Much Warmer Than Normal!

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 4:22 pm
By: News On 6

The 24 hour temperature trace on the right for Tulsa shows a rapid drop in temperature near sunrise followed by a rapid rise. Calm winds and clear skies prior to that allowed the fog to also form during the overnight hours. Those conditions are not likely to be repeated tonight as the winds will stay stronger all night long and low clouds should be reforming before the night is over as well. Bottom line is that Thursday morning will be getting off to a very warm, cloudy start along with gusty southerly winds that will persist all day long. We should also see the clouds breaking out by afternoon similar to today and those gusty southerly winds along with some afternoon sun will put us well into the 70s for a daytime high. Almost makes one forget the sub-zero temperatures from one week ago.

A cool front is still on tap for Friday shifting our winds back to northerly, but it will not amount to much more than a wind shift. Temperatures will be cooler for Friday and Saturday, but still waaaayyyy above normal for this time of year. A return to gusty southerly winds by Sunday will really warm things back up and could even set the stage for some storms in advance of the next front which should be arriving by early Monday.

That will be followed by another cool down, but still nothing like what we have endured so far this month. However, don't get too used to these warm temperatures. After all, this is still February and we have all of March to go through as well.

As always, stay tuned and check back for updates.

Dick Faurot