A Windy Month!

Saturday, April 30th 2011, 8:18 am
By: News On 6

The months of March and April are typically the windiest months of the year for us and that has certainly been the case this year. The map on the right shows the maximum wind gusts recorded across the state during the day yesterday. Officially, the airport here in Tulsa recorded a maximum wind gust of 47 mph. Fortunately, the winds will not be quite as strong today and in fact will be changing directions once again.

A cool front is a little ahead of schedule and should be moving through during the late morning or early afternoon hours, depending on your location, shifting our winds from southerly to northerly. Wind speeds will be on the order of 10-20 mph which is still breezy but nothing compared to what we have experienced at times this month. The front itself will stall out in the SE counties and that will set the stage for a cool, wet start to the month of May.

Several disturbances aloft will be moving along that surface boundary bringing clouds and rain for the next few days and together with the northerly winds, it will also be much cooler. After reaching the lower 70s today, look for daytime temperatures to only be in the 50s for Sunday and Monday. We should be moderating for the rest of the week however. Also, the rest of the week looks pretty quiet at this time.

As always, stay tuned and check back for updates.

Dick Faurot