Weather Blog

Into the Storm Review

I average about one movie every two years in a theater, so I decided to watch “Into the Storm”. This review won’t mention the many inaccuracies, but there was one glaring scene that I had a “why?” moment when I saw it. To refrain from any major spoilers, you can find out what I’m talking

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4.1 magnitude earthquake in Central Oklahoma

On February 8th at 8:16PM local time a 4.1 magnitude earthquake was measured. At 10:55PM the same night a 2.8 magnitude aftershock was measured.

Oklahoma City fog December 2nd, 2013

Why was there so much fog over Oklahoma City this morning? Here’s a plot of the 6AM weather balloon launch in Norman, Oklahoma. The red line is temperature, and the green line is dew point temperatures. When they meet, you have clouds. Notice they meet right at the bottom (ground level). I’ve overlayed raw data

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Comet ISON encounters the sun

Comet ISON was broken apart by the sun this weekend and may not survive much longer. Hopes for it being visible to the human eye at sunset are extremely slim as the core has broken apart. Below is video of comet ISON encountering the sun and emerging, albeit very much destroyed.

Drought likely to persist or develop in the Southwest, Southeastern U.S. this winter

Article via   Winter is likely to offer little relief to the drought-stricken U.S. Southwest, and drought is likely to develop across parts of the Southeast as below-average precipitation is favored in these areas of the country, according to NOAA’s annual Winter Outlook announced today. Drought has been an ongoing concern across parts of the Southwest and Texas

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Cold weather for most of the US for Thanksgiving

Cold air descends down towards the south next week giving freezing temperatures to most of the country.

May 20th, 2013 – Moore, Oklahoma Tornado

Background On Monday, May 20th, 2013 around 3PM a 1.3 mile wide EF5 tornado with estimated peak winds of 210 mph traveled through Oklahoma crossing the city of Moore.  The tornado crossed two interstates (I-44 & I-35) killing  23 people, injuring about 400, and  destroying about 1,150 homes causing an estimated $2 billion in damage.

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Possible tornado outbreak in early April 2013

Published by in Tornadoes on April 6th, 2013

Latest Forecast There is a strong potential for tornadoes today (April 9th) across the following areas Oklahoma City, OK, Tulsa, OK, Norman, OK, Wichita Falls, TX, Broken Arrow, OK, Dallas, TX, Ft. Worth, TX, Kansas City, MO, Wichita, KS, Arlington, TX, and other areas in the colored region of the image below. Strongest threat will be

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Tornadoes of 2012

How tornado average is derived 2012 was a relatively quiet year for tornadoes. When basing tornado counts on prior years one must consider what’s called “tornado inflation”. Tornado inflation is the gradual increase in tornado sightings because of the increased number of chasers, social media, and awareness. 20 years ago if a tornado touched down

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Possible Tornadoes on October 12th and 13th, 2012

Overview October and November generally have bouts with tornadic / severe weather as cold fronts move from west to east. This weekend, October 12th and 13th is looking more and more possible of potentially having tornadoes across parts of the Great Plains.  Below is the current general forecast for Friday from the Storm Prediction Center.

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