Wednesday Morning Update

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 6:23 am
By: Alan Crone

The cold air will remain for the next several days as the pattern continues to keep northerly surface winds across the state.  Extensive snow fields located across Kansas and portion of northwestern and northern Ok will act to keep surface temps in the upper 30s, while areas south of these snow pack areas will see temperatures in the lower to mid-40s.  McAlester hit 50 yesterday and some locations along the Red River Valley may also be nearing 50 today.  

The main upper level pattern will continue to be from the north to northwest through the end of the week.  This means a few weak disturbances could slide across the state at times bringing some clouds and a few flurries. This morning we are tracking a weak disturbance across far southern OK moving rapidly eastward and another wave dropping southeast out of central Kansas. Both of these waves could produce some light flurries for the morning hours before exiting the state.  I'll watch these waves closely this morning and make some adjustments throughout the morning if the flurries become more widespread than anticipated.  

The pattern will change by the weekend, and this will allow another western U.S. trough to develop and move closer to the southern plains.  Our surface winds will back from the southeast Sunday into Monday as low pressure begins to develop near southeastern Colorado.  A cold front will eventually move across the state either Sunday night or sometime Monday morning to midday, but the lack of low level moisture will keep the probability for showers or storms at 20% or less.   

The official high in Tulsa yesterday was 42 recorded at 3:23pm.

The normal daily average high is 57 and the low is 35.

Daily records include a high of 81 recorded on this date in 1976

and the low of 13 recorded in 1962 and 1934.


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Have a super great Day.


Alan Crone