Tuesday Afternoon Update

Well so far Temps are staying on the low side so our streak of above average temps may be broken.  We are holding in the 80s as of 12:30.  There are some storms firing in TX, but not much in OK so far, that is expected to change later today. Expect a few clouds from these storms later today but as High pressure builds over us Wednesday and into the weekend, more sunshine is expected.

The dew points are lower in parts of NW Oklahoma, this allows the temperature to heat up a bit more than it would otherwise, and on the flip side where dew-points are higher, temps are typically lower.  Here is an example.

Ofcourse there are other factors that affect the temperature such as sunshine vs. how much cloud cover, but this is one example of how the higher moisture content keeps temps down a bit.  These areas have higher heat index values than other places that have less moisture and therefore lower dew points.  NW Oklahoma has higher temps but the heat index is not too far off the temp, as you can see it is more significant in Eastern and Southeastern Oklahoma.

Sarah

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