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Title: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Bunty on March 12, 2021, 06:17:56 PM
Winter is almost over, so time to start a new thread for spring and summer. So.......

FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM CST THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING 6 AM.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop along a boundary
through central and northern Oklahoma this evening and overnight.
Locally heavy rainfall is likely with these storms, with flash
flooding possible. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected
with locally higher amounts of 3 to 4 inches are possible through
Saturday morning.

COUNTIES INCLUDED IN GREEN. (Yellow  counties in TX Panhandle for tornado watch, the first one for the Southern Plains this year.) 

(https://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/png/oun.png)

Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Bunty on March 12, 2021, 06:23:59 PM
Interesting how the heavy rain concentrated away from Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Lawton and Stillwater as Sunday:.

(https://stillwaterweather.com/images/march14-rain.png)
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: ocala on March 13, 2021, 01:45:51 PM
Nothing but Chamber of Commerce weather down here.
Boring!!
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: chief-david on March 13, 2021, 02:18:04 PM
sunny and almost 60

time to sit in the convention center and get my covid shot
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: ocala on March 13, 2021, 08:48:17 PM
Lotsa hooks....

https://weather.cod.edu/satrad/nexrad/?parms=AMA-N0Q-1-24-100-usa-rad
Not a good day for the Texas Panhandle.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: DRoberts on March 13, 2021, 11:25:59 PM

You know those tipping spoons on a VP2? Well, they have been busy tipping here. 3.84" since midnight. That is a lot of rain for this time of year in this area. The ground has been so dry there is little run off.

Happy to see it.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: CW2274 on March 14, 2021, 12:05:13 AM
Happy DST! Hard to believe I haven't participated in 33 years.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: ocala on March 14, 2021, 10:09:49 AM
Happy DST! Hard to believe I haven't participated in 33 years.
Just set your PC clock 1 hour ahead and you can join in the fun.  :grin:
Florida actually passed a law to do away with it but  congress must first vote to pass it. You can't make this stuff up.  :roll:
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Notsorusty on March 14, 2021, 04:14:13 PM
Classic storm:

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Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Bunty on March 17, 2021, 04:16:01 AM
Blizzard warning out for Oklahoma panhandle.  As of 3:45 am, it looks like Stillwater is going to get some rain soon with special weather statement issued for it.   No severe alert.  Storm moving fast at 50 mph, so don't expect a very impressive rain amount.     OKC doesn't look like it's going to get much rain.  Rain is more widespread in Kansas.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Notsorusty on March 20, 2021, 09:43:35 PM
Spring Equinox brings Chicagohenge. Chicago's east-west street layout gives this twice a year phenomena not only downtown but on many of the side streets.

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Not my photo.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: chief-david on March 30, 2021, 02:44:06 PM
Just downright windy

Yesterday from the south.

Today from the northwest.

house is creaking and the toilet water is sloshing.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Notsorusty on March 30, 2021, 05:51:49 PM
Refreshing whitecaps. Time to get the seat belts out!
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Notsorusty on April 06, 2021, 03:24:12 PM
A quote from this morning's Chicago area NWS Office:

There`s an old song by Chet Atkins called "Windy and Warm" and
that kind of seems like a good description of today`s weather,
although perhaps Breezy and Warm is a bit more reflective given
the forecast wind gusts today (to around 25-30 mph). While we
tickled the 80 degree mark in places on Monday, think we`ll see
these readings over a wider area today

Carlaw

We have hit 80.1 at the homestead this afternoon. Rain and cooler temps for the rest of the week.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: BKS97 on April 06, 2021, 05:02:09 PM
Monday was a record-setting warm day up this way.  Widespread soaking spring rains are in the forecast for the next several days.

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Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: DRoberts on April 08, 2021, 10:30:13 PM
What a difference a year makes

CoCoRaHS reports for my location:

1 March 2020 through 8 April 2020 Total precipitation .98"
1 March 2021     "       8 April 2021    "        "             7.95"

I like this year much better.  :-)
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: BKS97 on April 11, 2021, 08:14:54 PM
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Snow showers?  Even though it's well into April, no complaints here.  The month's weather has been eventful, with the temperature hitting 85 on the 5th, followed by more than 5 inches of rain this past week, easing the severity of our abnormally dry conditions coming out of winter.  The moisture means the spring green-up will pick up some steam, passing snow showers or not.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: PaulMy on April 12, 2021, 05:05:35 PM
Mid April is generally very early spring here that can bring some very nice warm, or quite cold and rainy conditions.  Last few days it has been on the warm side and cooled down a bit by some early light rain this morning, which was followed by some bright sun and also dark clouds in the afternoon.  I took a little walk around our crescent at about 4:00 pm and out in the east sky saw this big dark cloud in the direction of our house, so took a picture.


When I got home a few minutes later my wife asked if I had seen the funnel cloud... which I hadn't, so she showed a Facebook post of the picture a neighbour had taken just a couple of minutes before my picture.  I guess I am never in the right place at the right time.


Enjoy,
Paul
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Notsorusty on April 12, 2021, 07:52:53 PM
A mini twister attracted by the new construction!
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: chief-david on April 12, 2021, 08:40:26 PM
But they are not mobile homes!
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: ocala on April 13, 2021, 06:25:05 PM
But they are not mobile homes!
Beat me to it Dave.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: ValentineWeather on April 19, 2021, 08:37:28 PM
Likely the last sunset with the white stuff this year. Almost ended up with 60" on the season.
 
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Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: DRoberts on April 20, 2021, 08:02:56 AM
 Picked up 1-2" here as well. And as you say, likely the last until next winter.

 April 20 snow is late for this location. I fear new leaves and buds will be killed by this cold snap.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Bunty on April 21, 2021, 01:13:58 AM
 All of Oklahoma is in for a freeze warning for Wednesday morning.  It even gets into part of northern Texas.    Oklahoma City expects to have 30.  Record is 34.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Bunty on April 24, 2021, 12:48:49 AM
It's a rainy night in Stillwater late on 4/23 with nearly all of Stillwater going over 1 inch of rain as of 11:30pm as the normal amount of rainfall for April starts to close in.  Other parts of the state  had hail today but none here, so far.  Much of April has been cool and totally free of severe weather here.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Notsorusty on April 27, 2021, 07:56:18 AM
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Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: CW2274 on April 27, 2021, 06:12:14 PM
This is nuts...almost May, shouldn't be a cloud within 300 miles of me, temp in the low 90's, single digit RH, yet it's the mid 50's, I've got thunderstorms around and 0.12" of rain so far. I'm certainly not complaining, we're desperate for rain, it's just nuts.. 
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Notsorusty on April 28, 2021, 01:02:35 AM
87 to 50 - and still no rain for us. Maybe tomorrow but most of it will stay north or south of us.

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Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Bunty on May 17, 2021, 01:45:17 AM
 I know this spring has been unusually cool.  I didn't have to turn on the air conditioning until Sat. May 15th.  It was good to find out it still works.  At least the season hasn't been so messed up that a drought has set in.  A flood watch out now will help keep it that way.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Bunty on May 20, 2021, 11:48:27 PM
 Oklahoma City still hasn't made it above 83 this spring. 

Here's a tweet from NWS Norman from yesterday:
"The wet pattern is forecast to continue into middle of next week, with rain chances each day and high temperatures will remain below average to average for this time of year. Remarkably, the long-range guidance suggests severe weather potential will remain low."
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Notsorusty on May 24, 2021, 08:32:37 AM
Another drop in temps. Backdoor cold front moved in off of Lake Michigan. The water temps are still in the 40s. We started with a cool dry spring and we finally started getting mid summer weather without the rain. We are about 6 inches behind a normal year so far. No real rain in the coming forecast yet and we are going back into the upper 80s today.

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Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Notsorusty on May 24, 2021, 06:04:09 PM
Got up to 90 this afternoon. Mid 80s tomorrow and maybe some rain Tuesday nite.

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Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: chief-david on June 04, 2021, 11:18:51 PM
I had a low of 47 on June 1.  Today it was 95.

Saturday=High of 99.

But. thank god the wind will be from the Southwest. So a much dryer heat.

Kid 2 has her grad party tomorrow.   Slushies and cotton candy. Lots of tents.

We had a low of -20 this spring. So if we get to 100, that will be a spread of 120 degrees in 3 1/2 months.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Bunty on June 05, 2021, 04:10:52 AM
I had a low of 47 on June 1.  Today it was 95.

Saturday=High of 99.

But. thank god the wind will be from the Southwest. So a much dryer heat.

Kid 2 has her grad party tomorrow.   Slushies and cotton candy. Lots of tents.

We had a low of -20 this spring. So if we get to 100, that will be a spread of 120 degrees in 3 1/2 months.
  That is so freaky.  The OKC TV weatherman was pointing that out.   In central Oklahoma,  it hasn't gotten above 90 yet.  Tornadoes have been very few this spring, fortunately.  About the only unforgettable severe weather was the freak hail and high wind thunderstorm in Norman.    It got to the 100s in the Dakotas for more weather freakiness.   

Low here was 10 below, which was enough to kill off or reduce a lot of decorative perennials like Crepe Myrtles.  It looks like the Magnolia trees have survived.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: chief-david on June 05, 2021, 09:05:44 AM
I have a co-worker going to OK for a softball tourney this weekend. He made the comment. "I never thought I would go 400 miles to the south to get 20 degrees cooler"
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Notsorusty on June 05, 2021, 10:45:48 AM
The baking also continues in northern Illinois. 90s yesterday, today and tomorrow. But it's a "dry heat", humidity has been bouncing in the 20s and 30s.

Lack of rain is also a concern, average for the year is over 13", we are stuck at 5.71". Maybe some sprinkles next week.

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Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: ocala on June 05, 2021, 12:05:54 PM
Rainy season just getting underway here in north central Florida. It's crazy how the calendar turns to June and the rains just start. Looking forward to afternoon boomers and torrential rains for the next 4 and a half months.  :-)
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: chief-david on June 07, 2021, 12:11:36 PM
Still hot, but humidity/DP is in decent ranges.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: chief-david on June 09, 2021, 04:45:19 PM
Heat lasts until Friday. I still think the humidity is decent.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Bunty on June 09, 2021, 11:15:48 PM
 Finally felt like summer time for the first day this season. The high temp finally got over 90 at 93.  It came with a heat advisory.  Rain hasn't been  abundant this spring but enough has fallen to stay out of a drought.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: chief-david on June 11, 2021, 04:59:05 PM
We went from guaranteed rain to 0% in about 30 minutes. It just vaporized. Heat Island. We need rain.

I have been telling people that if I am not complaining about the humidity-it is not so bad.


Dew Points lower next week and temps too.
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Bunty on June 12, 2021, 03:24:44 PM
Following the passage of a strong thunderstorm that arrived weakened, the air over Stillwater quite dramatically collapsed early Saturday morning, leading to strong, steady winds, bringing about a much warmer temperature along with much lower humidity down to 30% as images show below.
 
Temperature started out at 68 at 12:49 am and peaked at 87 at 3:09 am. The initial surge in temperature started around 1:44 am when wind switched from NW to ESE gusting to 31 mph.  It was an interesting weather phenomenon, called a heat burst, not very commonly seen.  Storm only brought around a third of an inch of rain.

(https://stillwaterweather.com/photos/tempgraphjune12.png)
(https://stillwaterweather.com/photos/tempdewpoint.png)

(https://stillwaterweather.com/photos/tempjune12.png)

(https://stillwaterweather.com/photos/humidityjune12.png)
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: Bunty on June 12, 2021, 04:18:29 PM
TV Meteorologist Emily Sutton explains what happened in Stillwater Sat. night in video made 3 years ago.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoehymduVao

Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: ocala on June 12, 2021, 04:44:09 PM
Love seeing weather graphically.  [tup]
Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: chief-david on June 18, 2021, 09:49:58 AM
It does not look like that TS will meander its way into the upper midwest. That stinks.
Very!!!! dry. We need a great soaking.

Title: Re: Spring/Summer 2021
Post by: ocala on June 20, 2021, 03:54:54 PM
Longest day of the year. 14 hours and 1 minute in north central Florida.
It's all down hill from here. Days get shorter. Nights get longer. Before you know it the snow will be falling. Much cooler here this week. Only upper 80's. Brrr, gonna need a jacket. :twisted: