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W 052511

By: OrangeRoses, 1:48 AM GMT on May 26, 2011

7PM CDT Source Naval Research Lab Monterey

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Updated: 4:32 PM GMT on May 29, 2011


F 052011

By: OrangeRoses, 7:47 PM GMT on May 20, 2011

Tornado Watch 312 issued May 20, 2011 remains in effect until 6:00 PM CDT for Oklahoma counties Adair, Choctaw, Haskell, Latimer, Le Flore, McCurtain, Pushmataha, and Sequoyah. The Red outlined counties on the map below show all tornado watch areas in the Four State Region that are under the Shreveport NWS jurisdiction.

Tornado Watch issued 6:03 PM CDT May 20, 2011 until 1200 am CDT.

We have had two tornado warnings so far within 10m minutes of each other!

1. A Tornado Warning remains in effect until 615 PM CDT for Red River
and McCurtain counties...

At 547 PM CDT... Doppler radar continued to indicate a tornado on
the Red River County... McCurtain County line over the Red River just
southwest of the Farmers Hill community. This storm is moving northeast
at 35 mph.

The tornado will otherwise remain over mainly rural areas of the
indicated County.

2. Tornado Warning for central McCurtain County in southeast Oklahoma...

* until 645 PM CDT
* at 558 PM CDT... National Weather Service meteorologists detected a
severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado 16 miles west of
Broken Bow... or 23 miles north of Clarksville... moving northeast at
35 mph.

* Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to
Wright City... Golden... Holly Creek... Glover... Oak Hill...
Hochatown... Mount Herman and Sherwood.

Storm Report 05/20/2011 0551 PM

1 miles NW of Idabel, McCurtain County.
Funnel cloud, reported by public

Very close. Too close. The wundermap shows dozens of severe thunderstorms, all red from tremendous cloud height making them more intense, heading our way again! So I may log this blog offline soon.

Next Day Update After May 20th storms

It rained 2.14 inches from 6-9 PM at the data site location 5 miles SW of Idabel. Temp fell from 82 - 66 degrees in 30 minutes 6- 6:30 PM.

My Actual Observation is much less rainfall due to the normal water ponding and flooding that occurs during and after every hard rain thunderstorm. There was no flooding or water ponding near me. Rough estimate would be 1 inch(if that) in the 3 hours. The data discrepancy may be simply that these thunderstorms were moving toward the NE, general direction East. I watched them on the Wundermap for a few hours before I unplugged the blog access. So, as the hard rain began to fall, areas South and West(source of thunderstorm direction) would receive more rain volume because more of the time it rained was in a SW - NE direction from all storms. Fewer storms passed over Idabel and east of it.


Updated: 3:53 PM GMT on May 21, 2011


Th 051211

By: OrangeRoses, 6:10 PM GMT on May 12, 2011

Yesterday in the late afternoon Wednesday, May 11th, we experienced a 15° temperature drop in less than 20 minutes. Then it begain to rain. Shreveport was a little slow to issue the severe thunderstorm warning although I saw the intense storms moving this way NE across the TX-OK border. It didn't rain hard, or long0.5 inches fell between 5:30 and 11 PM.


Updated: 6:14 PM GMT on May 12, 2011


F 050611

By: OrangeRoses, 3:34 PM GMT on May 06, 2011

As the ground dries from the Sun shining once again for the past 2 days the humidity will lessen. This drying allows for a comfortable, windows open, fresh air experience. Nights are close to a 50° low and humidity is almost always much higher just before dawn, even with a clear sky. So, the land is slowly drying yet still soft underfoot.

A rapid warmup is happening since May 6th.

 High Low Temps
May 6 - 80  49 
May 7 - 84  58
May 8 - 83  64

With it being 86° now(1:40PM) on Monday the 91 forecast high and 68 overnight low is reasonable and may even be underestimated too.

Updated: 6:42 PM GMT on May 09, 2011


M 050211

By: OrangeRoses, 2:36 PM GMT on May 02, 2011

FLASH FLOOD WATCH until Midnight Monday May 2nd.

locally heavy rainfall of two to four inches with a potential
for higher amounts up to 6 inches will be possible.

The ground remains saturated across southeast Oklahoma... and
much of northeast Texas and southwest and south central Arkansas
along and either side of the Interstate 30 corridor. Recent
heavy rains from showers and thunderstorms that continued to
develop and spread over the region has kept the ground near
saturation. Any additional heavy rainfall will produce flash
flooding. This will affect roads... bridges... and low water
crossings... and will cause creeks... streams... and rivers to
rise rapidly and overflow their banks.


2.2 inches of rain in the past 24 hours since 8:45AM Sunday and it's still raining.
0.7 inches more rain by 8:30 PM May 2 and then it ended, bringing a total of 2.9 inches since Sunday.


Updated: 1:53 PM GMT on May 03, 2011


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