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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #50 on: April 01, 2017, 06:22:20 PM »
March here went down as the hottest on record, average high a whopping 9.1F above normal. The average temp record itself was also shattered by 1.1F, by far the biggest spread ever. What a surprise with 15 days over 85F and 9 over 90F. Right now 64F.... :roll:
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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #51 on: April 02, 2017, 03:50:02 PM »
SPC has La. under a high risk. Don't see that often, nasty supercells on going, long track tornadoes too. TWC actually worth watching at the moment.
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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #52 on: April 02, 2017, 07:41:09 PM »
Just looked at Fort Polk radar, unbelievable lightening activity!


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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #53 on: April 04, 2017, 04:45:35 PM »



230 PM CDT Tue Apr 4 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Northwest Arkansas
Southeast Kansas
Southwest Missouri
Central and Northeast Oklahoma

* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 230 PM until
900 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
inches in diameter possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY...Scattered severe thunderstorms are expected to develop
over central Oklahoma by 4pm. This activity will spread/develop
northeast into portions of southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri
and northwest Arkansas. Large hail and damaging winds are the
primary threats, though a tornado or two could be noted with the
strongest activity near the I-44 corridor.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles north and south of a line from 5 miles southwest of
Oklahoma City OK to 15 miles east of Monett MO.


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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #54 on: April 04, 2017, 08:01:59 PM »
Only .15 from the storm here with no severe weather.  The storms were moving fast, so not much time to drop rain.  I imagine people were happy with that where  it hailed.

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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #55 on: April 05, 2017, 12:02:12 PM »
The average temperature for March 2017 was 69.3 F which is about 1 F below 30 year average.  The average temperature for this spring( beginning March 1) is 70.2 F.
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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #56 on: April 05, 2017, 01:16:03 PM »
The average temperature for March 2017 was 69.3 F which is about 2 F below 30 year average.  The average temperature for this spring( beginning March 1) is 70.2 F.

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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #57 on: April 05, 2017, 04:19:44 PM »
My location is Homestead, Florida  33030.  I checked the average temperature for March and it is near 70 F not 71F so my mistake.  I will make the correction in my post.  Sorry for the mistake.
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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #58 on: April 05, 2017, 04:44:53 PM »
March 2016 was much warmer compared to March this year.  The average temperature for March 2016 was 73.1 F and March 2017 69.3 F.  April this year is off to a very warm start though with average temperature 76.8 F through April 4.

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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #59 on: April 10, 2017, 07:14:53 AM »
Thunderstorms yesterday light snow today.
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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #60 on: April 17, 2017, 07:56:17 AM »
The weather here is like crazy...

two weeks ago we broke the all time max for April, with temps reaching 25C (77F). Now we have quite the opposite. It got a lot colder. Today is supposed to be the warmest day of the week - and it is only around 5C (40F) during the day with freezing temperatures expected at night and on Wednesday we have snow forecasted! Very unusual for this time of the year, it is common, but only at night and usually at the beginning of April, not the end.

And as you can imagine, this is a total disaster for the crops, given it was almost summer 2 weeks ago and these high temperatures lasted for almost 3 weeks, everything is already flowering and now it will freeze. Also most people already changed winter tires.

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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #61 on: April 18, 2017, 03:18:04 AM »
The weather here is like crazy...

two weeks ago we broke the all time max for April, with temps reaching 25C (77F). Now we have quite the opposite. It got a lot colder. Today is supposed to be the warmest day of the week - and it is only around 5C (40F) during the day with freezing temperatures expected at night and on Wednesday we have snow forecasted! Very unusual for this time of the year, it is common, but only at night and usually at the beginning of April, not the end.

And as you can imagine, this is a total disaster for the crops, given it was almost summer 2 weeks ago and these high temperatures lasted for almost 3 weeks, everything is already flowering and now it will freeze. Also most people already changed winter tires.

Sounds fairly similar to how central Oklahoma weather behaves during some early springs and ruins the peach crop.  Not this year.  No freezing weather since mid March.  April, the first of the three big tornado months has not been very lively, fortunately. Spring rains are putting a dent in the drought.

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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #62 on: April 18, 2017, 06:11:59 AM »
April is usually like this, it is probably the most variable month in general here, but this year it really is extreme because 2 weeks ago we broke the absolute maximum records for those days and now we are on the other end, close to the absolute minimums for this time of the year and so this is rather unusual to see extemes on both ends to be broken in a matter of 2 weeks

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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #63 on: April 19, 2017, 06:13:56 AM »
So... 2 weeks ago summer, today feels like of -7C (19F) and snowing :)

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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #64 on: April 20, 2017, 03:57:27 PM »
Even here at the coast we had two light air frosts of -0.3C and -0.6C, which is rather unusual so late in April.
Just a few miles inland it was significantly colder though with widesprad lows of -2 to -4C (25-29F) and -6 to -8C on the ground (17-21F).
There is well known apple growing area here in the vicinity (close to Hamburg) and one can only hope that the damage to the blossoms is not too bad.

Snow wasn't much of a problem here though, since apart from just a flakes we got nothing and also the afternoon highs still made it to 8-10C (46-50F) in the past days which is about four degrees (C) or eight degrees (F) below our average April high.

I have to say apart from the two night freezes, late April 2016 was more interesting here, especially in terms of snow.  ;)

 
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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #65 on: April 27, 2017, 09:24:31 AM »
Growing season still on hold with 11 hours below freezing reaching 21 at 6am. Forecast is hinting around inch of snow later this week. 
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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #66 on: May 15, 2017, 03:53:49 AM »
Finally something to talk about. .34" in 10 minutes and bunch of dime size hail. The pink is the hail reflection as it went over area. 2 car collision heard by neighbor on HW about same time.
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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #67 on: May 15, 2017, 04:08:01 AM »
Nice!

Looks like the Great Plains are in for some good severe weather days over the coming week. Excellent storm chasing opportunities!  \:D/
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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #68 on: May 15, 2017, 04:39:09 AM »
Yep! upcoming 5 weeks is very active for this area.
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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #69 on: May 15, 2017, 09:43:06 AM »
Here are rain totals overnight after second round. This is why I have 2 Cocorahs gauges look at the difference with hail. I reported .68 the correct and full amount collected on morning Cocorahs report and added to report other gauge findings.

Coco with funnel inserted-.60
Coco without funnel-.68
8" NWS standard-.66
8" tipping bucket-.64
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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #70 on: May 15, 2017, 03:13:25 PM »
Nice!

Looks like the Great Plains are in for some good severe weather days over the coming week. Excellent storm chasing opportunities!  \:D/

Yes, TV weathermen in Oklahoma City are getting worried about it.  If it just means a good rain for most people, like it has, so far, this spring will turn out fine, while free of drought going into summer.  But there is always someone who is going to get big hail, flash flooding in low lying places, or high winds from the storms, but better than an actual tornado.  Fortunately, not many tornadoes, so far, this spring.  Just one hitting a town is always bad enough, though.
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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #71 on: May 17, 2017, 03:59:45 PM »
Valentine Ne. (2.17") since midnight 3 day total (3.40"). Its not real hard but steady with rotation almost stalled over area.
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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #72 on: May 17, 2017, 04:19:32 PM »
Valentine Ne. (2.17") since midnight 3 day total (3.40"). Its not real hard but steady with rotation almost stalled over area.

Just .22" last night from bad storms that had, fortunately, weakened when they drove into less unstable air as they arrived here from western Oklahoma, where a tornado hit the Country Club area at Elk City.  The same intense situation is forecast to repeat again on Thursday.

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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #73 on: May 17, 2017, 05:21:42 PM »
Finally brought snow board in and put inner cylinder and funnel in CoCo gauge last week.  Put snow board back out and removed inner cylinder and funnel this afternoon.  I am hoping the forecast is way wrong.  If not, my aspen trees are going to take a beating since they are already leafed out.

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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #74 on: May 18, 2017, 08:08:28 AM »
Looking pretty white this morning Mark.  :grin:
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