Tuesday, October 19, 2010

RAIN!!!!!!!!

4 PM Tuesday Update... Tonight, I will record another video blog.  KAIT chief meteorologist Ryan Vaughan and I will discuss the interaction of social media and weather.


I'll post it on the blog once we finish.

Not many complaints today with the rain coming down. I have just one so far about not being able to golf. Ohh well, they had the past 4 or 5 months to do that without much rainfall.

In the post before this one, check out the comment section. "Snowbird Bob" is making some winter predictions. It's an interesting read!

10 comments:

Tammy Boyce said...

YAAAAYYYY!! When I came back in from the laundry room and told my kid it was raining they both threw their arms up and we all yelled with excitment!
I'm loving the snow predicition. As a matter of fact, I heard an interesting old wives tale. We were up in Bella Vista last year visiting my sister and we came across a big giant fuzzy catapiller and she said that was a sign of a hard winter...and wouldn't you know it. Well, when I was up there this weekened I said, "I'm sure we'll be seeing some skinny catapillers this year if we see any at all." Bout an hour later in a dusty cornmaze what do we see fattest Red Catapillar I've ever seen....so there's hope :)

Black Equality said...

What about the threat of severe weather this weekend and into next week? Tornadoes expected or just heavy rain?

Tammy Boyce said...

How funny...there is a video on msnbc.com that says "In Virginia, Wooly Worms mean a bad winter"...and the Wooly Worm is what I saw in Bella Vista. There just might be something to that.

nlrweatherman said...

Black Equality - This weekend should hold just rain, however next mon/tues there is a greater threat for heavy rain and severe weather, its kind of early to say how widespread and what types of severe weather we will get but i wouldn't be surprised to see a few tornadoes, especially if the storms come in the heat of the afternoon. If the storms come in at night the main threat would be damaging winds.

Anonymous said...

Tammy I have always heard that too! Tod,could you post more about your cold Halloween? I'm intruiged

Anonymous said...

I sure am praying nothing bad next Mon or Tues, DO NOT like storms, really the ones that produce T words as I call them since I don't even like to say it! HA! I just want the nice weather after the storms, not the storms, but we don't live in a perfect world though!

SNOWBIRD BOB said...

Hello Everyone, I want to make a comment on the catapillers tales. I remember, it was about this time in 1989, I was about 12 or 13 years old, Me & my papaw was outside & he said see those big fuzzy black catapillers,He told me that was a sign of a cold winter for us here in the south,He said he was told that by his grandpaw when he was young. Well, Come that December 1989 alot of us went thru one of the coldest Arctic Outbreaks since the 60's & early 80's. I know alot of sources are saying a much milder winter,but we never know what is in store for us.My personal predictions is to see our coldest Arctic Outbreak of the season in December.I know about every model has severe cold building in Northwestern North America this early winter or beyound,all it takes is for a very strong fast dip from the Polar Jet to deliver the blow...See ya Bob

weather man said...

Hey Todd so does the weekend storm look like its going have hevy rain?

The Weather Fanatic said...

Nice to see the blog cranking up!! Great post Bob. Before I even read your previous post, I was thinking along the same lines about when to expect some winter weather. I haven't given my prediction yet, but it's not too far off yours.

I can sense that the boring weather we've had for many months is finally coming to a close. If you follow me on Twitter, I said that I usually like to observe the first real cold snap before making my prediction on Winter. Yes, it will be predominately drier and warmer than normal this upcoming season, but you have to remember and say to yourself "what really is normal"? What will seem like a lot of rain over the next 30 days won't even amount to our "normal" monthly averages! It's been so warm this year, a week or two of cooler than average temps will have us all breaking out the winter gear.

It's been nice to not have the heat or AC going for the last 30 days or so, but the heat just may get its first workout soon in the AM. Time will tell!

The Weather Fanatic

tammy boyce said...

i love it....I'm predicting winter with my Wooly Worm :) Who's gonna argue me?? HAHAHAH!!!