WInter storm dumps 2 feet of snow on Oklahoma, Arkansas

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 8:25 PM GMT on February 09, 2011

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Yet another major snowstorm in the memorable winter of 2010-2011 has blasted the U.S. with over two feet of snow--this time in northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. The snow continues to pile up at a rate of an inch per hour across portions of Arkansas today, and snows of 1 - 4 inches are expected today through Thursday across northern Mississippi, northern Alabama, and Tennessee. The heaviest snows have fallen in northeast Oklahoma, with 25 inches reported at Jay. Several locations in northwest Arkansas, including Gravette in Benton County, have recorded 24" of snow. Heavy snows in excess of a foot have been reported in Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, according the the latest NOAA Storm Summary. Bitterly cold air is pouring in behind the snowstorm; Abieline, Texas set a record low for the date of 9°F this morning, and the temperature is expected to plunge to 5°F tonight in the city. Abilene's coldest February temperature of all time was -7°F, set February 2, 1985.


Figure 1. Record snows piling up in northwest Arkansas on February 9, 2011. Image credit: wunderphotographer breezyky26.

Snowiest month and year in Tulsa's history
The 5.7 inches of snow that has fallen in Tulsa, Oklahoma as of noon today has brought that city its snowiest month on record, according to the National Weather Service. Thanks to the great February 1 blizzard and today's snowstorm, Tulsa has recorded 22.5" of snow this month. The previous record snowiest month was March 1924, when 19.7" fell. Today's snow brought the total for the 2010 - 2011 season to 26.1", a new record. The previous record was the 25.6" that fell in the winter of 1923 - 1924. Oklahoma City received 5.9" of snow from today's storm, bringing their seasonal total to 19.6", still well shy of their all-time record of 25.2", set in 1947 - 1948.


Figure 2. Snowfall amounts in Western Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas from the snowstorm of Feb 8 - 9, 2011, reached two feet (24 inches) in isolated regions. Image credit: National Weather Service, Tulsa.

Jeff Masters

Snowstorm Feb 8 2009 (gilg72)
Taken thru my kitchen door window. This house is 100 ft across the road.
Snowstorm Feb 8 2009

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215. JRRP
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Quoting Patrap:
Kim Kardashian is truncated fer sure.


Probablly will be botoxed soon.......
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anyone suggest good winter forecast models and any links,hunt'n for a snowstorm in the NE feb18-24th;)
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Kim Kardashian is truncated fer sure.
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Quoting Grothar:


You never took geometry or trig?

Let me show you. If one of them loses, it is possible the loser will be truncated.



Yep !..I sure have it,alright ;}
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Quoting EYEStoSEA:
Is truncated a real word?....or something ya'll just made up....anyway I have it.....lol.


You never took geometry or trig?

Let me show you. If one of them loses, it is possible the loser will be truncated.

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Is truncated a real word?....or something ya'll just made up....anyway I have it.....lol.
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Signing off, want to get up early to see the snow. :)

snow

snow
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Quoting RTLSNK:
That was weird, what was that? An echo?



No, no, nooooooooo
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OZ MSLP forecast....

http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/4day_col.s html
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An echo in here, noway.
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Quoting JFLORIDA:
Im not playing with you.


First, I hate smart phones!

Now, JF, you know very well that anything you place on the net, in a public domain, or even a private domain, is readily accessible with ease, until the servers fail (RAID) and or someones HD fails that contains scraped info.

Even your, initial, and subsequently truncated, posts are still there.... Just sayin, if you post it, and place it, you live with it. I am not saying snatch and grab is right, I am just saying it is there, once you willingly put it there, for others to see!

Try it an see?

Maybe I know nothing, but remember that FACT folks :)




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That was weird, what was that? An echo?
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Quoting Grothar:


Hey, no one told you to leave.




After our close encounter with Andrew we thought a little snow might not be too bad. As the temp drops tonight we might get a half inch of snow out of this system before it goes by. Temp tomorrow about 49. Not so bad, eh?
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Quoting RTLSNK:


Came in just in time to read the last two pages. Saw your note on Orca's and left you a cogitated reply. :)

Your weather sounds nice, our weather, well, you be the judge:

Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 9:40 PM EST on February 09, 2011


A Winter weather Advisory remains in effect until noon EST
Thursday.

* Locations: along and north of a line from Muskogee and Taylor
counties to Jefferson County.

* Hazards: mainly light snow or rain changing to snow.

* Timing: snow begins over far north Georgia Wednesday evening
with rain changing to snow for the rest of the north and parts
of central Georgia during the night.

* Accumulations: 1 to 2 inches across the far north... around an
inch for Atlanta Metro and surrounding locations and less than
a half an inch over the rest of the advisory area.

* Impacts: roads will become slick if snow can accumulate on
them... especially bridges and overpasses.

* Temperatures: lows 25 to 30 across the far north and 28 to 33
across the rest of the advisory area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow... sleet... or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while
driving.






Hey, no one told you to leave.


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Quoting washingtonian115:
This is a series problem,that needs to be dealt with.But the question is...how?

Ignore works for me.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
This is a series problem,that needs to be dealt with.But the question is...how?


I say we should go nuclear... :p
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Quoting GrtLksQuest:
#101
All we have to do is look at the Cost/Benefit ratio for the consequences of global warming and it should be obvious that failing to minimize any human contributions to this phenomenon will be extremely costly, to say nothing of ecologically and emotionally devastating. Whether global warming is "anthropogenic" or not is irrelevant.



Well said. I believe it will cost us more to do nothing.
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Quoting JFLORIDA:
Im not playing with you.
This is a series problem,that needs to be dealt with.But the question is...how?
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Quoting Grothar:


Yo! Snake. When did you slither in? Our weather has been great. Perfect, warm, winter weather. How you guys been up there.


Came in just in time to read the last two pages. Saw your note on Orca's and left you a cogitated reply. :)

Your weather sounds nice, our weather, well, you be the judge:

Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 9:40 PM EST on February 09, 2011


A Winter weather Advisory remains in effect until noon EST
Thursday.

* Locations: along and north of a line from Muskogee and Taylor
counties to Jefferson County.

* Hazards: mainly light snow or rain changing to snow.

* Timing: snow begins over far north Georgia Wednesday evening
with rain changing to snow for the rest of the north and parts
of central Georgia during the night.

* Accumulations: 1 to 2 inches across the far north... around an
inch for Atlanta Metro and surrounding locations and less than
a half an inch over the rest of the advisory area.

* Impacts: roads will become slick if snow can accumulate on
them... especially bridges and overpasses.

* Temperatures: lows 25 to 30 across the far north and 28 to 33
across the rest of the advisory area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow... sleet... or
freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for
slippery roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while
driving.




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Quoting gatorojo:


I communicate with a large group of people whom work on the AGW problem, many might be considered radical environmentalists, and not one of them advocates killing ourselves to make the problem go away, nor does a one propose going back to the stone age or living in caves (most are very pro-technology). That is all just spin thrown out there by Exxon/Mobile (and others) to confuse the issue, demonize environmentalists, and create an atmosphere of fear paralyzing the democratic process.

We fear if the problem isn't addressed soon, society will probably collapse, and we will end up living in caves. This isn't the desired result but a probable outcome.

Personally, i am a "pro-nuclear green", and feel nuclear power represents an important piece of the energy puzzle. Efficiency and reduction will also play a big role, along with a combination of other energy generation methods.

I agree that there is to much anti-nuclear dogma stifling conversation on appropriate transitional methods to cleaner energy. But, another part of the problem is we end up spending so much energy arguing with deniers over an issue that has already been scientifically settled, that little time and energy get spent trying to find solutions.


A very relevant post,indeed
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Quoting twincomanche:
Mostly what bothers me is that the GW folks don't seem to have a plan for what we should be doing short of totally destroying our Western life style and all of us going back to living in caves. If the GW folks would publish a transition path to "clean" "sustainable" "renewable" energy I might buy in. What I see is mostly a group that hates the human race and wishes we would all just kill ourselves and the problem would then go away. Where is the plan to get from A to B without anarchy taking over. I would love to read one.

Nuclear is clean energy and all I hear out of most GW folks is "We have all this nuclear waste already and we don't know what to do with it." Well that's just plain wrong for anyone not too lazy to research the subject for ten minutes and it's certainly a way forward.

Can anyone here point me toward someone with a coherent plan?


I communicate with a large group of people whom work on the AGW problem, many might be considered radical environmentalists, and not one of them advocates killing ourselves to make the problem go away, nor does a one propose going back to the stone age or living in caves (most are very pro-technology). That is all just spin thrown out there by Exxon/Mobile (and others) to confuse the issue, demonize environmentalists, and create an atmosphere of fear paralyzing the democratic process.

We fear if the problem isn't addressed soon, society will probably collapse, and we will end up living in caves. This isn't the desired result but a probable outcome.

Personally, i am a "pro-nuclear green", and feel nuclear power represents an important piece of the energy puzzle. Efficiency and reduction will also play a big role, along with a combination of other energy generation methods.

I agree that there is to much anti-nuclear dogma stifling conversation on appropriate transitional methods to cleaner energy. But, another part of the problem is we end up spending so much energy arguing with deniers over an issue that has already been scientifically settled, that little time and energy get spent trying to find solutions.
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#101
All we have to do is look at the Cost/Benefit ratio for the consequences of global warming and it should be obvious that failing to minimize any human contributions to this phenomenon will be extremely costly, to say nothing of ecologically and emotionally devastating. Whether global warming is "anthropogenic" or not is irrelevant.

Quoting Grothar:


No, were are not sure. You know, I joke around quite a bit on the blog, but in my alter-ego, I am a very serious person. I never get involved in the AGW debate. However, if a man walks by me and says the sky is falling, I smile and keep walking. If another person tells me the sky is falling. I start to think. If a third person tells me the sky is falling, I look up. With the media overload, it is very difficult to disseminate truth from fiction. Are there alarmists on both side....yes. One can posts all the graphs and models and articles they want. It means nothing. If you are serious, I will send you a link to get a better understanding of the true problem. I would really be interested in knowing what you think. It is a little long so take your time.

Link
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Uh-oh,then...
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Grothar ...You're KRAZY.......lolol...I needed a good laugh..
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Quoting RTLSNK:


Now thats funny, in a strange psychoanalitical way. :)


Yo! Snake. When did you slither in? Our weather has been great. Perfect, warm, winter weather. How you guys been up there.
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Oh Uh...sorry wrong post...
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Quoting EYEStoSEA:
Just hit Ctrl ++ a few times Grothar....really helps



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Quoting RTLSNK:


Now thats funny, in a strange psychoanalitical way. :)


Calm down there, JF....done
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Quoting Grothar:




Well in just a few hundred entries, we have covered, AGW, the destruction of the world by an asteroid, Icelandic volcanoes, cows jumping over the moon, Pink Floyd, Freud, genurkenflerken, Lost in Space videos; I think some of us may qualify in some odd categories ourselves.


Wait!!!!! You left out weather :) Gnight~~~~~

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Quoting Grothar:



In your dreams! LOL


Now thats funny, in a strange psychoanalitical way. :)
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Quoting presslord:
Who's in charge here?!



Grothar,,he's da Oldest
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Quoting presslord:
Who's in charge here?!

They are.
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I saw that "L" as it went by too....


Just Under da Moon..



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Who's in charge here?!
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Quoting EYEStoSEA:


Like I always say.."went right over my head" I'm just a common gentile southern belle......


Yes, I believe Scarlett O'Hara said the same thing. LOL. You're OK. EYES.
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I'll take "wunderground potpourri" for 500 Alex
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Just hit Ctrl ++ a few times Grothar....really helps
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Quoting JFLORIDA:
That by the way is like also a psychotic stalker that has been banned form this site.


Quoting JFLORIDA:
That by the way is like also a psychotic stalker that has been banned form this site.


Well in just a few hundred entries, we have covered, AGW, the destruction of the world by an asteroid, Icelandic volcanoes, cows jumping over the moon, Pink Floyd, Freud, genurkenflerken, Lost in Space videos; I think some of us may qualify in some odd categories ourselves.
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Quoting Grothar:


That's a big cigar he's got.


I gotta get sum new Glasses ASAP
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Quoting Grothar:


I already did, post #142. I think you all missed it.


Like I always say.."went right over my head" I'm just a common gentile southern belle......
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Quoting JFLORIDA:
That by the way is like also a psychotic stalker that has been banned form this site.
Ohh no!!.I knew I seen that picture some where(my memory isn't that fresh when It comes to remembering names).Ah! now I know who had that piture.It was steve...somthing..
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Quoting Patrap:


Im gonna refrain from answering on the grounds dat yer a Fine neighbor,,and I like my head on my shoulders..


Admin nixed the Jetsons avatar and I Uploaded Freud,,

He's kinda like a mentor to me in a way.

In a Grothar kinda way really,,



-------------------------------------> Exits swiftly


LOL, that gets the "Will" award :)




out>>>>>>>>>>>
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Quoting EYEStoSEA:


How southernly of you...I'm just waiting for Grothar to chime in with a Freudian remark /]


I already did, post #142. I think you all missed it.
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