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By: OrangeRoses, 11:16 AM GMT on April 30, 2010

Right now a vertical band thunderstorms aligned N - S 100 miles West of me near Sherman, Texas are moving rapidly to the NE and appear to be no threat here at all. It is warm and very humid. Earlier there was a small amount (1/100th inch) of rain.


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By: OrangeRoses, 3:19 PM GMT on April 26, 2010

NWS Shreveport Discussion this morning before sunrise gives us "a series of short wave disturbances move around the front side of high pressure ridge out west...sending a cold front into the four state region" this afternoon. Rain is not expected because there isn't enough moisture in the air in back of the frontal boundary.



By: OrangeRoses, 7:48 PM GMT on April 24, 2010

Today's Wind Advisory replaces the Tornado Watch (ending at 2 AM) we had yesterday. Many powerful storms moved around my area Friday evening into Arkansas. The whole state appeared mostly orange on the Wundermap. I was awoken around 2:30 AM by a loud thunder boom. Loud rain fell for about an hour -- after the watch expired. A total of 0.50in fell locally. Another data source showed 0.55in.

This morning I tracked storms approach my area, and then melt away. For example: this morning there was one mesocyclone storm I saw while peering out the back door. It was a big, dark grey cloud and announced itself with one deep bass prolonged thunder boom. Suddenly the darkness ended and the Sun shined! This was displayed on the Wundermap as a yellow diamond shaped storm that first appeared right over my area, but then skipped over me and reappeared 9 miles NE.

At Noon the winds began blowing a steady 23 mph with gusts gradually picking up speed to surpass 30 mph. And now at 4 PM the wind direction is from the W, speed 23 mph, gusts 39 mph.

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By: OrangeRoses, 3:48 PM GMT on April 18, 2010

Weather Underground changed the precip. probability from 50% to 80%.

I would say there is a 50% chance they did this after it began raining.

In 4 hours 0.1 inches rain has fallen. Farther south some 60 miles — in Mount Pleasant — orange and dark red radar warns of heavy rain, but it is moving to the NE on some kind of SW to NE Axis and should not affect the nice, gentle, skymisting the young plants are enjoying here.

4:00PM CDT
In 10 hours 0.4 in. rain, so it is very gentle still. Another interesting observation is it cooled slowly 10° F since midnight— the graph shows wide hourly steps in the downward staircase of Temp over time.

April 18, 2010 K4O4 Airport Data

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Aprilis XX MMX K4O4 Airport Data

Avril cette semaine XVIII

the above graphs do not include rainfall measurement. The Airport Manager informed me 2 years ago that there was no rainfall gauge at the airport.
(Rainfall amounts determined by various other sources)


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By: OrangeRoses, 3:48 PM GMT on April 17, 2010

Where I live,


a.) Scattered Clouds Height: 6000 ft | 1828 m
b.) Overcast Cloud Height: 8000 ft | 2438 m

The same, now termed "Vertical Shear Axis", storm system is moving slowly North and spreading out slightly toward the East from where it was 2 days ago in Texas. Radar shows the potential for a very slight amount of rain. The main picture is the cooldown temps ( 60's ) and the lack of brilliant sunlight.

Of course WU gives its "maybe"(50%) chance of rain forecast for the next few days, whereas the NWS Issued a LIKELY chance, which means 60% !

At least now we know generally who the forecaster is that gives a know-nothing forecast of 50% chance it will not rain.


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By: OrangeRoses, 10:28 AM GMT on April 15, 2010

April 11 - 15 2010

The Swamp is drying. With only 1 inch of rain on 1 day out of 15 so far in April the trend looks good for the greening of the land- and I don't mean non-indigenous lawns! There is a small garden trying to grow in the slowly drying soil. With a 20-30% chance of rain and/or thunderstorms forecasted over the next 5 days(depending on who divines the signs in the sky) it makes a person feel bitter that the break in April wetness may end. I will be closely monitoring the weather, for the sake, especially, of my morninglories, who have never taken the NWS Forecasts seriously.

The Upper Level Low in Canada that I saw on the fronts map, mentioned as contributing to a change in our High Pressure / Nice Weather "ridging", in the earliest NWS Discussion this morning - Thurday at 4 AM - has vanished or merged into a Normal Low with storms in Northern Michigan. The only rain in the whole area Now( 4PM Apr 15 ) is moving North about 500 miles West of here in Lubbock, TX. The models NAM & GFS run out 42 hours from now to Saturday afternoon show no precipitation here at all.



By: OrangeRoses, 2:38 PM GMT on April 01, 2010

If we believe the NWS Discussion, the rather dull models who still wear blue denim, and live not in my area then:
A strong possibility we may have "thunderstorms, damaging hail, and possible tornadoes" tomorrow- Good Friday - exists. In case you planted a garden any baby plants will likely be washed away or pummeled into the ground( unless the tornado rips your house and barn and garden away too )!


March Totals

High: Low: Average:

Temperature: 81.6 °F | 27.6 °C : 23.3 °F | -4.8 °C : 50.5 °F | 10.3 °C

Dew Point: 61.0 °F | 16.1 °C : 21.5 °F | -5.8 °C : 40.5 °F | 4.7 °C

Humidity: 98.0% : 20.0% : 72.5%

Wind Speed & Gust: 31.0mph | 49.9km/h from the SW : 2.9mph | 4.6km/h

Pressure: 30.30in | 1026.0hPa : 29.43in | 996.5hPa

Precipitation: 3.31in | 84.1mm


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