Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Halloween Week Storm
This will be the first significant storm system of the season and confidence is increasing this will affect the state by the middle of next week. One thing we must always keep watching this time of year is the severe weather possibility. While I'm not calling for it at this time, we are in our secondary severe weather season and it's on the table. There have been years when fall produces more severe weather than spring. Let's hope this won't be the case. Right now, it's fairly safe to say there will be the threat for heavy rainfall.
I'm going to follow the more superior European model. Yesterday, it had one run that was completely out of touch, but I think the overnight run may have a decent handle on it now. I fully expect temperatures to warm up later this weekend into next week. Moisture levels will also be on the increase. This warm up will be short lived as a blast of cold air will move in behind the front. I would not be surprised to see snow with this dynamic system over portions of the OK/TX panhandle up to Kansas. Remember, when you're dealing with the long range, it's very tough to get specific. Just know things are likely to change in terms of strength, timing, etc.
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