Archive for February, 2010

Inching Towards A Record
February 26, 2010

Including this mornings snow, Will Rogers unofficially had .3″ of snow. For the season… we’re now at 20.7″.

This now goes down as the 6th snowiest winter on record…

-Damon

Main Hazards Today
February 26, 2010

This “snow event” will have more bark then bite as nothing is really amounting to much unless you’re southeast of Oklahoma City.

-Damon

New This Morning…
February 26, 2010

We’re working on lots this morning. Both Sarah and I are in talking about the winter weather and for the most part, this looks to be an early morning event for those in Oklahoma City Metro. As of 5am, the composition of snow to rain was about 70% rain and 30% snow falling from the sky. Nothing major and by 7am most of the precipitation will be coming to an end.

-Damon

The Timeline For OKC
February 25, 2010

Here is a preliminary timeline for the metro area.  Expect showers by the afternoon.  Rain will transition to snow between 6pm and Midnight.  Accumulations may be up to 4 inches in parts of northern Oklahoma.  The metro will see 1-3 inches.

Sarah

Sunday Night’s Snow
February 24, 2010

We have been tracking 2 storm systems for the next few days and right now, it appears that Sunday Night/Monday morning may be a bigger deal than this Friday’s. For now, here are the latest threats:

For now, we’re looking at a medium chance or some heavy snow (over 3 inches) in some places with very little chance of ice. Will this forecast change? Count on it! Is snow normal for the start of March! You better believe it!

On average, parts of Oklahoma see some of their heaviest snow during March. Hey don’t look at me, The Groundhog told you 6 more weeks of winter..

-Damon

Let The Snow Begin…
February 24, 2010

After weeks of dry conditions at The Olympics, it looks like British Columbia is preparing itself for a deluge of snow. A low pressure system will push snow across the Province of British Columbia and at the same time, push that freezing line closer to the base of both Whistler Mountain and Cypress Mountain. Up to 30.5 cm of snow could fall (OK OK, I’ll do the conversion from cm to inches, that’s about a foot of snow…)

Here is how one of our in-house computer models depicts the snow. This model has resolution down to 1km! Amazing!~

-Damon

Severe Weather Awareness Week
February 24, 2010

It’s the final week of February and as we head into March, those thunderstorms start to get a little bigger. From The National Weather Service in Norman…

Severe thunderstorms and tornadoes can affect the state of Oklahoma at any time of year, but they’re most common during springtime. Over 80% of the annual number of tornadoes happen from March through June, with nearly 40% of those happening in the month of May. And while tornadoes can occur virtually anywhere in the United States, no place has more significant tornadoes than right here in Oklahoma .

Now is the time to make sure you and your family know what to do if a tornado or severe thunderstorm threatens you. Taking a few minutes right now to develop a plan of safety could save your life. On average, the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning about 10-15 minutes before the tornado strikes. But, in some cases, you may get very little warning at all. You need to be able to act very quickly to protect you and your family. Your safety is your responsibility – no one is going to knock on your door to tell you a tornado is coming. But doing a few simple things, like knowing where you would take shelter if a storm threatened – no matter where you are – and having multiple ways to receive critical weather information can help you be safe when storms roll in.

For more information, click here: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/?n=swaw

-Damon

Hot Off The Press…
February 24, 2010

We’re working on lots this morning. Sarah and I are tracking 2 storm systems that could bring snow to the region for Friday and Sunday night/Monday. The winter that never ends! Find out how it’ll impact you..so..tune in!

-Damon

PS- On this date 30  years ago, the US Olympic Hockey Team defeated Finland (2 days after beating Russia)  to win the gold medal. Miracle On Ice! Personally, this is the best sports story of all time!

OKC Headed to The Record Books?
February 23, 2010

This has certainly been a winter that many of us will never forget. For many parts of The United States, snowfall records have already been set. Here in OKC, we’re close, but we still have a ways to go.

-Damon

Flight Status: KOKC
February 23, 2010

The snow storm in Texas has not impacted flight operations out of KOKC/WILL ROGERS WORLD. American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Continental Airlines are all running flights between OKC and their hubs at KDFW, KDAL and KIAH. If you are flying into those airports later tonight or early Wednesday/the 24th, you may want to check in with the airlines just in case. This snow storm is only impacting the state of Texas.

-Damon