Friday, September 14, 2007

Severe Chances Next Week?

Some ensembles are hinting at SW mid/upper-level flow going into next week. First chances are Mon/Tues with a weaker western trough possibly ejecting out into the northern plains. Another trough is forecast to develop later in the week but now some members are cutting-off the low from the mean flow. If it would eject out next weekend sometime (9/21-9/23) it could bring a favorable setup for severe storms on the plains. Will post updates if it looks like a chase may occur within the next week or so.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Cool Night Ahead

I guess I'm just excited about the first of the 50's F this year. The cold frontal passage occurred yesterday evening (9/10) accompanied with low dewpoints and gusty north winds. Tonight into tomorrow morning, conditions favor relatively good radiational cooling. Dewpoints around the state are in the mid 40's to lower 50's F so I expect the temperature to mimic those pretty closely. Here's what the weather service thinks...

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Old Lightning Pics

Its been a while since we've had a good t-storm here in Norman so I thought I would post some of these to ease the pain.

I am still hopeful that the fall season will present one or two more storm chases before 07' is over. After that, I'm ready for winter and all it has to offer. I still plan to chase a blizzard if the opportunity presents itself while I'm out of school. Here are some winter storms I've experienced.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Hurricane Felix now a Category 4

As of the latest update from the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Felix is now a Cat. 4 storm with sustained winds of 140 mph. Hurricane hunters found the lowest pressure to be 956mb. The storm should continue its westward track with slight wobbles to the north and eventually effect Honduras and Belize as a major hurricane.