Oklahoma weather, tornadoes possible Saturday, Sunday
From the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office:
Some light showers and maybe a few rumbles of thunder will affect parts of OK this morning.
From the National Weather Service, Norman hazardous weather outlook regarding the weekend:
“Severe thunderstorms are expected the second half
of Saturday and Sunday morning when a large storm system approaches
the southern plains. Those who are planning or participating in
outdoor activities over the weekend need to pay particularly close
attention to weather forecasts.”
Please remember to have several ways to keep up with weather information and think ahead of time
where you and family or friends might seek shelter if needed.
For updates go to the National Weather Service, Norman: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/
Also, following is a look at the forecast for Oklahoma City from the National Weather Service, Norman:
Today A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 75. West wind 18 to 24 mph becoming north northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 33 mph.
Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 52. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph becoming light and variable. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Friday Sunny, with a high near 84. South wind 8 to 13 mph increasing to 17 to 22 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 31 mph.
Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 62. South southeast wind 17 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Windy, with a south wind 21 to 31 mph, with gusts as high as 44 mph.
Saturday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Windy.
Following is the U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday (information as of April 22, 2014):
|3 Months Ago||1/21/2014||35.17||64.83||38.04||18.99||4.84||2.40|
|Start of Calendar Year||12/31/2013||50.84||49.16||38.17||18.99||4.84||2.40|
|Start of Water Year||10/1/2013||21.74||78.26||43.00||17.62||4.42||1.45|
|One Year Ago||4/23/2013||10.80||89.20||72.08||53.76||30.53||5.48|
- D0 – Abnormally Dry
- D1 – Moderate Drought
- D2 – Severe Drought
- D3 – Extreme Drought
- D4 – Exceptional Drought
The Drought Monitor focuses on broad-scale conditions. Local conditions may vary. See accompanying text summary for forecast statements.
From the Oklahoma Climatological Survey:
Last 120 Days: Dec 25, 2013 through Apr 23, 2014 Normals data from 1971-2000
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