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By: OrangeRoses , 3:58 PM GMT on January 01, 2012

Happy New Year!

The seldom few who read this blog may understand the limited local weather data sources available in SE Oklahoma.

Other than the Weather Underground Personal Weather Stations in this area (that differ slightly in temperatures and rainfall amounts for the same time periods) and the McCurtain County Airport (which still displays the incorrect time for each feed into the online weather sites, with frequent lapses for hours at a time) there are no official data sources, other than semi official

Mesonet has been offline for the past 48 hours and who knows when the instrumentation in the country pasture  will be fixed, by probably, an OSU college student on Christmas break?

The nearest "official" National Weather Service station is out-of-state 50 miles to the Northeast in DeQueen, Arkansas and has no rain gauge. It also has much different weather, severe, that makes it also an unreliable data source for my area.

Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Shreveport LA
327 am CST Sat Dec 31 2011

Cold Arctic airmass will build over much of the central Continental U.S. For the beginning of next week. Coldest air should remain north of the area...but overnight lows are expected to fall well below freezing Sunday and Monday nights. May see some of the coldest temperatures yet this winter in some locations Monday night and into early Tuesday morning.

National Weather Service Shreveport LA
500 am CST sun Jan 1 2012

Cold air will also produce freezing or near freezing tempeeratures overnight tonight ..and for the next couple of
nights for much of the area. Temperatures will moderate as high pressure associated with the middle week system shifts east. Daytime highs will return into the sixties and to near 70.

And so, with the temperatures dropping below freezing, as shown above, Princess Glaciera may return again for a few days.

Monday Morning Update January 2, 2012

At 5:55 AM temperature 35.6 °F windchill 28.0 °F wind NNW 10.4 mph
8:00 AM temp the same windchill 27.1 °F wind NNW 12.7 mph (source: McCurtain Cty. Airport)

Comparing other working mesonet stations for minimum temps show below freezing values west of here at Madill and Burneyville. SE Oklahoma has no working mesonet station to check against the airport, as stated above.

So, the Princess did not appear.

5:05 AM NWS Discussion: Overnight tonite some locations across southeast Oklahoma and southwest Arkansas could see readings near 20 degrees or even slightly lower.

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