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Old 01-24-2012, 06:33 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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In Oklahoma, there be tornadoes...




...and also fyre and brimstone.



LOL!

I got sent this by one of my Poke friends:


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Old 01-24-2012, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Speaking of tornado videos and the Pokes, here is amazing footage of a tornado that barely missed Stillwater in 1998. There have been other close calls, but Stillwater has not been strongly hit by a tornado within city limits since May 1990.



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Old 01-25-2012, 11:22 AM
 
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We received a good steady rain yesterday evening and last night. Farm ponds really needed it.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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I am guessing that it is over 4 inches on my ranch. My creek looks like you could do some white water rafting on. Your right we need it but boy is it a mess at the moment. Hubby is going to figure hay out by himself I am going to do the rest of the animals. I think we could use more rain too. Although when the creek flows like this it is a mess to clean.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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.................when the creek flows like this it is a mess to clean.
why would you clean the creek?
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:25 AM
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Location: Cushing OK
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I have a ranch and yesterday's dust was horrible. It was like a fog when feeding cows late afternoon. I kept thinking it was smoke but couldn't smell fire. I wonder if it was like that during the dust bowl days.
I was sick, got up late and looked out. The sky was brown. I thought there might be a fire but it didn't smell like one. Honestly, what it looked like most of all was the brown/grey skies pretty much spring to winter in Riverside (CA) where I came from. Yuck.
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Duncan, Oklahoma
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Beautiful warm day here. 65 degrees right now. A bit breezy but quite pleasant. I have the patio doors open airing out the house.
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, Okla.
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Wow! Almost a week away and glad to see some participation on here. The rain event we had was a bit more than I anticipated (thankfully).. almost an inch and a half here at my farm NW of Piedmont.

It's back to the dry pattern we're all too familiar with with little rain in sight for about the next week. The cold wave I've been hoping for will likely not materialize and instead, we'll see some very mild conditions.. next week in particular look to average a good 12-15 degrees above average starting around the middle of next week. Rainfall will be scant.

I STILL am banking on at least one winter weather event, just when, who knows. My guess still is the middle of Feb. to early March. My reasoning if I was to explain could confuse you but just to say, I do see signs of a pattern change on down the line that could lead to a variety of weather that may include everything from heavy snow to severe weather most anywhere in the state. HOWEVER, I've been miserably off on the cold conditions I've expected because the long range computer models have just not been that accurate this winter with the arctic air mass draining south like it usually does. Interestingly enough, places like Lubbock and especially Midland, TX. which was where the core of the drought was last year, has seen near record snow amounts from cold core low pressure systems so far this season. The tracks of these systems have avoided Oklahoma for the most part or warmed up by the time they got here. I still believe we'll see more of these systems within a few weeks and I think it will inevitably be our turn to get one of these little winter surprises.

If at least here in the OKC area, we go this whole winter without any measurable snow, that will be a first. So far, we have only received a "trace". Here at my farm near Piedmont, we have only had three occasions with snow, none adding up more than a trace or a light dusting. We have had several winters with only an inch and a half or two/three inches. Normally, here in OKC, the average is about 8 inches for a winter, and about 9.5" for Tulsa. So, if your a snow lover like myself, have faith.. I still believe we'll see at least one snowfall before mid March.

Looking forward in seeing more of you post on what's up in your corner of the state. I'll post updates when changes are on the horizon.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:44 AM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA
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why would you clean the creek?

It carries trees down and clogs up certain areas making dams.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, Okla.
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A faint glimmer of hope.. newest model data indicates a possible snow event for next weekend over roughly the northeast 2/3rds of Oklahoma. Potentially several inches of wet snow if (and a BIG IF) this model run verifies. The only reason I'm even posting this is it's within a week of possibly occurring. Normally, I give little credence to any data past a week except just to give a general idea of what may occur. My guess is that the data will bounce around on this and still I lean more to this NOT verifying.. but, as I alluded to in my last post.. changes are coming, and I'm reasonably confident that we'll see some wintry weather at some point between now and winter's end. It looks to me that this change will exhibit a high pressure ridge to our west, giving much of that area mild and tranquil conditions, with a pronounced trough.. or a large area of lower pressure to our northeast and east, where unseasonably colder conditions will result.. we'll be in the middle where temperatures may oscillate significantly but typically in that pattern, moisture is lacking. Sometimes, low pressure areas coming down from the northwest may cut off and give us some rain or snow, or even better, a subtropical jetstream coming up from the east central Pacific, comes through the southern Rockies and the southwest US. This may intensify and give us precipitation that way. We'll see how this unfolds.

Meanwhile, after a cool day today, temperatures will start rebounding tomorrow, and by Friday, I wouldn't be surprised to hear of a few reports of some trees starting to bud. I've already heard that some folks have their flower bulbs coming through.. not that unusual for here in Oklahoma, especially in recent years.
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