Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wonderful Christmas tree!
With all the different colors the NWS graphic above reminded me of a Christmas tree!!! As of right now we have everything from tornado warnings down south to blizzard warnings here in OK to flood warnings in Arkansas....what a mess and it will probably only get worse for some folks! Current weather model data has pushed the low a little further south, thus, increasing the snow probabilities for central and southern Oklahoma. This is certainly not good news for people living from Lawton to Pauls Valley OK, where we could see 11 + inches.
My good friend and chase partner Chad Berryhill called to inform me that Stillwater was already getting hammered with sleet and that the winds were really picking up out around the I-35 area. One look at mesonet data from Perkins, OK and you can really get an idea of just how windy it is (see below)
Looks like winds have been sustained at near 40mph and one gust nearing 60mph!!! The NWS office in Norman has recently put that area under a Blizzard Warning due to these high winds which will certainly cause blowing and drifting of snow later this afternoon.
This could get really nasty!!! Will update as I can
Posted by Lanny at 10:15 AM