Author Archives: Putnam Reiter

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.

Severe Weather Discussion 2016-2-1

Severe Weather Discussion for April 24 – 26, 2016. Issued: 04/23/2016. Highlights: – Severe thunderstorms are likely across west-central through north-central Oklahoma on Sunday. Primary threats are large hail to tennis ball size and winds to 65mph. However, a few … Continue reading

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What a Forecast

I’m used to missing the forecast, but this Saturday and Sunday will be rough.  I went in the 50s and we’ll be lucky to break freezing.  Sad thing is I actually went less than the models for Sunday, one of … Continue reading

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La Nina

The La Nina update was issued today by the Climate Prediction Center.  The general note of the discussion is that a mature La Nina continues but is predicted to dissipate over the next few months. During the month of January … Continue reading

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Snow???

It had to happen, Oklahoma has been quiet for too long!  So, the models (ECMWF and 12z GFS) showed snow for Sunday/Monday.  Of course the 18z GFS flipped the other direction but that can’t slow things down.  Tough call with … Continue reading

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Winter Storm Warning – Feb 9th 2011

Winter Weather Discussion for February 8-9, 2011. Issued:  02/08/2011. *Significant Winter Storm to Impact Oklahoma* *Prepare now for this winter storm* Highlights: – Winter Storm Warning for all of Oklahoma except McCurtain County which has a watch.  Widespread 4-6 inches … Continue reading

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Full Winter Weather Discussion 2/1

Winter Weather Discussion for February 1-2, 2011. Issued:  01/28/2011. Highlights: –  Widespread winter weather is possible during the valid period.  Precipitation types are likely to range from a cold rain early Tuesday in southeast Oklahoma to snow in the northwest/panhandle.  … Continue reading

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Severe Weather Discussion for January 24 – January 30, 2011

Severe Weather Discussion for January 24 – January 30, 2011. Valid:  01/24/2011. Highlights: –  Temperatures will be in the low 50s today, near 50F Tuesday-Wednesday, low 50s Thursday, low 60s Friday, upper 40s Saturday, near 40F Sunday. Probabilities: –  Severe … Continue reading

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Weekly Severe Weather Discussion

Severe Weather Discussion for January 17-23, 2011.Valid: 01/16/2011. Highlights: – Freezing rain/drizzle is possible Wednesday night turning to snow early Thursday. Snow will continue during the day Thursday. Best chances for accumulations are in northeast Oklahoma. – Temperatures will be … Continue reading

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Weekly Severe Weather Discussion

Severe Weather Discussion for January 10 – 16, 2011.Valid: 01/09/2011. Highlights: – Snow is like Monday, ending Monday night. Main area will be northern Oklahoma where 2-4 inches may fall. Ongoing snow in southern Oklahoma will end during the next … Continue reading

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Weekly Severe Weather Discussion

Severe Weather Discussion for January 3 – 9, 2011.Valid: 01/03/2011. Highlights: – Light rain is possible Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning. Rain is likely on Saturday night into Sunday. A mix bag is possible in northern Oklahoma/panhandle Sunday night. No … Continue reading

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Weekly Severe Weather Discussion

Severe Weather Discussion for December 27, 2010 – January 2, 2011.Valid: 12/26/2010. Highlights: – Rain is possible Wednesday and again Friday. Snow is possible on Saturday. – Temperatures will be in the mid 40s Monday, upper 40s Tuesday, low 50s … Continue reading

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Weekly Severe Weather Discussion

Severe Weather Discussion for December 20-26, 2010.Valid: 12/19/2010. Highlights: – Rain is possible Thursday afternoon/evening, with a chance of light snow in far northern Oklahoma. – Temperatures will be in the low 70s on Monday, mid 50s on Tuesday, low … Continue reading

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Weekly Severe Weather Discussion

Severe Weather Discussion for December 13 – 19, 2010.Valid: 12/13/2010. Highlights: – Rain is possible Friday afternoon and evening, unfortunately not much is expected. – Temperatures will be in the low 40s on Monday, upper 40s Tuesday, upper 50s Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Weekly Severe Weather Discussion

Severe Weather Discussion for December 6 – 12, 2010.Valid: 12/05/2010. Highlights: – Light snow is expected on Tuesday across mainly northern Oklahoma. Light snow is again possible late Saturday. Temperatures will be in the mid 40s Monday – Tuesday, low … Continue reading

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Weekly Severe Weather Discussion

Severe Weather Discussion for November 29 – December 5, 2010.Valid: 11/28/2010. Highlights: – Showers are possible in eastern Oklahoma Monday afternoon. – Temperatures will be in the upper 50s on Monday, mid 40s Tuesday, low 50s Wednesday, upper 50s Thursday, … Continue reading

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