Winter Weather Discussion 2008-5-3

Winter Weather Discussion for March 6 – 7, 2008.
Valid: 03/06/2008.

*Significant Snowstorm in Progress for TX/OK*

Highlights:

– Winter Storm Warning for much of north-central and northeast Texas and southeast through east-central Oklahoma. Snow accumulations of 4-8 inches are likely.

– Winter Weather Advisory surrounds the above area for 1-3 inches and covers south to Hillsboro, Texas and north to Pauls Valley.

Discussion:

Prior forecast reasoning is the same, other than the area is shifted southward about 60-70 miles. Recent radar shows impressive returns from north Texas most likely bright banding and moderate snow in southern Oklahoma. This trend should continue the next few hours as the upper system develops over New Mexico and the 850mb low bring warm moist air into the region. The precipitation threat should end late today for central sections and midday Friday for eastern sections.

NWS offices are going 4-8 inches and this has been the same story for the past 24 hours. Ground temperatures in Texas may reduce some of this, but over all expected decent snow accumulations for the warning area. Enjoy the snow while it lasts as a warm up this weekend should erode much of it.

Other than being off 70 miles, the forecast was pretty good.

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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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