - Dewey - Ellis - Garfield - Grady - Grant - Greer - Harmon - Harper - Jackson - Kay - Kingfisher - Kiowa - Lincoln - Logan - Major - McClain - Noble - Oklahoma - Payne - Roger Mills - Tillman - Was hita - Woods - Woodward
    Effective: Thu, 1/25 12:00pm Updated: Thu, 1/25 2:05pm Urgency: Expected
    Expires: Thu, 1/25 7:00pm Severity: Severe Certainty: Likely

    Details:

    ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS POSSIBLE THURSDAY...
    ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM CST THIS
    EVENING FOR BREEZY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR MUCH OF
    NORTHERN, CENTRAL AND WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS...
    The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a Red Flag
    Warning for breezy winds and low relative humidity, which is in
    effect from noon today to 7 PM CST this evening. This replaces
    the Fire Weather Watch which is no longer in effect.
    * TIMING...Thursday afternoon into early evening.
    * WINDS...South 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
    * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 12 to 20 percent.
    * TEMPERATURES...Highs in the mid to upper 60s.
    * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
    Outdoor burning is not recommended.

    Information:

    A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
    are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
    strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
    contribute to extreme fire behavior.

    Counties in Red Covered:


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    Governor's Burn Ban now in effect for essentially all counties along I-35 and west. 40 counties in all.

    http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-info

    Valid to 16 February 2018.

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    Default Re: General Weather Discussion - January 2018

    Is a February polar vortex in the making? If so, I wonder if much snow comes with it? https://www.freightwaves.com/news/20...ns-in-february

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    An outside shot @ precipitation this weekend, but does not look promising for anyone, except maybe extreme SE OK.

    Looking ahead, the weather appears to remain bone-dry. Unless something changes, this is going to go down as one of the driest winter's in southern plains history. It is already bad in a swath from KS/OK/TX/NM and it will be getting worse.

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