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Your 7-Day OKC Forecast: April 16-23, 2014

Tonight-Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday-Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the morning. Rain likely in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Thursday Night-Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the evening. Lows in the mid 40s. Light and variable winds. Chance of rain 40 percent.

Friday-Partly cloudy. Warmer. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds up to 10 mph.

Friday Night-Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Southeast winds around 10 mph.

Saturday-Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s.

Saturday Night-Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms likely. Lows in the upper 50s. Chance of thunderstorms 60 percent.
 
Sunday-Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms likely. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.

Sunday Night-Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms likely. Lows in the upper 50s. Chance of thunderstorms 60 percent.

Monday-Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of thunderstorms 40 percent.
 
Monday Night-Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s.

Tuesday-Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s.

Tuesday Night-Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s.

Wednesday-Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s.

April 16, 2014 Posted by | Weather | Leave a comment

Severe Weather Threat Exists for Sunday in Oklahoma City (4-11-2014)

Severe weather is looking likely for most of Oklahoma on Sunday. In fact, a moderate risk for severe weather will exist in Oklahoma on Sunday. Areas east of US 281 and south of I40 looks like the best bet. Here tornadoes are possible as well as large damaging hail and straight line winds. North of this area and east of US 281, a tornado threat is next to zero, but there is still a slight chance of severe weather. Mainly the threat will be damaging winds and marginally severe hail up to golf ball sized.

I will have the latest information when it becomes available.

April 11, 2014 Posted by | Weather | Leave a comment

Your 7-Day OKC Forecast: April 11-18, 2014

Tonight-Partly cloudy. Lows around 60.

Saturday-Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s.
 
Saturday Night-Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s.

Sunday-Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may be severe. Highs in the mid 70s. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.

Sunday Night-Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and storms. Much colder. Lows around 40. Chance of showers 40 percent.

Monday-Cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Much cooler. Highs around 50. Chance of showers 40 percent.

Monday Night-Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.

Tuesday-Sunny. Not as cool. Highs in the upper 60s.

Tuesday Night-Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s.

Wednesday-Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

Wednesday Night-Partly cloudy. Lows around 50.

Thursday-Mostly cloudy. Windy. Highs around 70.

Thursday Night-Mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of thunderstorms 40 percent.

Friday-Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs around 70. Chance of thunderstorms 40 percent.

April 11, 2014 Posted by | Weather | Leave a comment

Fire Weather Warning in effect for OKC This Afternoon (4-9-2014)

Red flag warning in effect until 7 PM for gusty winds and low humidity…

The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a red flag warning…which is in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening.

* Wind…south to southwest at 20 to 25 mph… gusts 30 mph.

* Humidity…15 to 20 percent.

* Temperature…near 80.

* Impacts…any fires that develop will spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

* Precautionary/preparedness actions…
Refrain from burning or activities which may lead to a fire. Such as operating heavy machinery over vegetation… throwing cigarettes out of your vehicle… or working with welding equipment outdoors.

April 9, 2014 Posted by | Weather | Leave a comment

Your 7-Day OKC Forecast: April 4-11, 2014

Tonight-Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Northeast winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable.

Saturday-Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night-Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s. Southeast winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Sunday-Cloudy with thunderstorms likely. Highs in the lower 60s. Light and variable winds. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.

Sunday Night-Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Monday-Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of showers 30 percent.

Monday Night-Partly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of showers 30 percent.

Tuesday-Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.

Tuesday Night-Mostly clear. Lows in the mif 40s.

Wednesday-Mostly sunny. Warmer. Highs in the upper 70s.

Wednesday Night-Mostly clear. Warmer. Lows in the mid 50s.

Thursday-Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.

Thursday Night-Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s.

Friday-Partly Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s.

April 4, 2014 Posted by | Weather | Leave a comment

Oklahoma Severe Weather Timetable for Tuesday through Thursday (3/31/2014)

Tuesday-Southwestern Oklahoma has the best chances for severe weather. Can’t rule out a suoercell with possible tornadoes south of I-40 and west of US 81. All this will depend on the cap, which will be very strong more north and east. If storms develop, OKC can see heavy rain will isolated severe overnight Tuesday into Wednesday Morning.

Wednesday-A very strong cap plus residual storms from Tuesday night will inhibit stop,  development initially. The cap is expected to break along the dryline by late afternoon. This dryline will set up along and just east of US 183 or along an Alva to Taloga to Clinton to Hobart to Vernon, TX line. If storms do develop, they will be capable of producing hail in excess of baseball sized, winds to 70 mph and tornadoes. OKC would get into play during the evening and overnight hours. Severe weather is quite likely later into the evening hours further east.

Thursday-A setup that resembles Wednesday, minus the cap and the dryline positioned from a Medford to Enid to Hinton to Frederick line by Thursday morning. The severe weather threat is greater on Thursday with a moderate risk of severe weather. Tornadoes, large hail past baseball sized hail, damaging straight line winds will be possible east of the dryline early/ in the afternoon. The dryline should be along  35 by mid afternoon with significant severe weather likely just to the east of this and heading into eastern Oklahoma. Severe weather should be clear of OKC by 5 PM and Tulsa by 9 PM.

This is still quite early and a guess right now. Heavy rains are quite possible according to the latest models. I’ll post updates to this as needed.

March 31, 2014 Posted by | Weather | Leave a comment

Your 7-Day OKC Forecast: March 30-April 6, 2014

Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening. Becoming mostly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 50s. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.

Monday: Partly cloudy. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Cooler. Lows in the mid 40s.
 
Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 70. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Warmer. Lows near 60. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of thunderstorms 40 percent.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be severe in the afternoon. Highs near 80. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be severe in the evening. Lows near 60. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent.
 
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms likely. Some thunderstorms may be severe. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of thunderstorms 70 percent.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Colder. Lows in the lower 40s. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.

Friday: Mostly sunny. Cooler. Highs in the lower 60s.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.
 
Saturday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 60s.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s.

March 30, 2014 Posted by | Weather | Leave a comment

Fire Weather Warning for Oklahoma City Sunday (3/29/2014)

Fire Weather Warning Issued by NWS Norman at: 10:13 PM CDT on March 29, 2014, expires at: 8:00 PM CDT on March 30, 2014

…Red flag warning in effect from noon to 8 PM CDT Sunday for breezy south winds…low relative humidity…and very high to  extreme fire danger for portions of central Oklahoma…

The National Weather Service in Norman has issued a Red Flag Fire Warning…which is in effect from noon to 8 PM CDT Sunday.

* Wind…south and southwest wind 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 35 to 45 mph.
* Humidity…20 percent.
* Temperature…75 to 80 degrees.
* Impacts…any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
* Precautionary/preparedness actions…
Fires may start easily and spread rapidly. Report smoke or fire to your local Fire Department.

March 29, 2014 Posted by | Weather | Leave a comment

Your 7-Day OKC Forecast for March 28-April 4, 2014

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.
 
Saturday: Sunny. Highs near 70.
 
Saturday Night: Clear. Lows in the mid 40s.
 
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Windy. Highs near 80.
 
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Windy. Lows in the lower 50s.

Monday: Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of thunderstorms 30 percent.
 
Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs near 70. Chance of thunderstorms 30 percent.
 
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Warmer. Lows in the upper 50s. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.
 
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be severe. Highs in the upper 70s. Chance of thunderstorms 50 percent.
 
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be severe in the evening. Colder. Lows in the mid 40s. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.
 
Thursday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Cooler. Highs in the upper 50s. Chance of thunderstorms 20 percent.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Lows near 40.
 
Friday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

March 28, 2014 Posted by | Weather | Leave a comment

First Severe Weather Threat of 2014 Possible in Oklahoma City Thursday (3/23/2014)

I am monitoring what could very well be OKC’s first severe weather day of 2014. It’s looking like a textbook dryline setup Thursday. The dryline will set up in western Oklahoma with it marching east toward the I35 corridor. Behind it, a extremely high wildfire threat will exist. To the east of it, a severe weather threat will exist. Best chance of severe weather will be east of US 183 or east of an Alva to Seiling to Hobart to Vernon, TX line.

Main threats will be damaging winds, large hail and there is a low end tornado threat too. Areas that could be impacted include OKC, Ponca City, Enid, Stillwater, Lawton, Norman, Shawnee, Ardmore, Pauls Valley, Tulsa, Muskogee, Bartlesville and McAlester. I am monitoring how all this will come together and will post updates throughout the week.

March 23, 2014 Posted by | Weather | Leave a comment

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