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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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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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



In your dreams! LOL
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Quoting twincomanche:


That story is a victim of the 24 hour news cycle. That's like trying to predict the weather. The operative word is could. Cows could jump over the moon. I just haven't seen one do it yet.


Try some Absinthe, then watch the cow. ;)
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I've seen pigs fly.
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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..


How southernly of you...I'm just waiting for Grothar to chime in with a Freudian remark /]
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Quoting 7080734:

That's already been disproven, it's a 0 on the threat level.
Quoting twincomanche:


That story is a victim of the 24 hour news cycle. That's like trying to predict the weather. The operative word is could. Cows could jump over the moon. I just haven't seen one do it yet.
It was mainly the russians that brought the case back up again,and said that the astroid has a small chance to actually colide with earth.But wait couldn't scientist destroy it with their gadgets?
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Quoting twincomanche:


That story is a victim of the 24 hour news cycle. That's like trying to predict the weather. The operative word is could. Cows could jump over the moon. I just haven't seen one do it yet.

I've seen cows jump over the moon. you just have to believe.
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Quoting EYEStoSEA:


And what does that say about a person who can recognize the Jetson's not not Freud ? LOL...don't answer, please...


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
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Quoting EYEStoSEA:


W115, I saw a possible 100 or so snowflakes at my home today....just enough to make one mad...how are you doing?
I'm doing fine.I was surprised though to see that It was snowing tonight.I guess that storm did get a little closer to our area than previously thought.But I'm still mad though,that some southern states have more snow in a day than D.C has.Defentally to be something ashamed of.Lol.
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151. Ossqss
3:01 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
The links are appreciated, and I thank you! :)
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150. Greyelf
3:00 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting Grothar:


LOL I bet your good at echos,too.


Pink Floyd definitely is...

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148. wunderkidcayman
2:59 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Hi guys just poping in to say I got my computer fixed so I am back in business full time anyway it is late and I have to be at work early tomrrow.
WunderkidCI out (if anyone does not know where I work it is at the National Weather Service, Cayman Islands
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147. Grothar
2:59 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting twincomanche:
Gro,
I thought you were going to send me something smart?


I sent the link twice. It was at the bottom of the post. I will send it again. It will read Link.


Link
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146. EYEStoSEA
2:58 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting washingtonian115:
Anyway (rolling eyes)theirs an interesting article on hypuweather,that says an astriod could colide with earth in 2036.The astriod is about 900ft long.I couldn't imagine looking up twords the sky,and a big rock is coming right at you.That's freaking terrifying.


W115, I saw a possible 100 or so snowflakes at my home today....just enough to make one mad...how are you doing?
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145. 7080734
2:56 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting washingtonian115:
Anyway (rolling eyes)theirs an interesting article on hypuweather,that says an astriod could colide with earth in 2036.The astriod is about 900ft long.I couldn't imagine looking up twords the sky,and a big rock is coming right at you.That's freaking terrifying.

That's already been disproven, it's a 0 on the threat level.
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144. washingtonian115
2:55 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Anyway (rolling eyes)theirs an interesting article on hypuweather,that says an astriod could colide with earth in 2036.The astriod is about 900ft long.I couldn't imagine looking up twords the sky,and a big rock is coming right at you.That's freaking terrifying.
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143. EYEStoSEA
2:53 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting Patrap:
Dat be Sigmund Freud


And what does that say about a person who can recognize the Jetson's not not Freud ? LOL...don't answer, please...
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142. Grothar
2:52 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting Patrap:
Dat be Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud , born Sigismund Schlomo Freud (6 May 1856- 23 September 1939), was an Austrian neurologist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychiatry. Freud is best known for his theories of the unconscious mind and the defense mechanism of repression, and for creating the clinical practice of psychoanalysis for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient, technically referred to as an "analysand", and a psychoanalyst. Freud redefined sexual desire as the primary motivational energy of human life, developed therapeutic techniques such as the use of free association, created the theory of transference in the therapeutic relationship, and interpreted dreams as sources of insight into unconscious desires. He was an early neurological researcher into cerebral palsy, and a prolific essayist, drawing on psychoanalysis to contribute to the history, interpretation and critique of culture.


That's a big cigar he's got.
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140. Grothar
2:50 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting Patrap:




.....if?




....a picture paints a thousand words........
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139. Patrap
2:50 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Dat be Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud , born Sigismund Schlomo Freud (6 May 1856- 23 September 1939), was an Austrian neurologist who founded the psychoanalytic school of psychiatry. Freud is best known for his theories of the unconscious mind and the defense mechanism of repression, and for creating the clinical practice of psychoanalysis for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient, technically referred to as an "analysand", and a psychoanalyst. Freud redefined sexual desire as the primary motivational energy of human life, developed therapeutic techniques such as the use of free association, created the theory of transference in the therapeutic relationship, and interpreted dreams as sources of insight into unconscious desires. He was an early neurological researcher into cerebral palsy, and a prolific essayist, drawing on psychoanalysis to contribute to the history, interpretation and critique of culture.
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138. EYEStoSEA
2:49 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting Patrap:




.....if?




Pat, I did recognize the Jetsons...but have to ask who is the new old guy?
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136. washingtonian115
2:46 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting EYEStoSEA:
A little weather update from Ms....more icy,boggy,mush ! Just enough to refreeze the bridges and overpasses later tonight. Am I complaining....that would be a big YES
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135. Patrap
2:45 AM GMT on February 10, 2011




.....if?


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134. EYEStoSEA
2:43 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
A little weather update from Ms....more icy,boggy,mush ! Just enough to refreeze the bridges and overpasses later tonight. Am I complaining....that would be a big YES ! Bring on the sunshine :}
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133. washingtonian115
2:43 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting twincomanche:


Wrong.
???.Yeah I'm totally confused now.Never mind.When I said that I see your back on is that I thought you were banned for that bickering thing about AGW some time ago with another blogger.And then in the same post when I said How things I meant how are you doing.
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131. unclemush
2:39 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Link Katla Volcano
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130. bappit
2:38 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting twincomanche:


What's your point other than trying to provoke a argument?

Just wondering if you realize that what you say is your biggest complaint about AGW believers is actually what AGW believers would like people to start thinking about. As long as people deny that there is a problem ... well ... seems like the problem will not get solved.
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128. washingtonian115
2:36 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting twincomanche:


Huh?
SMH. Like How are you???
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127. unclemush
2:35 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Link Nordvulk
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126. Barefootontherocks
2:34 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Hi.
Thanks for mentioning Oklahoma in your blog.

bringing their seasonal total to 19.6", still well shy of their all-time record of 25.2", set in 1947 - 1948.
The 19.6" all fell this month. The total shatters the OKC February snowfall record of 12.6" set in 1913. And we're proud of that.
:)

Snowfall Record Information for Oklahoma City

Some low temp records may fall overnight (npi) including those in OKC and Wichita Falls, TX.
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124. Grothar
2:33 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting GeoffreyWPB:


Had that for lunch. Still suffering.


You should have had the genurkenflerken. It is much lighter, especially if you hold your nose.
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123. Neapolitan
2:33 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting Ossqss:
Anyone have any links to the Icelandic volcanism institute (I think that is the name). I cannot find any on this old PC I am doing CPR on, and the search engine is not finding it. Katla (who is my big concern) may be making noise, but I think her littler brother is making more right now. I see nothing at the USGS site that references it and the portal from them to a global activity site linked had significant security concerns.

TIA ~~ I would have thought we would have new activity info, but there seems to be a void since yesterday??? .....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ iceland/8311924/Icelandic-volcano-set-to-erupt.htm l


I've been watching this page that monitors seismicity:

http://hraun.vedur.is/ja/englishweb/eq_island.html. You can click on the map to zoom in.
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122. unclemush
2:32 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Link Grimsvotn: Is Another Icelandic Volcano About to Erupt?


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121. washingtonian115
2:32 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting twincomanche:


What's your point other than trying to provoke a argument?
Ah I see your back on.How's things?
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120. PcolaDan
2:31 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting Ossqss:
Anyone have any links to the Icelandic volcanism institute (I think that is the name). I cannot find any on this old PC I am doing CPR on, and the search engine is not finding it. Katla (who is my big concern) may be making noise, but I think her littler brother is making more right now. I see nothing at the USGS site that references it and the portal from them to a global activity site linked had significant security concerns.

TIA ~~ I would have thought we would have new activity info, but there seems to be a void since yesterday??? .....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ iceland/8311924/Icelandic-volcano-set-to-erupt.htm l


If you want to know the REAL story of what is happening with the Iceland volcanoes, go here and here.
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119. washingtonian115
2:30 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting jwh250:

Haven't seen you in a while!.Anyway Hypuweather is actually depending on a model run freaking 2 weeks out,about a big snow storm for the east.And well ya'll should know what I did next.....
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117. bappit
2:26 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
You see some pretty interesting ads when you google jwh250.

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Wholesale Damiana Incense -- DEA compliant 50 state legal Affordable wholesale pricing

100 grams = $500 AGUPB
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116. GeoffreyWPB
2:26 AM GMT on February 10, 2011
Quoting Grothar:


I think you are referring to Bardarbunga.


Had that for lunch. Still suffering.
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Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.