Screwing the Pooch

The forecasters this time around ‘screwed the pooch.’ Oklahoma City did not see snow until 4:30pm and this was about 24 hours later than predicted. The expected 10 inches turned into about 1 inch. I’m just as at fault.

This morning we all woke up to rain and a little sleet in Oklahoma City, then the temperature warmed to near 32F with primarily rain. A south wind is typically a warming wind and that’s what happened today.

One of my long standing forecasting rules is to not forecast two big events back to back. That rule holds true yet again. Now, it was a decent event in northwest and west-central Oklahoma; however this area was largely missed by the January 12th ice storm.

Maybe Jay will grace us with some pictures from Lubbock.

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About Putnam Reiter

Putnam has been storm chasing since 1990 and is a co-founder of Hook-Echo.com. For his day job, Putnam works in emergency management for information technology.
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