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, 1:32 PM GMT on May 31, 2010
Thunderstorms Approaching. Track them on the link below.
SE Oklahoma Wundermap
WunderMap dimensions 167 mi | 268.75 km wide & 233 mi | 375 km high
Comments 5:03PM CDT May 31
Many thunderstorms were moving SE in my direction but not one arrived. It was just cool & cloudy this morning and around Noon the sun came out and heated up again.
By: OrangeRoses, 8:21 PM GMT on May 24, 2010
It has been hot and humid lately »»airconditioning weather.
At 3:30 PM the Heat Index reached 95°
This Personal Weather Station is one of two realtime updating data sources in the entire county.
By: OrangeRoses, 5:23 PM GMT on May 21, 2010
After the thunderstorms in my area and the tornadoes in Central » North Oklahoma this week, now it is time once again for the ground to dry out. The 7-Day forecast shows the temps climbing into the 90's ± 2-3° and no rain. The 3 local PWS are not online for some reason.
By: OrangeRoses, 7:53 PM GMT on May 19, 2010
We may have some severe thunderstorms beginning this afternoon at 4PM and later continuing tonight(60% chance). The updating Suface Map below is here because the Tulsa and Shreveport NWS Offices time this red colored Warm Front's movement north into the Oklahoma Red River area with the breakout of thunderstorms.
Much of Oklahoma — 44 Counties — is under a Tornado Watch until 10PM tonight, but not my county.
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Next Day Update May 20, 2010
The severe thunderstorms started around 6 AM Thursday morning; by 7:30 AM 0.8 inches of rain fell. No rain fell all night, no thunder either. Right now ( 8:54 AM ) some more storms are on the radar moving NE & ENE into and around my area, which means the Severe Thunderstorm Watch could be extended past 9 AM when it is due to expire. They should have issued a Warning, not a Watch because the MesoCyclone Complexes were observed over 3 hours ago in Central Oklahoma moving SE.
The thunderstorms returned at 9:30 AM. Within 15 minutes another 0.4 inches of rain fell, making the total for today 1.2 inches. (mesonet.org)
By: OrangeRoses, 9:42 PM GMT on May 17, 2010
Mon. Afternoon Discussion from NWS Shreveport 308 PM
Upcoming forecast can be characterized by two distinct weather
patterns within the next 7 days. Early in the period...a lingering
frontal boundary...combined with sufficient low-level moisture...
will allow for periods of afternoon showers and thunderstorms
through Friday. The strongest convection is expected to occur
late Thursday night along and north of Interstate 20. Later in
the period...upper-level ridging becomes established across the
northern Gulf Coast on Saturday...providing dry conditions through
the remainder of the forecast period. Additionally...afternoon
high temperatures are forecast to surge into the low to middle 90s
this weekend into early next week.
By: OrangeRoses, 6:06 PM GMT on May 16, 2010
At 1:08 PM this small, slow-moving thunderstom appears it may be here within the hour.
Now it is 7 hours later. That storm passed through the area raining 1/3 in and was gone within an hour, and back to humid hot sunny again.
By: OrangeRoses, 1:31 PM GMT on May 14, 2010
Part of this image was visible on the zipcode-assigned default radar for my area — SouthEast of Bethany, OK who happens to be slightly NW of Oklahoma City, close to the Wiley Post Airport smack dab in the geographic center of Oklahoma!
Released by National Weather Service Shreveport LA 326 AM CDT Friday May 14 2010:
»Surface analysis this morning shows the nearly stalled boundary is stretched from southeast MO through northern Arkansas an into norther central Texas. Radar imagery shows convection along this boundary as well to the west and north of the County warning forecast area. This boundary should not sink much south today. However...it looks as if it will sink a little south by this evening and into tonight. This should allow for convection to develop across much of the County warning forecast area by this evening and into Saturday...especially over the northern half of the County warning forecast area«
By: OrangeRoses, 8:51 PM GMT on May 12, 2010
Another High Wind Advisory has been released. Maps relevant to this were posted only a few days ago Here.
At 2:00 PM the wind speed(25 mph) began to get closer to warrant the High Wind label and at 3:30 PM 31 mph. These were not sustained winds, just gusts.
The actual sustained wind speeds for the times mentioned were 10 - 15 mph less than the gusts. The NWS uses a loose interpretation of the Advisory rules which state "sustained winds of 31 mph or greater are expected to occur for at least 1 hour" when it actually is referring to the temporary gusts.
By: OrangeRoses, 11:49 AM GMT on May 11, 2010
The peak wind gusts during this High Wind Advisory yesterday(5/10/10) were 33mph at 6:30PM and 32mph at 8:45PM. Nearly simultaneous with the gusting winds were the lowest air pressure readings of the evening: 992 and 991 mb. (mesonet.org)
Although it was "windy", the speed and duration of the wind even at its peak were much less than advised.
By: OrangeRoses, 1:32 PM GMT on May 10, 2010
The rainfall amount in my area amounted to 0.3 in. overnight, but let us still keep watching this Warm Front as the NWS is now involving its movement in a High Wind Advisory. A high wind advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 mph or greater are expected to occur for at least 1 hour. This advisory can also be issued if winds of 46 mph or greater are expected for any length of time.
To display high winds this map should show a spectral continuum of Orange bands darkening into Red.
By: OrangeRoses, 9:29 PM GMT on May 09, 2010
Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Shreveport la
222 PM CDT sun may 9 2010
frontal boundary currently located across the northern Gulf Coast
prognosticated to phase north during the overnight hours...with winds
forecast to become more southerly. The front...combined with
upper-level instability in the form of weak disturbances in the
mean zonal flow...will allow for the chance of showers and
thunderstorms tonight. Most of this convective activity can be
expected north of Interstate 20.
[ I 20 is 110 miles — as the fronts fly — South of me ] See Map
By: OrangeRoses, 8:49 PM GMT on May 03, 2010
DeQueen is 23 miles away( straightline distance ) — this simplified 56 hour forecast includes my area also.
By: OrangeRoses, 12:49 PM GMT on May 01, 2010
Today is May Day, the first of May. Honeysuckles flowered despite the two Tornado Watches yesterday. They smell so nice and I am glad we did not have a tornado.
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