A Nice Day


Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 5:10 am
By: News On 6


Expect mostly sunny and mild weather today with highs in the upper 60s near 70.  A few clouds will form during the afternoon with a 10% chance of isolated showers across NE OK.

A frost advisory remains until 9AM for some locations across the area.

After a very cool Monday, we're off and running for some warmer air today.  The upper level trough will still be influencing the region today with a chance of a few isolated showers across southeastern Kansas and northeastern OK, but we have opted to keep these slight mentions out of the big forecast for now.

 The next chance of a shower or two will occur Thursday afternoon across southeastern Kansas and then a chance of storms this weekend across northern OK.

 The upper air pattern is undergoing a minor change soon.  We'll see a northwest flow aloft by the weekend which will bring a chance of a nighttime mesocale complex into the region early Saturday morning, but the signal for this is relatively weak and my confidence for the pop will only be in the 20% range.

 The northwest flow pattern can be very unpredictable and hard to forecast.  There's a saying in the weather world:  northwest flow is weatherman's (and weatherwoman's) woe!

 This upper air pattern will quickly revert back to the normal and active southwest flow aloft by the beginning of next week.  This will bring a major storm into the region sometime next week, but we'll not get too fancy with any timing since we're about 8 days away. But this system next week will more than likely result in another severe weather system.

 

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I don't have an I-phone, but my phone is considered a "smart phone" with the ability to make an internet connection, send emails, and text, and of course, take pictures.

Even though my phone may be smart, I'm not smart when it comes to using all the functions.  Believe it or not, I actually use my phone to make and receive calls!  What a novel approach.

 

My daughter noticed a picture on my phone this weekend as we were having dinner (you call it lunch).  She started punching buttons on my device and before I knew what had happened, she had transferred the picture to her phone using Bluetooth.  (Yes, 6th graders have phones…she was the last one in her class to get a phone…or at least that's her story…..)

I couldn't believe my 6th grader can operate my phone and her phone better than her old dad who knows everything.  This was one of those moments, where you see your little girl in front of you and then see her in college in the very next second.  Plus, she's not little any more.  She can do Bluetooth.  But she still cant pick up her room without being heavily encouraged.