Torrential rains in Oklahoma; Summer in March continues for Midwest

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:07 PM GMT on March 20, 2012

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A significant flood event is underway in Eastern Oklahoma, where widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches have fallen since yesterday. Up to four more inches of rain is likely today, and the National Weather Service in Tulsa is warning of the potential for "widespread and potentially catastrophic areal flooding and river flooding" should some of the higher rainfall amounts being forecast materialize. Numerous main-stem rivers across eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas are now approaching flood stage, and will likely experience moderate to major flooding into Wednesday. Rainfall has also been heavy over Eastern Texas, with widespread amounts of 2 - 4 inches. These heavy rains are causing some street flooding, but in general, will be a benefit, as moderate to severe drought conditions still cover most of the region.


Figure 1. Radar-estimated rainfall for Eastern Oklahoma since March 19, 2012, as estimated by the Tulsa, Oklahoma radar.

The storm system responsible is a massive, slow-moving trough of low pressure over the Western U.S. that is colliding with the warmest and moistest air mass ever recorded in March in the Central and Eastern U.S. According to the NWS in Minneapolis, Minnesota, moisture flowing northwards into Minnesota along the cold front early this week had the highest levels of moisture ever recorded so early in the year. At the boundary between the Western U.S. trough of low pressure and Central U.S. ridge of high pressure, a cold front is lifting huge quantities of moisture-laden air aloft, forcing torrential rains to fall. The cold front is also expected to trigger a Slight Risk of severe weather over East Texas, Western Louisiana, and Southern Arkansas today, says NOAA's Storm Prediction Center. Severe thunderstorm watches are already posted for much of East Texas, as seen on our Severe Weather Map. Three tornadoes were reported yesterday in Texas, and eleven touched down the previous day in Oklahoma, Nebraska, and South Dakota. The tornado that hit North Platte, Nebraska two days ago was rated a strong EF-3, and injured four people.


Figure 2. Predicted rainfall amounts for the 2-day period Tuesday morning through Thursday morning show an area of 3+ inches (orange colors) is expected over Eastern Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Southwest Missouri. Image credit: NOAA HPC.

Summer in March continues for the Midwest
The ongoing March heat wave in the Midwest will continue to set all-time heat records through Thursday, gradually shifting its peak intensity eastwards during the week. A few highlights from yesterday's records:

Pellston, Michigan in the Northern Lower Peninsula is called "Michigan's Icebox", since it frequently records the coldest temperatures in the state, and in the entire nation. But the past three days, Pellston has topped out at 80° - 82°F, the first 80°F March days in their history. Yesterday's 82° reading broke the previous record for the date (56° in 1976) by an amazing 26°, and was 44°F above average. Nearby Traverse City hit 83°F yesterday, the third consecutive day the city has experienced its hottest March temperature on record.

International Falls, Minnesota hit 78°F yesterday, 42° above average, and the 2nd hottest March temperature on record in the Nation's Icebox. The record of 79°F was set the previous day. Remarkably, the low temperature for International Falls bottomed out at 60°F yesterday, tying the previous record high for the date. I've never seen a station with a century-long data record have its low temperature for the date match the previous record high for the date. Yesterday was the seventh consecutive day that International Falls broke or tied a daily record. That is spectacularly hard to do for a station with a century-long weather record. The longest string of consecutive records being broken I'm aware of is nine days in a row, set June 2 - 10, 1911 in Tulsa, Oklahoma (with weather records going back to 1905.) International Falls has a good chance of surpassing nine consecutive records this week.

Record heat in Canada
Record-breaking heat has also penetrated into the Prairie provinces of Canada over the past week. Winnipeg, Manitoba has broken its record high for the past five days in a row, and hit 24°C (75.2°F) yesterday, its hottest March temperature on record. Forecast high temperatures for Wednesday and Thursday across Ontario are near 26°C, which will threaten the records for hottest March day in history for Windsor, London, Hamilton, and Toronto.


Figure 3. The jet stream pattern features a large, southwards dipping bulge over the Western U.S., creating a trough of low pressure with cold and snow, and a large, northwards looping bulge over the Central U.S., creating a record-strength ridge of high pressure.

Why the record early-season warmth?
The unusual warmth is due to a loop in the jet stream that has created a large upper-level ridge of high pressure that is stuck in place over the Eastern U.S.--a phenomenon known as a "blocking pattern." Since the jet stream acts as the boundary between cold air to the north and warm air to the south, and the large loop in the jet places its axis far to the north of the eastern U.S., summer-like warmth has developed over the eastern half of the U.S. Conversely, colder than average temperatures have developed over the western third of the U.S. behind the southwards-dipping loop of the jet stream. This jet stream pattern is too extreme to be stable, and the big loop over the Western U.S. will break off and form a giant eddy on Wednesday. The resulting area of low pressure will be known as a "cut-off low", because it will be cut off from the jet stream. The cut-off low will drift slowly eastwards during the week, gradually bringing an end to "Summer in March" over the Eastern half of the U.S.

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Scientists detect seismic signals from tornado
http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Scientists_dete ct_seismic_signals_from_tornado_999.html



WEATHER REPORT
Scientists detect seismic signals from tornado
by Staff Writers
Bloomington IN (SPX) Mar 16, 2012

While seismographs have been known to detect seismic activity related to tornadoes, it is highly unusual to have state-of-the-art digital instruments recording information in such close proximity to a tornado, the researchers say.

An Indiana University geophysical experiment detected unusual seismic signals associated with tornadoes that struck regions across the Midwest last week - information that may have value for meteorologists studying the atmospheric activity that precedes tornado disasters.


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Quoting Chicklit:


6.2 PAPUA, INDONESIA
Date-Time
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 17:56:19 UTC
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 02:56:19 AM at epicenter
Location
3.830°S, 140.220°E
Depth
66.9 km (41.6 miles)
Region

7.6 OAXACA, MEXICO
Date-Time
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 18:02:48 UTC
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 12:02:48 PM at epicenter
Location
16.662°N, 98.188°W
Depth
17.5 km (10.9 miles)
Region

FWIW, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake is 25 times bigger than a magnitude 6.2 earthquake on a seismogram, but is 125 times stronger in terms of energy release. (Coincidentally, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake is 1/25 the size of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake like the one that happened in Japan last year, but is just 1/125 as strong.)

And now you know.
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Quoting WxGeekVA:

My county held a big tornado preparedness drill today, every school and county agency was involved. of course, the simulated tornado would go directly over my house... o.0

Fairfax County Tornado Drill




I swear your state gots something against me having dry ground lol.

For the last 3 days, a sneaky thunderstorm cluster has moved south from central VA during the mid-night hours and drenched my area, leaving standing water everywhere. And I cant practice my football stuff with it wet! :D
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From USA today:

Update at 2:21 p.m. ET: The U.S. Geological Survey puts the center of the quake 115 miles east of Acapulco. It puts the initial magnitude at 7.9.

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Quoting WxGeekVA:

My county held a big tornado preparedness drill today, every school and county agency was involved. of course, the simulated tornado would go directly over my house... o.0

Fairfax County Tornado Drill





Was a state wide thing geek.
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Quoting dogsgomoo:
Two actually. Minutes apart.
Mexico 7.6
Indonesia 6.2


6.2 PAPUA, INDONESIA
Date-Time
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 17:56:19 UTC
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 02:56:19 AM at epicenter
Location
3.830°S, 140.220°E
Depth
66.9 km (41.6 miles)
Region

7.6 OAXACA, MEXICO
Date-Time
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 18:02:48 UTC
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 12:02:48 PM at epicenter
Location
16.662°N, 98.188°W
Depth
17.5 km (10.9 miles)
Region

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My county held a big tornado preparedness drill today, every school and county agency was involved. of course, the simulated tornado would go directly over my house... o.0

Fairfax County Tornado Drill


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"Mexican President Felipe Calderon says no serious damage reported from 7.6-magnitude earthquake - @Reuters"
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That is VERY shallow for a 7.6. One would think it is really bad near and around the epicenter...
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Atlanta has just reached 80, breaking our record for the most consecutive days of 80+ degrees in March.

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Quoting dogsgomoo:


The coin keeps landing heads up.

Just two days off.

I'm... intrigued.


If you had accounted for the leap year with an extra day, deducted 3 days for the M7.1 solar flare followed by an X1.2 your prediction would have been perfect. You have to extrapolate the timing between the flares from the length of timing of the solar wind hitting earth.
Congratulations on a job well done. Here, try this next time.

A(cos(na) N) A sin(na)
h(a) = -------------------- g(a) = -------------------- (2)
1 N^2 2N cos(na) 1 N^2 2N cos(na)




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looks inland that area has been booming commercially
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Two actually. Minutes apart.
Mexico 7.6
Indonesia 6.2
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Quoting islander101010:
7.9 earthquake thats a bad one


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This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude 7.6
Date-Time

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 18:02:48 UTC
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 12:02:48 PM at epicenter

Location 16.662°N, 98.188°W
Depth 17.5 km (10.9 miles)
Region OAXACA, MEXICO
Distances

25 km (15 miles) E (95°) from Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico
42 km (26 miles) NNW (335°) from Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, Mexico
87 km (54 miles) SW (219°) from Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
162 km (101 miles) WSW (255°) from Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
186 km (115 miles) E (96°) from Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15.8 km (9.8 miles); depth +/- 6.5 km (4.0 miles)
Parameters NST=438, Nph=440, Dmin=312.8 km, Rmss=0.88 sec, Gp= 79°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Source

Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID usc0008m6h
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It's a big'un, and shallow.

Magnitude
7.6
Date-Time
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 18:02:48 UTC
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 12:02:48 PM at epicenter
Location
16.662%uFFFDN, 98.188%uFFFDW
Depth
17.5 km (10.9 miles)
Region
OAXACA, MEXICO
Distances
25 km (15 miles) E (95%uFFFD) from Ometepec, Guerrero, Mexico
42 km (26 miles) NNW (335%uFFFD) from Pinotepa Nacional, Oaxaca, Mexico
87 km (54 miles) SW (219%uFFFD) from Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
162 km (101 miles) WSW (255%uFFFD) from Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
186 km (115 miles) E (96%uFFFD) from Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
Location Uncertainty
horizontal /- 15.8 km (9.8 miles); depth /- 6.5 km (4.0 miles)
Parameters
NST=438, Nph=440, Dmin=312.8 km, Rmss=0.88 sec, Gp= 79%uFFFD,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=9
Source
Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID
usc0008m6h

quake
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Nothing much on MSNBC. It states to check back later. I guess it takes time for the newcrews to get there or for a feed to come out of the area.
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20Mar2012 6:02:49pmGMT magnitude7.6 at 16.662n98.188w depth17.5kilometres(11miles)
Epicenter 119miles(191kilometres) west of Oaxaca,Mexico
4miles(6.4kilometres) northwest of San Juan Cacahuatepec
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has anyone heard any news about the earthquake. a 7.9 is a very large quake and that region is filled with tourists down there for spring break
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Mexico
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Quoting islander101010:
7.9 earthquake thats a bad one


The coin keeps landing heads up.

Just two days off.

I'm... intrigued.
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Prelim 7.9 quake 120 miles E of Acapulco, Mexico. Shaking felt to Mexico City. Depth of 10km.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsw w/Quakes/pt12080001.php#details

Quake occurred at 18:02 UTC - 22 minutes ago.
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Quoting islander101010:
7.9 earthquake thats a bad one


Where?
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7.9 earthquake thats a bad one
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--It's now a ridiculous 84 degrees in Traverse City, Michigan, the third time in four days a new March monthly record has been set.

--Pelliston, Michigan, is at 82 now, making this the fourth consecutive day a new March monthly record has been set (Saturday's high: 80; Sunday: 81; Monday: 82)

--Chicago has hit 83, a new March monthly record. Today is also the sixth day this month there with a temperature at or above 80 degrees. Since 1871, only 16 March days in Chicago have reached 80; six of those have occurred in the past week.

--International Falls has reached 61 already, tieing the record for the date. That means 10 of this month's 20 days have reached a record high.
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:


The big drought in West Africa continues as I see. That means the Tropical Wave train that emerge the African Coast will be less than normal,and of those that can survive the dust, they will wait to develop closer to the islands with the below sst's going on in the MDR.



This would be true, if weather patterns were ordinary. I don't think they are anymore.
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Quoting RitaEvac:
I'm done paying attention to those precipitation models, those things are OVERATED


You and I both. They have been completely off on everything I have seen
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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
WESTERN WINN PARISH IN NORTH CENTRAL LOUISIANA...
CENTRAL NATCHITOCHES PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA...
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF NATCHITOCHES...

* UNTIL 130 PM CDT

* AT 1250 PM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO NEAR
NATCHITOCHES...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35 MPH.
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Higher the precip amount just means it's going to rain
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I'm done paying attention to those precipitation models, those things are OVERATED
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If winds switch back to SE watch out then
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Quoting StormTracker2K:


Looks like another slug of storms will wrap into Houston later especially on the eastside of Houston.



They're talking about another round coming across from the west around the ULL later tonight, but atmosphere has been worked over pretty well, unless the sun starts coming out late today maybe something will pop, out in the hill country
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Quoting StormTracker2K:


Seems feasable.


No other models are following that from what I can see. I just can't see more rounds of precipitation developing like that with this colder air filtering in behind this boundary... I would be ecstatic if that did happen though
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Quoting DavidHOUTX:


What do you and RitaEvac think about this?
Link



Seems feasable.
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Quoting StormTracker2K:


Looks like another slug of storms will wrap into Houston later especially on the eastside of Houston.



What do you and RitaEvac think about this?
Link

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Quoting wxmod:
Realtime images of India, Middle East, Central Africa and West Africa coast. MODIS today









The big drought in West Africa continues as I see. That means the Tropical Wave train that emerge the African Coast will be less than normal,and of those that can survive the dust, they will wait to develop closer to the islands with the below sst's going on in the MDR.
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Quoting barbamz:


Me too (and several others according to twitter and chrome). Almost ten hours without WU. I wondered whether the server had been flooded. Nice to have you all back.
:-)


I had a problem earlier getting in but then logged out and went right back in and I was fine.

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Quoting RitaEvac:


Something like that, will find out when I get home and check the gauge


Looks like another slug of storms will wrap into Houston later especially on the eastside of Houston.

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Quoting SPLbeater:
FINALLY!!!!!!couldnt get on wunderground this morning!!!

So....what have i missed(un-intentionally)


Me too (and several others according to twitter and chrome). Almost ten hours without WU. I wondered whether the server had been flooded. Nice to have you all back.
:-)
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Quoting StormTracker2K:


How much rain did you get RitaEvac? Looks like a solid 1" to 2".


Something like that, will find out when I get home and check the gauge
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Quoting RitaEvac:




How much rain did you get RitaEvac? Looks like a solid 1" to 2".
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In case anyone wants to keep an eye on what's going on with potential flooding in Oklahoma. Click on drainage area image to go to NWS River Forecast Center, Arkansas-Red Basin, and you will find lists of expected level of flooding and easy links to specific monitoring gauges and the forecast at each gauge.



At the moment, major flooding is forecast for two areas. The hydrographs below should update as time goes on.

Antlers, Oklahoma


Erie, Kansas
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Click for interactive map of 24-hour rainfall through 6 a.m. for NWS Tulsa forecast area.

MISCELLANEOUS HYDROLOGIC DATA REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
1208 PM CDT TUE MAR 20 2012

OBSERVERED RAINFALL FOR THE 24 HOUR PERIOD
ENDING 7AM THIS MORNING
TUE MAR 20 2012


STATION NAME RAINFALL (INCHES)

OKAY 3 WNW OK 6.60
LOCUST GROVE 4S OK 6.42
NEW EUCHA 5W OK 6.13
OKAY 5NW OK 6.11
PRYOR 5NE OK 5.69
PENSACOLA DAM/DISNEY 1SW OK 5.67
PRYOR 2W OK 5.39
JAY 4N OK 5.24
ANTLERS 1W OK 5.23
INOLA 6SSW - L D 18 OK 5.22
BROKEN ARROW 7ENE - BGO OK 5.17
PORTER OK 5.05
ANTLERS 2NE OK 4.86
PORTER 3ESE OK 4.80
INOLA 3SSE OK 4.71
CLAREMORE 2ENE OK 4.71
BROKEN ARROW 1.5SW (AAD) OK 4.70
BROKEN ARROW 1.8 WSW OK 4.66
SPAVINAW OK 4.65
ANTLERS 5W OK 4.63
EUFAULA 4.6 ENE OK 4.55
TULSA 9SE (HLC) OK 4.52
HECTORVILLE 4W OK 4.49
CLAYTON 4NNE OK 4.47
OKTAHA 2NE OK 4.46
BRISTOW 4SSE OK 4.44
WEBBERS FALLS 3NW/L D 16 OK 4.37
KELLYVILLE 4W (HEYBURN LAKE) OK 4.33
CLAYTON 1SE OK 4.29
MUSKOGEE 6S OK 4.28
BIXBY 2ENE OK 4.24
VINITA 2N OK 4.20
TULSA 2.7 SSE OK 4.18
MIAMI 1E OK 4.15
CLAREMORE 2WNW OK 4.13
VINITA 10NNW OK 4.13
TULSA 8S OK 4.08
COLCORD 4N OK 4.08
COMMERCE 5W OK 3.99
CLAREMORE 6.6 W OK 3.94
HASKELL 6SSE OK 3.92
OKMULGEE 5SE OK 3.91
HUGO 2NW OK 3.90
TULSA 1SW OK 3.90
TULSA 5SSW OK 3.89
JENKS 0.9 SSW OK 3.85
MIAMI 2NE OK 3.84
OKEMAH 3E OK 3.84
COLLINSVILLE 3NE OK 3.84
NOWATA 3NNE OK 3.76
TULSA 6NE OK 3.74
TALIHINA 3ENE OK 3.74
OKEMAH (F81) OK 3.73
WILBURTON 2SW OK 3.71
BENGAL 2NNW OK 3.71
TALIHINA 4SE OK 3.69
DRUMRIGHT 7ENE OK 3.65
OKAY 5E/FORT GIBSON DAM OK 3.64
AVANT OK 3.56
OCHELATA 5.6 N OK 3.54
QUAPAW 3SE OK 3.52
JENKS 2SW OK 3.50
CHILDERS 2SSE OK 3.50
TULSA 8SSE (JZM) OK 3.49
SKIATOOK 4NW OK 3.48
TAHLEQUAH 2ENE OK 3.46
BARTLESVILLE 2W OK 3.43
MCALESTER 4S OK 3.42
BARTLESVILLE 2W OK 3.42
OKEMAH OK 3.39
MCALESTER 4S OK 3.38
CLOUDY 6SSE OK 3.37
GORE 7NE/TENKILLER FERRY DAM OK 3.36
TAHLEQUAH 4NNW OK 3.32
SKIATOOK 6WSW OK 3.27
BARTLESVILLE 1NE OK 3.19
PANAMA 2E OK 3.17
SAPULPA 5NE OK 3.16
SPERRY 3SE OK 3.15
SAND SPRINGS 8.2 NW OK 3.15
CLAYTON 14WNW OK 3.12
CLOUDY 5ENE OK 3.11
BARNSDALL 2S OK 3.09
SHORT 4S OK 3.09
COPAN 3ENE OK 2.99
L D 15 / SALLISAW 8S OK 2.99
MANNFORD 6NW OK 2.98
SCIPIO 1S OK 2.95
SKIATOOK 4W OK 2.94
COPAN DAM OK 2.89
STUART 3SE OK 2.86
WINSLOW 7 NE AR 2.80
HANOBIA 1S OK 2.79
HOMINY 4NNE OK 2.77
SALLISAW 2NW OK 2.75
WARNER 5ENE OK 2.73
WISTER 3ENE OK 2.67
STIGLER 6SSE OK 2.66
SALLISAW 2SSW OK 2.65
DECATUR 2.6 ESE AR 2.65
ELDON OK 2.64
WYNONA 2S OK 2.59
WEBBER FALLS OK 2.57
WESTVILLE 0.2 ENE OK 2.46
CHEWEY 1W OK 2.45
KANSAS 6ESE OK 2.45
FORT SMITH AR 2.41
VAN BUREN AR 2.37
STRICKLER 3NNE AR 2.33
ODELL 2N AR 2.27
HULAH 2W - DAM OK 2.21
POTEAU 1ENE OK 2.19
WESTVILLE 5WNW OK 2.16
GRAVETTE AR 2.16
VIAN 5.3 ENE OK 2.13
BELLA VISTA 2 E AR 2.07
BELLA VISTA 1.5 NNE AR 2.07
WATTS 2N OK 1.94
L D 13 - BARLING DAM AR 1.85
FORAKER 8ESE OK 1.81
HALLET 3WSW OK 1.80
VAN BUREN 4NW AR 1.80
RALSTON OK 1.69
PAWNEE OK 1.65
BURBANK (MESONET) OK 1.61
FAYETTEVILLE 3NE (AG) AR 1.56
PAWNEE 3ENE OK 1.55
RALSTON OK 1.55
BENTONVILLE 0.6 W AR 1.55
SILOAM SPRINGS 4SE AR 1.52
SPRINGDALE 10NW AR 1.44
DUTCH MILLS AR 1.43
PEA RIDGE AR 1.43
KAW CITY - DAM OK 1.31
GARFIELD 4.5 ESE AR 1.22
PONCA CITY 8E OK 1.21
RATCLIFF AR 1.11
GARFIELD 3.9 E AR 0.96

&&
PRECIPITATION SOURCES INCLUDE MUNICIPAL ALERT SYSTEMS...ASOS
COOP...OKLAHOMA MESONET...RAWS...DCP AND COCORAHS REPORTS

$$


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Quoting Josihua2:
Wow not to far back Texas was the drought capital of the US. everyday temps we in the high 80`s and often into the 90`s but recently Texas has received more rainfall than most(if not all states in the US). Ahh the wonders of climate and weather :P


Is western Texas still below it's precipitation levels? It seems that western Texas hasn't really seen all the rain that east/south Texas has.
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33...34 wxmod "Realtime images of IndiaRealtime images of India, Middle East, Central Africa and West Africa coast...China to Thailand to India"

o m g... Huge circular red UFOs flying over the cloudtops...
ALIENS!!!! WE'RE BEING INVADED BY ALIENS!!!
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Bottomline the trough that has been out west for the last 2 weeks will be moving east over the coming 7 to 10 days.
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