Friday Morning Update

Friday, February 1st 2013, 5:03 am
By: Alan Crone

I'll keep the discussion on the short side today.  Welcome to Friday!  We'll see mostly sunny conditions with a few clouds along with highs below normal.

The cold front rolled across the area yesterday bringing another shot of shallow arctic air to the state.  The highs yesterday ranged from the 60s south of I-40 to 50 in Tulsa.  But by early afternoon, the front moved across northern OK and brought the cold air back to the region.  A small area of moderate snow did move across southeastern Kansas and Southwestern Missouri producing a quick burst of 1 to 2 inch snowfall on the grassy areas.  Our friends near Independence to Welch to Jay did see some light snow, but the minor accumulations were confined to areas from Independence to Joplin.  

After the disturbance moved away from the NE part of the state, dry air moved quickly into the region.  

The dry air and clear sky have allowed our temperatures to drop into the lower and mid-teens this morning.  The afternoon highs will feature temps in the lower to mid-40s along with mostly sunny sky and light south winds.   

We continue to see a small signal in the data for a few showers or sprinkles across extreme east central OK tomorrow morning but the moisture content is expected to be too dry to support precip at the surface.  Only a few clouds will be generated with the weak forcing aloft. 

Another vort will slide near the area Monday and could produce a few showers but this probability will also remain low. I will include a slight pop on the main 7 day planner as the GFS and EURO seem to offer little more in the way of moisture return Monday.

 A series of weak boundaries will slide across the state over the next 7 days, but no major air mass changes will be anticipated. The temps will start to slide back toward the lower and mid 50s Saturday before moving into the lower and mid 60s Sunday through the early part of next week.   

Our next major weather maker will more than likely not arrive until late next week.  

The high yesterday in Tulsa was 50 recorded at 1:11pm.

The normal daily average high is 50 and the low is 28.

The daily records include a high of 90 from 1911 and a low of -7 from 1979.


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Alan Crone