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Beautiful and Impressive Storm Coming Ashore in California

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10:15 AM MST /9:15 AM PST/

Cloudy with a change of cinnabons? No, Jim Gaffigan is not coming to your neighborhood. Nor will tasty baked goods be falling from the sky (how awesome would that be though). Instead, one of the most impressively beautiful and textbook upper-level mid-latitude storm systems in recent years is currently coming ashore in California. The structure of this storm system is so perfect it looks like a cinnabon on the satellite image. The storm is big enough to bring rain to the entire west coast, but the most rain will fall in the drought-striken areas that need it most.

GOES Satellite Image - Friday at 6:30 AM CST/4:30 AM PST

Storm Brings Much-Needed Rain to Drought-Stricken California

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Posted In: Forecasts

Tagged: Winter Storm, Mountain Weather, Rain, Drought


An Interesting Perspective of the Moore Tornado Path

Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM MST

The first time I crossed the path of the May 20, 2013 Moore tornado at night I was really taken aback. Both sides of I-35 the entire way through Moore are normally lined with shops, strip malls, entertainment venues, and hotels, and are normally all lit up at night. The tornado, however, wiped out everything in its path, leaving a rather large and noticeable gap in the lit area.

I shot the video below crossing the path of the tornado on I-35 going northbound from Norman towards Oklahoma City at night. The video starts at the S 19th St exit, crosses the tornado path where the medical center once stood (which will be on the left), and ends at the S 4th St overpass. You will notice that both sides of the highway all of a sudden get very dark. That is the tornado path you are seeing.

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Posted In: Education

Tagged: Tornado, 2013 Moore Tornado


Winter Weather Outlook for Sunday Through Tuesday

Posted on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM MST /12:00 PM EST/

I am watching two possible areas for winter weather over the next three to four days. The first is a coastal storm that may bring some gusy winds and light snow to the northeast Sunday, and the other is an upper-level storm system that could bring more snow and ice to the southern plains and lower Mississippi River Valley.

Outlook for New England

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Tagged: Rain, Snow, Sleet, Cold Front


A Look at the East Coast Weather for the Next Week

Posted on Monday, February 3, 2014 at 4:10 PM MST /6:10 PM EST/

A pattern shift in the jet stream has let Feburary start with quite a bang after a pretty quiet January. A series of winter storms that has come through and will be coming through Oklahoma this week will be impacting parts of the east coast as well.

Tuesday, February 4th: Boston, MA and Washington, DC

The winter storm that passed through Oklahoma on Sunday is currently centered over the Tennessee valley and will be well offshore by sunrise on Tuesday, and will bring precipitations along the coast of the Mid-Atlantic and Southern New England. Areas north of the Mason-Dixon Line could see a few more inches of snow, with some isolated higher totals possible, especially along the Connecticut coast and Long Island. All precipitation will end by 11 PM EST tonight.

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Tagged: Rain, Snow, Winter Storm


Rare Winter Storm to Impact the Gulf Coast and Deep South

Posted on Monday, January 27, 2014 at 3:30 PM MST /5:30 PM EST/

A powerful Arctic cold front will collide with rich Gulf of Mexico moisture to bring a plethora of wintry mess to the Gulf Coast before continuing on to the Georgia and Carolina coasts. Behind the frontal passage this evening, temperatures will quickly plunge into the 20s and 30s along the Gulf Coast between Houston and the Big Bend of Florida. A disturbance in the jet stream will rotate through the area on Tuesday, providing ample lift to generate a wintry mess of snow, sleet, and freezing rain.

Northern Gulf Coast

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Tagged: Winter Storm, Ice Storm, Snow, Sleet, Rain


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