Monday Morning Update

Monday, November 25th 2013, 3:39 am
By: Alan Crone

Good Morning.  We're tracking one last round of wintry precip sliding across part of southeastern and eastern OK this morning and a few spotty areas of precipitation across NE OK.  This is not significant but some locations may experience a few slick spots on elevated surfaces and overpasses through the next few hours.  Please see the top of the web page for the "red banner" highlighting up-to-date advisory listings for the state.  Basically areas along and south of the I-40 corridor will be included in winter weather advisories for the next few hours even though two small areas of wintry precip may move into NE OK.  No major accumulations are expected.  Temps will remain in the mid to upper 30s today. 

Local data support a few areas of wintry precip sliding northeast into our region from 2am through 7am.  This will not last long and the impact will remain low.  There will be a slight chance of some precip in the Tulsa metro, but the impact will be low.  The higher likelihood may occur southward across far southeastern OK.  The precipitation type is a big headache for the NE OK area this morning but is probably more of a rain-freezing drizzle for Tulsa with some sleet potential slightly west and southwest. 

The major upper level system is finally sliding southeast of the region by later tonight.  This will take the precip chances away from the state and NE OK later today.  A few brief snow shower or sleet pellet may occur Tuesday morning along the Red River Valley of Eastern OK but I will not include this probability on the 7 day planner.   

The rest of the week appears in great shape with dry and cool conditions.  A surface cold front will move across the central U.S Tuesday and into the state Wednesday as a 1036MB surface ridge builds across the northern high plains.   This boundary will not produce any precipitation but will keep our temps on the cold side for Wednesday.  I will lower our Wednesday high by a few degrees and you should prepare for another day in the lower 30s for highs.  By Thursday we'll begin a slow warming trend with highs expected to move back in the mid-40s for Thanksgiving and near 50 for Black Friday.  It appears our next system may hold off until the end of next weekend.  We'll see some improving weather just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday time period. 

The official high in Tulsa yesterday was a chilly 32 degrees recorded at right before midnight.   Most of the daytime temps averaged in the upper 20s.

The normal daily average high is 56 and the low is 36.

Our daily records include a high of 84 from 1965 and a low of 17 from 1950. 

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Have a super great day.

Alan Crone