Weekly Severe Weather Discussion

Severe Weather Discussion for December 10 – 16, 2007.
Valid: 12/10/2007.

Highlights:

– Ice storm continues for the state through Tuesday. Rain is likely for southern Oklahoma tonight through Wednesday.

– Additional frozen precip is possible on Wednesday and/or Thursday.

– Temperatures will be on the low side of season this week, generally in the 30s/40s.

Probabilities:

– Severe Thunderstorms in Oklahoma: < 5%
– Storm Chase: < 5%
– Winter Precip: > 75%

Discussion:

Due to the ongoing icing event, I'm going to keep this short.

Large closed low will slowly move towards the area the next few days. Strong WAA will try to warm the low levels across the state and should be possible for southern and parts of central OK allowing the temperatures to reach 33-35F. Areas farther north will remain below freezing and the next round later today should result in widespread freezing rain, generally north of I-44.

By Wednesday the surface low is east of the area and cold air may move back into all of Oklahoma. This will raise frozen precip concerns for parts of the state. The upper system should move east of the region on Friday with temperatures remaining below 50F.

The weekend looks sunny and cool at this point, but last week I said 65F for yesterday so…

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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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