Thursday, February 28, 2008

Car Repairs / Storm Chase Sunday 2nd?

Well my xterra has just about hit the 100,000 mile mark so its time to do some major maintenance before chase season really gets going. I recently got a full transmission service, fuel system service, oil change, etc.. Now it looks like I'll be getting a new water pump and timing belt as well hopefully before this weekend. Everything else seems to be in relatively good shape and all I will need throughout the season is a few oil changes and tire rotation (hopefully).

Looks a though a large longwave trough will develop and move across the central and eastern US late this weekend through early next week. On Sunday March 2nd, a sfc cold front will be surging southward across the central plains while the 500 mb axis, slightly positively tilted, will extend from the Dakotas SSW to New Mexico Sunday evening. NAM/WRF, GFS both depict a sfc low developing on the southwestern extent of the cold front somewhere in western north Texas likely. Modified gulf moisture should be in place with dewpoints generally ranging from 55-60 throughout much of central and northern Texas into south/southeastern Oklahoma. Still a ways out but looks like a chase may be in the works for northern TX on Sunday. I won't go into any more detail now but will likely post again Saturday as to if I'll be chasing along with a more detailed forecast.

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