Tuesday Morning Update


Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 5:42 am
By: Alan Crone


We're in super great shape today with mostly to partly sunny conditions and highs near 73.  A weak upper level disturbance will slide from the northwest to the southeast across the Rockies and produce some mid-level clouds this afternoon, but the lower level of the atmosphere remains too dry to produce precipitation for the next several days. 

 A weak wind shift may slide southward across portions of northern OK tonight and a weak front may approach Thursday, but this will only result in some local wind shifts across the northern third of the state.   Our next weather system will not arrive until the end of the week with Saturday night into early Sunday morning having the higher chance for showers and storms.   

Our temps will continue to moderate with morning lows in the 40s and 50s along with daytime highs moving into the mid and upper 70s by the end of the week. Friday should feature highs near 80 along with gusty south winds.  

The upper air pattern will transition from the northwest flow aloft to more of a westerly flow by this weekend.  This will bring a storm system near the southern plains and will result in a chance of showers or storms Saturday evening as a mid-level trough moves across the Midwest.  GFS and EURO data continue to differ on the exact placement of the upper level features but confidence exists to keep the chance for Saturday evening into early Sunday morning.  

Sandy:
I'll not compose a large volume of information regarding the east coast storm this morning, but major impacts continue to be experienced by a very large population base across the northeast.  The system is now on shore and will slowly move northward during the next 3 to 4 days.  This large post tropical storm is impacting nearly 20 states this morning across the northeast. The slow movement of the system combined with the eastern trough and cold front will combine to create a large storm that will continue to disrupt power, property, and lives.   

Our high temperature yesterday in Tulsa was 64 recorded at 4:16pm.

The normal average high is 69 with the low of 46.

Our daily record high is 90 from 1937 and the low is 15 from 1917.

 

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Alan Crone