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By: OrangeRoses, 2:08 PM GMT on December 30, 2011

Very foggy out this morning with temperature hovering just over the freezing mark at 34°. It is like a cold, wet blanket with no wind also. The NWS issued a short term forecast at 7:48 AM for "patchy fog" and "could be dense at times". The fog has been here a little longer than NWS time of issue. Less than 100 feet away the cold steamy thick misty blanket limits visibility.

That may have a good consequence by slowing down the traffic(which largely includes the loud pickup truck / hick-up truck wannabe cowboys).

The GOES13 Satellite partial image below is a cutout from the original 1.5 MB Eastern USA photo taken at 8:31 AM Today Dec 30, 2011. As you will see, it clearly shows the clouds over SE Oklahoma contributing to our dense fog. It also shows areas of clear skies all around which will be here soon. The arrow points to the Red River that meanders SouthEast to meet the Mississippi River Delta.

Updated: 3:51 PM GMT on December 30, 2011


Mon 122611

By: OrangeRoses, 12:59 AM GMT on December 27, 2011

It rained 0.4 inches today in 4 hours — 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Temp remained a constant 43° and windchill above freezing.

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Probability of Freezing Near Surface Temperatures Four Day loop

New Experimental Snow Accumulation Probability Forecasts 3 day Interactive

Wednesday AM Update
The overnight low temperature dipped below freezing at 1 AM until bottoming out at 7 AM as 27°. With southerly winds later today it should warm up thirty degrees.

Updated: 1:35 PM GMT on December 28, 2011


M 121911

By: OrangeRoses, 12:58 PM GMT on December 19, 2011

The Princess hides again, so it is warmer now-- the temp 47° at 6:50 AM.

Monday Night Dec 19

Overcast with thunderstorms. Low of 52°F. Winds from the ESE at 10-15 mph shifting to the South after midnight. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.

►The North-South line of thunderstorms mentioned in the hazardous weather outlook earlier at Noon time are centered on Dallas right now and should be moving North and East to this part of the world.

It rained ½ inch from 5:15 PM last night, Dec.19, until midnight.

► Right now 8 AM Dec 20  it is very foggy outside with no mention of fog on the main page. It does show low clouds 200 feet overcast.

Updated: 10:30 PM GMT on December 20, 2011


Sat 121711

By: OrangeRoses, 2:22 PM GMT on December 17, 2011

Overnight Low 28° at 5:45 AM
Temperature was at or below freezing from 2 AM Sunday until 8:15 AM.

Updated: 11:07 PM GMT on December 18, 2011



By: OrangeRoses, 1:52 PM GMT on December 12, 2011

Nowcast 6:45 PM CST December 14, 2011
A line of showers and thunderstorms..moving east of a line from Dallas Fort Smith Arkansas...will begin to reach McCurtain County Oklahoma and the Clarksville Texas around 8 PM. Frequent deadly lightning and heavy rain may accompany this activity.

Only 0.025 inches(less than 3 hundredths of an inch) of rain fell all day until now--7:10PM. The cold front generator of scattered thunderstorms and lots of rain has been slow to reach this area, but there is a line of thunderstorms 60 miles west of here, approaching slowly, that could finally verify the NWS forecasts that changed contantly over the past 3 days.

7:35 AM Dec. 15 Thursday Morning Update

The short term Advisory(NowCast)above was incorrect in the timing.

It began to rain at 9:20 PM last night and continued until 12:50 AM with 0.475 inches reaching the ground. No heavy rain or deadly lightning occurred in this area, despite the radar observation mentioned above. I really thought it would rain and thunderstorms would occur but something changed as they approached here. (If I find a reference as to why, the explanation will be posted here.)

I found a very oblique reference to the storm breaking up, but nothing about the rainfall amounts being significantly lower than as suggested.

954 PM CST WED DEC 14 2011


Updated: 1:58 AM GMT on December 16, 2011


Tue 120611

By: OrangeRoses, 8:48 PM GMT on December 06, 2011

Princess Glaciera returns this week along with the sub-freezing temperatures at night .


►►Sunday 7:20 AM 28° Overnight Low Temperature  & windchill of 21° !

A few more colder nights will occur and then the Princess will leave our area.
em to be a high of 61° Tuesday 12/13 & a 49° low after midnight—— that sets up Wednesday and Thursday for 67° and 63° highs respectively, plus a 70% chance of rain overnight Wednesday!

Updated: 5:52 AM GMT on December 30, 2011


Sat 120311

By: OrangeRoses, 5:14 PM GMT on December 03, 2011

►►Monday 2:24 PM The rain has stopped now Dec,5th,yet it is still very cloudy!
►The forecasts have not updated on the main page. Ý? …… One shows 30% chance of precipitation; another still shows 100% chance-3 days old.
►►The second real change is the colder weather overnight, close to freezing tonight and progressively lower for the next 3 nights

So, we move from cold nights to watch rain approaching.So far today(Sat.) extremely light rain less than 1/100th of an inch, but 2-3 inches total are possible through Monday!

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9:10 PM Saturday Quick Update 0.17 in. rain in 20 min.
Sunday 7:30 AM  1.2 in.  7 PM 2.0 in. accumulated rain total 
►Monday 7:30 AM 3.15 in. current rain total

 More rain in the forecast until 9 PM Monday Night, when the temperature drops close to freezing.
►Even now, at 7:30 AM Monday morning the windchill is 30° with 15 mph steady winds & 39° temperature. ░░░░ 


Updated: 9:03 PM GMT on December 05, 2011


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