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By: OrangeRoses , 4:57 AM GMT on January 18, 2012

Wednesday Morning Update Jan. 18, 2012

Overnight Low at 6:50 AM 23° WindChill 18° with a SouthEast wind speed of 3 mph.

At 1 PM temperatures are in the the lower 40's and the relative humidity is also in the lower 40's percentiles in a wide area of Oklahoma, the eastern half of Texas, western Kansas and thinner area in western Lousiana. The air that moved south a few nights ago was much colder but was very dry, being associated with a High Pressure area. Apparently, the very humid air mass in place over all the areas included in OK, TX, and LA above dried out, like an icey dryer. So, it didn't rain. One curious anomaly did happen in Ringold, OK, about 30 miles NW of here. A sudden rainless thunderstorm with a very high wind gust knocked a tree down. That's it. No rain was reported.

Thursday Morning Update Jan. 19, 2012

Overnight at 11 PM & 12:10 AM the Lowest Temperature was 31° and WindChill was 27°, for the same times, with an Eastern wind speed of 4 to 6 mph. Interestingly, the temp rose above freezing after the low point but the WindChill factor remained 29° on average for the remainder of the Eve with average winds doubling to 8 mph.

Today's Forecast is Sunny, with a high about 60°
Tonight may be Partly cloudy, with a low perhaps of 41°

And any of you readers know what this means — Who leaves with the warming.

Friday Morning Update Jan. 20, 2012

Quite a surprise to see the dense fog all around. The local airport lists cloud height 100 feet. The satellite shows no cloud cover in a 50 mile radius around this area, and the Shreveport NWS finally issued a "patchy fog" short term forecast at 7:55 AM, 90 minutes after it issued a dense fog advisory at 6:25 AM. The change of wind direction from the East to Southeast should signal the warmup expected to begin mid morning that will evaporate the low lying clouds, known as fog, and give us the 70° High Temp for the day. But, another fog is expected later this evening.

Here's another local weather very brief Current Weather Conditions link from NWS Telecommunications Operations Center noaa.gov

At 11:19 AM today 1/20/12 the Shreveport NWS blundered again. This time a short weather discussion was issued: a Lake Wind Advisory for "north Louisiana and East Texas" because "surface winds are expected to be out of the south at 15 to 20...or 15 to 25 miles per hour...through most of the afternoon."

But the staff hasn't checked our small part of their forecast world since 11:20 AM. We have had steady winds of 18 -21 mph since 11:35 AM and gusts 22 - 26 mpg! hah! should be mph. Source: K4O4 Idabel Airport Another blunder from Shreveport was in not raising the temperature forecast here. It is already 73° and still rising — 4° higher than the 5 AM discussion guessed it would be here (69).

I am issuing a Wind Advisory in effect from 11:30 AM until 5 PM today January 20, 2012, with winds 15 to 21 mph and gusts 22 -30 mph.

∞ I return once more in Sorrow ∞
∞ for you never believe, never learn ∞
∞ another chance for you again ∞

∞ I depart to be with my sisters, the angels of avalon ∞

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