The big media play for the next few days is the chilly air about to arrive for the first time this winter in many areas of the lower 48. Sure, it’s going to get cold, especially at night, but it IS winter after all. I’ve never understood weather hyping of non-events but this is the sensational world we demand so it’s come to be expected.
The real story, at least for me, is about the wind associated with the cold front that’ll come barreling through OK tomorrow morning (Sunday). Many people have put up Christmas displays. If you have a roof display or high profile ground display and live pretty much anywhere in the green shaded area above, plan on taking them down or picking up the pieces later.
Enjoy the cooler weather. Maybe after this I won’t have flies trying to get in our home…

The big media play for the next few days is the chilly air about to arrive for the first time this winter in many areas of the lower 48. Sure, it’s going to get cold, especially at night, but it IS winter after all. I’ve never understood weather hyping of non-events but this is the sensational world we demand so it’s come to be expected.

The real story, at least for me, is about the wind associated with the cold front that’ll come barreling through OK tomorrow morning (Sunday). Many people have put up Christmas displays. If you have a roof display or high profile ground display and live pretty much anywhere in the green shaded area above, plan on taking them down or picking up the pieces later.

Enjoy the cooler weather. Maybe after this I won’t have flies trying to get in our home…

Everyone is talking about the cold snap coming this weekend. It’s the first decent one of the season so I suppose it’s news-worthy enough to throw up a couple maps in advance, then see what actually verifies. So above, I have provided two maps based off the NAM model at 12z this morning. The top image is simply temps on Friday morning. Looks like central OK will be teetering on the edge of the pretty chilly air which is fine by me. I’m not ready for late fall.The second map is simulated radar at that same hour. While it does show precip, I’m doubtful any rainfall worth measuring will actually happen. It would be great if we could get some reinforcing rainfall as last weeks rain did help with drought conditions in OK/TX but things are still quite dry under the topsoil.  
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Everyone is talking about the cold snap coming this weekend. It’s the first decent one of the season so I suppose it’s news-worthy enough to throw up a couple maps in advance, then see what actually verifies. So above, I have provided two maps based off the NAM model at 12z this morning. The top image is simply temps on Friday morning. Looks like central OK will be teetering on the edge of the pretty chilly air which is fine by me. I’m not ready for late fall.The second map is simulated radar at that same hour. While it does show precip, I’m doubtful any rainfall worth measuring will actually happen. It would be great if we could get some reinforcing rainfall as last weeks rain did help with drought conditions in OK/TX but things are still quite dry under the topsoil.  
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Everyone is talking about the cold snap coming this weekend. It’s the first decent one of the season so I suppose it’s news-worthy enough to throw up a couple maps in advance, then see what actually verifies. So above, I have provided two maps based off the NAM model at 12z this morning. The top image is simply temps on Friday morning. Looks like central OK will be teetering on the edge of the pretty chilly air which is fine by me. I’m not ready for late fall.
The second map is simulated radar at that same hour. While it does show precip, I’m doubtful any rainfall worth measuring will actually happen. It would be great if we could get some reinforcing rainfall as last weeks rain did help with drought conditions in OK/TX but things are still quite dry under the topsoil.  

What I consider to be the first major cold front to affect Oklahoma this season is creeping past the panhandle and into the meat of the state this afternoon.
So far the high gust on the day has been 45 but these can certainly go higher as the day progresses. Still looks like a late evening arrival here in the OKC area.

What I consider to be the first major cold front to affect Oklahoma this season is creeping past the panhandle and into the meat of the state this afternoon.

So far the high gust on the day has been 45 but these can certainly go higher as the day progresses. Still looks like a late evening arrival here in the OKC area.

A cold front arrives on Friday evening and I can’t be happier to see such a feature! 100+ degree heat in September is just not right.It did extend the lake season by a few weeks though which is good.

A cold front arrives on Friday evening and I can’t be happier to see such a feature! 100+ degree heat in September is just not right.
It did extend the lake season by a few weeks though which is good.

Cold Front of Doom!

The first Arctic airmass of the year will inch into Oklahoma later this week, just in time to make Thanksgiving cold.
Here in Oklahoma, we experience four distinct seasons. Each season brings with it some sibilance of adverse weather and one of my favorite things is making fun of how the media plays up the first event of each season.

In the Fall it’s always that first blast of Arctic air. You would think cold air delivered a deadly communicable disease with it.  Local weather “talent” uses a stern voice to help exemplify the event. Hell, this first real cold front of the season is not even arriving wet from the looks of things. It is just cold air and some wind!

So, make sure you go to the grocery store and stock up on everything for at least 8 hours of 45-degree daytime temps followed by temperatures in the mid to upper 20′s while you are sleeping. Please, PLEASE ensure you have a light jacket at the ready and that you cover your plants so you can prolong their eminent winter death one more week.

Steve Miller

Steve Miller