The sixth angel poured out her bowl on the great river Euphrates and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the Kings and Queens from the East
By: OrangeRoses, 3:45 PM GMT on March 28, 2010
As March begins to close shall we see a return to the sub temperatures that delay planting a garden?
Updated: 7:46 PM GMT on March 30, 2010
By: OrangeRoses, 2:31 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
0.32in | 8.1mm rain has fallen since 4PM CDT.
Right now the hourly rate of rainfall is accelerating. Checking radar and looking farther south on the Wundermap showed where the thunderstorms are now. SW of me in Texas, moving NW, and 2-3 hours away, which aligns with their being forecast "after midnight".
The 348PM NWS Discussion added a reminder to check for weather updates before going to sleep tonight and to bring a weather radio with you. No warnings at all are posted, so I will issue a
Thunderstorm Warning for 12:00 AM Midnight to 4 AM CDT Thursday March 25, 2010!
This Discussion should have clued-in any not asleep at the wheel in the office.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
348 PM CDT WED MAR 24 2010
STRENGTH OF THIS APPROACHING UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM...SOME OF
THE THUNDERSTORMS MAY BE QUITE STRONG AND COULD POSSIBLY BECOME
SEVERE. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS COULD TAP INTO THE STRONG UPPER
WINDS AND MAY PRODUCE HAIL AND BRING DOWN DAMAGING WIND. EVEN WITH
LIMITED SURFACE BASED MOISTURE...ISOLATED TORNADOES CAN NOT BE
RULED OUT COMPLETELY AT THIS POINT. AREA RESIDENTS SHOULD SEEK AN
UPDATE ON THE WEATHER CONDITIONS PRIOR TO SLEEP THIS EVENING AND
KEEP A NOAA WEATHER RADIO ON ALERT MODE THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT
By: OrangeRoses, 12:06 PM GMT on March 22, 2010
The hard winds blew off the snow sticking to the bare tree branches (evergreens also). Before nightfall I was out in the soft wet snowflakes falling straight, then sideways when the wind gusts picked up again.
Now it is much calmer, but still a little too cold to plant a garden.
Not only am I a weather observer, but a weather experiencer too! Nature does not threaten me, and I know what's underneath my feet.
Updated: 2:13 AM GMT on March 25, 2010
By: OrangeRoses, 5:33 PM GMT on March 20, 2010
Today, March 20, 2010, the Vernal Equinox begins at 12:32 PM CDT.
The Irony of Spring is that we have a rather late in the year Winter Storm Warning forecasted to produce 5- 12 inches of snow, depending of course on where you live!!
Earlier this A.M. it was snowing in Tulsa but that snow is not moving SouthEast. Please note the following is a
Winter Storm Warning
Statement as of 3:33 PM CDT on March 20, 2010
A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from midnight tonight to
4 PM CDT Sunday.
A strong upper level storm system will continue to push an Arctic
cold front through northeast Texas... southeast Oklahoma... and
southwest Arkansas this afternoon and evening. Temperatures are
forecast to fall into the lower and mid 30s tonight. Areas of snow
will develop within the cold sector behind the this evening over
the warned area. Snowfall is expected to increase in coverage and
intensity late tonight into Sunday morning.
Total snowfall accumulations of two to five inches will be
possible mainly northwest of a Clarksville Texas... to Texarkana
and Nashville Arkansas line... with isolated amounts nearing seven
inches possible across northern McCurtain County Oklahoma. The
significant snowfall will diminish late Sunday afternoon or
evening... as this storm system begins to drift east away from the
Temperatures are expected to remain near or slightly above
freezing tonight and Sunday as the snow moves into the area.
Thus... snowfall accumulations will occur mainly on elevated and
grassy surfaces. However... patchy ice may develop on some
bridges... overpasses... and secondary roadways... where
temperatures fall to or below freezing late tonight and Sunday
A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow are
expected. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel
very hazardous or impossible.
Lake Wind Advisory
Statement as of 3:32 PM CDT on March 20, 2010
The lake Wind Advisory is now in effect until 7 PM CDT Sunday.
High pressure will surge across the region this afternoon and
tonight behind a strong Arctic cold front. Winds will increase to
over 20 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph. Windy conditions will
persist overnight and into Sunday. Winds should begin to subside
Enjoy yourselves, those who defy the dedicated life-saving warnings from the NWS. The last time it snowed in OKC and Tulsa 7 died driving the 80 mph speed limits on the interstate highways of Oklahoma, and over 150,000 people lost power. It is now time to WAKE UP, people!
Updated: 9:06 PM GMT on March 20, 2010
By: OrangeRoses, 2:30 PM GMT on March 17, 2010
Latest Surface Isobar Map
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Updated: 3:39 PM GMT on March 18, 2010
By: OrangeRoses, 8:51 PM GMT on March 14, 2010
Daylight Savings Time began 2 AM this morning. We're now 5 hours earlier than UTC. The temps reached 50° F. at 10 AM and with the bright sunshine, despite the brisk March winds, the High reached 67° F at 3 PM.
This coming week could be helpful in drying up the swampy ground in which many are waiting to plant a garden.
As for the others, who have no time, the unplugged from the earth might get a clue vicariously... one day.
*****Monday Update March 15,2010 10:55AM CDT*****
We have a possible rainmaker approaching from the west. The NWS has "partly cloudy" for the next 4 days in its forecast, with Friday - Saturday being the best chances of rain.
This is important to know. People planting gardens in the swampland want a chance to cultivate damp soil, not sticky clingy clay. Let us watch this storm system as it approaches... and possibly vanish as it reaches the extreme SE tip of Oklahoma!
****Tuesday Update 6:00 AM CDT****
The radar shows a rain system turning counter-clockwise, or else two systems, one to the North bordered by Wichita Falls, TX rotating, with a general NE movement, the other-- South-- near San Antonio, TX moving NE. It does not matter what it is called.
I will forecast some light rain for my area late this morning/early afternoon from the Northern band. The Upper Low appears to be in between the two cities mentioned, with little rainfall. The Visible Satellite shows this entire ring of rain clouds with a hole in the center-- the Lower upper Low now becoming a faster moving storm.
Updated: 11:07 AM GMT on March 16, 2010
By: OrangeRoses, 4:21 PM GMT on March 13, 2010
9:30 AM Clouds: Mostly Cloudy 2300 ft / 701 m Overcast 3000 ft / 914 m (Above Ground Level)
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
245 AM CST SAT MAR 13 2010
BEST CHANCE OF RAIN RETURNS AT EARLY NEXT WEEKEND AS A VIGOROUS UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH PROGRESSES THROUGH THE REGION
In addition to this tidbit of fact the "discusser" wrote in the NWS discussion observations about mid-level clouds in Monroe, LA and El Dorado, AR while including Arkansas as the contextual point.
I really have learned a posteriori not to even include Arkansas in my own weather forecastings simply because what rains there does not usually rain here, where I live(more than 75% of the time) and we do not get the severity of storms that 60 miles NE of me gets.
Although Monroe, LA and El Dorado, AR are SE of me it is still irritating to read some kind of overtired person's logic to use a small triangle of locale to "discuss" the weekend weather which then becomes an area wide forecast eventually!
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Updated: 4:40 PM GMT on March 13, 2010
By: OrangeRoses, 1:55 AM GMT on March 10, 2010
Tuesday was a very pleasant sun filled day all day with some winds & gusts 25 mph. In the evening the winds stalled down to nothing. Yesterday's rainfall was just under 1 inch. Not as bad as the worst case scenarios discussed. The standing water in small pockets evaporated and the soil returned to the pre-planting state.
There was some discussion that Wednesday afternoon into Thursday would have some thunderstorms coming from the SW. Let us see if they move around my area, like they most always do!
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By: OrangeRoses, 12:09 PM GMT on March 07, 2010
We should run when the rain slows
Look for the shafts of light on the road
Where the heat goes
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
558 AM CST SUN MAR 7 2010
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE SOUTHEAST STATES THIS MORNING
CONTINUED TO DRIFT EAST PROVIDING SOUTHERLY FLOW AROUND ITS BACK
SIDE SENDING LOW LEVEL MOISTURE ACROSS TEXAS AND INTO PLAINS.
DRY AIR ASSOCIATED WITH THE SURFACE HIGH HAS BEEN PROVIDING FOR
LOWER DEW POINTS ACROSS THE FOUR STATE REGION. AN UPPER RIDGE
EXTENDED FROM THE CENTRAL GULF NORTH ACROSS THE FOUR STATE REGION
THIS MORNING AND WAS FLATTENED BY A WEAKENING CLOSED LOW
MOVING DOWN THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE RIDGE. ON THE SURFACE UNDER
THE UPPER LOW...A LOW WAS MOVING ACROSS IOWA TRAILING A COLD FRONT
SOUTHWEST INTO THE PAN HANDLES OF TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA. WATER VAPOR
LOOPS AND WIND PROFILER DATA SHOWED A 100 KNOT PLUS UPPER JET SPREADING
PACIFIC MOISTURE ACROSS MEXICO AND THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY.
OUR NEXT UPPER STORM SYSTEM CONTINUED TO SPIN ALONG THE SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA COAST AND NORTHERN BAJA.
AS THE UPPER LOW MOVES EAST
SOUTH OF THE FOUR CORNERS REGION...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL
INCREASE OVER TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA BUT SLOW TO MOVE INTO THE FOUR
STATE AREA. HAVE BACKED OFF ON THE START OF THE RAIN IN THE ZONES
WITH CHANCES GRADUALLY INCREASING FROM WEST TO EAST LATE TONIGHT.
ONCE THE UPPER LOW MOVES INTO EASTERN NEW MEXICO NEAR MID DAY
MONDAY...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME MORE NUMEROUS AND
WIDESPREAD OVER EAST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA...AND APPROACHING
ADJACENT SECTIONS OF SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS AND NORTHWEST LOUISIANA.
THE ASSOCIATED SURFACE LOW WILL BE MOVING OUT INTO THE SOUTHERN
PLAINS WITH A TRAILING FRONTAL SYSTEM DROPPING SOUTH ACROSS
WEST TEXAS. A WARM FRONT WILL BRANCH FROM THE FRONT AND REACH SOUTHEAST
TO THE UPPER TEXAS COAST. THAT WARM FRONT WILL THEN MOVE NORTHEAST
CROSS THE FOUR STATE REGION LATE MONDAY NIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY
FOLLOWED BY THE TRAILING PACIFIC COLD FRONT. THIS FRONT WILL BE
SLOW TO EXIT THE REGION WITH THE UPPER LOW LIFTING INTO THE
CENTRAL PLAINS...SO HAVE KEPT RAIN CHANCES FOR THE SOUTHEAST
ZONES THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. ANOTHER UPPER LOW MOVES IN FROM THE
WEST SENDING ANOTHER FRONT THROUGH ON WEDNESDAY FOLLOWED BY
ANOTHER FRONT ON THURSDAY. WILL KEEP RAIN CHANCES IN FOR MAINLY
THE NORTHERN SECTIONS OF THE AREA THROUGH LATE WEEK...THEN DRY FOR
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Updated: 11:14 PM GMT on March 08, 2010
By: OrangeRoses, 10:58 AM GMT on March 02, 2010
6.35in | 161.3mm Total Rainfall February 2010
With the clay subsoil under the surface, and considering last year's record rainfall, the land is slowly changing into a swamp! Crawdaddies are dying and swine flu carrying mosquitos are eager for a slight warmup in temps before the next wake-up call strikes the ignorant many.
It may dry out slightly over the next few days, but with cloud cover and slower winds unable to evaporate the swampland we wait until the next rain shower to further wash away the filth which seems to accumulate all over — just as soon as the last drops stop.
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